February 23: Tree Plantation and Cleanliness Drive held in Bilaspur, HP

Tree Plantation on Guru Puja Diwas held in Bilaspur (HP)

Sant Nirankari Mandal, Bilaspur branch organized Tree Plantation and Cleanliness Drive on the birthday of Baba Hardev Singh Ji, called ‘Guru Puja Diwas’.

Tree Plantation on Guru Puja Diwas held in Bilaspur
Tree Plantation on Guru Puja Diwas held in BilaspurTree Plantation on Guru Puja Diwas held in Bilaspur
Tree Plantation on Guru Puja Diwas held in BilaspurTree Plantation on Guru Puja Diwas held in Bilaspur

The chief guest of the occasion was the Councilor of ward no. 17, Shri Tayab Hussain. Under the supervision of Sewa Dal’s Sanchalak Dilip Keshwani, trees were planted in the premises of Sant Nirankari Bhawan and streets of Imli Para were cleaned. The local devotees and Sewa Dal members made their contributions in this task.

While appreciating this campaign undertaken by the Mission, Shri Tayab Hussain said that the activities of Sant Nirankari Mandal like - Blood Donation Camps, Cleanliness Drive and Tree Plantation are inspiring for all of us to imbibe.

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February 23: Free Eye Operation Camp Concludes at Akhnoor

Free Eye Operation Camp Concludes at Akhnoor (J&K)

(Intra Ocular Lens surgery for cataract)

(19th to 23rd Feb 2013)

With the blessing of His Holiness Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj, free eye operation camp concludes at Akhnoor (J&K) on February 19 to 23, 2013 successfully concluded on Guru Puja Diwas. The camp was organised in collaboration with Directorate of Health Services Jammu, BMO, Akhnoor, in the guidance of Ajit Singh Ji, Zonal Incharge and supervision of Shri Sansar Chand Ji, Sanjoyak, Akhnoor.

Free Eye Operation Camp Concludes at Akhnoor

The Camp was inaugurated by Shri Kuldeep Verma (Chairman, OBC advisory Board, J&K) on 19th Feb 2013, on the opening day more than 780 patients (mostly aged) were checked by eminent local eye specialist and 76 of them were operated and given free boarding and loading at Mahajan Sabha (akhnoor), Members of Nirankari sewadal gave exemplary service in all 5 days (24X7) and was hugely admired by local civil population and administration as well.

Free Eye Operation Camp Concludes at AkhnoorFree Eye Operation Camp Concludes at Akhnoor
Free Eye Operation Camp Concludes at AkhnoorFree Eye Operation Camp Concludes at Akhnoor

On February 23, 2013 the camp concluded. On the occasion Shri Sham Lal Sharma (Hon’ble Minister for PHE/Irrigation/Flood Control) came and appreciated service of Mission. He highlighted selfless services given by Mission and shared his experiences while he was health minister of the state. He said that along with superior contribution in blood donation mission under takes eye camps, plantation and cleanliness drives which is need of the hour.

Shri Vikrant Dogra represented from Sant Nirankar Charitable Foundation and gave detailed account of teaching and services provided by mission to the august gathering.

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February 23: Tree Plantation and Cleanliness Drive held in Mohali

Tree Plantation and Cleanliness Drive held in Mohali (Pb.)

Cleanliness is next to Godliness

In spite of heavy rain and inclement whether all the saints turned out in large numbers at various points for the purpose of cleanliness on the occasion of Guru Puja Diwas on February 23, 2013. The garbage was picked up in the Rahri, trolley and deposited it for the final disposal at garbage point. The Mission also organized ‘Tree Plantatio¬n Drive’ in the town.

Tree Plantation and Cleanliness Drive held in MohaliTree Plantation and Cleanliness Drive held in Mohali
Tree Plantation and Cleanliness Drive held in Mohali

The ‘Safai Abhiyan’ was started at 7AM at various places in the city. Dr. B. S. Cheema, Zonal Incharge, Chandigarh was also present for cleanliness campaign along with other Sewa Dal Adhikari of the Mission.

The ‘Tree Plantation Drive’ was started at 10 AM in the campus of Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre in Phase 6, religious practice by the Mission. People are planting medicated plants, which is beneficial for all. There was a great enthusiasm in the followers for this service. Mr. R.P. Sharma, M.C was present and was helping the followers of the Nirankari Mission. Gents, Ladies and children of the Mission participated in this Sewa with great enthusiasm. They were also carrying Motos, “Nar Sewa Narayan Pooja”, “Dharam Jorrta Hai Todta Nahi”, “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”, “Save Trees save World”, “Green city clean city” and “Plant Trees for Better Tomorrow”.

Tree Plantation and Cleanliness Drive held in MohaliTree Plantation and Cleanliness Drive held in Mohali
Tree Plantation and Cleanliness Drive held in MohaliTree Plantation and Cleanliness Drive held in Mohali
Tree Plantation and Cleanliness Drive held in MohaliTree Plantation and Cleanliness Drive held in Mohali
Tree Plantation and Cleanliness Drive held in Mohali

Local Zonal Incharge Chandigarh, Dr. B.S.Cheema Ji , said, “With the cleaning of environment around us, Nirankari Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj is making an effort to clean the minds and souls of saints from the harmful pollutants of hatred and selfishness, by giving them the precious God Knowledge. Planting trees and cleaning the city is an indication of purifying minds and spreading love to all”.

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February 23: An appreciative approach to save the environment by SNM Varanasi

An appreciative approach to save the environment by

Sant Nirankari Mission in Panjikrut

‘Guru Puja Diwas’ was celebrated in all branches of Varanasi on February 23, 2013. The program started with cleanliness drive from morning 6 am, followed by Sewa Dal rally and main congregation. Rev Ramashankar Shukla, Zonal Incharge and Sanyojak of Maldahiya, addressed the congregation.

An appreciative approach to save the environmentAn appreciative approach to save the environment
An appreciative approach to save the environmentAn appreciative approach to save the environment
An appreciative approach to save the environmentAn appreciative approach to save the environment
An appreciative approach to save the environment

Along with Zonal Incharge Rev Ramshakar Shukla, President of village Paterva, Rev Paras Patel and Mukhi of Sarnath branch, Rev Nand Lal joined at 7am for tree plantation and cleanliness drive.

An appreciative approach to save the environmentAn appreciative approach to save the environment
An appreciative approach to save the environmentAn appreciative approach to save the environment
An appreciative approach to save the environment

At Sewa Dal rally, the entire team of volunteers exercised PT and then prayed in the holy feet of True Master to bless them with courage and strength so as to serve the humanity.

An appreciative approach to save the environmentAn appreciative approach to save the environment

While addressing the rally, Rev Ramshakar Shukla mentioned, “By following the teachings of Satguru Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj, these selfless volunteers are showing their devotion to God by serving the society and overall humanity. Service to man is service to God. This selfless service is not only giving them spiritual contentment, but also allowing them to serve in a disciplined manner. The world today is under threat of Global warming and hence Nirankari Baba Ji is emphasizing on tree plantation to save the environment. Similarly, our minds can be saved from pollution by attaining God knowledge, thereby connecting our soul to the Super soul.

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February 22: Tree Planting at the Corngreaves Nature Reserve (Sandwell)

Tree Planting at the Corngreaves Nature Reserve (Sandwell - February 2013)

On February 22, 2013 to mark Guru Puja Diwas Celebrations taking place around the globe, the West Midlands Branch of the Mission were invited to plant more than 100 trees at the Corngreaves Nature Reserve in Old Hill, Sandwell. This is part of Haden Hill Park and the Corngreaves estate which is over 55 acres of land formerly belonging to George Alfred Haden. It is now in the ownership of Sandwell Council and has a green flag award. Over 30 members young and old gathered at the Heritage Building known as Haden Hill House and received a briefing from Amy Robinson the Parks Development Community Officer before commencing the programme. The Trees were a mixture of native species including Oak, Blackthorn, Birch, Rowan and Hawthorn, being a part of a community tree pack from the Woodland Trust. This was a Jubilee Woods Project, celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of the Her Majesty the Queen last year. They included one tree which had come from the Royal Sandringham Estate.

Tree Planting at the Corngreaves Nature ReserveTree Planting at the Corngreaves Nature Reserve
Tree Planting at the Corngreaves Nature Reserve

The members of the Mission undertook this noble initiative and Amy Robinson said, “We have held the green flag award for the last 8 years and hopefully we will still achieve this status when we are judged later this year, the work that you have done will contribute to the award itself as community involvement covers a large section of the award.”

Everyone involved thoroughly enjoyed the experience learning appreciation of the environment and the impact trees. Refreshments were served for all at the Tea Rooms of Haden Hill Hall. The organisers were extremely impressed by the efforts of the volunteers who made their way to the site on Friday afternoon on a working day. The future generations to come will benefit from the positive seeds that were sewn on these lands. The Message of the Mission was circulated in the media through publications in the local newspapers and the website if Sandwell Council.

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