Bhopal Youngsters Take Tech Route to Spirituality, Read Holy Books on Cellphones

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Bhopal Youngsters Take Tech Route to Spirituality, Read Holy Books on Cellphones


Bhopal, July 13 -- In the holy month of Ramazan, one thing engineering student Farhan Khan does forget to carry is his cellphone. For Farhan, it is the only way to communicate with God. Before using his phone, he washes his hands and cleans his phone gently with a clean cloth as it is just like a holy book for him.

Farhan has downloaded a mobile application and reads verses of the holy Quran on his cellphone. He is among the several youths in Bhopal who have converted their cellphones into a holy book. There are many others who are downloading various applications to read verses of holy books like Ramayan, Geeta, Bible and Guru Granth Sahib.

Ramkrishna Chaturvedi, a priest at Hanuman temple, said, "A few weeks ago, a boy who was about 18-19 years old, came to the temple. He cleaned his iPad with a handkerchief and started reading something. For a few minutes, I watched him and then figured out that he was reading Hanuman Chalisa. At that time, it was a new phenomenon for me but now I see that many youths are following this trend. …

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