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|Raining inspirational words|
|It was organised by WAYE, the youth wing of Art of Living and saw a jam-packed audience of youngsters, getting together to spark the spirit of nationalism.|
This year we will not ask anything from our nation, but will contribute our utmost instead,” said Rashmin, a senior international faculty of Art of Living while inaugurating the programme, My Country, My Valentine, that began on a serious note but ended with oodles of rollicking fun, laughter and music.
It was organised by World Alliance Of Youth Empowerment (WAYE), the youth wing of Art of Living and saw a jam-packed audience of youngsters, getting together to spark the spirit of nationalism. The session was divided in three parts: India’s Glory of the Past, Pains of the Present and Dreams of the Future.
“For thousands of years, the nation has been renowned for its spirituality. Today, the West is taking yoga and ayurveda from India, and India has taken fast-food and pop music. I don’t think it’s a fair exchange,” he said further.
Amidst the audience’s oohs and aahs, startling facts were revealed in a presentation of ancient vedic scriptures that depicted India’s advancement in science and technology thousands of years ago, like a shloka explaining Pythagoras Theorem 2,000 years ago before Pythagoras; the value of pi; and the Principle of Gravity. An ancient texts of Vimana shastra explained the principles of an aeroplane more than 7,000 years ago.
Going on to the second part of the evening, Rashmin spoke about some of the present facts about politics. “Our
The final part of the evening was about ‘How we can make a difference?’ “We need to start voting, and then empower ourself spiritually. Anger and violence belong to a weak mind, crying for help, so unless we learn to be calm and centred, we cannot stand up and make a difference to our society and to ourselves,” concluded Rashmin.
The students abuzz with patriotic fervour, rocked to satsang.The evening ended with a short meditation, and a pledge by the audience to help spread spiritual awareness.
Thousands march against corruption & terrorism
The Art of Living & WAYE mobilize youth and citizens to participate in a nationwide movement
“If our youth generation is not happy with their present and is worried about the future, then they have to begin the change themselves and get more and more people to join them,” said Dr Kiran Bedi to the thousands gathered at the Youth March against corruption and terrorism organised by the Art of Living Foundation and its youth wing, The World Alliance for Youth Empowerment (WAYE) and Co-organiser Youth For Equality (YFE).
Under the aegis of His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder, Art of Living, WAYE’s and YFE’ objective is to awaken and empower citizens, especially the youth, to effect a change and propel the youth towards nation-building. This pro-active initiative has a three-fold emphasis: Awareness, Accountability & Action.
His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar sent a message for the Youth and said, “ The whole country is just looking at you for you to take leadership. The youth of India should come upfront and unite against terrorism and corruption. Let us have a prosperous and just India.”
This movement will be taken across the nation through the year with the theme: “My Country Is My Valentine”. It will leverage the RTI, Citizens Charter, e-governance and free legal aid by youth lawyers during its course of action.
Addressing the gathering, Khurshed Batliwala, Director, WAYE, said, “The greatest danger that our country today faces is that of good people doing nothing.”
Other prominent speakers included Mr Bitta (Chairman, All India Anti Terrorist Front), Mr Prahlad Kakkar (Ad Guru & CEO, Genesis), Mr. Arvind Kejriwal (Pioneering activist – RTI and Magsaysay Awardee), Mr Anirudh Bahl (Editor, Cobra Post & Writer), Prof Binod Khaitan (President, AIIMS Faculty Association) & Chaudhry Zile Singh (President, BMS).
Mr Prahlad Kakkar speaking on the occasion said, “When the young educated people of this country decide to be the change they want to see, no force on earth can stop them.”
The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) with their 160 Delhi Union extended their support to this initiative. As a mark of solidarity, the public transport system of BMS, including autorickshaws, rickshaws, tempos, buses etc, did not ply at the airport and railway station, during the march from 2pm – 5pm.
Numerous citizens, educational institutions, Residents’ welfare organisations, Social service organisations, Cultural organisations, Corporate houses, NGO’s, Youth & citizen forums including Nasscom Foundation, Navjyoti, Navdaanya, Transparency International, BMS, among other notable names participated in the March.
We had a fantastic time with a first ever morning batch of YES!+ in Koramangala!! Some moments :-
Daily morning 6-9:30 sessions gave a great drive for the rest of the day!
It was a great time in the first week of new year in the YES!+ in Jayangar!