Baba Hardev Singh Ji

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Baba Hardev Singh Ji Ma­haraj, for­mer Head of the Sant Ni­rankari Mis­sion has been hon­oured with the Award – “2017 Supreme Spir­i­tual Icon of the Year” on be­half of the US based or­ga­ni­za­tion ‘We Care for Hu­man­ity’ (WCH). The Award was an­nounced in Delhi on Sun­day, April 30, 2017 by Her Ex­cel­lency Maria Tor­res, Princess of the Royal King­dom of Sulu, who is the Founder Pres­i­dent of the Or­ga­ni­za­tion and Chair­per­son of its ‘Global Of­fi­cials of Dig­nity Awards Com­mit­tee’. The an­nounce­ment was made in the pres­ence of Her Ho­li­ness Ni­rankari Sat­guru Mata Savin­der Hardev Ji Ma­haraj at a vast con­gre­ga­tion be­ing at­tended by thou­sands of Ni­rankari devo­tees from

Delhi, Greater Delhi and ad­join­ing ar­eas. Her Ex­cel­lency, the Princess in­vited Sat­guru Mata Savin­der Hardev Ji Ma­haraj to re­ceive the Award on be­half of Baba Ji at the 4th An­nual WCH Hu­man­i­tar­ian Sum­mit to be held at the United Na­tion in New York in Au­gust this year and ad­dress the global au­di­ence to share with them Baba Ji’s ac­com­plish­ments and dis­tinct cal­iber of tal­ent he will al­ways be re­mem­bered for. Her Ex­cel­lency Princess Maria Tor­res said that Baba Ji has been hon­oured in recog­ni­tion of his com­pas­sion and love for hu­man­ity which will al­ways re­main em­bed­ded in ev­ery­one’s heart, par­tic­u­larly the Ni­rankaris, world­wide. She said that by giv­ing this hon­our and recog­ni­tion to Baba Ji, we our­selves feel hon­oured. She said that to erad­i­cate vi­o­lence and poverty, one­ness of mankind with God is the only so­lu­tion as Baba Ji preached. Sat­guru Mata Savin­der Hardev Ji Ma­haraj said that the Supreme Spir­i­tual Icon Award an­nounced by Princes Maria shows that Baba Ji’s mes­sage of love, one­ness and har­mony has reached across the world. Now, we have to take his legacy to those ar­eas also where it is yet to reach. Ear­lier, the Ex­ec­u­tive Pres­i­dent of the Sant Ni­rankari Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion Holy Sis­ter Bindiya Ch­habra Ji wel­comed Princess Maria with a Shawl.

Mahila Sa­m­agam Or­gan­ised in Chandi­garh

A Zonal-level Mahila Sa­m­agam was or­ga­nized at Sant Ni­rankari Sat­sang Bhawan, Sec­tor-30-A, Chandi­garh. A large num­ber of women devo­tees from all over the Chandi­garh Zone and sev­eral ad­join­ing branches par­tic­i­pated. Pre­sid­ing over the Sa­m­agam, Rev Raj Vas­dev Singh Ji, Mem­ber In­charge, Prachar Vib­hag from Delhi said that once we re­ceive God-knowl­edge, we get the vi­sion of one­ness. We rise above all the dis­crim­i­na­tions of caste, creed, colour and re­li­gion and own ev­ery­one with the spirit of kin­ship, whether il­lit­er­ate or ed­u­cated, rich or poor, man or woman. To­day Sat­guru Mata Savin­der Hardev Ji Ma­haraj is guid­ing and teach­ing us how to adopt pos­i­tiv­ity and avoid rit­u­al­ism af­ter re­ceiv­ing God-knowl­edge. Ear­lier, sev­eral devo­tees in­clud­ing chil­dren high­lighted the mas­sage of the Mis­sion through speeches, de­vo­tional songs, skits, ques­tion-an­swer rounds etc. us­ing dif­fer­ent lan­guages. Dr. Smt. J K Cheema, Ad­di­tional Zonal In­charge, Chandi­garh ex­pressed her grat­i­tude to the Chief Guests and the par­tic­i­pants.

Blood Do­na­tion Drive Or­ga­nized in Bahrain

With the be­nign bless­ings of Sat­guru Mata Savin­der Hardev Ji Ma­haraj, a blood do­na­tion drive was or­ga­nized on April 7, 2017 at Sal­maniya Med­i­cal Hos­pi­tal in Bahrain. The event was graced by the aus­pi­cious pres­ence of Rev Sukhdev Ji, Zonal In­charge Am­rit­sar and Holy Sis­ter Rev Ni­ran­jan Ji. The de­tails of the event were an­nounced over the lo­cal FM Ra­dio and so­cial me­dia and trans­port ar­range­ments made from var­i­ous places. Con­se­quently, a large num­ber of devo­tees of the Sant Ni­rankari Mis­sion as­sem­bled to do­nate their blood. Some vol­un­teers came from out­side the Mis­sion also. The Hos­pi­tal au­thor­i­ties were as­ton­ished to see such an over­whelm­ing re­sponse to the Mis­sion’s call for vol­un­tary do­na­tion of blood. Due to short­age of bags and other con­straints like stor­age ca­pac­ity, they could oblige 120 of them only. To oth­ers they ap­pealed to come as and when the Hos­pi­tal needs. A cer­tifi­cate of ap­pre­ci­a­tion was is­sued to the Mis­sion by the Min­istry of Health. Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Rev Sukhdev Ji also ap­pre­ci­ated the spirit of de­vo­tion and ded­i­ca­tion of the donors and ad­vised the or­ga­niz­ers to hold such events more than once ev­ery year in fu­ture. The event was well planned and ex­e­cuted un­der the guid­ance of Rev Vi­jay Ku­mar Bha­tia Ji, Sany­o­jak, Bahrain.

Sant Ni­rankari Mis­sion’s ‘Shakti’ Event Spot­lights Role of Women

The Sant Ni­rankari Mis­sion, which has been a pro­po­nent for the well-be­ing and equal­ity for all in all walks of life, also be­lieves that in or­der for women to be­come ef­fec­tive con­trib­u­tors to their com­mu­ni­ties, they must en­sure their own well-be­ing first. In light of this, the SNM Los An­ge­les branch Mar. 25 or­ga­nized an event, “Woman – The Shakti,” to pro­mote the well-be­ing of women, and of all the mem­bers of the so­ci­ety, at their cen­ter in Nor­walk, Calif. (March was also In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day.) The event kicked off with a friendly so­cial mixer dur­ing which par­tic­i­pants of all ages and their fam­i­lies min­gled and net­worked while en­joy­ing re­fresh­ments and live mu­si­cal per­for­mances. In honor of the prom­i­nent women who have re­shaped his­tory, mem­bers of the SNM pre­sented live en­act­ments of no­table women like Mother Teresa and Anne Frank while de­scrib­ing their re­mark­able achieve­ments de­spite many hard­ships. A high­light of the so­cial mixer was an in­vig­o­rat­ing dance per­for­mance by the Odissi Dance Cir­cle in part­ner­ship with the Dak­shini Ben­gali As­so­ci­a­tion. The dance, called “Mahisasur Mar­dini,” de­picted Durga’s pow­er­ful vic­tory over evil. Par­tic­i­pants were then able to ben­e­fit from a host of ser­vices pro­vided by vis­it­ing pro­fes­sion­als at var­i­ous booths, in­clud­ing acupunc­ture and chi­ro­prac­tic ad­vice, henna treat­ments, thread­ing, ayurveda tips as well as free med­i­cal con­sul­ta­tion and eye ex­am­i­na­tions. There was a live cook­ing demon­stra­tion, and ses­sions were also held on yoga and tech­niques of med­i­ta­tion. The event in­cluded a lively and an in­for­ma­tive talk show in which pre­sen­ters from a va­ri­ety of fields shared their ex­per­tise. The show be­gan with Dr. Sahil Cho­pra, an in­ter­nal medicine spe­cial­ist, who gave his in­sights into longevity and the fac­tors that al­low some peo­ple to out­live oth­ers in ex­cel­lent health. Keep­ing up with the theme of phys­i­cal health, Dr. Ashish Toor led a seg­ment on weight loss which veered away from the cliché di­ets and weight loss tech­niques. She fo­cused in­stead on a more holis­tic way of eat­ing nu­tri­tiously while main­tain­ing an ac­tive life­style with move­ment and ex­er­cise. There was also a seg­ment by Rupin­der Gautama on ex­ter­nal beauty, fo­cus­ing on the lat­est skin care ad­vances. Dur­ing other seg­ments of the pro­gram, Dr. San­tosh Tan­don, a scholar and pro­fes­sor of San­skrit, held a ses­sion on the core of hu­man well-be­ing, which is spir­i­tual health. She de­scribed how true peace and strength, or “Shakti,” starts from within, and is con­tin­gent on main­tain­ing an un­break­able con­nec­tion be­tween the hu­man soul and the su­per soul, or God. The high­light of the event was the recog­ni­tion given to three spe­cial women in the com­mu­nity, who have over­come in­cred­i­ble ob­sta­cles to suc­ceed, and, who have con­trib­uted in note­wor­thy ways to so­ci­ety at large. The event con­cluded with a pre­sen­ta­tion un­der­lin­ing the wel­fare ef­forts of SNM across its 2,000plus cen­ters, led by the guid­ance and di­rec­tion of Sat­guru Mata Savin­der Hardev Ji. A recog­ni­tion award for Satuguru Mata Ji was ac­cepted by Har­liveleen Ji of Ann Ar­bor, an ex­ec­u­tive mem­ber and in-charge of SNM so­cial wel­fare ac­tiv­i­ties in the U.S.

Sat­guru Mata Sawinder Hardev Ji Ma­haraj

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