His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree held a special tribute for the Delhi rape victim, 'Damini' in Nairobi, Kenya where Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj Shashtipurti Mahotsav for the Nairobi temple recently concluded.
A young paramedic student was raped and beaten up by six men in a moving private bus on December 16 in Delhi. She was thrown out of the bus after 30 minutes of torture along with her male friend. 'Damini' succumbed to her internal injuries after battling for over 12 days and passed away on December 29 in a hospital in Singapore. Although she has not been officially named, she has been given a symbolic name 'Damini'.
Hundreds of people gathered for the special tribute at Shree Swaminarayan Temple Nairobi. Acharya Swamishree paid a specail tribute to Damini and gave His divine blessings to her. Acharya Swamishree prayed to the supreme Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa for the eternal peace and salvation of Damini's soul. He also emphasised that women are to be honoured and respected, and such a despicable act must never occur again. A candle light vigil tribute was held by Acharya Swamishree, sants and disciples.
Acharya Swamishree Gives His Blessings to Delhi Rape Victim