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SVU bestows honorary Doctorate on Daaji

OCT 22. 2018

- Felicitation is in recognition of the exemplary work done by Heartfulness Foundation for the betterment of human life

Hyderabad/Tirupati, October 21st , 2018: The prestigious Sri Venkateshwara University of Tirupati bestowed an honorary Doctorate on Sri Kamlesh D Patel, affectionately known as Daaji, the 4th global guide of Heartfulness. The felicitation will take place as a part of the 56th & 57th Convocation Day ceremony of the Sri Venkateshwara University on October 21st in the University campus.

Daaji, who teaches Heartfulness Meditation from his personal experience as a devoted student of spirituality and his deep spirit of enquiry and respect for the world’s great spiritual traditions and scientific advancements, was bestowed with the honorary Doctorate certificate by Sri E S L Narasimhan, Governor of Telangana & Andhra Pradesh.

Commenting on the felicitation, Daaji said, “heartfulness is a way of life. The many benefits of the practise can only be felt with experience. It has been a single-minded mission for all at heartfulness make the meditation practised available to

Born in Gujarat in 1956, Daaji displayed an early interest in meditation and spirituality. He started Heartfulness Meditation at the age of nineteen, while studying to be a pharmacist, and soon after met Shri Ram Chandra (Babuji), the second Guide in the Heartfulness lineage and the founder of Shri Ram Chandra Mission.

After graduating, Daaji moved to New York City, and steadily built a successful pharmacy business. In addition of being a successful entrepreneur, Daaji continued to pursue his passion for meditation; and in 2011 he was selected to lead the Heartfulness Foundation.

Daaji now fulfils the many duties of a modern-day Guide, extending his support to seekers everywhere. He is especially supportive of today’s youth, guiding them with practical self-management tools and universal values. Students and faculty in over 2,500 schools, universities, and colleges are now benefiting from his dynamic self-development programs.

It is the works and research of Daaji in the fields of spirituality and consciousness that has benefitted thousands of his followers; and the Sri Venkateshwara University is bestowing an honorary Doctorate for the positive impact he has created in the lives of people.

About SRCM: Shri Ram Chandra Mission (SRCM) is a non-profit organisation which provides spiritual training to interested seekers from around the world, through Heartfulness meditation, which has its roots in the Sahaj Marg system. It offers a way for balanced living in a heart-based way. SRCM was founded in 1945 by Shri Ram Chandra of Shahajanpur, in honor of his spiritual teacher and guide, Shri Ram Chandra of Fatehgarh. With a presence in over 100 countries worldwide [SRCM Centers] and on every continent of the globe, it has its world headquarters in Chennai, India.

About Heartfulness: Heartfulness is a system of Raja Yoga meditation founded at the turn of the 20th century. A century later, Heartfulness has been embraced globally by groups in civil society, government departments, schools, colleges and the corporate world. Discover more at In over 130 countries and supported by thousands of certified volunteer trainers, over a million people are practicing Heartfulness. This number continues to grow globally through hundreds of Heartfulness Centers worldwide. Kamesh D Patel, also known as Daaji is the fourth global guide of Heartfulness.

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