BBC News website produced a short video on March 29 under its week’s weird videos in Newsbeat’s odd box showing youth playing Holi festival in Utah, USA and called the Holi festival as filthy to Hindus upset.
Hindus have criticized British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for labeling Hindu festival of Holi as “filthy festival”.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed said in a speech in the US that terming the “festival of color” celebrated by Hindus and others globally as “filthy” was very insensitive and scorning of the entire Hindu community.
Rajan Zed: BBC Director will apologize from billions of Hindus
Rajan Zed is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, said that ‘BBC Director-General Mark Thompson and Trustees Chairman Lord Patten of Barnes should instantly apologize for this illegitimate terminology and hurting the feelings of one billion Hindus and publish it on BBC News website.’
Rajan Zed mentioned that although under its “our values”, BBC claimed “we respect each other and celebrate our diversity”, but describing a festival of world’s ancient religion as “filthy” was highly “spitefully”.
Joie de vivre festival of Holi starts before the Full Moon Party
Joie de vivre festival of Holi welcomes the beginning of spring and starts about ten days before the full moon of Phalguna. The ceremonies include the lighting of the bonfires, during which all evils are symbolically burnt. Holi also commemorates the frolics of youthful Lord Krishna; celebrates the death of demoness Putana, burning of demoness Holika, and destruction of Kama by Shiva.
Full Moon Parties at Koh Phangan next to Koh Samui attracts interest from all over the world. Ravers, beach partiers and all people who want to enjoy a good party atmosphere in an unique environment at Koh Phangan Full Moon Parties. An island close to Samui island (Koh Samui) Koh Pahangan offers a view to a full moon like you can not observe from any other point in the world. The Full Moon Party commences with the lighting of lamps as the full moon becomes visible in the night sky. As the night progresses, it breaks out into a full-on dancing festival along the pristine beach.
Webster’s New World Dictionary describes “filthy” as “full of filth, disgustingly foul; grossly obscene; morally vicious or corrupt and shitty”.
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