31st May is celebrated as World No Tobacco Day worldwide. For the same occassion Brahmakumaris, Malad along with Rotary Club of Mumbai West Coast had organised Anti-Tobacco programme on 30th May at Liberty Garden, Malad, Mumbai. More than 500 people had gathered for this event. There were following guests in the programme: 1. Playback Singer Shaan 2. Wrestler & Actor Sangram Singh 3. Diabetologists Dr. Arvind Ghongane 4. Rotary Club Mumbai West Coast President Vikas Upadhyay 5. Brahmakumari Divyaprabha behen, Borivali BK Subzone Incharge 6. Brahmakumari Kuntibehen, BK Malad Centers Incharge 7. Brahmakumari Sangeetabehen, Senior Rajyoga Teacher Shaan and other guests appealed to the audience to Stay away from Tobacco. Mr. Vikash Updhyay welcomed all the guests. Dr. Arvind Ghongane explained the harmful effects of Tobacco on the body. BK Kuntibehen shared how Rajyoga meditation helps in overcoming such addictions and there are thousands of examples who have achieved this with help of Rajyoga medidation taught by Brahmakumaris. BK Divyabehen explained as how by going in silence one gets willpower to overcome such bad habits. Shaan inspired a lot of youths in the programme to keep away from Tobacco. He sang few lines of the song “Life se panga mat le yaar”. Following his inspiration to all, Stage Co-ordinator BK Sangeetabehen requested the audience to take a vow that all of them will keep away from Tobacco forever. Sangram Singh said everyone should believe in their hardwork in Life. Never take support of such things which ruins ones life. Life is wonderful gift of God. So Never giveup in Life and say NO. He mentioned, for me NO means Next Opportunity, and never feel as End for me End means Efforts Never Die. All the guests were felicated with godly gifts & Prasad. Following this programme Brahmakumaris has arranged for 7 days Free Meditation Course at their Malad Center starting 2nd June.
The Education Wing of the Brahma Kumaris University and college Educators’ Conference on ‘Education in Values and Spirituality’ started with its Reception Session on the evening of May 30, 2014 at their Gyan Sarovar Campus, Mount Abu (Rajasthan). In this conference, which raised some of the prominent spiritually intellectual issues concerning the modern human society, more than 700 educators including Lecturers, professors, deans, directors, vice chancellors, presidents etc. of colleges and universities from across India and Nepal participated. The main theme of the conference focused on the state of deteriorating moral and spiritual values and overpowering gross materialism at all levels of human existence in the present world. The prominent speakers included Rajyogini Dadi Dr. Ratan Mohini Ji, Joint Administrative Head of the Brahma Kumaris; Dr. P.C. Patanjali, Member of the Governing Council A.B. Vajpayee Hindi VishwaVidyalaya, Bhopal; Dr. Sanjay Biyani, Director, Biyani Group of Colleges, Jaipur; Prof. Baishnab Charan Tripathy, Vice-Chancellor, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack; Sri Suresh Deshmukh, MLA Wardha; B.K. Ravikala, Senior Rajyoga Teacher and Executive Member, Education Wing and Dr. Pandiamani, Director, Distance Education, Brahma Kumaris. While Dadi Dr. Ratan Mohini emphasized the need for change in the man’s outlook towards life and spirituality, B.K. Ravikala explained the true meaning and significance of meditation practice. It is for man to exercise his choice of a better and elevated living than mere existence for material comforts, Dr. Sanjay Biyani said. All the speakers stressed upon the high time to pause and formally introduce spiritual values in present day education system. Dr. Pandiamani gave the details of Brahma Kumaris’ effort of collaborating with 7 Universities and running Value Education courses like PG Diploma, M.Sc., and MBA etc. in these Universities.
25th May, Dibrugarh: – Right from 5th May, 2014, MBA(Self & Crisis Management) Counseling Classes at Dibrugarh University are going on. Three Professors namely, Prof. Protim Baruah, Prof. Brishni Borkakati and Prof. Aradhana Barthakur from Dibrugarh University are pursuing their counseling classes in subjects Organisational Behaviorss + Values for Managers, Managerial Economics and Principles of Economics respectively .
Brother Prof. Dr. C. Loganathan from Madurai, BK Leena from Cuttuck and BK Durgeswari from Bhubaneswar reached Dibrugarh on 19th May 2014 and they pursued their Counseling Classes at Dibrugarh University from 20th May to 25th May 2014 on the Subjects namely Synthesis of Spirituality + Crisis Management, Managing the Self and Healthy Lifestyle for Managers respectively.
This year, 22 students enrolled into this MBA Programme which is recognized by UGC.
B.K. Dr. C. Loganathan, B.K. Leena, BK Durgeswari and BK Binita were also invited by Lahowal College, Dibrugarh and the Department of Performance of Arts, Dibrugarh University for their deliverances on “Self Management and Crisis Management”. They also delivered Baba’s massages to the students and faculties of ANM Nursing College, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh.