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Mahant Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati, President Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas and Kumari Somashekhari, General Secretary Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas and Indian Classical Dancer,
Honoured on the Occasion of
Holi Milan Samaroh (Holi Get-Together)
held by the Senior Citizen Welfare Organization (Regd.), Rishikesh, on 5th March 2020, in Parashuram Auditorium,
Shri Bharat Mandir Inter-College, Rishikesh

Shri Swami Vishveshwaranandaji and his team arrive at the Parashuram Auditorium
of Shri Bharat Mandir Inter-College, Rishikesh. Some Delegates of the
Senior Citizen Welfare Organization are receiving him with great joy.

At the entrance gate to the Auditorium Swamiji is welcomed in the traditional way
with Kumkum and Chandan Tilak and flowers.

Inside the Parashuram Auditorium a lot of Dignitaries are eagerly waiting
to welcome Swami Vishveshwaranandaji.

In the front row of the Auditorium (from left to right):
Mahant Shri Vinay Saraswat of Ved Sthanam, Rishikesh, Mahant Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati, President Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas and Kumari Somashekhari,
General Secretary Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas and Indian Classical Dancer
and Musician, Chief Guests of the Function.

The dignified audience, consisting mainly of Educationists.

The other part of the sitting arrangements: In the front row one can see
two very prominent Senior Educationists from Rishikesh, Ex-Principal Capt. D.D. Tiwari
and Ex-Principal Shri I.D. Joshi (in white dress).

Mahant Shri Vinay Saraswat and Dr. Harish Dhingra are guiding
Mahant Shri Swami Vishveshwaranandaji to the Dais for lighting the Deepas.

Different Dignitaries, among them Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda and
Kumari Somashekhari, are lighting the Deepas for an auspicious start of the Celebration.

Lovely children from the Sunshine Public School, Bankhandi, Rishikesh, had sung
a beautiful Saraswati Vandana and a Welcome Song. For their nice contribution
they were rewarded with Mementos by the wife of Dr. Rajul Dutt, Director OIMT.

The audience is listening to the Welcome-Speech of the dynamic General Secretary
of the Senior Citizen Welfare Organization, Sri Satya Prakash Agrawal, during which
he also informed everybody about the educational, cultural and spiritual activities
of Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas under the noble guidance of its President, Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda. Shri S.P. Agrawalji expressed his immense joy and gratitude
for having the holy Presence of Shri Swami Vishveshwaranandaji during this Celebration.
He said, that receiving Blessings from Saints like Mahant Shri Swami Vishveshwaranandaji
can never be valued enough. Great Mahatmas and Saints like Swamiji are the real
and greatest Treasures in Life and more important than anything else.

The President of the Senior Citizen Welfare Organization, Rishikesh, Dr. Harish Dhingra,
presented a beautifully designed, colourful Abhinandan Patra (Letter of Felicitation)
to Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda and another one to Kumari Somashekhari,
in which their special achievements had been highlighted.
Ca. 400 copies of these Felicitation Letters were distributed by Members of the
Senior Citizen Welfare Association to the audience.

Dignitaries on the dais ( from left to right):
Dr. Rajul Dutt, Director Omkarananda Institute of Management & Technology (OIMT),
Rishikesh, Major Govind Singh Rawat, Principal Shri Bharat Mandir Inter-College,
Rishikesh, Shri Deep Sharma, Former Chairman, Nagar Palika Rishikesh, Dr. Harish Dhingra,
President Senior Citizen Welfare Organization, Rishikesh, Mahant Shri
Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati, President Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas
and Kumari Somashekhari, General Secretary Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas.

Dr. Harish Dhingra honours Swamiji with a flower-garland.

Among loud clapping and cheers from the audience, Mahant Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati was honoured by Shri Satya Prakash Agrawal, General Secretary Senior Citizen
Welfare Organization, Rishikesh, with the prestigious "VEDIC-RISHI-RATNA AWARD"
for his outstanding Contribution in the field of Vedic Culture and Education.

Kumari Somashekhari received the "BHARATIYA SHASTRIYA NRITYA KALA SAMMAN".

On this occasion Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati inspired the audience
with his thought-provoking Speech. He expressed his deep Gratitude and Joy,
for being in the Company of the noble Senior Citizens of Rishikesh, the "City of Saints".
Swamiji threw light on the importance of an active life and above all, a life,
concentrated on the Divine, in order to overcome feelings of loneliness or depression.
He also strongly appealed to everybody, to nicely take care for the Elders and not to neglect them. Swamiji used several practical examples, to illustrate, how the behaviour towards the Elderly
should be, and how it should not be. These practical examples deeply impressed the audience.
The speech was translated into Hindi by Kumari Somashekhari.

Shri Swami Vishveshwaranandaji's divine speech was very much praised by all.
Many Dignitaries, including Shri Deep Sharma, Former Chairman, Rishikesh Nagar Palika,
openly expressed their Gratitude and great Appreciation for Swamji's inspiring words.
They emphasized, that they will definitely try to implement Swamiji's important,
helpful practical suggestions in their lives. Even several weeks after this wonderful Function,
many phone calls and written messages came to Swami Vishveshwaranandaji, in which
Participants of this Function deeply thanked Swamiji for his Blessings and his wonderful Speech.

The cultural part of this wonderful Function started with beautiful Dances to
Radha-Krishna Bhajans and Holi-Bhajans by Artists of the Suraj Art Group.

Kumari Somashekhari presented a powerful Bharatanatyam Dance.
Her graceful movements were very much appreciated by the audience.

While dancing, Kumari Somashekhari depicts Goddess Saraswati, playing the Veena.

Kumari Somashekhari in a joyful Radha-Krishna Dance, which touched the hearts of all.

On request of the Organizers of this wonderful event, Kumari Somashekhari
was singing two devotional songs in Garhwali, the local language of the Garhwal Himalayas.
Her performance kept many absolutely speechless.

Artists from Suraj Art Group, dressed as Radha, Krishna and Gopis, wearing beautiful,
colourful dresses, were dancing to joyous Holi-Songs. They also started taking a lot
of fresh flower-petals in their hands, and - while dancing - were throwing the flowers
towards the audience.

It was a big surprise - for Swami Vishveshwarananda, Kumari Somashekhari and all -
when suddenly Krishna and the Gopis left the stage, came down to them and
constantly showered a rain of flowers on them.

This "Phoolon ki Holi" - playing Holi with flowers - was immensely enjoyed by all.

The Holi Celebration took an even more joyous and ecstatic turn, when Krishna and
the Gopis came to Swami Vishveshwaranandaji and Kumari Somashekhari,
gently drawing them up from their seats and asking them to dance with them.
Swamiji and Somaji could not resist. They started dancing blissfully - their hearts filled
with great, innocent, divine Joy - while many others from the audience rushed
to them and happily joined dancing with them, like one big spiritual family.
It was an unforgettable, heavenly moment.

Swami Vishveshwarananda, Kumari Somashekhari and other Dignitaries enjoy
the beautiful rain of flowers. It was a brilliant idea by the noble Members of the
Senior Citizen Welfare Organization, Rishikesh, to celebrate "Phoolon ki Holi" -
playing Holi with Flowers - instead of using harmful, toxic colours.

At the conclusion of this heart-touching Celebration many people requested for photos
together with Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari Somashekhari.

Speech by Mahant Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati, President Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas, on the Occasion of Holi Milan Samaroh (Holi Get-Together), held by the Senior Citizen Welfare Organization, Rishikesh, on 5th March 2020, in Parashuram Hall, Shri Bharat Mandir Inter-College, Rishikesh

My heartfelt Adorations to the omni­present, omnipotent, omni-scient Divinity in all of you!

My special Adorations to the most honourable President of the Senior Citizen Welfare Organization, Shri Harish Dhingra, the General Secretary Shri S.P. Agrawalji and the Treasurer Shri Baburam Agrawalj. Adorations also to the Chief Guest of today's Function, Kumari Somashekhari, General Secretary Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas, to Shri Deep Sharmaji, Former Chairman Rishikesh, Shri Dr. Rajul Dutt, Director Omkarananda Institute of Management and Technology (OIMT), Dr. Sudha Bhardwaj, Principal Government Degree College and Major Govind Singh Rawat, Principal Shri Bharat Mandir Inter-College. Adorations to our great friend, Shri I.D. Joshiji, Senior-Educationist and former Principal Shri Bharat Mandir Inter-College, to Shri Tiwariji, Senior Educationist, and to all other so nice, wonderful gentlemen, whom - from time to time - I have a chance to meet. Adorations to all of you !

My Dear Friends !

Frankly speaking, I feel very much honoured, that a chance has been given to me to speak to all of you.

Several times I came across the Senior Citizens of Rishikesh, and all the time I felt, that you are simply special. There is something like a "magic Power" with all of you. And it was for me a great joy, when we were together for different spiritual and cultural celebrations at the Omkarananda Public Ghat, Muni-ki-Reti, or at Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam, or in the Headquarters of Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas, and so on. So many times, we came together, we could discuss with each other and it was simply excellent.

Dear Friends, I tell you one thing: You all are 3 times blessed. First of all, you are born in one of the finest countries. Secondly, you all are touched by the great Science, by the Vedic Science, by the supreme Vedic Knowledge. Thirdly, you are from a special city, called Rishikesh, the city of Saints.

My dear Friends, when we are young, we think, we never become old. But suddenly the time changes and we realize, that certain things are no more as easy for us, as it used to be earlier. Sometimes we think, we will be ever young. We forget, that nothing remains forever. And when we are young, we often make the mistake, that we neglect the elderly people. For example, an elderly person stands on the road, a car is coming, it rushes through. The driver sees, that an elderly lady wants to cross the road, but he is not bothered, he passes. Should we not stop the car and let the elderly persons pass the road ? Sometimes an elderly person would like to go up the steps, but has difficulty because of her baggage. Should we not help her ? Should we not realize, that any help to the elderly people is equal to the help of the Lord ?! We have a lot of Educationists here. Should we not teach in the school, in the Moral Science, that we specially should take care for the elderly people?! You see, the elderly people deserve all the praise. They have rich experience, they have gone through each and everything, they know the very pulse of the city. And you know, there is always coming a sort of a special aura from the elderly people here. Therefore, I always felt very good, when I could come across these saintly, elderly people of Rishikesh.

Dear friends, time is passing very quickly. And you see, often the problem is, when elderly people are alone, their mind starts wandering heavily. And everybody knows, a wandering mind is very dangerous and can lead to difficulties, depression and so on. We should see - when we are getting older - that we are always active. The moment we are not active, the problem starts. That does not mean, that we have to run from pillar to post and get into stress and all this. Not the least ! We just have to see, that our mind is always in a peaceful mood.

Therefore, my dear friends, Lord Krishna said, not even for a moment, man can be without actions. So, it is good, that sometimes the Senior Citizens meet each other, discuss about everything. Something should always be there, so that the mind is kept under control.

And Friends, though it may sound a little bit hard, but we are also coming closer to that situation, where, at any moment, we may leave our body.

Friends, we have to see, that we always keep good thoughts, we should always see, that we keep spiritual thoughts. The great Saint Shri Yogananda said once very wonderfully: "In which state of the mind You leave the body, in the same state of mind You take again rebirth."

Very often the question is raised: "For what we have come to this earth?" The beautiful Vedic Philosophy says it very clearly: "Your life has been given to you only for the Realization of the Truth."

Friends, some may like it, some may not like it, but we have to always see, that we are in a spiritual line. We are born to realize the Truth and we are born to achieve Liberation. And the time is always counting. One single second, which we are losing, can no more come back. We have to be alert.

You see, I would like to repeat again something, which I often mention: Man is having three "Friends". One friend is your fortune, your wealth. It will go with you, until fortune lasts. Your second friend is family, friends and all, who are close to you. They will be with you till the graveyard and there they leave you alone. The third friend is your Divine Soul. This third friend will remain with You, wherever your individual Soul is going, along with the impressions of Your hard work, Your good work, Your thinking, Your feeling, Your wonderful actions.

And now Spring season is coming, Holi is standing shortly in front of our door. Of course, though everything is so very nice, so very colourful, it also has a little bit a darker side. We like colours, we like the beauty of colours, but we have to be very careful, which type of colours we use to celebrate Holi. We should avoid harmful chemical colours under all circumstances.

The main reason for our Holi Celebration is the Victory of the Good over the evil.

Lord Krishna has clearly said: "Among the seasons, I am the Spring."

So, we have a now a good opportunity to start this wonderful season with a new energy. Let us begin this spring season with controlling a little bit ourselves. We are very fast in controlling people outside. But we should control more ourselves.

We all have seen, that life is so short, so we have to make the maximum out of it.

I said in the very beginning, that we are all blessed to be in such a beautiful, highly spiritual country like India. But when we have all this beauty of spiritualism, when we have all the spiritual beauty of the Rishis and Saints, then why don't we make use of it? When the Gold is in front of us, why we are playing with iron?

I must honestly tell you, I am very thankful to my Master Gurudev Paramahamsa Swami Omkarananda, who has shown us the Beauty of that great Indian tradition.

You see, there are special divine Vibrations and a great divine Significance in India, from the South of India to the North, from the East to the West.

You see, in certain countries you can find great discipline, cleanliness and all these things. But often there is no warmth ! India is a country with a very warm Heart, which is expressed everywhere, whether it is in music, whether it is in dance, whether it is in education, whether it is in spiritual life, it's amazing !

Dear Friends, my heartfelt wish is, that You quickly come closer to That, which is our real Divine Origin. The Wisdom and the great divine Knowledge are in front of our door. Let's make use of it.

My special wishes to You for a very, very excellent Health ! You shall have a very, very long Life and You shall get everything, that brings You closer to the Lord.

Thank You, thank You very much.

Swami Omkarananda Maharaj ki Jay !!!

* OM *

Different Write-Ups and Messages for
Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda and Kumari Somashekhari,
in response to their participation in "Holi Celebration",
organised by Senior Citizen Welfare Organization (Regd.),
Rishikesh, on 5th March 2020

Shri Swami Vishveshwaranandaji and Kumari Somashekhari received an overwhelming and heart-touching response by many prominent Citizens of
Rishikesh, who conveyed their Gratitude to Swamiji through Phone-Talks,
Write-Ups and Messages. Some Write-Ups and Messages are printed here:

 

GRAND ABHINANDAN
(Grand Felicitation)

For
H.H. Mahant Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati,
The Vedic-Rishi-Ratna and The Pride of Uttarakhand,
President, Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas,
By Senior Citizen Welfare Organization (Regd.),
At Parashuram Hall, Shri Bharat Mandir Inter-College, Rishikesh,
on 5th March 2020
Write-Up by Shri I.D. Joshi, Senior Educationist, Former Principal,
Shri Bharat Mandir Inter-College, Rishikesh

On the auspicious Holi Milan Samaroh, the Spring Festival of Colours and Flowers, Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda was felicitated by the Senior Citizens of Rishikesh and awarded with the prestigious "Vedic-Rishi-Ratna Samman" for His remarkable contribution towards the education of the masses. Swamiji, accompanied by Kumari Somashekhari, was welcomed with Tilak at the Gate and escorted to the Dais, where he was garlanded by the President of the Senior Citizen Welfare Organization, Shri Harish Dhingra, its Secretary Sri S.P. Agrawal and other Dignitaries, like Shri Deep Sharma, Former Chairman Rishikesh, and others. Shri S.P. Agrawal, General Secretary, read out the Citation and the Abhinandan Patra (Letter of Felicitation), highlighting the achievements of Swami Vishveshwaranandaji for the cause of India's Vedic Culture and modern Education. Omkarananda Ashram is doing admirable service for the upliftment of the masses through the Inter-College Omkarananda Saraswati Nilayam, the Omkarananda Institute of Management & Technology (OIMT), the Ashram's Gurukul Omkarananda Gayatri Ved Vidyalaya and a host of Omkarananda Hill Schools, all over the State, along with the Omkarananda Degree College, Deoprayag, also.

The "Vedic-Rishi-Ratna Award" was pre­sented to Swamiji jointly by the President, Secretary, Guest of Honour, Shri Deep Sharma and others, among a loud applause and cheers in the audience by the Educationists, Businessmen and Social Workers, such as Principal Capt. D.D. Tiwari, Dr. M.C. Trivedi, Former Director of Higher Education Uttarakhand, Principal I.D. Joshi, Mahant Vinay Saraswat of Ved Sthanam and Principal D.B.S. Rawat, Principal G.S. Rawat, Dr. Sunil Thapliyal, Sri Ravi Shastri President Tulsi Manas Mandir, Sri Ajay Goyal, Sri Manoj Jain, President Jain Samaj, President and Secretaries of Lions Club, Col. Kohli of Punjabi Maha Sabha and a host of other Dignitaries, like Sri Kamla Prasad Bhatt, Founder Sunshine School, Engineer K.S. Rana and many Retired Officers, Bank Managers, Corporate Executives and Social Workers.

The "Abhinandan Patra", highlighting the achievements of Swami Vishveshwaranandaji and Omkarananda Ashram, was distributed among the audience.

Equally glamourous was the Felicitation of Guru-Bhakti-Ratna Kumari Somashekhari, General Secretary of Omkarananda Ashram, as Chief Guest. For her remarkable achievements in the field of Indian Classical Temple Dance and learning of Sanskrit, Hindi, Tamil, Garhwali and her achievements, Honours and Awards at national and international levels, she was awarded with the "Bharatiya Shastriya Nritya Kala Samman".

Swamiji and Somaji were both honoured with flowers and shawls.

Swamiji spoke and gave an inspiring Message to the Senior Citizens, requesting them to be always active in order not to feel loneliness. He also appealed to everyone to always respect the elderly people and care for them. It was the most inspiring Message, which was much appreciated by the Senior Citizens.

The colorful function started with joy and jubilance all around, with the Classical Temple Dances by Kumari Somashekhari. Her dances were so melodious and spiritually inspiring, that the audience was moved with amazement and ecstasy of Bliss. The song by Somashekhari in Garhwali language struck every heart with wonder and amazement; her native-like accent is so sweet and melodious, that she seems to be the Daughter of Himalayas. Thanks to Soma for her amazing performance!

Local Artists of the Suraj Art Group showed the Lilas of Lord Krishna and Gopis, dancing to lovely Holi songs. Swamiji, too, seemed to be dancing in his heart with them. During these ecstatic songs, showers of flowers came to Swami ji and Soma ji. They were asked to dance with Krishna and the Gopis, while many others from the audience happily joined, too, dancing with them.

There was an Ecstasy and Bliss all around.

Thus this grand Festival concluded with an utmost joyous experience. Everyone looked cheerful and happy and started to greet Swamiji individually and thanked him for the Blessings.

P.S. In the function Shri Deep Sharma was honoured with the prestigious Award of "Rishikesh Gaurav Samman", the Pride of Rishikesh, Dr. Rajul Dutt, Director, Omkarananda Institute of Management & Technology (OIMT), was honoured with "Shreshtha Shiksha-Vid Samman" for his achievement in Excellence in Management Education, while Shri G.S. Rawat, Principal, Shri Bharat Mandir Inter-College and Dr. Sunil Thapliyal were also honoured with "Shreshtha Shiksha-Vid Samman" and Shri Ravi Shastri, President, Tulsi Manas Mandir, was awarded "Shreshtha Jan-Sevak Samman" for his services in the field of Social Welfare and Environment Protection.

I.D. Joshi

 

Senior Citizen Welfare Organization Rishikesh
Celebrated

"Holi Milan Samaroh" - 2020  

Write-up by Shri Satya Prakash Agrawal, General Secretary, Senior Citizen Welfare Organization (Regd.), Rishikesh

It is a matter of great pleasure and pride that the Senior Citizen Welfare Organization of Rishikesh celebrated "Holi Milan Samaroh" on 5th March 2020 with the divine presence and guidance of H.H. Shri Mahant Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati Ji Maharaj, President and Spiritual leader of Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas. Kumari Somashekhari graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest. Other Guests present on the occasion were Shri Deep Sharma, Ex-Chairman, Municipal Board, Rishikesh, Dr. Rajul Dutt, Director, Omkarananda Institute of Management & Technology (OIMT), Major Gobind Singh Rawat, Principal, Shri Bharat Mandir Inter-College.

The celebration was held at "Mahant Parashuram Sabhagar" Shri Bharat Mandir Inter-College and started with the lighting of Deepas. During the illumination of Deepas, Chanting of Vedic Hymns was performed by the young Rishi Kumars of Shri Bharat Mandir, followed by Saraswati Vandana and Welcome Song by the children of Sunshine Public School, Bankhandi, Rishikesh.

The welcome speech was delivered by Shri S.P. Agrawal, who heartily welcomed Pujya Shri Swami Ji Maharaj, Kumari Somashekhari, all guests and members of the associations. He expressed special gratitude and admiration to Pujya Shri Swami Ji and Kumari Somashekhari for their achievements in various activities in the field of Education, Vedic Culture and Indian Classical Temple Dances.

Shri S.P. Agrawal read out a citation on behalf of the Senior Citizen Welfare Organization, highlighting the educational services of Omkarananda Ashram through its Schools, Colleges and other Institutions in Rishikesh as well as in other parts of the Garhwal Himalayan region.

During the welcome session, Pujya Swami Shri Vishveshwarananda Saraswati Ji was honoured with flower-garlands by Dr. Harish Dhingra, President of the Senior Citizen Organization, Shri Babu Ram Agrawal, Treasurer, Shri Naresh Garg, Shri Pramod Jain and Shri M.C. Trivedi respectively.

Pujya Shri Swami Ji was honoured with the "Vedic-Rishi-Ratna Award", which was presented by the hands of Shri S.P. Agrawal, General Secretary.

An Angavastram (Shawl) was presented to Pujya Shri Swami Ji by Shri Deep Sharma, Ex-Chairman, Municipal Board Rishikesh.

Kumari Somashekhari was honoured with flower-bouquet and an Angavastram (Shawl) presented by Smt. Kamla Rana, Smt. Tripti Dhingra and Smt. Usha Verma. She was also honoured with "Bharatiya Shastriya Nritya Kala Award" by the hands of Smt. Tripti Dhingra.

During this occasion, Shri Deep Sharma was honoured with "Pride of Rishikesh Award", Dr. Rajul Dutt with "Shreshtha Shiksha-Vid Award", Major Gobind Singh Rawat with "Shreshtha Shiksha-Vid Award", Dr. Sunil Thapliyal with "Shreshtha Shiksha-Vid Award" and Shri Ravi Shastri with "Shreshtha Jan-Sevak Award".

The much-awaited part of the function, i.e. Cultural Programme, was performed by Kumari Somashekhari as Bharatanatyam Temple Dance "Trimaata Kautuvam" and Devotional Dance "Banke Bihari Tere Naina Kajaraare", followed by a beautiful devotional Garhwali song.

Pujya Swami Shri Vishveshwarananda Saraswati Ji's infinite Grace is felt in our hearts, in our minds, in every pore of our beings. His incredible spiritual power of Grace takes us to "Bliss". His blessings are our greatest treasure and our association with Him is our greatest fortune.

On behalf of all members of the Senior Citizen Welfare Organization, I express my heartfelt gratefulness to Pujya Shri Swami Ji and Kumari Somashekhari Ji.

The Children of Sunshine Public School were awarded a memento by Smt. Dr. Rajul Dutt.

The Function came to an end with the vote of thanks to all the guests and members by President Dr. Harish Dhingra, which was followed by National Anthem.

Finally, Holi was played by the people present, by showering beautiful flowers over Pujya Shri Swami Ji and Kumari Somashekhari Ji.

S.P. Agrawal
General Secretary
Senior Citizen Welfare
Organization, Rishikesh

 

Thanking Letter to
Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati
President, Omkarananda Ashram, Rishikesh

by
Shri Baburam Agrawal, Treasurer,
Senior Citizen Welfare Association (Regd.), Rishikesh

Most revered Swamiji Maharaj,

Respectful Adorations !

Your holy Darshan, along with Kumari Somashekhari, during the Function of Holi Celebration, and your Blessings, in form of Your Speech, were exemplary for all people, present.

The Performance of Kumari Somashekhariji has been adorable and highly praiseworthy.

Millions of Thanks for providing Your Magazine. Best wishes for the bright future of the Magazine !

Looking forward to Your affectionate Blessings,

Your Well-Wisher,

Baburam Agrawal, Treasurer,
Senior Citizen Welfare Organization, Rishikesh

 

Letter to
Honourable Mahant
Shri Swami Vishveshwarananda Saraswati,
President, Omkarananda Ashram, Rishikesh

by Dr. Harish Dhingra, President,
Senior Citizen Welfare Association (Regd.), Rishikesh

With great Honour we would like to thank You for Your gracious presence in our colourful "Holi Mahotsav", on 5th of March 2020, held at Shri Bharat Mandir Inter-College, Rishikesh.

We are also very proud to honour You with our "Vedic-Rishi-Ratna Award" for Your valuable dedication to Education and Literacy.

We also feel proud to thank our Chief Guest Kumari Somashekhari ji for her classical presence and also, we would like to include congratulating her for her performance of "Bharatanatyam".

Honourable Maharaj ji, our Association is very much devoted to rewarding good social causes, to which Your whole life is devoted for. We, in regular span of time, round the year, keep encouraging upcoming Institutions and also the Guidance Providers to give innovative suggestions socially.

We are very thankful for your valuable blessed words, with which You inspired us on the stage, during the Function, and which now also can be read in Your printed booklet "HOLI MILAN SAMAROH".

Swami ji, Your words give us energy to serve socially more and more. Keep blessing us all the time!

Thank You for Your presence once again!

Namaskar,

Dr. Harish Dhingra
President
Senior Citizen Welfare
Organization, Rishikesh

 

Respected Swami Ji, Pranaam.

Received the beautifully compiled booklet today through Shri S.P. Agarwal ji, bringing back the sweet memories of Holi Milan function and your remarkable speech and mesmerizing performance of traditional Indian dance forms by Km. Somashekhari Ji.

Thanks and Regards,

Prof. M.C. Trivedi
Retd. Director, Higher Education, Uttarakhand

 

Swamiji,

Charan Sparsh (Worship to Your Feet) and Respectful Greetings!

I received the Magazine of Holi Get-Together Celebration of 5th March 2020. The Photographs in the Magazine are very beautiful and attractive and having read Your brilliant speech, I am overwhelmed. Really, You are great ! Heartfelt Thanks and Gratitude to You for the Magazine.

Major Govind Singh Rawat, Principal,
Shri Bharat Mandir Inter-College, Rishikesh

 

Rev. Swami Ji

Hari Om.

Thank you for this beautiful album. It's most appreciated and attractive. I asked Joshi Ji to communicate my thanks to you. Also, I am deeply impressed by your speech - so inspiring for all, to respect the elderly. So thought-provoking to be active and keep away from loneliness.

Thanks for this inspiring message also.

I again thank you for this beautifully designed album and the nice photographs of Holi Festival.

Thanks. With regards,

Capt. D.D. Tiwari, Ex-Principal,
Shri Bharat Mandir Inter-College, Rishikesh

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