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Shipping Aviation Tourism Wing Seminar 2017 - New Window for Travel & Tourism at Gyan Sarovar.

19 May 2017

 

 

 

Divine Sisters and brother,

Om Shanti!

It is our pleasure to inform you that Shipping Aviation Tourism Wing Seminar 2017 on theme 'New Window for Travel & Tourism' is organised in Brahma Kumaris Academy for Better World, Gyan Sarovar from 11th -15th August, 2017.

Click here to download the brochure.

Also see file for the area of service in this wing in the above brochure.

Regarding Registration - below link is given and for each participants you have to fill form individually.  

Click here to register.

Also see attach file for the area of seva in this wing. 

 

Thanks 
In Baba's Seva.
Divine Sister,

BK Meera
Vice Chairperson, SAT Wing &
BK Kamlesh
National Co-ordinator, SAT Wing

 

Press Trust of India Features President's Speech at Shanti Sarovar

19 May 2017

SOURCE: Press Trust of India | National Edition | 28 Apr 2017, 04:13 HRS IST (http://www.ptinews.com/news/8646802_Peace--harmony-ultimate-objectives-of-civilisation--Prez.html)

 

 

Peace, harmony ultimate objectives of civilisation: Prez

Hyderabad, Apr 26 (PTI) President Pranab Mukherjee today said peace and harmony are ultimate objectives of our civilisation and progress.

Addressing a programme organised by Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya, an organisation working for global harmony, Mukherjee said happiness and peace are closely interlinked in today's world.

"The basic objective of the organisation (Brahma Kumaris) is to ensure peace, harmony, cordiality between man to man, woman to woman, between man and woman as brothers and sisters.

"On the whole, this is the ultimate objective of our civilisation, of our progress, of our advancement," he said.

Mukherjee said, "No doubt we want economic growth, technological development, scientific pursuit of knowledge but at the end everything comes to a point that we want to have happiness." 

The president said happiness of people and mankind is now recognised all over the world and as a result the international organisation comes out with 'World's Happiness Index' to know where happiness is being pursued.

"Happiness and peace are closely interlinked, one cannot survive without the other," he said during the felicitation ceremony for the president organised by the Brahma Kumaris.

 

 

Mt Abu May Be Turned into a World Spiritual City

18 May 2017

SOURCE: ​The Times of India | City Section | TNN | Updated: Apr 1, 2017, 08.57 AM IST (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/udaipur/mount-abu-may-be-turned-into-world-spiritual-city/articleshow/57946924.cms?)

 

Artists performing on the occasion of 80th anniversary celebrations of ​Brahma Kumaris at Santivan campus in Abu Road​.

 

UDAIPUR: The four-day celebrations of the 80th anniversary of Brahma Kumaris concluded at its headquarters at Shantivan campus in Abu Road on Wednesday.

Speaking at the valedictory session of the international conference-cum-cultural festival, Kiran Bedi, lieutenant governor of Puducherry, exhorted the youth to join civil services and bring positive change to the country.

"Instead of putting pressure, parents should teach values to their children so that they become good human beings. They will then automatically turn into good doctors, engineers or politicians," Bedi said. She also said the Puducherry government had decided to make yoga an integral part of school education in the Union Territory.

Bedi suggested Brahma Kumaris to help and coach the youth associated with the institution for civil services. She put forward three suggestions to aid social transformation and improve the lot of the elderly and the terminally ill.

Union minister of state for social justice and empowerment Ramdas Bandu Athawale assured Brahma Kumaris of government support to the suggestion to turn Mt Abu into a world spiritual city.

Speaking on the occasion, Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit said the country was being divided on the lines of caste and religion, but such divisions were not a part of the culture.​

 

 

Peace of Mind TV Channel DTH Number update

25 April 2017

 

 

Om Shanti

Greeting of peace from ​Madhuban
Please find here about the change of Peace of Mind TV Channel Number in various DTH Platform.
Also you can download Flax, Banner of Peace of Mind TV channel promotional material from the following -

ftp server  or Google Drive

 

 

SpARC Wing's 11th SIR Conference at Gyan Sarover from Sep 15th-19th

25 April 2017

 

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Dear Divine Family,

Om Shanti.

Hope all of you might be doing intense effort to fulfill all expectations of BapDada during the season 2016-17.

It is our immense pleasure to inform you that SpARC will be conducting 11th SIR Conference and Meditation Retreat for researchers at Gyan Sarovar, Mount Abu, Rajasthan from 15-19th September 2017 on “Inner Resilience to Outer Agility“.

Participants’ eligibility (criteria):  Ph.D. in any field, and/or anyone involved in Research activity at various Govt., Private Organisations, NGOs, M. Phil and Medical Doctors (MS, MD)involved in research.  

Arrangements will be made to accommodate 400 delegates.

Teachers of all centres are requested to recommend those who evince interest and fulfil the above criteria to take part in the conference.
 
Please check the files shared for the (a) brochure, (b) registration form, (c) Invitation letter (to delegates) and (d) Instruction letter for Centre In-charge regarding Conference.  

Registration will commence from 1st May 2017 and close at 18.00 hrs of 31st July 2017.
 
Registration can also be done on-line by visiting www.bksparc.in and for further details BK Shrikant, HQs Co-ordinator, SpARC Office, Gyan Sarovar can be contacted.

Contact Details:
13, International Centre for Higher Learning,
Academy For a Better World, Brahma Kumaris,
Gyan Sarovar, Mount Abu-307501, Rajasthan, India
e-mail: sparc@bkivv.org
Website: www.bksparc.in

With Best Regards

In BapDada’ Sweet Remembrance

BK Ambika
National Co-ordinator, SpARC Wing

 

 

Watch "Tao of the Traveller" a 64 minutes film in Hindi on Youtube

24 April 2017

 

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Dear Divine Family,

Greetings from Gyan Sarovar…
Watch “Tao of the Traveller" film in Hindi on Youtube. This 64 mins film was produced in 2008 by Brother Robin Ramsay from Australia.
This film is the story of every individual who finds the 7 Keys on enlightenment on the path of their spiritual journey.
After winning many International Awards now this film is available for everyone on Youtube.

In Godly Service,
Audio Video Dept.,
Gyan Sarovar
​BK ​Prashant bhai

 

Admin Wing Conference in Gyan Sarover from ​14th to 18th July

24 April 2017

 

 

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In Photos: Inaugural Session of Brahma Kumaris Annual Meeting 2017 at Shantivan

20 April 2017

 

 

 

 

34th ​National Conference on Mind-Body Medicine to be Held in Gyan Sarovar from Sep 1st- 4th

20 April 2017

 

 

Please find above brochure for the 34th ​​National Conference on Mind Body Medicine to be held at Gyan Sarovar, Mount Abu from Sep 1st- 4th.

Click here to download the attached brochure.

Dr. Banarsilal Sah
Medical Wing Coordination Office
Rajyoga Education & Research Foundation
Brahma Kumaris Shantivan

 

International Mother Teresa Social Service Award to Dadi Janki ji

20 April 2017

 


National Human Rights Organisation, Delhi has conferred "International Mother Teresa Social Service Award on  Dadi Janki, the Chief of Brahma Kumaris Organisation for her specific contribution towards promoting Indian culture and human values in the world.
The award was presented by National President of (N H R O) Dr. Mahesh Patel, the first International Mother Teresa awardee and patron of the organisation, Dr Alok Soni and othe senior officials of the organisation at Brahma Kumaris Head Quarter, Abu Road.
Dr. Mahesh Patel, the president of the organisation expressed his views on this occasion, that it was a matter of great pride for us to honour the world famous personality, who has established the example of woman power by illuminating the lamp of humanity. She has created the sense of intimacy among the people throughout the world by promoting Indian culture and values. Dadi Ji has been playing her important role of establishing the woman as symbol of power by representing the first woman-organisation of the world.

During the program Dadi Ji expressed her blessings that first task before the human being is to unify the humanity through brotherhood and forbearance. In this way we can safeguard the humanity and establish a better society. Thereafter, Dadi Ji honored the guests by presenting momentos and shawls.

 

 

Rajyogini Dadi Ratan Mohini Ji's birthday celebrations - News Coverage
18 April 2017

 

 

  

 

In Photos: Exhibition on 'Journey of Brahma Kumaris' over 8 decades on 80th anniversary celebrations

18 April 2017

 

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Jurists Wing ​conference at Gyan Sarovar from 23-27 June

18 April 2017

 

 

 

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Tele-bridge with International Space Station from Brahma Kumaris

16 April 2017

 

 

Greetings of Peace and love from Mount Abu international HAM Radio Club, MHRC call sign: VU2BK (GOI, WPC License No: 26213) is a non-profit Organization/Club with an aim to promote Amateur radio /Ham Radio as an instrument for spreading universal brotherhood and to provide emergency communications.

It fills us with delight to announce that NASA has given permission to MHRC and Brahma Kumaris to Telebridge with International Space Station on 3rd April 2017 between 13.00 to 14.30 Hrs (IST) under Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program. The program will be held at Brahma Kumaris, Shantivan Complex, Taleti, Abu Road.  Rajasthan.

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station is a program that lets student’s worldwide experience the excitement of talking directly with crew members of the International Space Station, inspiring them to pursue interests in careers in science, technology, engineering and math, and engaging them with radio science technology through amateur radio.

The ARISS program was created and is managed by an international consortium of amateur radio organizations and space agencies including National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the USA, Rosaviakosmos in Russia, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in Canada, Japan Aeronautics Exploration Space Agency (JAXA) in Japan and European Space Agency (ESA) in Europe.

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With Best Regards
 
​B. K. ​Yashwant Patil VU2YOR
President, MHRC
Mobile:9414154343
Mount Abu International Ham Radio Club [ VU2BK ]
Brahma Kumaris, Shantivan Campus

 

'Brahma Kumaris is for people of all faiths’ - Ambassador of Nepal speaks at Brahma Kumaris 80th Anniversary Celebrations

16 April 2017

 

 

Abu Road, March 29: The Brahma Kumaris are empowering people to lead a life of peace, and it will soon turn into a socio-spiritual revolution, Deep Kumar Upadhyay, Ambassador of Nepal to India, said here today. He was speaking during the 80th anniversary celebrations of the institution at its Shantivan campus.

Bhimsen Das Pradhan, an MP from Nepal, said that Brahma Kumaris is not a religion but a secular fold that included people of all faiths, and it is giving light to the whole world. “Had it been a religion, it would have fragmented by now,” he said.  

Recalling his experiences of serving the nation abroad, former Indian diplomat Ashok Kumar Attri said, “In whichever country we work, we try to present India in good light. Brahma Kumaris are the biggest ambassadors of our country because they represent our culture.”

He was impressed by the smooth management at the Brahma Kumaris campus. “Nobody is being told anything here; everything seems to be going on effortlessly,” he said.     

Wajood Sajid, Editor-in-Chief, VNI, said that the Muslim greeting ‘assalam alekum’ was the translated version of Om Shanti and vice versa. He said the founder of Brahma Kumaris did a great job by handing over the administration to women because the universe is beautiful because of mothers and sisters.

Nawab Jafar Mir Abdullah, president, Imamia Educational Trust, said that the foundational pillars of Islam and the Brahma Kumaris were the same – both believed in the oneness of God.  

Rajiv Nishaana, Group Editor, Samachar Varta, urged the Brahma Kumaris to initiate more workshops for journalists so that they could experience peace of mind, as it was a rarity in the profession.

Senior Rajyogi Br Surya said if India combined its political and spiritual powers, it could become a lighthouse for the rest of the world. “We are citizens of a great country. Let us take it back to its original glory,” he said.

Sr Shukla, National Coordinator, BK Security Services Wing, said the three things essential to bring about a change in the self were knowledge, will power and the art of transformation. Faith in the self and in God formed the foundation of a good life, she said.  
    
Dr. Savita, Coordinator, BK Women’s Wing, said that spirituality gave us a mirror in which we could see ourselves and our shortcomings, and Rajyoga meditation was the means to change one’s thinking.

 

   

   

 

 

 

Pondicherry Governer, Ms Kiran Bedi Addresses the Valedictory Session at 80th Anniversary Celebrations

15 April 2017

 

 

Good people must join public service to change India: Kiran Bedi

Abu Road, March 29: The Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Her Excellency Kiran Bedi, today called for youth with values and character to join public service in order to bring about positive change in the country.

Speaking during the valedictory session of the Brahma Kumaris’ 80th anniversary celebrations, Bedi put forth three suggestions to promote social transformation and to improve the lot of the elderly and the terminally ill.

She said that instead of putting pressure on children to succeed in a particular profession, parents needed to teach them human values. Once children acquired such values, they were bound to become good engineers, doctors or politicians, she said.

“This is why the Prime Minister is promoting yoga”, she said, adding that the Puducherry government had decided to make yoga an integral part of school education in the union territory.

Bedi then said the country would change only when government officials, who influence and implement policies, changed. She suggested that the Brahma Kumaris help provide coaching to youth associated with the institution so that they could join public administration.

“When these youth join public services, they will bring their values with them…. Public service must not become a business; a public servant should have the spirit of service”, she said.

She also suggested that the Brahma Kumaris help provide palliative care to the elderly and the terminally ill, as there was a severe shortage of such care in the country. “No one can give better palliative care than our Brahma Kumari sisters…. It needs no money, only compassion”, she said.

 

Call to declare Mount Abu a global spiritual city

Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Bandu Athawale has assured government support for a suggestion to make Mount Abu in Rajasthan a world spiritual city.

Speaking during the valedictory session of the Brahma Kumaris’ 80th anniversary celebrations, he applauded the organisation for its noble work in several fields, including women’s empowerment and environment, and said no progress was possible without peace.

 

Earlier, addressing dignitaries attending the four-day celebrations, Santosh Bhartiya, Editor-in-Chief of Chauthi Duniya, made the proposal to declare Mount Abu, an abode of holy men for centuries, a spiritual city.

BK Mruthyunjay, Executive Secretary of the Brahma Kumaris, said that there were many religious cities in the world, but there was no city of spirituality on the international map. He said the organisation would make all efforts to make India a spiritual “lighthouse and might-house” for the world.        
 
Earlier, Dr. A.K. Merchant, National Trustee and Secretary General, Lotus Temple and Bahai Community of India, said there was need to reflect on the five macro-level challenges faced by humanity, including climate change, financial upheavals, proliferation of nuclear weapons, human rights violations, and mismanagement of critical natural resources. All current problems, he said, must be resolved with a combination of science and spirituality.

Apprising the audience of the India One Solar Thermal Power Project in Abu Road, its Project Head, BK Golo Pilz, said an initiative that started 25 years ago was now a source of energy at the Brahma Kumaris’ Shantivan campus.

He said he had benefitted a great deal from his connection with the organisation, and firmly believed that the way to resolving global issues like climate change was to transform human consciousness because the physical world is the manifestation of the inner world.

 

   

 

 

Gujarat Governor OP Kohli Addresses International Conference During 80th Anniversary Celebrations

15 April 2017

 

 

Social change must be based on spirituality, values: Gujarat governor

Abu Road, March 28: Positive social change can be brought about only by a movement based on values and spiritual principles, and the Brahma Kumaris are working for this, Gujarat Governor O P Kohli said here today.

Addressing thousands of dignitaries who have gathered at the Shantivan campus of the institution for its 80th anniversary celebrations, Kohli said many current social problems were the result of society turning away from spirituality towards a materialistic ethos.

“After we gained independence, there was no strong movement for social and cultural development, and as a result we see many flaws in society”, Kohli said, adding that selfishness and lack of harmony were among the problems.

Spirituality and universality were the two special features of Indian culture, he said, adding that there was need for a movement for social change, which would come from change in individuals, for which a belief in a supreme power was needed.

Asserting that moral values were based on spirituality, he called for a positive and value-based perspective to bring about change in youth.
The Brahma Kumaris, he noted, were working to change people from within and give their life the right direction. He lauded the institution’s work in the areas of women’s empowerment and ecological conservation, and its role in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Earlier, V. K. Saraswat, former director general of DRDO, said that man was the link between the material and the natural world and elevating human consciousness was necessary to create harmony between the two.

H.H. Bhikku Sanghsena, Founder of Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre, Ladakh, said that Brahma Kumaris provided great inspiration for women’s empowerment. “Somehow it is believed that women can’t do as well as men, which is absolutely wrong.” He sought collaboration with such like-minded organisations for making the world a better place.   

Markandey Adhikari, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, SAB Group, said that in the present time of insecurity and instability, Brahma Kumaris was doing great service through its centres round the world. He urged media houses to highlight its work, noting that TV channels were inundated with negative images.

Kailash Adhikari, Director, Governance Now, said that in the fast-paced modern life, people were missing the experience of happiness, peace, and contentment, which reside in one’s heart.

Shailesh Kumar, Group Editor, PTC News, said that in a world where even religious places had been commercialised, and where extremism and war were pushing humanity to the edge, the Brahma Kumaris were a beacon of hope. He applauded the organisation for taking up the cause of peace.

Dr. Archika, MD, Disha TV, said that peace was a pre-requisite to progress; it begins from the self and spreads to the world. “Peace is gained when we organise and manage our life, especially when there are challenges, and fill ourselves with gratitude and forgiveness.”         

Justice V. Eswaraiah, former chairperson, National Commission for Backward Classes, said that behind the expanse of the services of the Brahma Kumaris was knowledge given by the Almighty Himself. It was a thing to be experienced personally, he said.     

Applauding the work of the Brahma Kumaris, Kavinder Gupta, Speaker of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, said that development needed to be holistic.   

 

 

 

 

 

Brahma Kumaris are Strengthening Roots of Indian Culture: Assam Governor Speaks at 80th Anniversary Celebrations

15 April 2017

 

 

 

Abu Road, March 28: The country is being divided on the lines of caste and religion, but these divisions are not a part of our culture, and they should be removed, Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit said here today.

Speaking during the 80th anniversary celebrations of the Brahma Kumaris, Purohit said Indian civilisation had survived because it was based on dharma, and the Brahma Kumaris were keeping the roots of dharma healthy.

The work of the Brahma Kumaris was eulogised by Purohit, the Governor of Gujarat, and several other dignitaries attending a four-day International Conference-cum-Cultural Festival being held to mark the anniversary.

“There is no institution as pure and great as the Brahma Kumaris in this country”, the Assam Governor declared, adding that he had been “mesmerised” by his visit to the institution’s Shantivan campus.

Recalling the seven social sins mentioned by Mahatma Gandhi, among them worship without sacrifice, he said he saw total sacrifice in the Brahma Kumaris. “You are doing God’s work”, he said, and urged people to connect with the organisation.

Seeing the use of solar energy by the Brahma Kumaris, including a solar steam cooking system used to prepare meals for up to 40,000 people, had been an eye-opener for him, the governor said.

Earlier, Gujarat Governor O. P. Kohli stated that positive social change could be brought about only by a movement based on values and spiritual principles, and the Brahma Kumaris were working for this.

Addressing thousands of dignitaries who have gathered to mark the anniversary, Kohli said many current social problems were the result of society turning away from spirituality towards a materialistic ethos.

“After we gained independence, there was no strong movement for social and cultural development, and as a result we see many flaws in society”, Kohli said, adding that selfishness and lack of harmony were among the problems.

Spirituality and universality were the two special features of Indian culture, he said, adding that there was need for a movement for social change, which would come from change in individuals, for which a belief in a supreme power was needed.

Asserting that moral values were based on spirituality, he called for a positive and value-based perspective to bring about change in youth.
The Brahma Kumaris, he noted, were working to change people from within and give their life the right direction. He lauded the institution’s work in the areas of women’s empowerment and ecological conservation, and its role in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Applauding the work of the Brahma Kumaris, Kavinder Gupta, Speaker of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, said that development needed to be holistic.
North Orissa University today conferred a degree of Doctor of Literature (honoris causa) on Dadi Hirdaya Mohini, Additional Chief of Brahma Kumaris. Prof. Prafulla Kumar Mishra, Vice Chancellor of the university, presented the degree.

In addition, several journalists were felicitated for their services to society. They included senior journalist Bhavya Srivastava, K. Jaya Prasad, Chairman and MD, Metro TV and Mega TV, Sreeraj Menon, Director, Sakhi TV, Thiruvananthapuram, Santosh Bhartiya, Editor-in-Chief, Chauthi Duniya, Ajay Dave, Group Editor, S Live Channel, P P Wangchuk, Editor-at-Large, Hindustan Times.

Several dignitaries from Nepal are attending the four-day event. Speaking on their behalf, Justice Mohan Bahadur Karki, Chief Justice, High Court, Nepal, said: “When there is no peace, life is meaningless, even if one has all the wealth in the world.” He added that the wandering of the human mind was a big problem of our times and one could learn the art of training it through Rajyoga meditation.

V. K. Saraswat, former Director General of DRDO, said that man was the link between the material and the natural world and elevating human consciousness was necessary to create harmony between the two.

H.H. Bhikku Sanghsena, Founder of Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre, Ladakh, said that Brahma Kumaris provided great inspiration for women’s empowerment. “Somehow it is believed that women can’t do as well as men, which is absolutely wrong.” He sought collaboration with such like-minded organisations for making the world a better place.   

Markandey Adhikari, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, SAB Group, said that in the present time of insecurity and instability, Brahma Kumaris was doing great service through its centres round the world. He urged media houses to highlight its work, noting that TV channels were inundated with negative images.
Kailash Adhikari, Director, Governance Now, said that in the fast-paced modern life, people were missing the experience of happiness, peace, and contentment, which reside in one’s heart.

Shailesh Kumar, Group Editor, PTC News, said that in a world where even religious places had been commercialised, and where extremism and war were pushing humanity to the edge, the Brahma Kumaris were a beacon of hope. He applauded the organisation for taking up the cause of peace.

Dr. Archika, MD, Disha TV, said that peace was a pre-requisite to progress; it begins from the self and spreads to the world. “Peace is gained when we organise and manage our life, especially when there are challenges, and fill ourselves with gratitude and forgiveness.”      
   
Justice V. Eswaraiah, former chairperson, National Commission for Backward Classes, said that behind the expanse of the services of the Brahma Kumaris was knowledge given by the Almighty Himself. It was a thing to be experienced personally, he said.     

BK Amirchand, Vice-Chairperson, Brahma Kumaris’ Social Service Wing, said what was drawing more and more people to the organisation and its teachings was its core value of purity.     

Congratulating Brahma Kumaris on putting on a grand show for the 80th anniversary, Kondal Rao, Chairman of Lamco Group of Industries, Hyderabad, said the organisation was now winning praise for its work everywhere.  
 
P.P. Wangchuk, Editor-at-Large at Hindustan Times, New Delhi, said: “The atmosphere here is filled with peace and love… All of us will be returning home happier and more satisfied.”

Rajyogini BK Godavri, Sub-zone Incharge, Mulund, Mumbai, said that people often asked her to share with them her secret to happiness. “Learning spiritual knowledge changed my life,” she said.

   

 

   

 

 

Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister Addresses the Brahma Kumaris’ 80th Anniversary Celebrations

15 April 2017

 

 

“Science, spirituality must go hand in hand”

Mount Abu / Abu Road, March 27
​Holistic progress can come about only when material and spiritual development go hand in hand, Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, said today while addressing dignitaries who had gathered here to mark the Brahma Kumaris’ 80th anniversary.

He said that with the powerful spiritual leadership of 101-year-old Dadi Janki, the organisation was capable of showing the right direction to the country and the world.      
On the second day of the four-day celebrations, a host of prominent speakers lauded the Brahma Kumaris for setting an example of women’s empowerment and said that its message of peace was much needed in the world today.   

More than 6,000 dignitaries from the country and abroad are attending the International Conference-cum-Cultural Festival at the Shantivan campus of the Brahma Kumaris. The event was formally inaugurated yesterday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi through tele-conferencing from the capital.

Lalit Kumar, an outstanding scientist of DRDO, said that though scientific advances had made technology more accessible, people were becoming addicted to gadgets, so moral education was essential in the current times.

He said while science was proven through logic, spirituality could only be felt by personal experience, and congratulated the Brahma Kumaris on running their management smoothly with the help of self-motivated volunteers.

Veteran journalist Rajiv Ranjan Nag said the fourth pillar of democracy was seeing a downfall in values as media groups were now becoming handmaids of business houses. He said Brahma Kumaris was the only organisation of its kind in the world run by women on such a large scale, and added that society needed the mantra of Om Shanti more than ever before because it was under extreme stress.

Mahadev Jankar, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fishery Development in Maharashtra, said the knowledge given at the Brahma Kumaris could bring about great transformation, and suggested that the organisation look into the field of animal welfare.

Dr. M H Ghazali, Editor, United News Network, said that India was the only country that could become a world guru because it had always given the message of peace. He urged the BKs to take the initiative to make value education a part of school curricula and also conduct an awareness campaign in rural areas about the role of right nutrition in good health.

Prof. Radhamadhab Dash, Vice-Chancellor of Jagannath Sanskrit Vishvavidyalaya in Puri, Odisha, said the mantra of Om Shanti was meant to bring back peace into the world.   
              
Earlier in the day, H.H. Swami Chidanand Swami Saraswati, president of Parmarath Niketan Ashram, said the Brahma Kumaris had shown how the world could be one family. “Chaos does not happen outside; it happens inside of us,” he said, asking everyone to participate in building a culture of trust.

BK Karuna, head of multimedia at the Brahma Kumaris, apprised everyone of the latest media collaborations of the organisation. He said Tata Sky had launched a channel to show the daily activities of Brahma Kumaris centres.

BK Marcelo Bulk, Director of the Brahma Kumaris centres in Colombia, said that in the fast-paced urban culture, where the only certainty was uncertainty, the loss of one’s real, spiritual identity was a big crisis. This is where India, with its rich tradition and spiritual heritage, was making a difference by bringing peace and meaning to life. Referring to the decades of war in Colombia, he said: “Peace is not something that you can get by signing a treaty, but through deep reflection.”

G.V.S.R. Anjaneyulu, MLA and chairman of Shivshakthi Group, Hyderabad, said that practising Rajyoga meditation as taught at the Brahma Kumaris had given him a great deal of internal satisfaction. He said knowledge of peace and happiness could not be received from top universities, but from spiritual organisations like the BK.  

Asserting that spirituality had answers to current challenges, Dr. G. Vivekanand, Advisor, Telangana Government, proposed that the Brahma Kumaris work to spread their knowledge in the rural areas of his state.

Applauding the selfless service of the Brahma Kumaris, Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni, social reformer and writer, said the organisation was working tirelessly for creating a new society.
Anuradha Prasad, Editor-in-Chief, News 24, congratulated the organisation for demonstrating the values of purity and simplicity. She urged the BKs to help in converting rajniti (politics) into rashtraniti (inclusive governance).                
                  
R.C. Raina, CEO, Navgraha TV, said that the Brahma Kumaris had taken woman power forward. He said that to bring about social transformation, the country’s education system, politics, and structure of family, religion and spirituality needed to be revamped.
   
Giving her inspirations, Dadi Ratan Mohini, Joint Chief of the Brahma Kumaris, said spirituality should be manifest in our speech and conduct. “I may consider myself good, but what do others feel from my words and behavior,” she said.

Ramesh Mittal, Chancellor, Medi-Caps University, Indore, said the Brahma Kumaris were upholding moral values which, he said, were vanishing fast from society. He requested the institution to seek the government’s help and start courses in educational institutions to impart moral education.

Anurag Batra, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Business World, said the Brahma Kumaris had done more for others than any other institution in the country. At a time when people were more interested in physical fitness, he said mental disorders were on the rise, and the teachings of the Brahma Kumaris helped build one’s mental muscle.

Sankar Laskar, Chief Editor of Asomiya Khabar, published from Guwahati, said that after having visited the Brahma Kumaris campus, he believed he would be able to change his perspective from a material to a spiritual one.

Kanak Sen Deka, Chief Editor of Dainik Agradoot, published from Guwahati, appreciated the work being done by the Brahma Kumaris and drew a parallel between their teachings and the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and Srimanta Sankardev, the 15th Century saint and social reformer from Assam.

Atul Agarwal, Editor-in-Chief of Hindi Khabar, said he had received soul energy in the Brahma Kumaris campus and wondered how everyone here remained happy and every moment seemed to be festive.

Shivani Aggarwal, Channel Head of Pragya TV, said her life had been changed by her association with the Brahma Kumaris, and emphasised on the need to see events and news in a detached manner, without their affecting one’s life.

Bishabhar Newar, Chief Editor, Chhapte Chhapte, Kolkata, said that with science at its peak, we may know what is happening across the world but we are moving away from each other and do not know what is happening in our neighbourhood. Without spiritual power, science cannot solve our problems, he said.   

The highlight of the morning session was a ‘royal’ felicitation of senior members who have played a pivotal role in the Brahma Kumaris’ services for several decades. 

 

   

 

 

 

Contribution of IT Team in Video Conferencing with Hon'ble Prime Minister during 80th anniversary celebrations

15 April 2017

 

 

 

Dear divine family,
Please accept Greetings of Baba's remembrances.

We are pleased to share with you all the good news about the contribution of IT Wing, in the successful Video Conferencing of Shri Narendra Modi, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, during the Inauguration of 80th Anniversary of Brahma Kumaris.​ It is big mil​e​stone for IT.​

The Video conferencing was successful with the blessings of Didi Nirmala, Chairperson, IT Wing and the hard work of the IT Department Head - BK Yashwant, Technologist Br Vijay, and Br Ravi. They co-ordinated between the Prime Minister's Office(PMO), Government ​NIC ​Office at Sirohi, and with other required Government Officials. It took an effort of 3-days day and night work by the IT Department. Even though it was very sensitive and had many challenges, the IT team could able to resolve it with the help of BapDada

We would like to thank the Global IT Team, London for their support as always, in carrying out such tasks of the Yagya. We also would like to thank the Dadis and the divine family for their love, co-operation and continued support.

Enjoy the beautiful historic moments.

In Baba's Yaad​,​​
BK Yashwant
Global & Madhuban IT Team​.

   

 

 

Prime Minister Modi Inaugurates the 80th Anniversary Celebrations of the Brahma Kumaris

15 April 2017

 

 

PM Modi urges Brahma Kumaris to aid in Govt. programmes

Abu Road, March 26: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged the Brahma Kumaris to use their large network of centres and volunteers to aid the Government's efforts in the areas of renewable energy, nutrition and health, and for ushering in a cashless economy.

Inaugurating the 80th anniversary celebrations of the Brahma Kumaris at their campus in Abu Road, Rajasthan, by video conference from Delhi, the PM lauded the institution for working with unity and dedication over eight decades to spread the light of India's spiritual knowledge all over the world.

Addressing more than 6,000 prominent persons from India and abroad who have gathered for the four-day celebrations, the PM noted that the Brahma Kumaris have more than 8,500 meditation centres all over the world. This large network and Brahma Kumaris volunteers, he said, can be used to bring about  major change in the country by the year 2022, when India will be celebrating 75 years of independence, he said.

"Is it not our responsibility to do something to fulfil the dreams of the founders of this nation", he asked.

"Under the leadership of the Brahma Kumaris, we can bring about an energy revolution and a revolution in human lives", he added.

Noting the extensive use of solar power by the Brahma Kumaris, including a 1 MW solar thermal power plant set up by the institution, and its use of solar steam cooking systems to prepare up to 30,000 meals three times a day, he said India had set the target of producing 175 gigawatts of energy from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030.

In addition, 22 crore LED bulbs had been supplied by municipalities and other local bodies all over the country, resulting in savings of Rs 11,000 crore. He urged the Brahma Kumaris to spread awareness about LED bulbs all over the country to help reduce the country's dependence on fuel imports.

Referring to the demonetisation move  of the government, he also asked the Brahma Kumaris to ask their volunteers to use the Bhim app and help small traders in their locality do the same in order to speed the transition to a cashless economy.

Turning to health, the PM said women volunteers from the Brahma Kumaris can aid the government's immunisation programme to ensure a healthy future for the millions of children who otherwise fall victim to serious illnesses.

This, he said, was a part of empowering women, and added that India had recently become one of the few countries in the world to grant 26 weeks of maternity leave, up from 12 weeks previously. He also suggested that the institution launch an online certificate course on nutrition, about which there is little awareness in the country. All universities in the country could be made a part of this effort, he said. Students in classes 9th to 12th would particularly benefit from better nutrition, which would help them when they later start families or their careers, he noted.

Earlier in the day, senior BJP leader L K Advani led a host of luminaries in paying tribute to the work of the Brahma Kumaris. Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien and Bollywood star Raveena Tandon were among the other dignitaries who lauded the Brahma Kumaris for serving society and setting an example of women’s empowerment.
Members of Parliament, state legislators, senior judges, industrialists and media personalities are attending the celebrations.

Speaking during the reception session inside the cavernous Diamond Hall, Asia’s largest pillar-free hall, Advani said Brahma Kumaris was the only institution of its kind in the world that had been founded and expanded by women.

“Just as the mother plays the key role in a family, women have played the main role in the growth of the Brahma Kumaris”, he said.
Recalling how he had seen the institution grow since its early days in Karachi, before the partition of the subcontinent, Advani said the Brahma Kumaris were a source of moral guidance for the world and everyone could learn honesty and discipline from them.

Speaking of his association with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Advani said the RSS had helped mould his character, and he had learned discipline from the Sangh.

“I learned from the RSS never to be dishonest in my dealings with anyone. This may be a small thing, but it has helped me serve society,” the BJP leader said.

Praising the idealism of the Brahma Kumaris, he noted that behind it were the ideal qualities of the institution’s members. Pointing to Dadi Janki, the 101-year-old head of the Brahma Kumaris, he said her long and active life was no ordinary achievement; it was a divine gift received only by those who lead exemplary lives.

Besides Dadi Janki, Dadi Hirdaya Mohini, the additional head, and Dadi Ratan Mohini, the joint head of the Brahma Kumaris, were present on the occasion, as were Mr Devjibhai Patel, MP from Jalore, and Mr Amara Ram, Rajasthan Revenue Minister.

Dadi Janki was earlier extolled by Mr P J Kurien as an example of women’s empowerment. He said the progress of the country should be measured by Gross Domestic Happiness (GDH), not Gross Domestic Product, and the Brahma Kumaris were contributing to India’s GDH.
Brahma Kumaris epitomize India’s great culture and their message is a beacon of light in today’s world of extremism and terrorism, he said.

Noting the leading role played by women in the Brahma Kumaris, Eminent Indian Film Actress Raveena Tandon said it was an institution full of maternal love and care. “We sometimes worry about what kind of world our children will live in, but there are still organizations such as the Brahma Kumaris that are spreading love in the world, and this gives us hope”, she said.

A highlight of the proceedings was the felicitation of several prominent media figures for their services to society. They included Mr Gulab Kothari, Editor-in-Chief, Rajasthan Patrika; Mr Deepak Chaurasia, Editor-in-Chief, India News; Mr Sudhir Chaudhary, Editor-in-Chief, Zee Media Group; and Mr Sanjay Kulshreshtha, Editor-in-Chief, News Nation.

Mr K Vaidhyanathan, Chief Editor, Dinamani; Mr Reghu Ramachandran, Channel Head, Asianet; and Mr R Bhagwan Singh, Executive Editor, Deccan Chronicle, were also felicitated.

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