Bhilai, Feb 14: Golden Jubilee year of All World Gayatri Parivar (AWGP) Shantikunj Haridwar as well as the Haridwar Mahakumbh are being celebrated this year in Devbhoomi, Haridwar in Uttarakhand. Due to corona virus pandemic, very limited number of devotees will be able to visit Haridwar and attend the Mahakumbh. A limited number of devotees will be allowed to enter Haridwar and visit the banks of Ganges on the dates of the main Shahi Snan. Due to strict rules for visiting Kumbh in the Corona period as well as lack of adequate means of transportation, thousands of devotees will not be able to visit Haridwar to take a bath in the Ganges. Considering the situation, AWGP has chalked out an innovative and unique programme “Har-Har Gange, Ghar Ghar Gange, Aapke Dwar Pahucha Haridwar”. Under this programme, the members of Gayatri Pariwar will visit door-to-door across the world. During this Mahakumbh, holy water of Ganga will be transported to millions of homes, while the consciousness of Shantikunj Haridwar, a global spiritual pilgrimage, will also be conveyed to the people through spiritual literature.
For conducting this programme, a training session for Gangajali and Devsthapana was held at Shiv Gayatri Mandir in Risali. The training was imparted by Shantikunj Hardwar representatives Sukhdev Nirmalkar, Vyomesh Deshmukh, Santosh Dewangan, Shankar Lal Netam, Zone Coordinator SP Singh and KK Vinod. At the outset, the training session began with “pragya geet” presented by Prithvipal Sahu, Mahendra Verma, Sunil Das Vaishnav, Panna Lal Varma and Ramswaroop Sahu. Hundreds of Gayatri Pariwar activists from Durg, Bhilai, Balod, Bemetara, Chhattisgarh DIYA Cell and Durg District Youth Cell attended the training session. Addressing the activists at the training session, Shantikunj Representative Sukhdev Nirmalkar said that Gayatri and Yajna will be taken to every house alongwith Gangajal of Mahakumbh under this programme. Sub Zone Coordinator SP Singh said that 50th year of Yuga Tirtha Shantikunj is coinciding with Kumbh this year. The thoughts and ideas of Yuga Rishi Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya ji will be established in every house as a mass movement. The Gayatri Pariwar of Chhattisgarh, including the units of Durg, Bhilai, Balod, Bemetra along with Shantikunj Haridwar, is fully ready to make this event happening till April 27. Vyomesh Deshmukh, Santosh Dewangan and Shankar Lal Netam explained in detail the importance and rituals of the establishment of Ganga Jal and Devsthapana, as well as appealed to the members to perform a yagna in all the houses of the region on May 26, 2021, under the Grihe Grihe Gayatri yajna programme. Packets of Ganga water brought from Haridwar were distributed to the trustees of Pragya Mandals and Gayatri Shaktipeeths for making them reach to every household of their respective areas. They will perform the rituals of Ganga Jal Sthapana and Dev Sthapana at every house. The programme was conducted by Sub Zone Coordinator Dheeraj Lal Taunk and SP Singh proposed the vote of thanks. Trustees of Shiv Gayatri Mandir Risali including Ramadhar Mahilang, Dr Kamta Prasad Sahu, Jitendra Prasad Sahu, Saroj Sahu, Sahadev Sahu, Hira Sahu, Kshama Sahu, Nirmala Chauhan, Dev Dhar Thakur, Chova Ram Dharat, Mohan Umre, the members of Shiv Gayatri Mandir Risali including Dr S Kumar, Rajmani Dubey, Ramswaroop Sahu, RK Tivar, Tikam Chandrakar, and others made remarkable contributions in making the programme a grand success.