The birthday of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was celebrated with all gaiety all over Jharkhand on
Friday. In Ranchi, a long Sudarshan Kriya was organized from 6.30 am in the morning at the Raj Yoga
Center on East Jail Road. After this, a padyatra was taken out from the Raj Yoga center itself, carrying
the message of de-addiction and peace for the society, which ended at Albert Ekka Chowk. On this
occasion the members of Art of Living along with N.S.S youths took a pledge to remove drug
addiction from life and build a drug free society. This oath was administered by the Chief Guest of
the program Mr. Rakesh Ranjan ji, Secretary, DALSA. On this occasion APEX member from Art of
Living Shri Sunil Gupta, Shri BK Sinha, senior teachers Sadhvi Atmaswarupa, Dr. Juthika, Dr. Prasanna,
PN Singh, Renupada Patra, Indira Singh, Sumita Roy, Shabnam Singh and Anuradha Singh was
present. Subrata Sinha, NSS mentor from Gossenner College was also present.
Subsequently, the birthday started at 11am in Birsa Munda Jail, Hotwar by cutting a cake in the joint
presence of the jail administration, members of Art of Living and the prisoners. On this occasion, 60
prisoners were given citations for their successful passing out in electrician training. Immunity kits
were distributed on this occasion to protect against corona. On this occasion, Jail Superintendent
Hamid Akhtar, Jailor Naseem Ahmed, senior teachers & members of Art of Living BB Singh, Rupesh
Kumar, Pranav Kumar, Manish Sharma, Ramesh Agrawal were present and all inspired the inmates.
After that, about 60 children of Adim Jati Seva Mandal Orphanage at Nivaranpur were inspired to
become ideal citizens by citing them life stories of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji. Devotees, after doing
bhajans and meditation with them, enjoyed a variety of food items together. Volunteers Ashish,
Kaushik, Vijay, Jyoti, Ashutosh, Ramesh, Roopa, Pooja, Neelima, Ranju, Nisha, Nutan, Shankar
besides teachers Renupada and Shampa ji were also present on this occasion.
The birthday celebrations in Ranchi culminated with Gurupuja and Satsang at the Rajyoga Kendra.
Sadhvi ji performed the puja rituals, while the Gurupuja pundits chanted mantras together and
made the environment pure. The chief guest on this occasion was Rajya Sabha MP Mahesh Poddar ji.
The Art of Living Apex Body of Jharkhand, led by senior trainer Praveen Kumar, congratulated him
for his successful six years in the Rajya Sabha and honoured him for his efforts to solve the problems
of this area at the national level. On this occasion, many dignitaries of the city encouraged the
devotees with their dignified presence. In the satsang, apart from guru, the melodious hymns of
Shiva, Krishna, Durga, Ganesh filled the ambience with devotion. At the end of the program
everyone took prasad together. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji from US took meditate online at 7:30
pm on the occasion and also administered an oath.