February 23: Tree Plantation and Cleanliness Campaign held in London

Tree Plantation and Cleanliness Campaign held in London

To mark Guru Puja Diwas on February 23, 2013, the London branch of the Sant Nirankari Mission held a tree planting initiative at the Missions main centre in Hayes and also planted trees at a church and grounds of Imperial College in Hayes. This programme was part of a global campaign towards creating a greater appreciation and deeper commitment to environmental protection, through planting new trees and taking care of the existing ones.

Tree Plantation and Cleanliness Campaign held in LondonTree Plantation and Cleanliness Campaign held in London
Tree Plantation and Cleanliness Campaign held in LondonTree Plantation and Cleanliness Campaign held in London
Tree Plantation and Cleanliness Campaign held in LondonTree Plantation and Cleanliness Campaign held in London

This act is not only helping to save the environment, but at the same time bringing all communities together and creating a greater awareness of the message of His Holiness Nirankari Baba Ji which is rapidly increasing all over the world. At the global level, trees and forests are closely linked with maintain of a crucial balance in nature. Hence, the task of environment protection is a universal responsibility of all of us.

Tree Plantation and Cleanliness Campaign held in LondonTree Plantation and Cleanliness Campaign held in London
Tree Plantation and Cleanliness Campaign held in LondonTree Plantation and Cleanliness Campaign held in London
Tree Plantation and Cleanliness Campaign held in LondonTree Plantation and Cleanliness Campaign held in London

40 volunteers from Sant Nirankari Mission in conjunction with ‘Street Champions’ of Hillingdon Council helped clean the streets of Sipson Lane. Thereafter, in conjunction with an organization called ‘Thames 21’ the volunteers from the Mission moved on to help clean the Hayes Canal being provided the appropriate equipment and receiving a briefing from the administrators. This was a great opportunity to work with different organizations and was a pleasure to witness great teamwork and building relationships within the community and acting upon the message of oneness – like His Holiness regularly directs.

Tree planting is a very positive action to take for the environment and is one answer to the threat of global warming. Lets spread this message and help save the world.

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February 23: Tree Plantation and Eye Donation Awareness Programme

Tree Plantation and Eye Donation Awareness Programme held at

Port Blair (Andaman &Nicobar Island)

The Sant Nirankari Mission Junglighat celebrated the birthday of Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj as Guru Puja Diwas on February 23, 2013 at its premises. To mark the day, the volunteers of the Mission, carried out tree plantation from Hotel Hornbill nest to Cobyn’s Cove beach in which 30 seedling were planted. The plants were provided by the Forest Department. The function was graced by the Councilor ward no17, PBMC, Shri J. Rajendren.

Tree Plantation and Eye Donation Awareness ProgrammeTree Plantation and Eye Donation Awareness Programme
Tree Plantation and Eye Donation Awareness ProgrammeTree Plantation and Eye Donation Awareness Programme
Tree Plantation and Eye Donation Awareness ProgrammeTree Plantation and Eye Donation Awareness Programme
Tree Plantation and Eye Donation Awareness ProgrammeTree Plantation and Eye Donation Awareness Programme
Tree Plantation and Eye Donation Awareness ProgrammeTree Plantation and Eye Donation Awareness Programme
Tree Plantation and Eye Donation Awareness Programme

Meanwhile, a eye donation awareness programme was also conducted by the Mission at its precincts yesterday in association with Eye Donation Center, Anit Shaha (Eye Specialist), G.B. Pant Hospital. Speaking on the occasion, she altogether 81 person including ladies registered their names for the donation of their eyes after death.

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February 23: Kolkata, West Bengal: Cleanliness Drive and Tree Plantation

Cleaning Drive at NRS Hospital and Tree Plantation held in Kolkata

Guru Puja Diwas was celebrated on February 23, 2013 by Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation, Kolkata. On this day, cleaning drive and tree plantation are also organized, where the Nirankari volunteers including children, women and elders cleaned up the waste of the Neel Ratan Government Hospital. After cleaning, they also planted trees in the premises of the hospital. This campaign took place within ward no. 78 and 79 in the nearby areas of Morebhanj and Bhuikailash. Apart from these places, this campaign was also held in Titagarh railway station, MG road and municipality area, under the supervision of dedicated devotee A.P. Tripathi.

Cleaning Drive at NRS Hospital and Tree Plantation held in KolkataCleaning Drive at NRS Hospital and Tree Plantation held in Kolkata

The volunteers of the campaign through slogans like - ‘Save Trees and Save World’, ‘Service to man is worship to God’, ‘Religion Unites, Never Divides’, ‘Green City, Clean City’, ‘Plant Trees for Better Tomorrow’, ‘Pollution Inside or Outside, both are Harmful’, ‘Green Trees, Healthy Mind and Body, This is the best way of life’, gave the messages of the Mission.

On this occasion, N.R.S. Hospital’s M.S.V.P. Prof. S. Majumdar, Principal Prof. S. Purkayast, H.O.D. of Radiotherapy Deptt. Prof. Amitabh Rai, Ward Master Shankar Rai, Shyamlal Ganguly and Assistant Superintendent Rajeev Mukherjee, S.P. Bairagi and Ardhendu Dinda, dignitaries were present, who appreciated the selfless service of the Nirankari Volunteers.

On this occasion, a Sewa Dal rally and Satsang programme were also organized in Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhawan, where saints took a pledge of selfless service and prayed for the long life of Nirankari Baba Ji.

The contributions of Regional Manager, Gurmail Singh, Durga Prasad Vishwakarma, Bhola and Vicky were commendable to make this campaign successful.

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February 23: Illford, UK: Cleanliness Drive and Tree Plantation

Tree Plantation at Valentines Park, East London

On February 23, 2013 the devotees of the East London Branch (Ilford) in partnership with Redbridge Council planted evergreen trees in Valentines Park a well renowned and popular park in the heart of the community. The Local community, use the park for socialising and to enjoy the natural environment.

Mr Peter Marshall, the Arboricultural Officer of the Redbridge Council assisted in arranging the tree plantation ceremony and wholly appreciated the contribution of the Mission towards conservation and environmental issues.

Tree Plantation at Valentines Park, East London, IllfordTree Plantation at Valentines Park, East London, Illford
Tree Plantation at Valentines Park, East London, IllfordTree Plantation at Valentines Park, East London, Illford
Tree Plantation at Valentines Park, East London, Illford

The Vice-President of the Nirankari Mandal in the United Kingdom, Rev S.P. Bhandari Ji and Gurpreet Bhatia Ji Social Welfare Executive Incharge initiated the ceremony with the support of the local Sewa Dal volunteers. A total of 3 trees were planted which will remain at the centre point of the park for years to come. A plaque with an inscription, noting the contribution of the Mission, will stand next to the trees for all passers-by to read. Although the bitter cold weather persisted and light flakes of snow fell, devotees young and old from across the city attended the plantation programme to participate in the Guru Puja Celebrations.

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February 23: Kaithal, Hry: Cleanliness Drive and Tree Plantation

A Blissful environment on Guru Puja Diwas

Guru Puja Diwas was celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion at the Nirankari Satsang Bhavan, Kaithal on February 23, 2013. Devotees participated in various skits, songs, dances, making the environment blissful. The day started with a cleaning campaign at the bus depot. Sewa Dal volunteers undertook cleaning activities at offices, surroundings and at the park areas that impressed the Road. The congregation took place in the presence of Rev Rajendra Juneja. Various other speakers took part in devotional skits and other divine activities.

A Blissful environment on Guru Puja DiwasA Blissful environment on Guru Puja Diwas
A Blissful environment on Guru Puja DiwasA Blissful environment on Guru Puja Diwas
A Blissful environment on Guru Puja DiwasA Blissful environment on Guru Puja Diwas
A Blissful environment on Guru Puja DiwasA Blissful environment on Guru Puja Diwas
A Blissful environment on Guru Puja DiwasA Blissful environment on Guru Puja Diwas

Rev Rajendra Juneja said – Man is living in ignorance. Only after attaining enlightenment, man can improve his life. After God-knowledge man will live happily here and hereafter! It is not easy to maintain balance in family life and congregations. Only those who attain divine virtues are able to manage this. It is because of the distance of hearts, there is violence all around. Only with the feeling of brotherhood will there be love and respect. Devotees from many other neighboring villages had participated and sought blessings on the occasion of Guru Puja Diwas.

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