A live journal of blessed activities in and around Kanha with Daaji
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The day began bright and early, with ashram practitioners departing for the venue of the International Yoga Day celebrations by 4:00 a.m., to arrive in plenty of time for the event, which was to be graced by the Hon'ble Vice President of India, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, the Minister for AYUSH, and many other dignitaries. Daaji arrived early and was greeted cordially by everyone before the ceremony began.Daaji gave an important speech in which he underlined that the magnificent beginning in the Ekatma Abhiyan should never finish.He then travelled with Shri Prahlad Patel to his hometown of Gotegaon, where a great celebration had been planned for him.Daaji then ran upon an old friend from his past.
Daaji led a meditation session for all of the Paper Mills' management personnel in the auditorium of the admin building. Daaji concluded his speech by highlighting the need of not missing a single day of cleaning. He then proceeded to his next destination, Umaria. Many Jan Abhiyan Parishad volunteers and coordinators had arrived to meet Daaji. Jodhaiya Bai Baiga, an elderly lady from Lodhha village in Umariya district, was also present during the meeting.He continued on to Jabalpur after this brief stop. Daaji arrived in Jabalpur at 5 p.m. and was warmly welcomed by hundreds of practitioners.
Daaji led meditation at the hotel from 7:32 a.m. to 8:02 a.m., with practitioners from Bilaspur and surrounding areas in attendance. He then proceeded to his next destination, Amlai. Daaji arrived at Amlai around lunchtime and was greeted by the paper mills' MD, Shri Ashwin Laddha. The evening agenda included a large Krishi Vaniki Prasar Karyakram event co-organized by The Orient Paper Mills C K Birla Group, ASA Foundation, and Heartfulness Institute. He then led a group meditation for over a thousand persons in attendance.
It was a Sunday, and hundreds of practitioners from Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and other states had arrived to join Daaji. Daaji led a group meditation. Daaji christened a baby boy Dhruv on his way out of the meditation hall. Daaji paused on the way to do bhoomi pujan at a building site for a practitioner's new company before proceeding to Raipur to open a new IVF facility at a hospital operated by a practitioner couple. Before leaving for Bilaspur, Daaji gave an interview to a local FM radio station.
It was an early start to the day, the first of a two-week journey through Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh. Daaji got up early and arrived at the airport for his journey to Raipur, accompanied by his family. When he arrived in Raipur, he went to the ashram and meditated in the meditation hall. The evening was spent with ex-Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Shri Raman Singh and a few other dignitaries who came to meet him and discuss the Ekatma Abhiyan, bio charcoal, and sandalwood plantation.