Tributes Paid to Nirankari Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj

Devotees Hail Pujya Mata Savinder Ji as His Successor

Delhi: May 18, 2016

On May 18, 2016 a special congregation was held in Samagam Ground No.2, opposite Nirankari Sarovar Complex, Burari Road, Delhi from 6.00 pm onwards to pay tributes and take inspiration from the life and teachings of Nirankari Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj. Described as Shraddhanjali Samaroh, the congregation was attended by lakhs of devotees of the Sant Nirankari Mission from across the world who had earlier participated in the last journey of His Holiness on the same day. Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj who had already appeared as the next Spiritual Head of the Mission also blessed the gathering in spite of her physical indisposition.

It was a rare divine coincident that while Nirankari world was paying glorious tributes to the 36-year long spiritual guidance and splendid service to humanity by Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj, they were simultaneously welcoming Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj with equal trust, faith, love and devotion as his successor. Every saint who got a chance to express his or her sentiments through a speech, poem or song, felt grateful to His Holiness for blessing them with God-knowledge and teaching them the art of living that brought them closer to every human being belonging to any religion, caste or culture, speaking any language, hailing from any part of the world, as also encouraging them towards selfless service of humanity.

Rev. Gobind Singh Ji, Chairman Central Planning and Advisory Board (CPAB) described Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj as a great missionary of humanism who continued to endeavour to bring man closer to man throughout this life. He prayed to Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj to bless everyone with strength to carry this Mission forward.

Rev Khem Raj Chadha, Vice–Chairman CPAB said that Satguru may change his physical form but the spirit remains the same. So, he called upon everybody to welcome Her Holiness Mata Savinder Ji as Baba Ji’s incarnation and feel blessed. Rev S.L. Khurana, a Member of the Executive Committee of the Sant Nirankari Mandal also expressed similar sentiments and prayed to Her Holiness for ability to obey her and take this light of God-knowledge to every nook and corner of the world as cherished by Baba Ji throughout his life.

Rev Naranjan Singh Ji IAS (Retd), Chandigarh described the occasion as historic since while we bid farewell to Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj, we simultaneously hail Her Holiness Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj as the next Spiritual Head of the Mission. He said this is Baba Ji’s own decision. Let’s all submit to Her Holiness and regenerate the Mission established by Shahenshah Baba Avtar Singh Ji and take it to the heights cherished by Baba Hardev Singh Ji.

Rev H.S. Upashak Ji, General Secretary of the Sant Nirankari Mission, UK also said Satguru himself chooses the next physical form or body for him. We saw this on April 27, 1980 when Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji incarnated himself in Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj and now the latter has appeared in Her Holiness Mata Savinder Ji.

Dr. Iqbaljit Rai, President, Sant Nirankari Mission, USA recalled the efforts made by Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj to promote the cause of Woman Empowerment in UN. He sponsored a project to establish equality between man and woman through spirutal enlightenment. Dr Rai said that it was Baba Ji’s last wish that we all saw being fulfilled yesterday when Pujya Mata Savinder Ji appreard as Satguru in his carnation.

Rev Chaman Lal Ji, President, Sant Nirankari Mission, Italy said that Baba Ji’s life will always remain a source of inspiration for us all. He prayed to Her Holiness Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj to continue to shower her motherly love and care as before and guide us all so that we do not stagger while treading the path of truth.

Rev Sukhbir Shah Ji, General Secretary, Sant Nirankari Mission, Canada said that ever since Baba Ji announced the second Nirankari International Samagam, Toronto , it filled every young and old with an enthusiasm and spirit of devotion. With his motto of ‘A World Without Walls’, ‘Harmony in Oneness’ and now ‘Humanness’, he was trying to provide a solution to every kind of conflict prevailing in the world.

Rev Gurnam Singh Ji, President Sant Nirankari Mission, UAE sought blessings from Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj so that every devotee of the Mission is able to take the Mission’s message forward. There should be no negative thinking in any body’s mind.

Rev S.P. Duggal, Zonal Incharge Bathinda, Punjab said that if we compare the situation prevailing in 1980, with the atmosphere today, we must appreciate that Baba Ji changed it from hatred into love. Today the Mission has no opposition to face anywhere.

Rev Sandeep Khinda Ji said that Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj touched every heart with love. We feel relieved to see him incarnated in Her Holiness Mata Ji.

The other speakers included: Rev Kuldeep Singh Ji; Rev Bobby Sura Ji from UK; Rev Gurvinder ‘Sonu’ Ji from Ann Arbor and Shobhita Chander Ji, Chicago, USA; Rev Rakesh Ahuja Ji from Canada; and Abhiniti, grand-daughter of Holy Sister Mohini Ahuja Ji.

The Geetkars who got a chance to pay tributes to Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj included: Jagat Ji, Babu Ji, Ajay Bejod, Ashok Shauq, Dilbag Ji, Surinder Sehaj, Vinod Sai and Gopi and Party, Mumbai. Holy sisters, holy daughters and other members of Guru Parivar also expressed their feelings through a song.

Some of the speakers remembered Avneet Setia Ji who had also succumbed to his injuries in the same accident as Baba Ji, in Canada. They included his mother Rev Kamla Setya Ji, Shri Rakesh Ahuja from Canada and Shri Avneesh Duggal. They recalled that he was not only a talented artist but also a faithful devotee of the Mission. Rev Kamla Ji sought blessings from Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj so that the family could accept this will of God and remain steadfast in their faith and devotion towards the Mission.

The audience was also shown some video clips from an interview with Avneet Setya Ji and from the holy discourse delivered by Baba Ji at New Jersey on May 8, 2016.

Addressing the vast gathering, Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj said: “You all come together, work shoulder to shoulder and help me to raise the Mission and see it where Baba Ji wanted to see it.” It was certainly a brief but clear outline of her agenda for the Mission as also the mankind for the time to come.

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