Spiritual Guide | Satguru Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj
During the Silver Jubilee Annual Nirankari
Sant Samagam in 1972, Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji
and Nirankari Rajmata Kulwant Kaur Ji were
weighed against currency notes by devotees as a
mark of their faith and devotion. Baba Gurbachan
Singh Ji declared that the amount would be spent
only on missionary activities and public
welfare. Consequently, one college, a number of
schools and dispensaries were set up in various
parts of the country. This was carried forward
by Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj with full
enthusiasm. By the time Baba Ji left, the
Mission had four hospitals in Delhi, Kolkata,
Chennai and Agra, 137 dispensaries and 10
pathological laboratories across the country -
all functioning on charitable basis. The Mission
contemplated to set up a full-fledged Sant
Nirankari Health City in Delhi for which the
ground breaking ceremony was performed by Baba
Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj on his 61st Birthday on
February 23, 2015.
The Mission had 79 tailoring and embroidery training centres in Delhi and other parts of the country, for the benefit of the widows and other needy women. As regards education, in addition to the College, the Mission had 24 schools to provide good education even to those who normally found it out of their reach due to financial constraints. The stress in the Nirankari educational institutions was on moral education and preparing the children to rise as responsible citizens. The deserving and brilliant students were given scholarships to pursue higher studies and professional courses.
Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj paid special attention to Mussoorie. He cherished Mussoorie not to remain a fascinating tourist place only, but become an important centre for Nirankari devotees to get together. Even people in general may identify Mussoorie with the Mission. Hence, with the kind blessings of Baba Ji, first of all an ambulance was attached to the Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhawan which started serving the needy from 1991. In 1992 the Bhawan was also provided a Shav Vahan to carry dead bodies.
A tailoring and embroidery training centre for women was opened in the Mussoorie Bhawan in 1994 which was inaugurated by Pujya Mata Savinder Ji. A similar training centre was opened at Jhari Pani, about 10kms from Mussoorie. Later on charitable dispensaries were also started at both the places. Mussoorie also got a pathological laboratory which was inaugurated by Nirankari Rajmata Ji in 1996. In 1998-1999, the Mission adopted a Primary School at Camel Back Road, not very far from the Satsang Bhawan. Moreover, from 2010 the Mission started paying the salary of five teachers in Mussoorie Girls Inter College. All these steps to serve the local community brought the residents of Mussoorie quite close to the Mission. The Corporation formally honoured and thanked Baba Ji at a special function in June, 2013.