Mumbai, Maharahtra India (PressExposure) December 03, 2011 -- The Mumbai Zone of the Brahma Kumaris today announced that its mega Platinum Jubilee Festival would be launched on December 17, 2011 at Somaiya Ground, Sion - Chunnabhatti, Mumbai. The 9-day Celebration revolving around the theme of 'One God, One World, One Family' will include the participation of Celebrities, Spiritual Leaders, Industrialists, Film Stars and other opinion makers, besides discourses, interactive sessions, stress and de-addiction counseling, Shivir, Raja Yoga courses, contests and other activities.
The nationwide celebrations were inaugurated by President Smt. Pratibha Patil at Gurgaon (near Delhi) on September 16, 2011. The Mumbai leg of festivities will begin with the opening ceremony on December 17th which will be graced and inaugurated by Rajyogini Dadi Ratan Mohiniji, Joint Chief of Brahma Kumaris. It will be followed by the Professionals Meeting on Dec 18 which would have participation of various reputed dignitaries from various walks of life. This will be followed by various interactive sessions by renowned Brahma Kumari Shivani-(Awakening with Brahma Kumaris Fame -'Aastha') on Dec 18th, 19th, & 20th, Session on Secrets of Holy Gita by Brahma Kumari Usha on Dec 21st, 22nd & 23rd, Haldi Kumkum & Culinary Art contest for women on Dec 23 and closing ceremony on 25th December.
"We may be born to different parents, but we are all children of one universal family and God is our universal creator. By adopting the principles of Raj Yoga and an enlightened lifestyle, we can make our lives happy and peaceful. Through understanding the three divine secrets of Self, God and Matter, we can understand the principles of this unique World Drama which will give depth and quality in our lives. Brahma Kumaris have for the last 75 years, sought to bring harmony in human relations and change the attitudes and outlook of man so that there is the spirit of brotherhood, love and co-operation" says Rajyogini, B K Santosh Didi, Zonal Head - Maharashtra & Andhra Pradesh
Social and Spiritual Services rendered by Brahma Kumaris
Brahma Kumaris has 9000 Rajyoga Centres in 137 countries - a living tribute to its broadness of vision and ability to appeal to people across physical dissimilarities.
Brahma Kumaris has applied the science of spirituality to various fields:
It has a hospital (Global Hospital, Mt. Abu and BSES Brahma Kumaris Hospital, Andheri) that practices the use of medicine along with meditation. It has well-documented medical programs that help heal people with heart ailments, diabetes and other health problems.
It runs education programs in schools, encouraging children to imbibe a value-based lifestyle.
It runs stress-management courses in some of the leading corporations of the world.
It partners with the United Nations, to conduct projects of global benefit.
It encourages farmers to shift from chemical based farming to a combination of organic farming and 'yogic kheti' (yogic agriculture).
It has an astonishing success rate with people who desire to leave their addictions, whatever they may be.
Truly, the applications of Rajyoga are as diverse as the people who inhabit the planet.
The institution's purpose is to share the vision of a world where people live in harmony with others and to strengthen individual awareness of the dignity and inherent worth of every human being, through Meditation and Spiritual Wisdom.
Recognizing the vital role of women in society, it is run mostly by women with a spirit of dedication, devotion, renunciation and sacrifice for the welfare of the society as a whole, without any distinction on the basis of race, religion, nationality, caste or creed and without charging any fees.
All courses and lectures of Brahma Kumaris are offered free of cost.
"It is a pleasure to inaugurate the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of the Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya. 75 years is an important milestone in the journey of any organization. Brahma Kumaris is not a religion, but a spiritual fraternity, and with its message of the importance of a spiritually rich life and value-based living, it has touched the lives of thousands of people from all walks of life from different nations, culture, creeds and races. It is, therefore, apt for such an organization to have chosen the theme "One God, One World, One Family" to celebrate its Platinum Jubilee," the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Patil had remarked in her address inaugurating the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.
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