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OUR HISTORICAL JOURNEY IN PICTURES - PART 4

15 January 2015 - Launch of the second Gita Gnyan Yagna in the City to celebrate Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary. Dhruv Bhai gives the 141st Bhagavad Gita talk in the City entitled "An introduction to the Bhagavad Gita: The difference between spirituality and materiality".
 
2 February 2015 - We celebrated the two year anniversary of the historic day when Dhruv Bhai completed writing the longest commentary of the Bhagavad Gita and Hanuman Chalisa in history. In total the length of the commentary is 3,321 pages, over 1.6 million words and over 9.6 million characters.
 

12 February 2015 - 142nd Bhagavad Gita talk in the City entitled "The three states of thoughtlessness, thoughtfulness and thoughtfreeness"
 
12 March 2015 - 143rd Bhagavad Gita talk in the City entitled "Understanding your true Self: the mortality of the body and the immortality of the Soul"
 
13 March 2015 - Incredible meeting between Dhruv Bhai and Vipul Nandaniya, a leader of the Indian community in Copenhagen, Denmark and a renowned teacher of Yoga, the Bhagavad Gita and the Shrimad Bhagavad. The two leaders enjoyed very enlightening intellectual discussions on the topics of Yoga, Vedanta and bhakti (devotion), and exchanged ideas to spread this profound wisdom around the world.
 
25 March 2015 - Our youngest speaker gives a talk to the British Government Home Office on our Hanuman Chalisa book after being selected to give the talk by Dhruv Bhai
 
5 April 2015 - Dhruv Bhai meets Dr Subramanian Swamy, a political and academic giant of India, at a conference in London.
 
9 April 2015 - 144th Bhagavad Gita talk in the City entitled "The eight-step method to attain peace of mind and to go beyond pleasures and pains"
 
1 May 2015 - Dhruv Bhai gives an emotional opening speech at the Nepal Earthquake Vigil outside the Nepalese Embassy in London. The UK Hindu community and representatives of the media come together to Pray for Nepal.
 
9 May 2015 - Articles in Gujarat Samachar and Asian voice publications on the Nepal Earthquake Vigil where Dhruv Bhai gave a beautiful and inspirational speech
 
14 May 2015 - 145th Bhagavad Gita talk in the City entitled "An explanation of the varna system (not the caste system). Eliminating the biggest misunderstanding in history once and for all. The root interests of Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and Sudras".
 
17 May 2015 - Dhruv Bhai embraces Major Suryaparsad Upadhya before his talk to the UK Nepalese community at their local temple in Aldershot.


17 May 2015 - Dhruv Bhai gives a beautiful, memorable and inspiring talk on chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita to the UK Nepalese community at their local temple in Aldershot.

 
17 May 2015 - Dhruv Bhai's talk gave strength and courage to members in the Nepalese community who had family and friends affected by the Nepal Earthquake, many of whom were moved to tears by the beauty and purity of the talk.
 
17 May 2015 - "Dear Dhruv, just to mention that I was sitting at the back at your talk on the Bhagavad Gita to the Nepalese community and this elderly gentleman was wiping away tears. He was so touched, moved and inspired. The atmosphere yesterday was something I have not experienced before. Very pure. Thank YOU for inviting us."
 
17 May 2015 - Dhruv Bhai performs an Aarti to the Mother Goddess Jagad Ambe Maa at the Nepalese community temple in Aldershot
 
17 May 2015 - We bow down to our sisters and brothers from the Nepalese community for the sheer warmth and love they received us with. The ties that we built with them were indeed very special.
 
20 May 2015 - Guided Yoga Meditation with Dhruv Bhai at the State Bank of India receives incredible feedback from the audience, with every person in the room saying they felt relaxed, peaceful and energised.
  
1 June 2015 - Dhruv Bhai gifts a copy of our Hanuman Chalisa book to Master Chin Kung, the head of Buddhist Worldwide
 
1 June 2015 - Dhruv Bhai gifts a copy of our Hanuman Chalisa book to Dr MN Krishnamani, the President of the Supreme Court of India
 
2 June 2015 Dhruv Bhai gives an inspirational talk on India in front of the Commonwealth Journalists that was very well received by members of the audience. The event was hosted by SOAS, the University of London.
 
11 June 2015 - 146th Bhagavad Gita talk in the City entitled "A study of one of the most famous verses of the Bhagavad Gita: "To action alone have you a right and never at all to its fruits; let not the fruits of action be your motive; neither let there be in you any attachment to inaction". The relationship between free will and destiny".
 
17 June 2015 - SHYAM reaches 100,000 fans on facebook! These are not mere numbers but signifies the love, blessings and affection of the people in 161 countries around the world.
 
20 June 2015 - Dhruv Bhai with community leaders at the phenomenal Janta Raaja play on Shivaji Maharaj where our youngest speaker was performing.
 
21 June 2015 - Dhruv Bhai appears on nationwide television station as part of a documentary to mark International Yoga Day after the BBC filmed his Guided Yoga Meditation Session in the City followed by an interview on the spiritual origins of Yoga.
 
21 June 2015 - Our first ever United Nations International Yoga Day celebrations: Dhruv Bhai taught Yoga for eight hours non-stop without taking any breaks, food or water. Jyoti Joshi taught Yoga for six hours non-stop without taking any breaks, food or water.
 
21 June 2015 - Dhruv Bhai finished with a Yoga meditation session of chanting 108 Aumkars to create a powerful atmosphere in the hall for our United Nations International Yoga Day celebrations
 
21 June 2015 - We filled up both halls with over 16 hours of non-stop marathon Yoga sessions (4 hours of Yoga Asanas, 4 hours of Pranayam, 4 hours of Guided Yoga meditation and 4 hours of inspirational talks) for our United Nations International Yoga Day celebrations
 
21 June 2015 - The United Nations International Yoga Day celebrations were attended by hundreds of people throughout the day from many different backgrounds, religions and nationalities.
 
9 July 2015- 147th Bhagavad Gita talk in the City entitled "Attaining a steady intellect by removing selfish desires and being content with the Self and the eight psychological steps that lead to the downfall of any human being"
 
15 July 2015 - Celebrating four years since our first Dharmic talk in the City given by Dhruv Bhai.
 
17 July 2015 - Spectacular scenes at the Personal Development through Yoga event at the EY headquarters in London with Dhruv Bhai.
 
17 July 2015 - The Personal Development through Yoga event at the EY headquarters in London with Dhruv Bhai was a phenomenal success with a powerful atmosphere created in the room during a Yoga session where the entire audience chanted Aum together 108 times.
 
17 July 2015 - The charismatic Dhruv Bhai interacted with each and every member of the audience before and after the meditation session where he spoke about the importance of Yoga in our daily lives, breathing technique, activating the chakras and the power of chanting Aum.
 
17 July 2015 - The Personal Development through Yoga event at the EY headquarters in London with Dhruv Bhai had over 150 confirmed attendees within two weeks and that on a Friday evening.
 
17 July 2015 - We were delighted to welcome a delegation from the Hindu Council UK and the Hindu Report UK team.
 
9 August 2015 - Dhruv Bhai meets Pujyashree Rameshbhai Oza on stage at His Shrimad Bhagavad discourse in London and presents Pujya Bhaishree with a copy of our Hanuman Chalisa book.
 
 


11 August 2015 - 148th Bhagavad Gita talk in the City entitled "The journey from self-confidence to self-esteem to self-valour to self-bliss".
 
 
8 September 2015 - 149th Bhagavad Gita talk in the City entitled "The differences between the path of knowledge and the path of action: a study of Eastern and Western history"
 
 
9 September 2015 - Dhruv Bhai's inspirational speech as keynote speaker at the British Parliament entitled "Dharma Raksha according to the Bhagavad Gita" deeply inspired the politicians of the British Parliament and leaders of the community and received a standing ovation

 
9 September 2015 - Several mothers and sisters in the audience at the British Parliament tied Dhruv Bhai with Raksha declaring him as under their protection as their son and brother.
 

18 September 2015 - Dhruv Bhai's inspirational speech as keynote speaker at the British Parliament on 9 September 2015 entitled "Dharma Raksha according to the Bhagavad Gita" widely covered in the Indian national newspapers, international media and UK Asian media
 
25 September 2015 - His Holiness Pujyashree Bhupendrabhai Pandya and Dhruv Bhai featured in an inspiring article by journalist Lee Williams entitled "The Holy Sadhus of India: wisdom for life and work" in the ethical business magazine SALT
 
2 October - Dhruv Bhai spoke at the British Parliament during a United Nations International Yoga Day conference televised on Zee TV. The conference was organised to show how Yoga can make a difference to people's health and well being and to begin the process of organising the United Nations International Yoga Day 2016 in London.  
   
 
8 October 2015 - Successful completion of 150 Bhagavad Gita talks in the City after 215 weeks, four years and 240 hours of Bhagavad Gita talks after the historic 150th Bhagavad Gita talk in the City entitled "The Worker, the Artisan and The Performer: a manual for controlling the mind and how to perform works to the highest level of excellence".
 

9 October 2015 - Jay Jobanputra shortlisted for the Asian Professional Awards 2015 held at the prestigious 5 star Grange City Hotel.
 
15 October 2015 - SHYAM invited to represent Hinduism on a panel at the Jewish Museum at a Building Bridges event to mark European Jewish Heritage week.
 
2 November 2015 - Senior Bhagavad Gita speakers Dhruv Bhai, Avnita Ben and Chandni Ben invited to meet the Lord Mayor of London at Mansion House
 
4 November 2015 - Dhruv Bhai gives keynote speech on the leadership qualities of Bhagavan Ram at the Home Office Diwali celebrations
 
 
5 November 2015 - Dhruv Bhai gives keynote speech on why we celebrate Diwali at the EDF Diwali celebrations
 
6 November 2015 - Our beloved friend Malcolm Weston, who we all know well from the wonderful Ramayan and Shrimad Bhagavad events at BT and CMS, decided to retire from BT. Malcolm, you have given us so many wonderful memories over the past five years! Thank you for helping change the lives of thousands of City professionals through spirituality- we will really miss you!
 
8 November 2015 - Celebrating the fourth anniversary of the launch of the historic 219 week Gita Gnyan Yagna by Dhruv Bhai on 8 November 2011
 
12 November 2015 - Dhruv Bhai presents our Hanuman Chalisa book to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi live on ABP news as well as several other Indian national TV channels on the day of the Hindu New Year
 
 
12 November 2015 - The story of Dhruv Bhai gifting the Hanuman Chalisa book to Narendra Modi went viral on social media after being broadcast on Indian national television.
 
 
12 November 2015 - Indian journalists began searching for the "person who gifted Modi the Hanuman Chalisa" to broadcast this story and Dhruv Bhai was contacted by thousands of people on facebook during the following week asking him for the story of this event.
 
12 November 2015 - Dhruv Bhai appeared for interviews on nine Indian news channels and two British national news channels about this one story
 

13 November 2015 - Our SHYAM team at Narendra Modi's historic speech to tens of thousands of audience members at Wembley Stadium.
 

 
14 November 2015 - Dhruv Bhai met Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval in London at the unveiling of the statute of 12th century Indian philosopher, statesman and poet Basaveshwara and gifted Him the longest commentary on the Hanuman Chalisa in history
 

 
14 November 2015 - Dhruv Bhai met the Maharastra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in London at the launch of the museum of the writer of the Indian constitution, Dr B.R. Ambedkar and presented with our Shrimad Bhagavad: A Divine Journey commentary.
 



17 November 2015 - History was made as Vishwakarma Day was celebrated for the first time at the House of Commons of the British Parliament because of the hard work of the Vishwakarma Community London led by the wonderful Amarjeet Singh Bhamra.
 
 
 
17 November 2015 - Dhruv Bhai was presented with a Rudraksh and an honoury shawl by the Vishwakarma Community London after giving an inspirational speech on Bhagavan Vishwakarma (his third speech in Parliament in three months).
 

 
17 November 2015 - The Vishwakarma Day event was celebrated with love, dedication and grace by members of the Sikh and Hindu communities in reverence to Bhagavan Vishwakarma and was also attended by Members of Parliament, Lords, leaders of the community and leading medical, engineering and architecture professionals to celebrate an auspicious day that is a national holiday in India.
 
19 November 2015 - Twelve of SHYAM's speakers, performers, photographers and volunteers made history by completing the recital of the entire holy scripture the Devi Mahatmaya and gave a powerful message of the worship of Adhya Shakti (the Mother Goddess Durga Maa) to a record-breaking audience at the Diwali at CMS 2015 celebrations.
 
 
19 November 2015 - The Diwali at CMS event had over 300 registered attendees including media personalities, community leaders and professionals from all over the City.
 
 
 
 
19 November 2015 - We made history yet again by completing discourses in English on the five scriptures of the Bhagavad Gita, Ramayan, Hanuman Chalisa, the 10th canto of the Shrimad Bhagavad and the Devi Mahatmaya based on the teachings of His Holiness Pujyashree Bhupendrabhai Pandya at over 225 talks in the City and spreading them on social media to 161 countries around the world.
 
 

 
19 November 2015 - We have now covered talks on all the main Hindu Goddess and Gods including Ganesh, Hanuman, Ram, Shiva, Krushna, Durga Maa, Maha Kali Maa, Mahi Lakshmi Maa and Maha Saraswati Maa at the annual Diwali at CMS celebrations.
 
 
23 November 2015 - Dhruv Bhai gave an inspirational speech at the House of Commons of the British Parliament on the power of Krushna's flute at a unique and special event on the healing power of classical Indian music hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Indian Traditional Sciences, organised by the wonderful Amarjeet Singh Bhamra and his team, with the famous Ravi Sharma being present as a guest of honour. It was Dhruv Bhai's fourth speech at the House of Commons (British Parliament) in three months
 
 

6 December 2015 - Dhruv Bhai gives a special discourse on the Bhagavad Gita to the Surrey Hindu Cultural Association
 


8 December 2015 - 151st Bhagavad Gita talk in the City entitled "An explanation of a Yagna - the science behind how the world works"

 
29 December 2015 - We launch a smartphone app for our members to stay in touch with Pujyashree Guruji's divine wisdom and Satkarma Parivar's activities