Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s focal message of ‘world is one family’ highlighted at centennial birthday celebration at UN

Updated: Dec 8 2022 11:12AM

United Nations, Dec 8 (PTI) Spiritual leader Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s focal message of ‘the world is one family’ was highlighted here as UN officials and diplomats celebrated the life and service of one of India's greatest spiritual teachers, saying he upheld the values of compassion and inspired global projects and socio-economic initiatives aimed at developing inclusive societies.

India’s Permanent Mission to the UN and Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) marked the centennial birthday celebration of Pramukh Swami Maharaj at the United Nations on Wednesday with a special event on the theme ‘The World is One Family: Life & Message of Pramukh Swami Maharaj.’ “In the truest sense, Swamiji’s life in itself is a message to humanity - that is a message of oneness, a message of celebrating goodness, a message of peace, harmony, and brotherhood. Respected as one of India's greatest spiritual teachers, he truly lived and taught the principle that the "world is one family",” India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj said at the event.

Pramukh Swami Maharaj was the fifth spiritual successor of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and became the president of Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) in 1950. He died in 2016 at the age of 94.