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Photo, Stage Banner & Articles for 18th January
16 Jan 2018
Dear Divine Family
Greetings of Peace & Happiness!
Please find attached herewith the Articles for publishing in Local News Papers and the Stage Banner (6' x 3') in Hindi & English, that can be used in programs during the occasion of 49th Ascension Day of Brahma Baba.
We are also sending the editable Corel Draw (Ver. X3) file of the Banner which you can modify as per your needs.
For any help, please contact BK Chunesh, Value Education Office at Shantivan (Mobile No.: +91 941400 3961; Email: email@example.com
On Godly Service
Greetings from Bro Nirwair : January 2018
14 Jan 2018
Our dear divine sisters and brothers at the BK Centres,
Om Shanti and very special greetings to all of you on the auspicious occasion of 'Uttrayan', also known as 'Makar Sankranti' (according to the Indian Calendar). It is celebrated all over India as a time when people rejoice after the harvest season, and they are starting to be liberated from the biting cold of winter, as it officially marks the beginning of Spring season.
In North India, not only in Gujarat but other places too, people enjoy friendly kite-flying competitions, while old movie songs are played in the background, such as "Chali, chali re Patang Meri Chali re... (My kite continues to move along, far beyond the clouds...) On the occasion of Uttrayan, people are in high spirits, flying kites and enjoying tasty delicacies in the company of family and friends on the rooftops of their respective homes and apartment buildings. Brahma Baba too used to give company to the children on this special day, and the custom continues in Abu: This morning in Shantivan, after breakfast, a majority of the Brahmin family of Shantivan, as well as from Gujarat and Bhopal Zones, participated in a kite-flying ceremony in the ground opposite Conference Hall, Shantivan. On this day, a unique toli of sesame seed and jaggery is always made and so this was distributed to about 6000 souls. We could see big smiles and feeling the of elation on everyone's faces, as they sang and danced while the kites covered the blue skies above Shantivan.
Munniben shared that this is the day when devotees distribute a variety of 14 items (each 14 in number) to their loved ones as well as needy souls, as Uttrayan always falls on the '14th' of January every year.
The weather has changed beautifully (though winter spells can return anytime till mid-February). We are presently enjoying sunshine (31 degrees Celsius at 1pm), and the birds are embracing the change in weather and celebrating in their own way, by chirping away on their own or in groups. The above scenes show us glimpses into our Golden Aged ever-healthy lives where there will be perfect natural surroundings and harmony amongst people.
We remember the times when Brahma Baba used to feed sparrows and nightingales, while they sat comfortably on his hand... we try to continue with that tradition by arranging for food grains to be set out for the birds daily, as well as little pots of water.
The month of January takes us very close to the natural ways of living and being, as well as pure consciousness as enjoyed by our beloved Brahma Baba. As 18 January comes closer, we are reminded to follow Baba, emulate natural soul-consciousness and remain in the elevated company of the Highest on High One.
May all of you stay in flying spirits, just as Shiv Baba's flag always flutters high up in the sky!
With special greetings from our respected Dadis, Senior Sisters and Brothers, and Madhuban Niwasis for Makar Sankranti, Lohri in the North, Pongal in the South, Magh Bihu in the East (the Harvest Festival),
On Spiritual Seva,
Happy 102nd Birthday Greetings for Dadi Janki
1 Jan 2018
New Year Greetings from Dadi Ratanmohini Ji
1 Jan 2018
Dearest right handed souls of Bapdada who are doing the most elevated Godly service and to all Brahmin souls seated on Bapdada’s heart throne multi-million fold best wishes for new year 2018.
2017 has been another milestone year for the yagya. Brahmins all over the world joyously celebrated 80 years of Shiv Baba’s divine incarnation into this world. Baba’s message has been spread world wide with many mega programmes, conferences and exhibitions. Service has spread a lot via digital media and internet too. Our beloved and respected Dadi Jankiji and Dadi Gulzarji continued to inspire us in their subtle as well as sakaar forms.
New year is the time when everyone exchanges best wishes with one another. So let us meet and greet everyone with 3 things “silent mind”, “cheerful face” and “eyes filled with spiritual love”. Greeting one another like this brings in a lot of happiness to the self, and others will experience Godly love.
In the bhog message of 28th December, 2017 Baba mentioned 2 significant aspects about 2018. “18” is a very significant date for the yagya and 18 also represents the total chapters of Bhagavad Gita. Baba said that children have a lot of plans for service but along with that become free from attachment (Nashtomoha) like Father Brahma, and immerse yourselves in Baba’s love in such a way that anyone who sees you experiences Him through you.
For 2018 I wish that with the power of brahmin gathering and power of cooperation we will all bring Golden age quickly. This is also the time to spread vibrations of peace and purity all over the world with mansa seva.
Wishing all of you once again a very happy new year, 2018.
Dadi Ratan Mohini
Happy New Year Greetings from Godlywood Studio
1 Jan 2018
Dear Divine Brothers and Sisters,
Seasons greetings from Godlywood Studio.
Today is end of the Week, end of the month and end of the Year!
Another New Year....Time for new hopes, new resolutions, new attitudes - A fresh start - Let us learn from mistakes, embrace the change and move on to a promising future. Wish you a happy and transformative NEW YEAR from TEAM Godlywood Studio.
With Warm Regards,
World Renewal Spiritual Trust
Greetings for Christmas and New Year from Sr Sheilu
25 Dec 2017
Merry Xmas & Happy New Year 2018 from Br Mruthyunjaya
25 Dec 2017
Dear Divine Family,
MERRY XMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018.
Let us welcome the coming New Year with great enthusiasm and happiness & fill our life with new memories and blissful events.
Om Shanti and once again Auspicious New Year Greetings to all the Angelic Souls!
Vice-Chairperson, Education Wing
Mount Abu (Raj.)
A Moment of Celebration - 'Om Shanti Channel' on Reliance Jio TV
19 Nov 2017
Season's greetings from Godlywood Studio.
With overwhelming pleasure informing you that with Baba's grace, the Teamwork of Godlywood Studio is now reaping fruits. Adding one more feather to the service cap of Studio - From yesterday onwards Baba's lovely HD Version of - 'Om Shanti Channel GWS' - has established its presence on Reliance Jio Mobile platform. It is a big leap in service through media as Jio is a sought after channel with very high viewership of more than 70 million subscribers and with high growth rates.
As Jio network is reaching to every corner of India and around the world and with our multi language (12 languages) ability spreading Baba's message has become quite easy. We are quite sure that this will create a revolution in glorifying Baba's part.
For watching the channel on your Jio mobile, with unique feature you can download the App on any smartphone also through the JioTV app, go to HD Devotional category, and you will find the logo of "Om Shanti channel GWS".
Kindly convey and share this information in the class as well as to your dear and near.
For us in Godlywood studio it's a moment of celebration. At this grand and lovely moment, we are thankful to Baba, Dadijis, senior brothers and sisters and our ancestors - particularly our visionary chairman - Respected Ramesh bhaiji. We are blessed by all of you.
Enclosing Snapshots for your reference.
IBY, With Warm Regards,
World Renewal Spiritual Trust
Diwali Celebration in Gyan Sarovar
3 Nov 2017
Gyan Sarovar, October 12th, 2017
Festival of Diwali was celebrated today with great warmth in Harmony Hall of Gyan Sarovar.
Chief Administrative Head of Brahma Kumaris Rajyogini Dadi Janaki, Dadi Ratan Mohini, Dadi Ishu along with Br Nirwair Ji, Dr. Nirmala Didi, Dr. Pratap, Rajyogini Sr Munni, Br Bhupal were present.
Thousands of Brahmins from Shantivan, Pandav Bhawan, Global Hospital, etc. also participated in the celebration.
Respected Rajyogi Br Suraj welcomed all the honorable guests with the garland of flowers.
Madhur Vaani group presented a beautiful song. Double foreigner sisters presented a mesmerising dance.
The launch of the celebration was done with giant cake cutting.
Gyan Sarovar was lighted with electirc bulbs all around. It looked like an adorned bride. Spirituality and exaltation undulated in the musical atmosphere of Gyan Sarovar.
Brahma Bhojan was also a main attraction. All the Brahmins received Brahma Bhojan with the completion of the program.
Promotional material - Peace of Mind Channel Numbers, Flax, Banner and Stickers
3 Nov 2017
Greeting of peace from Madhuban
Click here to download Peace of Mind TV channel promotional material like flax, banner, sticker, etc
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Education Conference Valedictory Session On “From the Empowered India Towards the Golden Age”
19 Oct 2017
The Valedictory Session of the All India Senior Secondary Teachers’ Conference on “From the Empowered India Towards the Golden Age” was conducted with welcoming the speakers and a divine dance by Kumari Ashwini in the Diamond Hall of Brahma Kumaris’ Shantivan Campus on September 24, 2017 at 6.00 p.m. and with participation of senior secondary teachers from all over India and Nepal, as reported by Dr. Brahma Kumar Yudhisthir, Executive Member, Education Wing (RE &RF) and Associate Editor, The World Renewal, the monthly English spiritual magazine, Shantivan.
B.K. Karuna, Director, Information & Public Relations, the Brahma Kumaris, Mount Abu, participating as the Chairperson of the session, said, “The teachers are our hopes. You are the responsible instruments for whatever is merged in the students. I still remember my primary teachers. Whatever I have become now, it is their contribution. But, today, whatever is taught to students, there is no sanskar in them. The Indian culture makes true human being from the very beginning of childhood. The B. K. Organization is imparting the values of earlier Gurukul education where the teachers were called Gurus, but here God is the Satguru, the Supreme Teacher of all teachers. He is Incorporeal, Satyam, Shivam and Sundaram, who is instilling the real Indian values, spirituality and culture now. You have already understood and realized the importance of the value and spiritual education of the B. K. Organization along with the teaching of the subjects of the study, give value and spiritual education to your students and teach them the art of living.”
Dr. B. K. Ved Guliani, Executive Member, Education Wing, Hisar, said, “When a candle is able to disperse darkness, the bright torch of knowledge will, undoubtedly, finish the darkness of ignorance from the society. The teachers should not wait for the directives or circulars to come from the government to bring about changes in themselves and education system. Rather, they themselves should take the initiative for self-change.” He shared his experience as a child in school of telling truth that he had not touched the feet of his parents while coming to school at the enquiry of the school’s new Principal, who was quite happy that there was one child in the assembly who had the courage of telling the truth. In the like manner, teachers and students should inculcate values in life without expecting directives or circulars from the government. In order to take the empowered India towards the Golden Age, we teachers should also make personal and individual efforts through various campaigns all over India, and thereby become the role models for students and others to follow. He also added, “The Prime Minister Narendra Modi was of the considered opinion that Brahma Kumaris are engaged in the noble task of spiritual development not only through speech and preaching but also that they practice and demonstrate in their life and manners whatever they preach.”
Prof. S.R. Nirajana, Vice Chancellor, Gulbarga University, Karnataka, said, “Knowledge is power. Education is a paradise for human beings. Those who have got education have got their third eye opened. Education will change the face of the nation and life. All universities are only talking of quality education but there is no practical implementation. Whereas other universities are only giving degrees, the Brahma Kumaris is the only university in the world imparting value and spiritual education for peace, values, spiritual happiness and quality life. Students are now obsessed with computers, mobile phones and other gadgets. The days of dictating and taking notes are gone. They are downloading study materials from the internet through computer. But, computer will not give them peace, values and spirituality. Due to lack of spiritual thinking, the students are moving towards committing crimes after getting their degrees. Now, the role of the teachers is to play the role of good counselor in spiritual matters.” He also expressed that he was quite impressed with the spiritual activities of the Organization and highlighted some of its objectives, which will help in transforming secondary education and in making a noble India.
B.K. Mruthyunjaya, Vice Chairperson, Education Wing (RERF), Mount Abu, said, “The term ‘teacher’ itself has great value. Teachers should become tower of knowledge, peace, purity and bliss. Their role is to rectify the weaknesses of students. They should follow the teachings of the Brahma Kumaris in the field of values and spirituality and inculcate them in personal life to motivate the students.” He also mentioned that former UGC Chairman Prof. Hari Gautam, who had a very high opinion of the Brahma Kumaris university when he stated, “ We have different universities, but the Brahma Kumaris university is the only spiritual/Godly university.”
Rajyogini B. K. Vijaya, Sub-Zone In-charge, the Brahma Kumaris, Gulbarga, Karnataka, said, “Teachers, soldiers and farmers have the responsible role in building the nation. Teachers are called the architects because the destiny of the nation lies in its classrooms. There is a need to align the material knowledge with spiritual knowledge; the former fulfills our physical necessities, comforts and luxuries whereas the latter gives us the value system, inner peace and inspires uof the world can be solved only by Spirituality” and went on to state that the problems of the present world can be dealt effectively by blending Science with Spirituality. He expressed happiness that BKs are spreading value-based knowledge through various courses on Value Education& Spirituality.
Shri Anil Kumar Singh, Dy. Director, DESIDOC, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi enlightened the august gathering about the long-standing relationship between DRDO and BKs by going back to the times when Mr APJ Kalam was its head. He also mentioned about the projects jointly undertaken which were a success and the benefit of meditation to soldiers who were serving in harsh and hostile conditions.
Shri Harish R Bhat, Scientist, Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc, Bangalore stated that Gyan Sarovar was the place where one could quench the thirst for knowledge and is a place where it is possible to take care and give mother nature its due.
BK Lovely, Faculty, SpARC Wing, Delhi took the entire gathering on a meditative journey with the aid of a guided commentary.
Prof. Dr. BK Bipin Contractor (Retd), Core Group Member, SpARC, Ahmedabad thanked the dignitaries, delegates and BKs of various departments for extending assistance which ensured a smooth termination of the inaugural session.
The entire session was well co-ordinated by BK Srinidhi, RJ Radio Madhuban, Abu Road.
The session concluded with distribution of gifts to all dignitaries and delegates.
Photo Caption Details:
01. A view of dignitaries sitting on stage
02. A view of the Audience
03. Candle lighting by the dignitaries
04. Kumari Lahar welcoming all the delegates and dignitaries
05. Shri Maari Shashidhar Reddy, former Vice Chairman, NDMA, Govt. of India New Delhi
06. Dr. (Maj Gen) J. K. Bansal, VSM, Chikitsa Ratna, former Member, NDMA
07. Dr. P. G. Radhakrishna, Director In-Charge, KSSRDI, Bangalore
08. Shri Chandra Bhushan, Dy DG, Centre for Science & Environment, New Delhi
09. Dr N Bhaskaran, Director, Tamil University, Tamil Nadu
10. Shri Anil Kumar Singh, Dy. Director, DESIDOC, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi
11. Shri Harish R Bhat, Scientist, Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc, Bangalore
Click on the links below to watch videos for various sessions.
Click here to access the Youtube playlist to preview all the Sessions, Discourses & Cultural items of this 4 day event.
Raksha Bandhan Greetings from Godlywood Studio
23 Sep 2017
Dear divine brothers and sisters,
Wish you a very happy and prosperous Raksha Bandhan.This is a bond of love... A bond of togetherness... It's a thread that binds... Our lives and our hearts...
With warm regards,
In photos: Rakhi Celebration before Dadiji left for London on July 30th, 2017
23 Sep 2017
Important Message from Karunabhai re: Madhuban Messages
23 Sep 2017
Greetings of h appiness to the whole divine family!
We have been observing that many unwanted messages are being circulated recently with Subject: Baba’s Sandesh for Dadi Gulzarji, Message from Madhuban and other misguiding messages. We kindly request all our divine family members to not pay attention to such messages, and definitely do not forward such misguiding messages to anyone .
Sandesh from Avyakt BapDada or any other official messages will be sent through the Madhuban Rosary only. Madhuban Rosary messages are authentic, and are to be accepted and trusted. According to the time and need, directions will be given through Madhuban Rosary from the concerned authorities.
This is the great Confluence Age, full of celebration s and the joy of being with Holiest Bap Dada and the sweet Divine Brahm in family. Ocean of Love , Shiva Baba , is sustaining us with His knowledge and protecting us with Shrimat - this is truly the beauty of the drama. We are so lucky to be under the canopy of Supreme Father, Almighty Shiva Baba.
Let us continue to be engaged in uplifting the Self, and the whole world by living as one Family, 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam ', and follow ing the footsteps of Sweetest Mama and Baba.
With loving regards,
B . K . Karuna
Sevak Media HQ
Letter of remembrance from Dadi Jankiji - 22nd July 2017
22 Sep 2017
Dear Divine jewels,
Om shanti and greetings
We are sharing letter of remembrance from Dadi Jankiji on returning to Shantivan from the hospital in Mumbai.
Click here to download in English.
Click here to download in Hindi.
With lots of love
300 BK Sisters surrendered to God Father Shiva in the month of Shravan
21 Sep 2017
300 B K Sisters surrendered to God Father Shiva in the month of Shravan
Parents also participated in the Ceremony
Abu Road, July 19, 2017: The month of Shravan is associated to the Bholanath God Father Shiva. It is taken for granted that the Supreme Soul Shiva gets delighted if one heartily worships Him. What is better than the act of accepting as one’s bridegroom in the month of Shravan? This act happened when 300 young B K sisters from various parts of India handed over the springs of their life to God Shiva and surrendered themselves to the Brahma Kumaris Institution. In this occasion, their parents and relatives also were present.
Addressing thousands of participants in this occasion, Dadi Ratan Mohini, Joint Chief of the Brahma Kumaris, said,” the life in this birth is the best of the lives in all other births. One in whose life God Himself resides, becomes free from all evils. It is great virtue to surrender one’s life in order in order to do Godly services with body, mind and wealth”.
B K Munni, Program Manager, Brahma Kumaris, addressed the surrendered sisters, saying, “Be good and great by inculcating the divine values in life and also be the source of inspiration for others”.
B K Nirwair, General Secretary, Brahma Kumaris, said,” our sisters have showed that if women wish they can change the world, eradicate any dogmatic rites and evil tendencies. These will be successful in changing the society by doing their positive self- transformation”.
B K Brijmohan, Addl. Secretary, B K Mrutyunjay, Executive Secretary, B K Bhupal, Manager of Shantivan, B K Amirchand along with many others expressed their thoughts on the occasion.
What is Surrender?
Those sisters get surrendered, who, after coming in contact with the Brahma Kumaris Institution, observe completely all rules and regulations and practice Rajyoga meditation as trainees. In this act of their surrender ceremony, all rites of divine marriage are observed.
After their surrender, the sisters go to different B K Centres spread throughout the country. By staying there they improve their lives and engage themselves in the service of others. The B K Institution take their full responsibilities.
During the ceremony, they were decorated with yellow head-dresses and were welcomed with the music of band party. They were also made to take the oath to stick to their aims and objectives and to perform the best actions, so that they can be successful in achieving their aims.
Videos of Administration Wing Conference on "Strengthening Our Roots" held in Gyan Sarovar
21 Sep 2017
Dear Divine Family,
Greetings from Gyan Sarovar…
Watch all the Videos of Administration Wing Conference on "Strengthening Our Roots" from 14th July to 18th July 2017 held in Gyan Sarovar Mount Abu on Brahma Kumaris Gyan Sarovar Official Youtube Channel.
Click here to access the playlist to preview all the Sessions, Discourses & Cultural items of this 4 day event.
In Godly Service,