Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya Celebrates Women’s Day
Mangaluru: Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya in association with Rajyoga Education and Research Foundation, Women’s Wing Mangaluru, organized Women’s day celebrations at their premises, Urwa Stores here, on March 5.
The programme commenced with a peaceful meditation session, setting the tone for the rest of the Women’s Day celebration. Brahma Kumari Revati welcomed the attendees, and the event was officially inaugurated with a traditional lamp-lighting ceremony by the dignitaries on the dais.
During the event, Brahma Kumari Jayashree provided an overview of Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya, a spiritual movement that originated in Hyderabad. She explained that “Brahma Kumaris” means “Daughters of Brahma” and highlighted the prominent role that women play in the movement. She also shared that at Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya, they teach meditation that emphasizes identity as souls, rather than bodies. The movement teaches that all souls are inherently good and that God is the source of all goodness.
In her address to the attendees, Brahma Kumari Vishweshwari, the Convenor of Brahma Kumaris Mangaluru, spoke about the theme of the Women’s Day celebration, which was “Beti Bachao Beti Padao,” meaning “Save the girl child, educate the girl child.” She acknowledged the issue of abuse and violence that many girls face, including domestic violence and drug abuse, and emphasized the need for protecting them from such dangers. She also stressed the importance of addressing the problem of dowry harassment, which can cause stress and harm to many young women. Brahma Kumari Vishweshwari emphasized the need to empower girls and women to stand up for themselves and overcome any challenges they may face.
Brahma Kumari Vishweshwari further said, “In Mangaluru, most of the parents give good education and full freedom to their daughters. Parents trust their children, but sometimes daughters misuse their freedom. Girls must have the capacity to understand the good and bad. Where is morality? How can we educate our children spiritually? Brahma Kumaris give spiritual education at the Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya. Our main aim is to empower women. We see humans as being made up of two parts, the external or visible body and the subtle energy of the soul whose character structure is revealed by a person’s external activity. We believe God to be an incorporeal point of light. God is seen as the perfect and constant embodiment of all virtues, powers and values and He is the unconditionally loving Father of all souls, irrespective of their religion, gender, or culture. When we don’t have self-love, we have tension and depression. The First step of self-love is self-realization i.e who am I? And at Brahma Kumaris, you will find self-love. Through meditation, you can strengthen your mind”.
Violet Pereira of www.mangalorean.com, Deputy Director Department of Women and Child Development Pappa Bovi, Assistant Lecturer Sabitha Gondki, senior Journalist former editor of Taranga Anita Pinto, President of Samarasya Manjula Nayak, President Mahila Congress Shalet Pinto, member of MCC Ranjini Kotian, President Karavali Lekhakiyara Vachakara Sangha Dr Jyothi Chelyaru, President of Mahila Mandaligala Okkuta, Mangaluru and former president of Zilla Panchayat Mamata Gatti spoke on the occasion.
Brahma Kumari Sneha compered the programme and delivered the vote of thanks.