Cancel proposal to award Padma Bhushan 2016 to Yarlagadda Laxmi Prasad

 The Padma Bhushan Award ‘seeks to recognize work of any distinction and is given for distinguished and exceptional achievements in all fields of activities including Art, Literature’, etc. Former Rajya Sabha member and Professor ofHindi Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad of Andhra Pradesh has been chosen for Padma Bhushan 2016.
Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad’s Telugu novel on “Draupadi” in which he has deviated from the original Mahabharata and resorted to obscene and scandalous portrayal of Draupadi. He has not only showed Draupadi, Pandavas and Shrikrushna in poor light but even introduced illicit amorous relationship between Draupadi and Shrikrushna which hurts the feelings of the Hindus worldwide.
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) wrote to the Padma Awards Committee members, Honorable Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi and Honorable Shri. Pranab Mukherjee, President of India to cancel the nomination of Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad for Padma Bhushan award 2016.(Please see letter below)

See the references below: Reference 1:http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_pradesh/Padma-Bhushan-for-Yarlagadda-Lakshmi-Prasad/2016/01/26/article3245378.ece

Reference 2:http://mha.nic.in/sites/upload_files/mha/files/PadmaAwards_25012016.pdf

We now request you to appeal lawfully and peacefully to cancel the nomination of Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad for Padma Bhushan award 2016.

We also suggest you to write and request them to cancel his nomination at below email ids:

cabinetsy@nic.in,hshso@nic.in,usgrievance@rb.nic.in,hrn@vyasa.org, vsa@cmu.edu,tandon@nbrc.ac.in,suryamedia@gmail.com,surya@asuryaprakash.com,cm@ap.gov.in,appt.pmo@gov.in,presidentofindia@rb.nic.in

Dr. YL Prasad writes about sexual relationship between Shrikrushna and Drupadi and is proposed to get ‘Padma Bhushan’ award.

Hindus expect that Central Govt. should not hurt religious sentiments of Hindus by honoring Dr. Prasad ! Such writers should not be honored but should be imprisoned for hurting religious sentiments !

Announcement about ‘Padma awards has been made and Dr. Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad, a writer from Andhra Pradesh is one of the recipients of the third most prestigious awards viz. ‘Padma bhushan’.

1. Dr. Prasad had written a book in Telugu a few years ago, titled ‘Draupadi’; in which there was disgraceful denigration of Draupadi, Pandavas and Bhagavan Shrikrushna.

2. He not only depicted Draupadi as lustful but he has also stated in this book that Bhagavan Shrikrushna and Draupadi had sexual relations. (One cannot be a Hindu if his blood did not boil after reading the above. It is expected that the Central Govt. should not hurt religious sentiments of Hindus by honoring such anti-Hindu writers ! Draupadi is revered by Hindus and is considered as a sister of Bhagavan Shrikrushna and their relation as a brother and sister is ideal. There is an incident about Shrikrushna’s finger getting cut when not Subhadra, his real sister but Draupadi tears a strip of cloth off her costly sari for tying on the finger of Shrikrushna ! She showed how an ideal sister should be through this incident whereas Shrikrushna rushed to her rescue during the incident of her disrobing by Kauravas and showed the world how an ideal brother should be ! – Editor, Dainik Sanatan Prabhat)

Source : Dainik Sanatan Prabhat

Please see below the email sent by HJS to the Padma Bhushan award committee members:

From: HJS Appeals<appeals@hindujagruti.org>
Date: Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 7:12 PM
Subject: Request you to cancel nomination of Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad for Padma Bhushan award 2016
To: cabinetsy@nic.in, hshso@nic.in,usgrievance@rb.nic.in, hrn@vyasa.org,vsa@cmu.edu, tandon@nbrc.ac.in,suryamedia@gmail.com,surya@asuryaprakash.com,cm@ap.gov.in, appt.pmo@gov.in,presidentofindia@rb.nic.in

Date : 29.02.2016

To,

Padma Awards Committee 2015

1. Shri Pradeep Kumar Sinha, Cabinet Secretary
2. Shri Rajiv Mehrishi, Home Secretary
3. Shri Purushottam Dass, Under Secretary (P)
4. Dr. H R Nagendra
5. Dr. V S Arunachalam
6. Professor PN Tandon
7. Dr. A. Surya Prakash
8. Shri. Chandrababu Naidu, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister

Subject: Appeal to cancel nomination of Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad for Padma Bhushan award 2016

We at Hindu Janajagruti Samiti have understood from following references that Former Rajya Sabha member and Professor of Hindi Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad of Andhra Pradesh has been chosen for Padma Bhushan 2016.

Reference 1:http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_pradesh/Padma-Bhushan-for-Yarlagadda-Lakshmi-Prasad/2016/01/26/article3245378.ece

Reference 2:http://mha.nic.in/sites/upload_files/mha/files/PadmaAwards_25012016.pdf

The Padma Bhushan Award ‘seeks to recognize work of any distinction and is given for distinguished and exceptional achievements in all fields of activities including Art, Literature’, etc. When recognising the achievements of any individual for a prestigious award such as the Padma Bhushan, it would be necessary to see how the individual’s activities have enriched the field. When it comes to honouring Art and Literature, it is but natural that the activities would bring out the beauty, glory and depth of Indian Culture and history. However Hindus are appalled to know that someone with a history of denigrating revered icons from Indian History has been selected for this award.

We would like to bring your attention to on Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad’s Telugu novel on “Draupadi” in which he has deviated from the original Mahabharata and resorted to obscene and scandalous portrayal of Draupadi. He has not only showed Draupadi, Pandavas and Shrikrushna in poor light but even introduced illicit amorous relationship between Draupadi and Shrikrushna which hurts the feelings of the Hindus worldwide.

Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad’s book that defames Draupadi had been selected for the Central Sahitya Akademi Award. The Hindus of Andhra Pradesh have been outraged by the blasphemous portrayal of Draupadi — a great devotee of Lord Krishna — as an immoral woman by Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad. Several Hindu organizations have filed a petition in the Andhra Pradesh Human Rights Commission stating that this book by Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad has wounded the feelings of all the Hindus. The author is facing serious accusations of having ‘defamed, disgraced and desecrated the character of Draupadi, one of the most revered figures in the Mahabharata Epic’.

Draupadi is a highly revered Hindu icon in all parts of India — from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from Rann of Kutch to Arunachal Pradesh. Draupadi is one from the most venerated and worshipped Panchakanyas who are worshipped by Hindu married ladies as the epitome of grace, purity, and chastity. These five noble ladies set the highest standards of conduct for Indian womanhood.

Devout Hindus are shocked and pained to see nomination of such anti-Hindu author for highly prestigious Padma Bhushan award.

We urge you to consider the above points and cancel the nomination of Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad for Padma Bhushan award 2016, for having unabashedly denigrated Hindu icons in his book “Draupadi”, and insulting Hindu Dharma and Hindus. Hindus will get disappointed if present government will glorify such person by Padma Bhushan award.

Hindu Janajagruti Samiti is a registered NGO engaged in social, religious and National welfare work. The Samiti is active throughout the world, educating people about Dharma in scientific way, campaigning against malpractices that masquerade as religious practices while also solving issues of national, social and religious importance. For further details please refer to our website  www.HinduJagruti.org.

Sincerely,
Shri. Chetan Janardan
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti

Copy to :

1. Honorable Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi

2. Honorable Shri. Pranab Mukherjee, President of India

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Santanu Dey
    Mar 08, 2016 @ 15:27:23

    Such people, if the allegation has any truth in it, should be ostracized by the Hindu society, not to speak of showering any award on him. I strongly appeal to the Padma Award Committee of GOI to check the material provided in this appeal related to the said Telugu author and if it is proved that the gentleman had really engaged in such hateful campaign his name must be summarily thrown out of the list of awardees and in fact appropriate action must be initiated agaist this guy.

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