The Rajyoga Centre for Self-Development, an international non-profit non-governmental organisation, will celebrate the UN International Day of Non-Violence in the sultanate on October 4.
The United Nations has declared October 2, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence, as the International Day of Non-Violence.
The centre, along with the Indian Embassy in Oman, will celebrate UN International Day of Non-Violence by holding a webinar on Sunday, October 4, at 6.30pm.
‘This year, due to the pandemic, we are unable to celebrate the event in a bigger way, as has been done in the previous years. However, to mark the occasion, we will be holding a webinar to reach out to people,’ the centre stated.
Several dignitaries from Oman and overseas will join this year’s virtual celebration on Friday. The event will be streamed live on the embassy’s website, YouTube and Facebook. H E Munu Mahawar, Ambassador of India to Oman, will speak about the importance of the event.
Sister Jayanti, director, Europe & Middle East – Brahma Kumaris, author and NGO representative to UN will deliver the key note address.
‘Sister Jayanti sees the erosion of spiritual values at the heart of the underlying cause of the crises that the world is facing today. She has worked diligently to promote positive, human and spiritual values in all sectors of society and to empower people in a practical way. Her tireless service has benefitted millions and millions in all parts of the globe and has brought smiles to the faces of countless people. Her travels and selfless service to society and world at large have taken her all over the world,’ stated the centre.
Her prominent lecture themes have included health, education, racial harmony, women’s needs, religions of the world, sustainability, peace and international relations.
B K Asha, director, Om Shanti Retreat Centre of the Brahma Kumaris, Delhi, will deliver felicitation address from India.
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