Pujya Gurudevshri’s 54th Birth Anniversary Celebrations On the occasion of Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai’s 54th Birth Anniversary, seekers joined in virtual celebrations – immersing in satsang, bhakti, and singing the glory of their beloved Master from the 25 – 27 Sep 2020. Throughout the three days, mumukshus watched Pujya Gurudevshri’s pravachans on the topics of sadhana, seva, and saiyam from the 2016 Unmoved Mover celebrations. Seekers also saw “Unmoved Mover – A Mystic and His Mission,” stirring documentary on Pujya Gurudevshri’s life along with joyous moments from Adbhut Astitva – A Dance Musical. Three studio-recorded songs dedicated to Pujya Gurudevshri were released, as well. The tracks entitled “Sadguru Sakshat Vibhu”; “Hey Gurudev! Tamey Jaano Chho Saghlu” added a fresh wave of connection to seekers. On the morning of 26 September, Pujya Gurudevshri graced the Yajnasthal at Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram Dharampur to bless seekers with His darshan. An especially surprising event was the unexpected Atmarpit Diksha ceremony. The initiation continued the tradition of commemorating Pujya Gurudevshri’s Birth Anniversary with the spirit of renunciation and an existence dedicated to the Lord. Jivanarpit Angi Vora, who used to reside in New Jersey (United States) embraced Atmarpit Diksha through the initiation ceremony. With blessings from her parents who were present for the ceremony, Atmarpit Angiben expressed elation on walking the path of the Enlightened Ones, under the able guidance of Pujya Gurudevshri. Launch of Katha Karu Tuj Premni Raj Katha by Pujya Gurudevshri etched a thorough and detailed biography on the life of Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandraji in the hearts of seekers. The 24-hour mega event was an infusion of Pujya Gurudevshri’s detailed accounts, many of which became available as a result of intimate recounting by devotees. Katha Karu Tuj Premni is an endeavour that takes a page from Raj Katha – enabling all seekers from across the world today – to share their personal transformation and experiences with Pujya Gurudevshri so that His divinity, vibrancy and legacy can be archived and felt for generations to come. Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care Receives United Nations Special Consultative Status By the grace of Shrimad Rajchandraji and Pujya Gurudevshri, and on the occasion of Pujya Gurudevshri’s Birth Anniversary, Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care has officially been granted special consultative status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN-ECOSOC). With this honour, Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care joins a very exclusive list of carefully selected NGOs that are officially affiliated with the United Nations. Consultative status will enable Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care to play a role in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, as well as engage with decision-makers at the very highest international level. Representatives will now also be eligible to participate in discussions at the UN Headquarters in New York, and the UN offices in Geneva and Vienna. The consultative status to the United Nations will enable Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care with the opportunity to take Param Krupalu Dev’s ceaseless compassion and Pujya Gurudevshri’s salient philosophy to the global stage. Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care Initiatives In addition to the devotionally charged festivities, several seva related initiatives were launched and presented. On the occasion of Pujya Gurudevshri’s Birth Anniversary, Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care, supported by the Gem & Jewellery National Relief Foundation (GJNRF), has helped open a special new ICU-wing in St. George Hospital, Mumbai! St. George Hospital is one of the critical care COVID-19 hospitals in Mumbai, and has been operating at full capacity since the past few months. The new wing is fully equipped and specially designed to increase the number of beds in the hospital. This facility will greatly bolster the infrastructure of the 342-year-old colonial structure! Shri Pravinshankar Pandya and Shri Ashok Gajera, Trustees of GJNRF were present at the inauguration of the wing. Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care would also like express gratitude to the GJNRF for their generous support and continued collaboration. Launch of Book Love and Care in the time of COVID Commemorating Pujya Gurudevshri’s Birth Anniversary, a special progress report book aptly titled, ‘Love and Care in the time of COVID’ was released. The book succinctly summarises the diverse relief work carried out by Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care across 5 continents in the past 6 months – the key milestones, stories from the ground, long-term plans, awards and accolades, and more. It is available in 3 languages to share with various stakeholders like government authorities, consulates, corporates, fundraisers, and other administrative organisations. While the book is just an overview of the past 6 months, the relief activities remain ongoing. Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care is committed to continue delivering 360-degree support for as long as the situation demands! Even though mumukshus felt the physical absence of Pujya Gurudevshri, through His message, His specially designed plan, and in His devotion, all felt a strong and elevating connection around the world.