Baba Hardev Singh Ji
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