SANT NIRANKARI MISSION ORGANIZES MASSIVE TREE PLANTATION AND CLEANLINESS DRIVE
Delhi: Lakhs of devotees of the Sant Nirankari Mission were seen rendering practical display of the teachings of the Mission to serve humanity during a massive Tree Plantation and Cleanliness Drive organized across the country and abroad to commemorate the former Spiritual Head Baba Hardev Singh Ji’s 65th Birth Anniversary. Baba Ji often said: PradushanBahar Ho YaAndar, DonoHanikarakHain i.e., “Pollution whether outside or within, both are harmful.”
Nearly three lakh fifty thousand volunteers from the Foundation, Sewadal members and other devotees of the Mission participated in the Drive. Last year, the Mission cleaned 664 Government Hospitals across the country on this occasion.
At every centre, volunteers of the Foundation and Members of the Sewadal came in their respective uniforms while devotees of the Mission also joined them dedicating their services in remembrance of their former Satguru.
All assembled at the assigned venue at 7.30 AM and spread out for the Campaign after offering prayers. The Drive continued up to 12.00 Noon. Special care was taken for the disposal of the garbage with necessary cooperation from the local authorities.
The Drive in Delhi and NCR included 20 major hospitals, to name a few, Ram ManoharLohia Hospital, Lady Harding Hospital, National Institute of TB Hospital, Civil Hospitals at Bahdurgarh, Gurgaon and Manesar, Guru TegBahadur Hospital, District Hospital, Ghaziabad, Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital, BhimRaoAmbedkar Hospital, Sanjay Gandhi Hospital, MMG District Hospital and B.K. Hospital, Faridabad.
The event saw the gracious presence of prominent personalities including ShriS.K. Bagga and ShriOm Prakash, MLAs, ShriJitender Singh Shanti, ex-MLA and ShriVipinBihari, Mayor, East MCD, Smt. KanchanMaheshwari, Zonal Chairman and Smt. Anju Kamal Kant, Councillor as chief guests.
Furthermore, a total of 30,000 trees were planted in the SantNirankari Spiritual Complex, G.T. Road, Samalkha in Haryana and the four villages in the adjoining areas – PanchiGujran, Patti Kalyana, BhodwalMajri and Mandora, adopted by the Mission for their overall development since January 12, 2017 on the 60th Birthday of Mata SavinderHardevJiMaharaj along with a massive cleanliness drive in these areas.
Likewise, many branches of the Mission across the Nation adopted parks near their SatsangBhawans for regular development and beautification. Where there are no hospitals, emphasis was laid on cleanliness of these parks and SantNirankariBhawan premises in the local areas along with tree plantation drive.
Devotees of the Mission in 75 countries including USA, Canada, U.K., Europe, UAE, Australia and Africa also paid their humble homage to Baba Ji through tree plantation and cleanliness at public places. In USA, devotees are also reported to have organized, ‘Cancer Awareness Walk’ at New Jersey/New York, Houston, Chicago, Seattle and Atlanta.
Along with dissipating spiritual awakening to the entire mankind, the Mission is devoting itself to the service of humanity in several ways. In April 2010, the SantNirankari Charitable Foundation was set up to focus on these efforts better. The Mission’s ideology and beliefs encompass ‘Service to Humankind’ as an integral part of its faith for which the Foundation addresses itself to some real issues of today related to health, education and empowerment of the youth and women.
The Foundation acts with the vision of ‘living the spirit of service’ for which it engages individuals with an extraordinary spirit of selfless service. The Foundation envisions a world where all humans live a blissful life imbibed with health, education and self-dependence; and as such it would continue to strive to achieve these objectives.
The Tree Plantation and Cleanliness Drive are one of the many other socio-economic activities carried by the Mission regularly on February 23, since 2003. In recent years, various historical monuments, beaches and river banks, hospitals, railway stations and other public places have been focused in particular.
– Raj Kumari