Bhagavad Gita classes

Our journey part 6

OUR HISTORICAL JOURNEY IN PICTURES - PART 6

2 February 2017 - We celebrated the four 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.

 

7 February 2017 - We celebrated the one year anniversary of Dhruv Bhai completing his 20th and 21st books including the longest commentary on the Shree Suktam in history and the Symbolism of Hindu Goddesses and Gods. After five years of writing, Dhruv Bhai completed writing 21 books on the Bhagavad Gita, Hanuman Chalisa, Shree Suktam and the Symbolism of Hindu Goddesses and Gods consisting of 3,467 pages, over 2.4 million words and over 10.5 million characters between them.

 

7 February 2017 - SHYAM reached 300,000 fans on facebook.

 

3 March 2017 - Dhruv Bhai presented with an honoury medallion by the British Parliament for his services to protect Dharma following the occasion of the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh.

 

8 March 2017 - The speakers of SHYAM attended the spectacular Holi celebrations in the Durbar Court at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at an event hosted by Alok Sharma MP, the British Minister for Asia and the Pacific.

 


 

8 March 2017 - Dhruv Bhai presents a copy of our Hanuman Chalisa book to Alok Sharma MP and to Abigail Bentinck of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

 

14 March 2017 -Dhruv Bhai meets the Duke of Gloucester and the Nepalese Ambassador to the UK at the Kensington Palace Gardens during celebrations to mark 200 years of bilateral relations between Nepal and the UK.

 

18 March 2017 -  Dhruv Bhai, Saloni Ben and Sachin Bhai presented a copy of our English commentary of the Hanuman Chalisa to Dr Subramanian Swamy.

 

19 March 2017 - Dhruv Bhai presented a copy of our English commentary of the Hanuman Chalisa to Lord Popat. 

19 March 2017 - Dhruv Bhai presented a copy of our English commentary of the Hanuman Chalisa to Lord Gadhia.
 

3 April 2017 -  Dhruv Bhai was presented with an honoury Gurkha Kukri sword on the seventh night of Chaitra Navratri by Nepalese community leaders for his services to protect Dharma . 

19 April 2017 - Riddhi Ben gives an Introductory talk on the Bhagavad Gita to the Sudbury Hindu Association. 
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17 May 2017 - Riddhi Ben gives a talk on the Secrets of Success to Career Management we can learn from the Hanuman Chalisa to the Sudbury Hindu Association. 

27 May 2017 - Pujyashree Guruji gives a recital of the Hanuman Chalisa at the Shree Ram Mandir in Walsall.

28 May 2017 - A meeting of two great Saints: Pujyashree Bhupendrabhai Pandya and Pujyashree Ram Bapa in North London.
 

9 June 2017 - Dhruv Bhai is a guest of the Parliament of World Religions in Chicago and pays tribute to Swami Vivekananda at the same place where Swami Ji gave His historic “Sisters and Brothers of America” speech at the Art Institute of Chicago on 11 September 1893. image3.jpeg

10 July 2017 - Dhruv Bhai became the first person in history to recite the Ramayan at the British Parliament on the auspicious occassion of Guru Purnima. 

10 July 2017 - Dhruv Bhai's recital of the Ramayan at the British Parliament was attended by several Members of Parliament and the presidents or chairpersons of over 27 national Hindu organisations. 

10 July 2017 - Dhruv Bhai's recital of the Ramayan at the British Parliament had 300 registered attendees and over 200 people on the waiting list, such was the demand behind and popularity of this historic talk and to learning from the depth of Dhruv Chhatralia's wisdom on the Ramayan.

 

10 July 2017 - Dhruv Bhai's recital of the Ramayan at the British Parliament was hosted by Bob Blackman MP, organised by Lakshmi Kaul and attended by Michael Ellis MP, Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, as well as Matthew Offord MP, Richard Harrington MP, Royston Smith MP and David Tredinnick MP. 

 
10 July 2017 - Dhruv Bhai said "Dear friends, words cannot describe the historical feat that has been accomplished this evening at the British Parliament and the incredible experience of being present here in the room with you all. Together we have achieved what nobody has ever done before. This historic event with the blessings of Hanuman Ji has united the Hindu community in a way that nobody thought would be possible." 

10 July 2017 - Bob Blackman MP and Michael Ellis MP launched the book entitled "Shrimad Bhagavad: a Divine Journey" by His Holiness Pujyashree Bhupendrabhai Pandya and were both presented with the book by Dhruv Bhai.
 

14 July 2017 Dhruv Bhai gave a talk on the Lessons of Peace and Contentment we can learn from Bhagavan Shiva to the Metropolitan Police at New Scotland Yard.

19 August 2017 - The Asian Lite newspaper published an article on the first ever recital of the Ramayan at the British Parliament in history by Dhruv Bhai.

 

22 August 2017 - The Eastern Eye newspaper published an article on the first ever recital of the Ramayan at the British Parliament in history by Dhruv Bhai.

 

10 October 2017 - Saloni Ben and Riddhi Ben appeared on Zee TV on the Zee Companion Insight Show aired live where they debated on the topic of whether “Democracy is the Right Form of Government”. 

 

15 October 2017 - Dhruv Bhai's Diwali message was published alongside that of the British Prime Minister in the magazine for Light Up London: Diwali at the London Eye 2017.  The magazine was distributed to all those we attended the special inaugural ceremony of Light Up London: Diwali at the London Eye 2017.  

 

15 October 2017 - Dhruv Bhai attended the first ever lighting up of the London Eye in Rangoli colours for the festival of Diwali attended by MPs, Lords, movie directors, TV stars and musicians including Bob Blackman MP, Lord Gadhia, Lord Popat, Gurinder Chaddha, Meera Syal and others.

 

16 October 2017 - Dhruv Bhai was invited to 10 Downing Street by British Prime Minister Theresa May for a special reception to celebrate Diwali.

 

23 October 2017 - Eleven of SHYAM's speakers, performers, photographers and volunteers made history by holding a historic celebration of the Shree Suktam of the Rig Veda at the British Parliament.
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23 October 2017 - SHYAM’s 2017 Diwali celebrations at the British Parliament were hosted by Bob Blackman MP and attended by Lord Gadhia, Lord Popat, Crispin Blunt (Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee), Maria Miller MP (Chair of the Women and Equalities Committee), Sir David Amess MP together with other Parliamentarians and two Indian television stars 

23 October 2017 - SHYAM’s 2017 Diwali celebrations at the British Parliament were attended by over 200 people including the chairpersons of over 35 national Indian organisations and community leaders from eight different religious backgrounds.

23 October 2017 - SHYAM’s 2017 Diwali celebrations at the British Parliament involved two hours of talks on eight mantras of the Shree Suktam.

 

23 October 2017 - The proceedings began with a powerful recital and introduction to the Shree Suktam of the Rig Veda by Dhruv Bhai, who left the audience captivated by the beautiful mantras in devotion to Maa Lakshmi.  

 

23 October 2017 - Dhruv Bhai explained how the Shree Suktam has been around for thousands of years and is a proven formula for the invitation, creation, preservation and cultivation of Maha Lakshmi (the Goddess of wealth). 

 

23 October 2017 - Riddhi Ben spoke wonderfully about how permanent wealth is attained by seeing Lakshmi as a Mother and the key factors that are necessary to attain and cultivate wealth as revealed by the Shree Suktam. 

 

23 October 2017 - Vishal Bhai then gave an inspirational talk on the seven main qualities of Lakshmi and the inner changes one needs to make in order to create inner prosperity, drawing from the deep wisdom of our ancient Rishis.

 
23 October 2017 - Dhruv Bhai then beautifully explained the symbolism of Lakshmi, in particular the lotus and the elephants, and what they mean spiritually from a Yogic perspective. 

 

23 October 2017 - Dhruv Bhai spoke about the richness of the Sanskrut language and how the syllable Ka alone has 26 different meanings.  

 

23 October 2017 - Bob Blackman MP, who was so kind to host this event and give this wonderful opportunity to our talented speakers, then gave an insightful speech about the importance of spreading the spiritual message of Diwali and what it means in contemporary times. 

 

23 October 2017 - Bob Blackman was presented with a copy of a book on the great Indian king Shivaji Maharaj by Dhruv Bhai.

 
23 October 2017 - Lakshmi Ben then spoke about the effectiveness of the Bilva and other Indian plants and herbs for curing many ailments including allergies, and how the effects of this was seen in ancient India where people did not even know what an allergy is. 

 

23 October 2017 - Lord Gadhia then inspired the audience with a beautiful talk about the deep meaning behind the festival of Diwali that you can only transform the world if you transform individual human beings spiritually by awakening their light within. 

 

23 October 2017 - Lord Popat wonderfully spoke about the role of the Indian community in the UK and how much it has contributed to British society and the British way of life.

 

23 October 2017 - Crispin Blunt MP then excellently explained the importance of spreading spiritual teachings in society and how that works in creating bridges between different cultures.

 

23 October 2017 - Dhruv Bhai presented Lord Gadhia with a copy of Pujyashree Guruji’s Shrimad Bhagavad: A Divine Journey book.

 

23 October 2017 - Dhruv Bhai presented Lord Popat with a copy of Pujyashree Guruji’s Shrimad Bhagavad: A Divine Journey book.

 

23 October 2017 - Chandni Ben powerfully explained how the qualities of fame, prosperity, speech, memory, intelligence, firmness and forgiveness increase the spiritual power of a woman to such a level that men begin addressing her as a Mother.

 

23 October 2017 - Saloni Ben then captivated the audience while speaking about the great vision of the Rishis in seeing cows as our mother and the importance of cow protection.

 
23 October 2017 - Jay Bhai gave a heart-warming speech about what true wealth is by giving the powerful example of the simple lives led by people in India and how much contentment they attain from the simple nature of their every day living. 

 

23 October 2017 - Maria Miller MP then insightfully spoke about women’s empowerment and the importance of allowing the feminine to flower in society.

 

23 October 2017 - Dhruv Bhai presented Maria Miller MP with a copy of Pujyashree Guruji’s Hanuman Chalisa: An Ocean of Wisdom and Virtues book.

 
23 October 2017 - Dhruv Bhai closed the hugely successful British Parliament Diwali celebrations, and the speakers and members of the audience thanked Bob Blackman MP for hosting this historical event and to the Parliamentarians for coming to support the event.  

23 October 2017 - The wonderful Parliamentarians who supported the British Parliament Diwali celebrations have all now become part of our family at SHYAM!
 

23 October 2017 - The beautiful photography of the British Parliament Diwali celebrations 2017 was taken by the talented and gifted Sunil Pisavadia.

 

23 October 2017 - We have made history yet again by completing discourses in English on the six scriptures of the Bhagavad Gita, Ramayan, Hanuman Chalisa, the Shrimad Bhagavad, Devi Mahatmaya and Shree Suktam at over 290 talks in the City and spreading them on social media to over 340,000 fans in 161 countries around the world.


 
23 October 2017 - We have now covered talks on all the main Hindu Goddess and Gods including Ganesh, Hanuman, Ram, Shiva, Krushna, Durga, Maha Kali, Mahi Lakshmi and Maha Saraswati at nine Diwali celebrations over a period of six years.

 

23 October 2017 - Thank you to all our audience members for consistently coming to support our cause in large numbers. You will all have a special place in our hearts!  

 

26 October 2017 - Dhruv Bhai met Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP at the GG2 Leadership Awards at the Wesminister Park Plaza.
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27 October 2017 - Dhruv Bhai gave a talk on the Life Message of Shree Ram to the Metropolitan Police at New Scotland Yard.

27 October 2017 - Dhruv Bhai presented with an award by the Metropolitan Police at the Empress State Building for outstanding service to society


4 November 2017 - The Garavi Gujarat newspaper published an article on SHYAM’s Diwali celebrations 2017 at the British Parliament.  

 

5 November 2017 - Historic completion of our third historic Gita Gnyan Maha Yagna after 2 years and 3 months. Every day for 840 days Saloni Ben and our 27 Bhagavad Gita class teachers shared the commentary of all 700 verses of the Bhagavad Gita and our 140 classes to over 340,000 people in 161 countries around the world on facebook and our 29 whatsapp groups.

 

6 November 2017 - The Eastern Eye newspaper published an article on SHYAM’s Diwali celebrations 2017 at the British Parliament.  

 

7 November 2017 - Riddhi Ben, Shyam Bhai and Monica Ben spoke on a BBC Asian Network radio station debate about spirituality and politics.


10 November 2017 - The Tribune India newspaper published an article on SHYAM’s Diwali celebrations 2017 at the British Parliament.  

 

17 November 2017 -  Monica Ben and Riddhi Ben spoke at the Gandhi Hall of the Indian High Commission at an Indian Women’s Empowerment Event jointly hosted by the High Commission of India and the organisation Inspiring Indian Women.

 

18 November 2017 - Sonal Ben gave an inspirational talk on Women’s Empowerment in Hinduism to over 150 Women.

 

11 December 2017 - The Bhagavad Gita was recited for the first time in history at the British Parliament by Dhruv Bhai.

 

11 December 2017 - A momentous completion speech was given by Saloni Ben as the House of Lords celebrated the completion of our third Gita Gnyan Maha Yagna by Saloni Ben and 27 of our Bhagavad Gita teachers. 

 

 

11 December 2017 - The first ever recital of the Bhagavad Gita at the British Parliament was hosted by Lord Popat and Lord Gadhia. 

 

11 December 2017 - The first ever recital of the Bhagavad Gita at the British Parliament was attended by community leaders of 8 different religious backgrounds and chairpersons of over 25 national Indian organisations.

 

11 December 2017 - The event celebrated the momentous and historic occassion of the successful completion of SHYAM's third historic Gita Gnyan Maha Yagna after 2 years and 3 months.

 

11 December 2017 - The event also celebrated the festival of Gita Jayanti, the auspicious day on which the divine wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita was spoken by ShreeKrushna to Arjuna. 

 

11 December 2017 - The memorable occasion acknowledged the immense hard work that has been put in complete this historic third Gita Gnyan Yagna after 840 consecutive days by Saloni Ben and our 27 teachers, and also the over 150 recitals of the Bhagavad Gita given by Dhruv Bhai in the last six years.
 

 

11 December 2017 - The event celebrated our historic journey and our teachers achieving the impossible in completing this epic feat that has never been achieved before. 
 

 

11 December 2017 - Lord Popat beautifully explained the significance of this historic occassion where the Bhagavad Gita was being recited for the first time at the British Parliament and gave messages of congratulations on behalf of both himself and Lord Gadhia.  

 

11 December 2017 - Dhruv Bhai gave a powerful talk recital of the commentary of verses 1 to 28 of the first chapter of the Bhagavad Gita.

11 December 2017 - Dhruv Bhai was almost moved to tears during his inspiring and thought-provoking speech. 


11 December 2017 - Dhruv Bhai presented Lord Popat with an edition of the translation of the Bhagavad Gita by Professor Radhakrishnan, the former president of India. 


11 December 2017 - Dhruv Bhai signed copies of our English commentary of the Hanuman Chalisa.11

December 2017 - The beautiful photographs of the first ever recital of the Bhagavad Gita at the British Parliament were taken by Bhupendrasihn Jethwa.

 

12 December 2017 - Saloni Ben appeared on Zee TV on the Zee Companion Insight Show aired live with radio presenter Ravi Sharma to discuss spirituality and current world affairs.

 

19 December 2017 - Dhruv Bhai authored a chapter of the newly published book "A Living Bridge: The UK-India Diaspora & The Rise of the Millennials”. 

19 December 2017 - The title of the chapter authored by Dhruv Bhai is "Reviving India's Great Spiritual Heritage through the Indian Diaspora.  

19 December 2017 - The book was launched on 16 December 2017 in Delhi with Indian Minister of External Affairs Hon. Smt. Sushma Swaraj and members of the Indian Government.

 

19 December 2017 - The book will be used to advise the Indian Government in developing policy to shape the engagement of India and the Indian Diaspora, and will be given to all Chief Ministers and Government officials in India.

 

20 December 2017 - The Eastern Eye newspaper published an article on the first ever recital of the Bhagavad Gita at the British Parliament in history by Dhruv Bhai.

 

20 December 2017 - The Garavi Gujarat newspaper published an article on the first ever recital of the Bhagavad Gita at the British Parliament in history by Dhruv Bhai.