President Murmu lauded Brahma Kumaris for reviving Indian values by keeping women at the center

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Gurugram (HR): The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu inaugurated a National Convention on ‘Women as Foundation of a Value-based Society’ and launched an all-India awareness campaign ‘Empowering the Family’ at the Om Shanti Retreat Centre of Brahma Kumaris in Gurugram today (February 9, 2023).

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the theme of today’s National Convention ‘Women as Foundation of a Value-based Society’ is very relevant. Women have played a very important role in shaping the values ​​and ethics in Indian society. She expressed happiness that the Brahma Kumaris organization has tried to revive Indian values ​​by keeping women at the center. Today, this is the world’s largest spiritual institution run by women and more than 46 thousand sisters of this organization are carrying forward the tradition of spirituality and Indian culture in about 140 countries.

Speaking about the empowerment of women, the President said that whenever women have received equal opportunities, they have performed at par with men and sometimes better than them in every field. She noted that women’s participation is increasing in many fields. However, many of them are not able to reach the top position. It has been observed that in the middle-level management of the private sector, there has been a decrease in women’s participation above a certain level. The main reason behind this is family responsibilities. Generally, working women have to shoulder the responsibility of home along with the office. We need to change the mindset that bringing up children and managing the home are the responsibility of women only. A woman should get more support from the family so that she can reach the highest position in her career without any hindrance. She said that families would be empowered only by the empowerment of women and empowered families would make an empowered society and empowered nation.

The President said that competition is increasing these days. People are running after money, power, fame, and prestige. There is no harm in being financially strong, but living only for money is not proper. Economic progress and material prosperity can give us materialistic happiness, but not eternal peace. Spiritual life opens doors to divine bliss.

Speaking about the role of a mother in the family, the President said that the nature of a mother is always inclusive. She never discriminates between her children. That is why nature is also called “Mother Nature.”  We all know that mother is the first teacher in the family. She not only introduces the child to the family members and environment but also inculcates the prevailing values in the child. Therefore, mothers need to educate their children with right values. Instead of making children career-conscious since childhood, they should inspire children to become good human beings. A mother can teach children not to let money become their only priority. With the efforts of a mother, a family can become an ideal family. If every family becomes an ideal family then the nature of society would automatically change. Our society could become a value-based society.

Referring to India’s first woman Rafale fighter jet pilot Shivangi Singh, Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatreya said that her achievement has shown a new path of success to other daughters of India as well.

 Rao Inderjit Singh, Minister of State for Statistics and Programme Implementation; BK Brijmohan, Additional General Secretary of Brahma Kumaris; BK Sister Mohini and BK Sister Jayanti, Additional Chiefs of Brahma Kumaris; BK Chakradhari; and BK Shivani were also present on this occasion.

BK Sister Asha, Director of Om Shanti Retreat Center, coordinated the stage program.

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