Parivarik Shanti Abhiyan
20 Mar. - 13 Sep. 2022, Asia Pacific
Pramukh Swami Maharaj visited over 250,000 homes providing instrumental guidance on various aspects of life to individuals and families. Based on his vast experience with people, he believed that family harmony is the key for an individual to lead a happy life. As part of Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s Centenary Celebrations, volunteers across Australia and New Zealand participated in the 100-day ‘Parivarik Shanti Abhiyan’ – a project to promote family values and unity based on Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s seven core messages for family harmony.
Volunteers received guidance on how to conduct the ‘Parivarik Shanti Abhiyan’ in the shibirs held at major BAPS centers in Australia and New Zealand: Sydney (19 March), Melbourne (18 April), Perth (30 April), Brisbane (7 May), Adelaide (14 May), and Auckland (4 June).
During this 100-day project, the volunteers went house to house to convey the messages of family harmony as revealed by Pramukh Swami Maharaj. The volunteers contacted a total of 56,437 homes across Australia and New Zealand and conveyed the seven practical messages of Pramukh Swami Maharaj for family harmony in English, Hindi and Gujarati. The project was conducted by more than 650 volunteers, who dedicated more than 25,782-man hours of service.
The families contacted were of various religious and cultural backgrounds and they all appreciated the work being done by the volunteers for the benefit of others.
Along with this project, volunteers also went to the homes of devotees and well-wishers to gift a framed photo of Pramukh Swami Maharaj. At each home, volunteers perform pujan of the murti and placed it in the preferred location in the person’s house. More than 8,500 murtis were distributed to homes in Australia and New Zealand.