Brahma Kumaris, the largest spiritual organization dedicated to personal transformation and world renewal celebrated its 80 years of success on March 26th 2017 with great zeal and enthusiasm. The organization’s 80th anniversary was marked with grand celebrations at its Shantivan Campus, Abu Road of Sirohi district in Rajasthan.
Having the major aim of helping individuals transform their perspective of the world from material to spiritual, Brahma Kumaris continues to inspire millions of its followers.
It is led by 101-year old Dadi Janki and is committed towards cultivating a deep collective consciousness of peace and of the individual dignity of each soul. It happens to the only Indian institution, active in more than 130 countries. The organization has a wide base of followers across the globe. Jagmohan Garg, the Delhi-based real estate magnate is also a keen follower of the Brahma Kumari’s spiritual group. He owes his success to the teachings of this group and believes, “Following a spiritual path becomes a necessity to rejuvenate the inner self and stay surrounded by positive vibes.”
Brahma Kumaris focus on the teachings of ancient meditation that help individuals focus on identity as a soul. Jagmohan Garg Delhi is a profound follower of the Brahma Kumaris and practices Raja Yoga to calm his mind. He firmly believes in the philosophy of Brahma Kumaris that meditation is the most effective medium that connects soul and mind.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi graced the event with his presence and addressed the audience via video conferencing. Jagmohan Garg highlighted that the PM expressed his views eloquently; as he inaugurated the four-day ‘International Conference-cum-Cultural Festival on God’s Wisdom for World Transformation’.
Focusing on the fact that, despite having different forms of worshiping God, India has always said that God was one, PM said, “In India, God is not different for the Hindus, Muslims and for Parsis. The truth is one, only different people may express it differently. We are such a country which does not believe in imposing our views on anyone. We are such people who believe that knowledge has no limits, knowledge has no timing, knowledge is not bound by anything, knowledge does not need any passport, knowledge does not need a visa.”
He further added, “In our culture, the 80th anniversary is a very special occasion. Brahma Kumar and Kumaris have spread the message of India’s rich culture throughout the world. The way Brahma Kumaris family has taken forward the reach of solar energy actively is commendable. By 2030, India aims to generate 40% energy from non-fossil fuels. By 2022, our aim is to ensure 175 GW of clean energy. About Rs. 11,000 crore has been saved by the use of LED bulbs. Brahma Kumaris organization can help spread this message,”
“Exploitation of nature is a crime for us, we believe in milking of nature,” PM Modi went on to say and added, “Let us further the use of digital transactions and make the system more transparent. This will bring down corruption.” He further emphasized on the dire need for the organization to help the government’s ‘Indradhanush’ vaccination programme for new-born children as lakhs of them suffer from various diseases.
The Brahma Kumaris lays great emphasis on the importance of women rights and their position in the society. Modi also focused on the importance of nutrition and empowerment of women, as he said, “Urge Brahma Kumaris family, Central and state departments to come up with plans to ensure proper nutrition. We have amended the Maternity Bill. This will benefit working women as leaves have been enhanced from 12 to 26 weeks.”
Talking about the clean India mission, PM Modi asserted, “Dadi ji and Brahma Kumaris have contributed towards Swachhata. Let us aim to build a Swachh Bharat that will be a tribute to Gandhi ji.”
The passion and enthusiasm exhibited by the aficionados of Brahma Kumaris reflect its growing popularity which has established it as the world’s leading spiritual organization.