Varanasi: There has been an uproar after the controversial calendar of an assistant professor of Uttar Pradesh's Banaras Hindu University (BHU) came to light. Amresh Kumar, an assistant professor of BHU, famous all over the country, replaced Lord Shri Ram with a picture of himself and his wife in place of Mother Sita in his department's exhibition, so many students and staff expressed displeasure and made the pictures and videos of the exhibition viral on social media.
According to media reports, the entire matter has now reached the nearby districts after making headlines in the city. Calling it a matter of faith, the students of the university have filed a complaint objecting. In fact, an exhibition has been started in the university's visual arts department from February 5. This art exhibition will last for a month. In this, Dr Amresh Kumar, assistant professor of the department, has replaced the face of Shri Ram in the display of calendar art with his own and his wife's face instead of mother Sita's face. Not only this, the professor edited his photographs in place of Ram and Sita Ji in the picture of Ram Darbar on top of the holy religious scriptures like Shri Ramcharitmanas in which many deities, including Lord Ganesha, are seated and displayed in the frame. Now there is resentment among the students of the university when this picture of the exhibition has come out.
Assistant professor Dr Amresh Kumar said he had put up pictures of himself and his wife at a similar calendar exhibition in Delhi 10 years ago. However, at that time the case did not escalate. Amresh himself believes that this is a matter related to faith. As the matter escalates, the professor is describing himself and his family as great devotees of Lord Ram.