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Ganeshji celebration was started by tilakji from pune and now it has become a festival of not only to india but all over the world,are you not impressed by the foresightness of tilakji who did it not for vote banks but for uniting people, could you name any such leader in modern india after independence??

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Asked by Ramesh Agarwal, 03 Sep '09 06:47 pm
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Most hindu families were celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi before Shri Tilak . What Tilak did was to bring the idea of Sarvajanik, or community celebrations. This allowed the people to have atleast one common ocasion to unite.

If i am not wrong, Anna Hazare has also done something similar in his village in Ralegaon Siddhi.
Answered by RAJAN MHAMAI, 03 Sep '09 06:52 pm

 
  
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Yes I still hold Balgangadhar Tilakji very high in esteem, and also Mahatma Gandhiji for his use of the song RAGHU PATHI RAGHAV RAJA RAM, just for uniting the people of India and not that of any commu nity or relgion.
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 03 Sep '09 08:36 pm

 
  
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First let me correct you, Bal Gangadhar Tilak Did NOT start ganesh festival (Individual house holds used to celebrate ganesh festival for centuries before that), What he started was a public celebration of festival. (Ganesh Mandap of a certain locality or school or college etc). I am sure there are many leaders who did similar activities, not to mention the latest mr APJ Abdul kalam, the magnitude of work done by those leaders may not be as big as Tilak, however we cannot ignore them.
Answered by Ashok Maurya, 03 Sep '09 08:43 pm

 
  
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Almost in all hindu Families, Ganesh Chaturthi is being Celebrated all over India....earlier in Schools it was mendatory and same tradation being adopted till date.......... in any festival days we first worship to lord Ganesh.....and almost all leadears are participating in this auspicious day.....
Answered by pradeep mishra, 03 Sep '09 07:00 pm

 
  
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Tilak knows that unite people by celebrity & to address socio economic issues and freedom movement
that was the issue but celebration should be done in decent manner as we expect so we are impressed no other leader has united people this way
Answered by pramod gokhale, 03 Sep '09 06:55 pm

 
  
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Yes. I agree its impressive.. but its hard to find any such leader
Answered by madhavi, 03 Sep '09 06:50 pm

 
  
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