This is an update on the activities of FACT, Forum Against Continuing Terrrorism.
On 23rd December 2003, the first meeting of the proposed Tolerance/Vedic/ Holocaust museum (name not fixed yet) took place in New Delhi.
It was a high level meeting in the presence of Mr. Chowdury, Director National Museum; Prof A.K Dass, Director Lal Bahadur Shastri Museum; Dr OP Kejariwal, Director Nehru National Memorial; Meenakshi Jain, Historian; Anupa Pande, Director Institute, National Museum; Dr Gurpreet Maini, Historian, Punjab Library Centre; Dr Biswas, ex director National Museum etc.
We defined the goals of the Tolerance Museum: a path breaking museum, which will for the fist time depict Indian history in a frank and forthright manner; it will be modeled on the lines of the Jewish Holocausts museums, but will differ from them in the sense that it will start by defining the idea of Hindu Dharma and depict in a virtual manner all that was great in Vedic history (and has been depreciated and post-dated by Western and Indian historians). It will show how this Great Dharmic tradition survived all the successive Holocausts and even assimilated some of the invaders. We will finish by highlighting some of the problems which India faces today (Ayodhya, Pakistan, Afghanistan etc) and by projecting India as a great spiritual, cultural and industrial power .
Next meeting is slated for 19th January in Delhi. We will start forming working groups and assign them research areas, as we have divided the museum in six periods. 1) We start with the idea behind the Hindu Dharma, that is the Vedic and post-Vedic period. 2) First to 6th century BC, the pre-Islamic period, with the first invasions, Greeks, Huns. 3) 7th Century to 12th, the Islamic invasions. 4) Mughal period13th to 18th. 5) European invasions. 6) India Today and tomorrow.
Please pass the word around that we need a lot of contributions so that this dream may become true. Cheques have to be made in the full name ‘Forum Against Continuing Terrorism’, otherwise they are refused by the ICICI bank and sent to me: Francois Gautier, 41 Jorbagh (1st floor), New Delhi 110003. Or directly credited to the FACT account: ICICI bank limited, New Delhi, Connaught Place branch a/c N° 000705005844. They can also be sent via an organization which has a charity tax exemption (ours will take some time to be obtained), such as IDRF USA, Kashmir Overseas Association, VHP UK, etc
It is easier for us if the cheques are in Indian rupees.
Happy New Year to all
François Gautier, Convener FACT
François Gautier, 41 Jorbagh, New Delhi 110003, India /
Auromodel, Auroville, 605101, T.N. India
tel 91 4132622255 / 91 9811118828
AT LAST THE LONG AWAITED AND LONG CHERISHED HISTORIC TASK IS BEING UNDERTAKEN IN BHARAT TO RAISE THE AWSARENESS OF HER OWN PEOPLE AS WELL AS OF THE REST OF THE WORLD.
THE PROPOSED HOLOCAUST MUSEUM WILL RECALL THE TENS OF MILLIONS OF HINDUS SLAUGHTERED, KILLED, BUTCHERED, RAPED AND RENDERED DESTITUTE ON THEIR OWN TERRITORY BY RUTHLESS AND SAVAGE ALIEN INVADERS THROUGH THE PAST CENTURIES.
WE SALUTE THE CONVENER FOR THE MOST COURAGEOUS STEP AND FOR HIS SINCERE EFFORTS TO MOBILISE PUBLIC OPINION AND SUPPORT FOR THIS GREAT PROJECT.
........YOU HAVE STEPPED IN WHERE NONE DARED BEFORE.