Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh): Swamini Adityananda Saraswati, Director, Global Interfaith Wash Alliance of Parmarth Ashram, Allahabad, invited the Brahma Kumaris, Delhi, Palam Vihar Center in-charges BK Urmil and BK Sudesh to grace the inauguration of a project on Women Empowerment and participate in a women summit at his ashram.
The women summit entitled ‘She is the solution’ was hosted by Paramarth Niketan Ashram, Allahabad, and was also attended by BK Binny from Mount Abu.
Participating at the event, BK Urmil said women need to work from the grassroots in order to establish equality. “We water the roots of plants for growth, not the leaves, stem, flowers and fruits. When we light a lamp, we call it ‘loh’ which reminds us that we are beings of light. When we see objects and people with the consciousness of light, our perspective towards situations and people changes. We gain strength with meditation that helps us reach our objectives in a geometric progression,” she pointed out.
BK Sudesh during a round-table dialogue said solutions to the problems emerge from within so that we need to go deep within and meditate.
A booklet on ‘Gender Equality’ prepared by the Brahma Kumaris Palam Vihar unit was also distributed to the participants. Value bands were also tied to all inter-faith leaders.
The event was attended by Satyapal Singh, Minister of State for Human Resource Development; Minister of State, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, MP Meenakshi Lekha; Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan; and Rita Bahuguna Joshij, Uttar Pradesh Minister of Women Welfare, Family Welfare, Maternity and Child Welfare and Tourism, among other dignitaries.
Kiranjot Kaur, the first female secretary general of SGPC, Amritsar; Swami Chidanand Saraswati, Spiritual Head of Parmarth Ashram Niketan, Sadhvi Shilapi, Anandmurti Gurumaaji; and Sadhvi Bhagwati Saraswati, Secretary General Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, were present on the occasion.