International Day of Tolerance

International Day of Tolerance

With the message of ‘Tolerance for Peaceful Coexistence’ on their sweat shirts and ‘Service with Humility’ on helmets, more than 5,000 devotees of the Sant Nirankari Mission travelled on their scooters and motor cycles from all over Delhi and Greater Delhi and assembled in the Samagam Ground along Burari Road in North Delhi on November 16, 2013 to celebrate the International Day of Tolerance declared by the UN.

In a rather innovative approach to organizing a rally, the Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation provided a special kit to every participant which they put on while travelling right from their residence up to the Samagam Ground. They donned the same while going back also. They were advised to travel in groups of less than five so that the message of tolerance they sought to convey got spread extensively.

The participants carried placards with various messages related to tolerance such as: ‘Learn Tolerance from Nature’; ‘Tolerance – Base of Human Values’; ‘Tolerance – the Real Human Essence’; ‘Tolerance Takes us a Long Way’; ‘Where there is Tolerance, there is Peace’; and ‘Tolerance Ends Violence’. Similarly, there were some other messages which included: ‘Plant Trees, Save the World’; ‘Respecting Women is Respecting Humanity’; ‘Peace, not Pieces – Let’s work for it’; ‘Clean Living, Healthy Living’; and the like.

Blessing the Rally, His Holiness said that the United Nations have declared today as the ‘International Day of Tolerance’ to draw the attention of the world to the need for this human virtue for the entire mankind. As we all know, no human being is prepared to tolerate the other. There are conflicts in the name of religion, caste and other negative tendencies. We find that intolerance is disturbing every individual, family, community and nation on one account or the other. We find intolerance resulting in violence even on roads. One driver does not allow the other to pass, and there is bloodshed.

Baba Ji said that the Sant Nirankari Mission has always been committed to human values, religious tolerance and communal harmony. The Mission’s message is universal and aims at universal brotherhood which means love, compassion and tolerance. He appreciated the enthusiasm with which all the participants had joined the rally. He advised them to maintain the spirit not only while celebrating the International Day of Tolerance but in their daily life also.

The Chief Guest on the occasion, Mahabali Satpal Ji, Olympic Champion for Wrestling appreciated the Mission’s commitment towards tolerance under the benign guidance of Satguru Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj. He said that the world’s arsenals are already full of deadly weapons and, therefore, the message of tolerance is the dire need of the day.

Concluding the Rally, Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj flagged off the riders to travel back to their homes while spreading the same message, of course.

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First Sewa Dal Training Camp in Scandinavia

First Sewa Dal Training Camp in Scandinavia

First Sewa Dal Training Camp in ScandinaviaFirst Sewa Dal Training Camp in Scandinavia
First Sewa Dal Training Camp in ScandinaviaFirst Sewa Dal Training Camp in Scandinavia
First Sewa Dal Training Camp in ScandinaviaFirst Sewa Dal Training Camp in Scandinavia

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden hosted the first Sewa Dal Training Camp of Scandinavia on September 28 and 29, 2013. Presided over by Rev Sanjay Arora from UK, the camp was attended by members of Sewa Dal from Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Rev Balbir Singh, the Sewa Dal Sanchalak from UK also addressed the participates.

Besides P.T. parade and games, the participants were also explained the principles of Sewa Dal, the code of conduct and importance of discipline and humility for the Sewa Dal volunteers.

The participants were blessed by His Holiness Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj through an audio clip. They were also shown a video documentary on Sewa Dal and social welfare activities of the Mission.

Rev Surjit Bhatia thanked all the guests and participants.

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SNM Annual General Body Meeting Held in Nepal

SNM Annual General Body Meeting Held in Nepal

11- Member Executive Committee Elected

The 24th Annual General Body Meeting of the Sant Nirankari Mandal, Nepal was held in the Satsang Bhawan, Lalitpur, Kathmandu on Friday, September 6, 2013. While the Meeting was presided over by Shri Nar Bahadur Rawal, president of the Mandal in Nepal, Rev Harbans Lal Arora Ji, Member Incharge Foreign Department and Sewa Dal, Sant Nirankari Mandal, Delhi was present as the Chief Guest.

SNM Annual General Body Meeting Held in Nepal
SNM Annual General Body Meeting Held in NepalSNM Annual General Body Meeting Held in Nepal
SNM Annual General Body Meeting Held in NepalSNM Annual General Body Meeting Held in Nepal

Those who attended the meeting included all the central office-bearers, Mukhis, Gyan Pracharaks, Sewa Dal Kshetriya Sanchalaks, Sanchalaks and other office bearers from all over Nepal. The Vice-President of the Mandal, Shri Krishan Bahadur Panth welcomed the participants while Secretary Shri Anil Maharjan presented the Annual Report for 2012-13 and Treasurer Shri Krishan Kanhiya Pathak presented the budget for 2013-14.

Seven students belonging to Nirankari families were given cash awards for passing SLC examination with outstanding marks.

The meeting elected the following 11 saints as Members of the Executive Committee:

1. Shri Nar Bahadur Rawal, President

2. Shri Krishan Bahadur Panth, Vice-President

3. Shri Anil Maharjan, Secretary

4. Shri Nar Bahadur Vishvkarma, Asstt. Secretary

5. Shri Krishan Kanahiya Pathak, Treasurer

6. Shri Devraj Rimal, Member

7. Shri Meghalal K.C. Member

8. Shri Laxman Basnet, Member

9. Shri Puran Bahadur Swanr, Member

10. Shri Ramshankar Shah, Member

11. Shri Laxman Lal Dass, Member

In addition, the meeting elected four saints to be associated with the Executive Committee.

1. Shri Mihir Kumar Thakur, Legal Advisor

2. Shri Jhappar Vishwakarma, Engineer

3. Shri Jhankar Bahadur Rawal, Liaison Officer

4. Shri Ramhari Sharma, Advisor

SNM Annual General Body Meeting Held in Nepal
SNM Annual General Body Meeting Held in NepalSNM Annual General Body Meeting Held in Nepal
SNM Annual General Body Meeting Held in Nepal

On September 7, Rev Harbans Lal Arora Ji presided over a congregation where about 1000 saints were present from all over Nepal. Addressing the congregation, Rev Arora Ji said that Satguru Baba Hardev Singh Ji is not only uniting us with God which is the primary aim of human life, but also guiding us the live as enlightened beings. If we translate all his teachings into action in our day-to-day life, it will become the greatest source of promoting the Mission, he said.

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Satguru is our Supreme Guide Holy Sister Mohini Ji Addresses Congregation

Satguru is our Supreme Guide Holy Sister Mohini Ji Addresses Congregation

Satguru is our Supreme Guide Holy Sister Mohini Ji Addresses Congregation
Satguru is our Supreme Guide Holy Sister Mohini Ji Addresses CongregationSatguru is our Supreme Guide Holy Sister Mohini Ji Addresses Congregation

Holy Sister Mohini Ahuja, Zonal Incharge Andhra Pradesh addressed a very well attended congregation in Amritsar, Punjab on Sunday, August 25, 2013. She said that even after blessings us with God-knowledge, Satguru remains our supreme guide and continues to teach us the art of living on the basis of Brahmgyan. It is he who tells us to live with love, humility and spirit of cooperation. Naturally, this keeps us away from tension and devotees carry a divine smile on their face.

Holy Sister Mohini Ji said that devotion turns an ordinary meal into Prasad (a blessing), water into Amrit (nectar) and a house into Mandir (temple). Devotion certainly makes our life noble and sublime. That is why Satguru advises us to seek the company of saints (Satsang), do Simiran (remembrance of God) and perform selfless service (Sewa).

Holy Sister Mohini Ji added that it is the duty of every devotee to live life as per the wisdom of the True Master. Otherwise, he or she may be influenced by ego which only leads to hatred, jealousy and violence. There is only pain and misery. Hence we must obey Satguru and stay happy, humble, and contented.

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