The 69th Annual Nirankari Sant Samagam, devoted to humanness, kick-started here today at the outstretched Samagam ground opposite Nirankari Sarovar Complex at Burari Road. The 3-day long Samagam will see lakhs of devotees from around the world immersed in the feelings of love, faith and devotion. The event is a practical display of the philosophy of the Mission to establish universal brotherhood while adopting the principles of humanity.The first day saw the overwhelmed disciples seeking blessings as Nirankari Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj arrived at the venue. Her Holiness was welcomed with a garland by Shri Dev Raj Bajaj, Head of the Pandal Reception Committee and Vice-President of the Sant Nirankari Mandal, on behalf of all the organisers and devotees attending the Samagam.
Thereafter, Members of the Samagam Committee and other leading organisers as well as Pracharaks of the Mission from India and abroad led Her Holiness in a procession up to the dais on a flower-bedecked open vehicle.The Samagam is being presided over by Her Holiness as the spiritual Head of the Sant Nirankari Mission for the first time. The Samagam has been dedicated to the loving memory of the former head of the Mission, Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj who merged into his eternal abode on May 13 this year. Accordingly, the theme given to the Samagam is ‘A Tribute to Humanness’. The idea is to highlight Baba Ji’s glorious contribution to spread the message of the Mission in general and Humanness in particular.
Earlier, on Thursday, Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj inaugurated Nirankari Pardarshani, Bal Pardarshani and an exhibition on the various activities of the Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation. The main exhibition - ‘Nirankari Pardarshani’ depicts the Mission’s history, philosophy and various activities to promote the same in India and abroad. The Mission’s devotees in the Art Group have used the cut-out technique in an impressive way, particularly in the section dedicated to Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj. Another section is devoted to the life and contribution to the Mission by Nirankari Rajmata Kulwant Kaur Ji.The Bal Pardarshini, produced by the children and youth of the Mission from Chandigarh gives the Mission’s message through photographs and cut-outs in its own way. The main emphasis here is on Baba Hardev Singh Ji’s love for children and the joy the latter received from the same.Similarly, the exhibition at the Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation’s pavilion depicts the outstanding contribution being made by the Foundation in the fields of health, education and empowerment. Satguru Mata Ji blessed the artists and organisers at all the exhibition pavilions.