USA, Ann Arbor/ Detroit
BLOOD DONATION DRIVE
This year April 24 was the 29th anniversary of the sacrifice by Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji
and Chacha Partap Singh, for the entire Humanity. This is the prime reason this day in Nirankari world is observed as Manav Ekta Diwas (Human Unity Day ).
As per divine words of His Holiness Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj, 'Blood should flow in veins, not in drains', Sant Nirankari Mission Branch Ann arbor / Detroit organized blood drive this year on April 10, on
Good Friday in collaboration with St. Marry church in Westland, Michigan. Saints of all age groups took the extra step to make this event successful. Many local citizens also participated in this blood drive and they also received the massage of Universal Brotherhood. All the saints felt gratitude toward our lord master Baba Hardev
Singh Ji Maharaj for his blessings. The People from Red Cross
Society appreciated and thanked to all the saints for their generous effort to make the blood drive successful.
MANAV EKTA SAMAGAM
With the blessing of Baba Hardev Ji Maharaj sadh sangat of Ann Arbor /Detroit celebrated Manav Ekta Diwas samagam on April 26th, at Sant Nirankari congregation hall. The focus of Manav Ekta is to remember and pay the tribute to the life and teaching of Satguru
Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji and all of those devotees who sacrificed their lives for Humanity. Devotees shared their experiences with Baba Gurbachan Singh ji and his teachings in form of speeches and devotional songs, that were followed by a video documentary on the life of Baba Gurbachan Singh ji. Youngsters very much appreciated the documentary. It was followed by video discourse of His Holiness Baba Hardev
Singh ji Maharaj.
NEW ZEALAND, AUCKLAND
BLOOD DONATION CAMP IN AUCKLAND, NEWZEALAND
Following the teachings and with the blessings of His Holiness this year
4th Blood Donation Camp was held in Auckland, New Zealand on
Thursday April 23, 2009 at NZL. BLOOD BUILDING by the
management of S.N.M. Auckland. Forty saints offered to
donate the blood at the donor centre but due to health
requirements 30 saints were approved who donated the blood
successfully. Fruits and snacks were provided at the donor
centre by the members of Sewadal. Like every year donating
the blood by the members of S.N.M. Auckland was much
appreciated this year as well by the blood donation
authorities. And the name of the S.N.M. Auckland also has
been added respectfully in the list of Notice Board which is
permanent fixed on wall of the Blood Donation Centre,
organisation(s) who regularly support to donate the blood.
And a Certificate of support / appreciation also has been
issued in the name of S.N.M. Auckland.
MANAV EKTA DIWAS
‘Manav Ekta Diwas' was also celebrated in Auckland at regular Satsang
Hall in Auckland on Sunday April 26, 2009 from 10.30 am to
12.30 pm. Saints who had the chance to speak remembered Baba
Gurbachan Singh Ji Maharaj, Chacha Pratap Singh Ji and those
saints who lived and scarified their lives for the Mission,
spreading the message of truth and human unity.
First Blood Donation Camp in
the blessings of His Holiness Nirankari Baba Hardev Singh Ji
Maharaj, Sant Nirankari Mission UAE organised its 1st blood
donation camp on May 1, 2009 in Al Barah Hospital. Following
on to His Holiness Baba Ji's teachings for the welfare of
mankind through Universal Brotherhood, the enthusiastic
saints willingly participated in this camp.
Camp started at 3 pm and continued until 9 pm. Rev Gurnam
Singh Ji Parmukh of UAE encouraged all the blood donors
during the camp. In all, 74 saints donated their blood.
About 25 saints could not be obliged due to paucity of time.
Donating Blood for Human
Unity: Toronto, Canada
the blessings of His Holiness Baba Hardev Singh Ji, a blood
donation clinic was arranged in collaboration with the
Canadian Blood Services in Brampton, Ontario. The Sant
Nirankari Mission is one of the largest donors of blood in
India, to date, donating close to 300,000 units worldwide.
It was this inspiration that drove the Satsang of Toronto to
The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints in
Brampton. The saints came with shirts, which stated His
Holiness’s message “Human blood should flow in the veins and
not in the drains.” This T-Shirt was really appreciated by
the staff of the Canadian Blood Services, they commented on
how beautiful the message of the Mission was.
Raffian, the coordinator of the clinic stated, “The
Nirankari Mission has shown the community that they possess
the qualities which show social and civic responsibility as
apart of their program. You are there for the community to
ensure blood is available to the Canadian community. It
shows your level of commitment to humanity.” In addition,
two Elders of the Mormon congregation added, “We are very
impressed with the organization and professionalism of the
came to donate for the very first time too. Rev. Sukhdev
Singh Ji, a first time donor in Canada, said “This camp is
very good as we are practically getting to practice what the
Satguru wants, so we are blessed.” He emphasized how
fortunate our lives are that we may practice what we preach.
Although many saints wanted to donate, some were turned away
due to traveling outside of the country, age and length of
permanent residence. The age of the donors ranged from
teenagers to elders. Seasoned donors come out every year to
contribute to this great cause. A veteran donor from the
Mission stated, “This is a great selfless experience, being
able to help someone regardless of caste, colour, or creed,
a real humbling experience.”
Canadian Blood Services staff remembered all of the last 13
years of blood donation clinics that were done previously at
the Toronto branch, and really appreciated the enthusiasm
and love of the saints participating. They were happy to
report that 80% of the donors had come from the Sant
Nirankari Mission. Although three faith groups were
participating in the clinic, 44 units of blood were
collected from the Satsang out of 72 units overall in the
the blessings of His Holiness Nirankari Baba Hardev Singh ji
Maharaj, Sant Nirankari Mission Sydney organised a blood
donation camp on 18th April 2009. Following on to His
Holiness Baba ji's teachings for the welfare of mankind
through Universal Brotherhood (Manav Ekta), the enthusiastic
local saints happily participated in this camp.
camp started at 7:30 am continued till 3:30pm where a total
of 119 donations were made out of which about 40 came from
Chanbir Singh ji, Parmukh of Sant Nirankari Mission Sydney
encouraged all the blood donors during the camp and also
thanked the team of Parramatta blood bank and all the blood
donors. Mr Andrew Scott, Manager of Parramatta blood bank
appreciated the selfless humanitarian work done by Sant
Nirankari Mission and hoped that the Mission would continue
to organize such camps in future.
Manav Ekta Divas, April 26,
2009 - A Report
Sant Nirankari Mission, in
Tracy, California celebrated 'Manav Ekata Divas' (Human
Unity Day) by organizing a Free Health Fair Sunday, April
26th 2009. Renowned doctors from all around bay area as well
as the volunteers of the Sant Nirankari Mission (Sewadal)
gathered at the Tracy Bhavan very early in the morning to
setup the health fair. Sewadal members had worked hard for
last few weeks spreading the word about this event.
Communication mediums such as fliers, newspapers, emails,
Internet as well as word of mouth were used to make everyone
aware of the event. And as it turned out that effort was not
in vain. The health fair received an overwhelming response.
Almost 300 people turned up for the event. Dr. Bhupinder
Bhandari, Dr. Atta, Dr. Mouttapa, Dr. Norquitta Johnson, Dr.
Kyle Collins, Dr. Jason Nanda, Dr. Rajleen Arora as well as
nurses Ms. Hattie Shears, Ms. Kulwinder Kang, Ms. Kris
Creasman and Ms. Jo Betts graciously volunteered and
provided their services to patients free of charge. One
could see joy and satisfaction on the faces of volunteers
conducting the event as well as attendees; some of them had
come from places as far as Reno, Fresno, San Jose, and
Arrangements of snacks, water, fruits and juices were made
for the patients. Apart from that Langar (community lunch)
arrangement was also made.
adjacent hall, a documentary was shown on a big screen about
divine journey of Baba Gurbachan Singh ji who fell to the
bullets of some fanatics on April 24, 1980.
Sant Nirankari mission celebrates human unity day and
organizes blood donation camps and health fairs as a tribute
to his supreme sacrifice. A Satsang program (spiritual
congregation) was conducted from 1 pm to 2 pm in the same
hall. Sister Kulbeer Kaur ji, Rev. Pali Noor ji and Rev.
Prem Chaudhri ji paid tribute to Baba Gurbachan Singh ji by
sharing inspirational incidents from his life. Sister Kiran
ji, Renu ji, Kamalpreet ji, Sapan Chawala ji, Rev. Paramjeet
ji and Rev. Shauki ji paid tribute by singing devotional
songs. The program was concluded with screening of the
message to mankind by the head of the Sant Nirankari
Mission, His Holiness Baba Hardev Singh ji. He reinforced
the importance of human unity amidst diversity of cultures,
cast, creed, color, religion and language. This message of
human unity was not just listened to but being lived by the
people who participated in the health fair as we could see
people from all walks of life, with different social,
cultural, religious background working hand in hand with
utmost love and respect.
response for the health fair camp was so overwhelming that
few Doctors graciously volunteered to stay late beyond
scheduled close so that they could treat each and every
patient and none had to go back disappointed. In the end,
the President of Sant Nirankari Mission, USA, Dr. Iqbaljit
Rai thanked and honored visiting doctors and nurses by
presenting them appreciation certificates.
MANAV EKTA DIWAS CELEBRATED
devotees of the Sant Nirankari Mandal from all over Greece
celebrated Manav Ekta Divas in Marathona. The gathering
revealed that the fallowing of the Mission is increasing
Upashak who specially came from UK, presided over the
congregation. He said that the world today has brothers but
not brotherhood. We have millions of human beings but
without the feeling of humanity. The reason is that man has
forgotten the Creator, the Supreme Father – God.
Upashak Ji said that we find people engaged in devotion of
God and worshipping Him by different modes without knowing
Him. Saints, Gurus and prophets have been showing the right
path since ages. They have also made scarifies for this.
In our own times Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji laid down his life
for truth, love, peace and unity.
Upashak Ji inspired the gathering to adopt the religion of
humanity. The Samagam was attended by devotees of the
Mission from various towns of Greece. Several
representatives of local religious organizations also
attended the Samagam.
1st BLOOD DONATION CAMP
The First Blood Donation
Camp has been organized in Adelaide, Australia Friday the
April 24, 2009, ten saints reached there to donate Blood out
of that Five Saints had donated their blood.
We discussed the teaching
of HH Babaji with the staff and reason for Donating Blood.
The efforts were well appreciated by the concerned authority
specially by the Red Cross.
"Don't Shed Blood,
His Holiness Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj
Sant Nirankari Mission,
Melbourne held it's 13th Blood Donation Drive at Australian
Red Cross Blood Service - Mount Waverley, Melbourne on 13
April 2009. The Blood Drive was collectively organised on
Easter Monday by SNM Melbourne and ARCBS.
What's better way to celebrate Easter... but to follow the
kind teachings of His Holiness and contribute towards saving
Mr. Doug Allen, Community Relations-ARCBS and Ms Anna,
Manager - ARCBS Mt Waverley Centre presented SNM Melbourne
and 88 donors with 'Certificate of Appreciation' to Thank
them all for their generous efforts.
The drive started at 8am and concluded at 3pm where
Volunteers served refreshments throughout the event.
Hundreds of SNM members attended this drive and were honored
for their donations.
It was a great opportunity for ARCBS staff to interact with
SNM donors and share the teachings of His Holiness Baba
Ji... "Peace, Not Pieces"
UNITED KINGDOM, WEST MIDLANDS
HUMAN COMM-UNITY DAY IN THE
WEST MEDLANDS (Manav Ekta Divas)
Since April 2007, the Sant
Nirankari Mission has been working with Sandwell Council in
its “Big Spring Clean” project, which involves voluntary
members of the community cleaning the streets and recycling
The Mission marks the month
of April, and particularly Human Unity Day (Manav Ekta
Divas), as a time to remember Baba Gurbachan Singh ji and
his revolutionary reforms to society. Baba Gurbachan Singh
ji encouraged members of the Mission to be resourceful,
helpful and efficient. It is this inspiring ethos which was
the driving force behind the Missions Volunteers becoming
involved in the spring clean project giving the members the
opportunity to serve the community and make the environment
a better place to live in. Selfless service is a core
teaching of the Mission.
On the 25th April a brigade
of over 50 members young and old participated in this
initiative in Wednesbury Town despite poor weather
conditions. With the grace of Nirankar when the devotees hit
the streets the clouds were converted into sunshine. The
members gathered at the Satsang Bhawan on Potters Lane and
fulfilled their obligations. Members of the town team were
present including Marcia and Angela who have been working
with the local administration for many years now. They are
always impressed by the enthusiasm of the youngsters and
were pleased to be in attendance. After the morning briefing
at 10am the brigade took to the task and brought back to the
Bhawan many bags of refuse which were collected by the local
authorities. The devotees involved were inspired and felt
that they themselves should change their attitude to the
disposal of litter and be more careful in the future.
Members of the public were pleased at the efforts of the
Mission members making very positive comments throughout the
course of the day. All the members were offered refreshments
at the conclusion.
Coming back to the spirit of
Manav Ekta and in continuation of keeping a glow the
teachings of Satguru Baba Gurbachan Singh, the young members
of the Mission (aged 5-15) were so inspired with the
teachings of Baba Gurbachan Singh ji that they decided to
clean up the rubbish accumulated on the Mission’s new land
prior to the Big Spring Clean. They used some of their
findings to create an art piece called “Time to clean up our
act”, which comprises of words made out of recyclable
rubbish to read ‘smile’, ‘forgive’, ‘share’, ‘love’,
‘peace’, ‘unity’, ‘respect’ and ‘kind’. This is hung on the
Mission’s land opposite the Satsang Bhawan to inspire
passers-by, as well as members of the Mission.
The young minds felt that
the art piece would inspire people to be environmentally
friendly and stop them from using the land as a tipping
site. When asked why they had chosen to use those
particular words, they answered that being environmentally
friendly was not only about recycling and making streets
litter free but also about being better and nicer people.
One young person said that it was “no point having a lovely
looking world if people were nasty and unkind.” The
youngsters felt that if people were kind, loving and forgave
more; the world would be a better place. These qualities
are encouraged in every member of the Mission from Baba
Gurbachan Singh ji’s time and even prior to that. Serving
the community is a way of creating unity and that’s why
members of the Mission mark the Big Spring Clean as their
Human Comm-Unity Day. In so achieving this end the
youngsters have given birth to Nirankari Street-Art. This
project will continue to create artwork from refuse and
products which are to be recycled and in so doing show
respect for mother earth and illustrate how in the Nirankari
Mission youngsters are taught responsible citizenship from
UNITED KINGDOM, WEST MIDLANDS
MANAV EKTA DIWAS CELEBRATED
IN THE WEST MIDLANDS
Manav Ekta Divas (Human
Unity Day) although is celebrated in the Nirankari Mission
on the 24th April every year, this year it was organised to
take place on Sunday 26th in the West Midlands. Devotees
from local areas of Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Birmingham,
Solihull and Stoke all participated.
The focus of Manav Ekta is
to remember and pay tribute to the life and teachings of
Satguru Baba Gurbachan Singh ji and all those devotees who
sacrificed their lives for the cause of Humanity. Many
distinguished devotees including Rev H.S. Upashak ji, Dr
Bobby Sura, Sister Gurdev Ji, Surjit Dhami, Daljit Mehta
spoke about Baba ji and his message of Human Unity.
On this occasion, some of
the young devotees who also lost family members to extremist
elements were also called upon to share their thoughts,
which was indeed inspirational and interesting. Devotees
such as Puneet Singh, Paavan Chohan, Sunaina Bhatia,
Satinder Dhaliwal, Amit Nirankari, Niharika and Shobhit Rai
Singhani all gave brief details of the life of their family
members and what they had known about them. It was noted
that most of them were unable to experience any sense of a
relationship with their families as they were born after the
members had passed away, but they spoke with parents to
learn of their contribution to the Mission. This felt to be
enriching for all the devotees who had gathered on the
These speeches were then
followed by a documentary which had been produced on the
life of Satguru Baba Gurbachan Singh ji pursuant to which a
discourse of His Holiness Nirankari Baba Hardev Singh Ji.
To mark Human Unity further
initiatives that had been taken were in honour of the
elderly members of the Community. The spirit of Manav Ekta
and teachings of Baba Gurbachan Singh ji were to have
respect for all the senior members of society. To advance
this thought it was decided that they be offered sessions of
well being in the form of Foot and Back Massages. This was
well received and in continuation of the fundraising efforts
for a Mini-Van for the senior citizens, a Charity Car wash
had been co-ordinated.
In all, the spirit of Baba
Gurbachan Singh ji it is felt will be eternal as long as we
keep his divine message vested closely in our hearts and
Drive on Occasion of Human
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, HOUSTON
BLOOD DONATION CAMP
the help of saints from Sant Nirankari Mission – Branch
Houston TX and local resident, a blood drive was organized
on the occasion of Human Unity Day on 12th April 2009.
Every one took part happily in this Blood Drive. While 31
donors registered for blood drive, 24 could donate the
the blood, a four member team of MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston reached around 11.30 AM at 11210 Steeplecrest Dr.
Houston TX, where already all the donors were waiting for
Inauguration of Blood Drive was done by the Shri Raj Bhala
Pramukh of Sant Nirankari Mission Houston branch and team
members of MD Anderson. Blood Drive started at 12.00 Noon
and continued up to 4.00 PM.
Manav Ekta Divas celebrated
elsewhere in the world, the devotees of the Sant Nirankari
Mission in Nepal also celebrated Manav Ekta Divas. The main
congregation was held in Tikapur on April 25, 2009.
Addressing the congregation, the Nepal Pramukh of the
Mission Rev Nar Bahadur Rawal highlighted the message of
human unity and universal brotherhood being preached by the
Mission. He said that it is not a mere slogan, the Mission
is proving it through practical life. The Head of the
Mission Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj himself I endeavoring
for this noble cause day and night.
Earlier, so devotees including 23 women donated their
blood. The blood collecting team came from the District Red
Cross Society, Kailali.
other branches in Nepal which organized blood donation camps
along with Manav Ekta Divas celebration’s included Bonia
with 75 units, Siaganj 44 units, Mahendranagar 18 units and
Nepalganj 22 units.
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