Prajapati Brahma Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya turns 25

Gangtok, Nov 20 [IPR]: Prajapati Brahma Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya, Sikkim, celebrated its Silver Jubilee and 25 years of service in Sikkim at Manan Kendra here today.

Chief Minister Pawan Chamling attended the special programme as the chief guest accompanied by MLAs, senior officials, Brahmakumaris from within and outside the state, including followers from Bhutan and Indonesia.

The function started with the lighting of ceremonial lamps by the CM and featured soulful cultural performances by Brahmakumaris and the release of, “Smaranjali,” a magazine of the organsiation, by the CM.

Speaking at the event, the CM thanked Brahmakumaris and emphasised the significant role played by every religion in the world today and highlighted that religion was the amalgamation and assimilation of pure thoughts and views.

He also highlighted the achievements and accomplishments of the State Government in the religious sector over the last 25 years and added that the State Government has always respected and protected the religious rights of all the communities in the state.

The CM stressed that religions have taught humanity to co-exist with nature and helped pave the way to learn about the truth of life and enabled the people to learn about the art of living one’s life.

He further stated that Sikkim was the only truly secular state in practice in the whole country and that the State Government has left no stone unturned to secure and protect the secular fabric in Sikkim.

He also said, “There is no insurgency in the state and there has been no conflict in the name of religion in our state. There hasn’t been any destruction of religious monuments in the state.”

The CM urged the people and religious organisations to rise above all caste, creed and petty politics and think more for the welfare of all as a whole.

“We have always abided by the constitution and have followed and approached our religions according to what the constitution has granted us”, he added.

He further mentioned, “With the initiative of the government, various religious monuments, temples, monasteries, churches, mosques, etc have been constructed in the state and that has helped to accelerate pilgrimage tourism in the state.”

Earlier, speaking on the occasion, Rajyogini BK Sonam Didi welcomed the Chief Minister and congratulated all the members of Brahmakumaris from within and outside the state for their valuable service over the last twenty five years.

She delved on the achievements and the accomplishments of the organization and informed that there were 14 Brahmakumari Centres all over the state including the headquarters in Gangtok and especially thanked every individuals for their valuable efforts and contributions.

She said that the organisation is such where people from all religious background can practice and acquire necessary knowledge and wisdom.

She lastly thanked the CM for his valuable contributions and his tireless efforts to allocate land for the construction of Brahmakumaris Centre [Shanti Kund] at Development Area.

Earlier, a video message rfom Raj Yogini Dadi Jankiji was also telecast to the gathering. The members from Brahmakumaris, Sikkim also felicitated CM with a shawl and a plaque as a mark of respect and appreciation.

After the function at Manan Kendra, CM inaugurated the newly constructed Brahmakumaris Centre also known as Shanti Kund at Development Area. Later, CM also visited the 3D hall and the meditation hall at Shanti Kund and offered prayers at the centre.