It was a rare divine coincidence. While the Nirankari world bid farewell to their beloved Spiritual Master Baba Hardev Singh JiMaharaj and paid glorious tributes to his splendid service to humanity, simultaneously they hailed with equal trust and faith his successor Satguru Mata SawinderJi at a special congregation in Delhi last evening.Lakhs of devotees of the Mission from across the country and several other parts of the world participated in the funeral procession and then in the congregation. The congregation was attended by several dignitaries and representatives of social, religious and political organizations. Many condolence messages were received from India and abroad which showed the indelible impression Baba Hardev Singh JiMaharaj has left on the people of every walk of life across the world.
Various speakers including senior organizers and preachers of the Mission as also the members of the holy family remembered Baba Hardev Singh JiMaharaj through devotional songs and speeches. They recalled his message based on the realization of God as one Supreme Entity leading to human unity, universal brotherhood, harmony in oneness and human values of love, compassion, humility and tolerance. His salvation tours in India and abroad as also his service to mankind through social welfare programmes were also mentioned.Welcoming Satguru Mata SawinderJi, every speaker trusted that she would continue to lead the Mission with love and affection and serve humanity the same way as Baba Ji did for 36 years continuously. They sought her divine blessings so that every devotee is able to follow each word coming from her.Blessing the gathering Satguru Mata Ji exhorted every follower of the Mission to join her to raise the Mission to heights where Baba Ji wanted to see it.
Born on January 12, 1957 in the family of Shri Manmohan Singh Ji and Mata AmritJi of Yamuna Nagar, the child Sawinder was adopted and brought up by ShriGurmukh Singh Ji and Madan Mata Ji belonging to Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh. She joined the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Waverly, Mussoorie in 1966 and passed the Senior Cambridge Examination in 1973. She was a very intelligent and hardworking student. She won the hearts of all the nuns and teachers because of her polite and respectful behaviour.Subsequently, she joined Daulat Ram College in Delhi for higher education. She was, however, married to Baba Hardev Singh Ji at a simple ceremony on the eve of the 28th Annual NirankariSantSamagamin Delhi on November 14, 1975.Ever since Baba Hardev Singh Ji took over the responsibility as the Spiritual Head of the Sant Nirankari Mission in 1980,SawinderJi started being addressed by the Nirankari world as Pujya Mata SawinderJi. She moved shoulder to shoulder with Baba Ji during all his salvation tours in India and abroad and participated in every congregation and Samagam addressed by His Holiness. She took full care of Baba Ji’s personal needs. Whenever some people came to Baba Ji for blessings, she would be there to shower the motherly affection. She looked after the visitors as any devoted housewife would do in the case of close relations and important guests.
With her delightful taste for culture, she would keep the surroundings of His Holiness neat and tidy, studded with rare pieces of art which go a long way to add fragrance to the atmosphere already profound with spirituality.Pujya Mata SawinderJihas always remained an important source of inspiration for the younger generation. She has her own pleasant way to attract them towards the Mission and persuade them to take part in the various activities,rising above all kinds of worldly considerations normally baffling the modern youth.Today, the sacred ashes of Baba Hardev Singh Ji were collected by the members of his family from the Nigam Bodh Ghat CNG Crematorium and put into the Yamuna at Sur Ghat near Wazirabad with full respects. Members of the Executive Committee of the Sant Nirankari Mandal and several other senior functionaries of the Mission participated in the ceremony. AvneetSetya’s family also collected his ashes and put into the Yamuna simultaneously.