Park out of temple lands denanded
Arcot Plus , a weekly distributed free of cost to the residents of the area has highlighted the plight of 2.5 acres of land being used as a dump yard.
From Saligramam area in the city one resident welfare association has made representation to the government including the chief minister’s special cell about conversion of the 2.5 acres of land as a park, as the place is being used to dump garbages and has turned a health hazard. Though the residents have slept for long, we have to appreciate for their awakening at a crucial time. They have suggested multi purpose park with provision for children’s play, walker’s path etc.,.
It is the responsibility of the residents to high light the poor maintenance the temple lands. The government and the corporation have already converted several temple lands in several parts of the city and in many other places very easily, which is also very common. In the same method the authorities cannot take over the properties of any church or wakf and throw them open for public use.
Several marriages are being conducted in the Vadapalani temple and the applicants are using the temple premises itself for the purpose, without any provision to accommodate their guests and relatives. Why not the residents think about construction of a multi-storeyed marriage hall by the temple management to facilitate the common people to avail the halls to conduct marriage and any other family functions? The H.R & C.E., is not suffering for want of funds and they are also suffering to manage the funds pouring in daily.
Temple funds offered by the Hindus may be properly and judiciously perted for for the benefit of the devotees, instead of merely by transferring them to the government. Taking over temple lands by the government serves two purposes. On the one hand, the temples are deprived of their properties and on the other, the funds which remain idle are taken away as they remain without any utility.
The silence of eminent persons facilitate draining of resources.