Abu Road( Rajasthan): The Brahma Kumaris celebrated the festival of Deepavali at Shantivan in a grand way. The event also marked the 74th Birthday celebrations of BK Munni, Joint Chief Administrator of Brahma Kumaris. The whole Shantivan premises were tastefully decorated with lights and the main program was held at the Diamond Hall. It was graced by many senior members of the Brahma Kumaris including Dadi Ratanmohini, Chief of Brahma Kumaris, BK Munni, Joint Chief Administrator of Brahma Kumaris, BK Jayanti, Additional Chief of Brahma Kumaris, BK Nirwair, Secretary General of Brahma Kumaris, BK Mruthyunjaya, Executive Secretary of Brahma Kumaris, BK Brij Mohan, Additional Secretary General of Brahma Kumaris, BK Sudesh, European Director of Brahma KumarisBK Banarasi Lal Shah, Head of Everhealthy Hospital of Brahma Kumaris and many more from India and abroad.
Dadi Ratanmohini, Chief of Brahma Kumaris, congratulated everyone on this auspicious occasion and gave good wishes to BK Munni on her birthday.
BK Nirwair, Secretary General of Brahma Kumaris, congratulated BK Munni on her birthday and said that she is indeed the live manifestation of Goddess Lakshmi. She has won the hearts of all with her divine qualities. The part being played by her in Godly services is unique and appreciable. She is a jewel in the golden box of Madhuban.
BK Brij Mohan, Additional Secretary General of Brahma Kumaris, said that we should consider ourselves blessed to be able to celebrate Diwali in this place and manner. Real Diwali happens the day we become soul conscious. Praising BK Munni, he said that true to her name she personifies Goddess Lakshmi. The way she handles her enormous responsibilities so efficiently is possible only with Godly inspiration. That day also seems imminent when the Golden Age will arrive and there will be Diwali forever.
A documentary film on the life of BK Munni was also shown to the audience, tracking her spiritual journey through the years.
BK Mruthyunjaya, Executive Secretary of Brahma Kumaris, gave the welcome speech. He said that this festival symbolizes replacing ignorance with Divine wisdom. So, it is a day to share divine knowledge with all.
BK Jayanti, Additional Chief of Brahma Kumaris, in her address recalled how she and Munni Didi got nourishment from senior Dadis and Brahma Baba, the Founder Father of Brahma Kumaris. It was a pleasure to offer service side by side for many years. It is a matter of great fortune for all of foreign BK’s that BK Munni takes care of them just as the Dadis did. She has an impeccable memory and takes care of every task immaculately.
BK Munni thanked everyone for such beautiful wishes. She felt blessed to have received so much love in her lifetime. She constantly feels the presence of Prakashmani Dadi guiding her and protecting her. She has travelled this far with lightness and happiness. She hoped that in the coming years, Brahma Kumaris will reach greater heights and fulfill its divine mission.
Girls from Indore hostel presented beautiful dance performances.
BK Usha, Senior Rajyoga Teacher, welcomed everyone and explained the special significance of this festival for Brahma Kumaris. It was on this day in 1937, that Brahma Baba, the Founder Father of Brahma Kumaris, laid the foundation of this Organization. He handed the responsibility of Godly services to Mateshwari Jagadamba Saraswati, First Administrative Head of Brahma Kumaris, on this day. Dadi Prakashmani also dedicated herself to Divine family on Diwali day. Many auspicious works have been inaugurated on this festival in the history of Brahma Kumaris.
A beautiful cake cutting and candle lighting ceremony was also held. The event was attended by many members of the Brahma Kumaris fraternity from all over the country, and witnessed by thousands of others on TV and social media, all over the world.