JAMMU: The Brahma Kumaris Om Shanti Meditation Centre organized the festival of Maha Shiv Jayanti and 12 Jyotir Lingam in which Ashwani Sharma, former MLA Bishnah, was the chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion, Ashwani Sharma termed this organization as well educated, helping the world to remove the darkness of ignorance through the light of values. He said that to become a practical embodiment of the values is the real Shivratri.
“The meaning of Shiva is the one who does welfare of all and the real meaning of education means to become valuable,” Ashwani said.
Rajyogini BK Sudarshan, Director, Brahma Kumaris Jammu and Kashmir, in her keynote speech said, “This huge world moves from three stages, Sato (Pure), Rajo (Medium) and Tamo (Impure). The initial time of the world which we call as golden age, was a viceless world. In the golden age, there was one religion, one kingdom, one language and oneness. This world was established by God Shiva, which we can also call as the deity world. We can see that world of deities now also in the temples as a sign of remembrance.”
Ashwani Gupta (KAS) Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Jammu, as the special guest in his brief speech said that he felt complete peace and happiness while attending these types of programs. He added that this organization was above the limitation of caste. “This huge organization is maintained by sisters. Such an example cannot be found anywhere in the world”, he said.
Harbans Lal Bargotra, former Justice; Vinay Kumar Gupta, district president BJP Jammu; Dr. Gopal Sharma, special secretary to Ajat Shatru Singh; and Sarita Sareen, social worker, praised the work of Brahma Kumaris and said that they will try to implement the knowledge given by the organization.
A Candle-lighting and flag-hoisting ceremony of God Shiva took place. Cultural events on the golden world were presented by the children. The 12-Jyoti lingam exhibition will continue until Shivratri from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.
The stage was coordinated by BK Ravinder while the vote of thanks was presented by BK Palvi.