OUR JOURNEY IN PICTURES
PART 1 (2011 to 2012)
10 January 2011 - Dhruv Bhai begins writing the longest commentary of the Bhagavad Gita and Hanuman Chalisa in history (the commentary of Pujyashree Guruji). Dhruv Bhai completed the commentary after two years on 2 February 2013, and in total the length of the commentary is 3,321 pages, over 1.6 million words and over 9.6 million characters.
15 July 2011 - Dhruv Chhatralia receives blessings from Pujyashree Guruji to educate the youth about on our great scriptures on the auspicious day of Guru Poornima.
19 August 2011 - Dhruv Bhai gives his first ever talk entitled "An Introduction to Hinduism".
21 September 2011 - Dhruv Bhai gives his second talk entitled "Life the Hindu Way".
5 October 2011 - Dhruv Bhai gives his third talk entitled "Life Management"
27 October 2011 - We open our doors to the rest of the UK by hosting our first ever Diwali event at law firm CMS that was praised by Knights, Lords, High Court judges, barristers and investment bankers. The first ever Ganesh worship ceremony was conducted at a City Law firm. Dhruv Bhai gives a mesmerising 45 minute speech on the 10 fundamental principles that define a Hindu. The Hindu Lawyers Association was launched by the co-hosts and hundreds were raised for UK charities.
1 November 2011 - The first ever article about our work gets reported in the media.
5 November 2011- Dhruv Bhai invited to speak on a live radio interview about the Bhagavad Gita on NuSound Radio
8 November 2011 -Dhruv Chhatralia begins the historical Gita Gnyan Yagna by giving the first of 140 Bhagavad Gita talks.
29 November 2011 - Successful completion of Bhagavad Gita chapter 1 talks after 4 weeks. We are flooded with "thank you" e-mails about the life-changing classes.
13 December 2011 - Dhruv Bhai gives his first ever Personal Empowerment through Yoga talk at law firm CMS and receives acclaimed praise from several non-Hindus from over 11 different departments of the firm.
3 January 2012 - Dhruv Bhai gives his first ever talk on Women's Empowerment
27 January 2012 - After hundreds of e-mails of positive feedback, our Bhagavad Gita classes are televised on YouTube and we open ourselves to the entire world.
5 February 2012- The Bhagavad Gita class videos are uploaded onto several organisational websites including on the websites of the Hindu Council UK and National Hindu Students Forum.
14 February 2012 - Bhagavad Gita talk given by Pujyashree Guruji and successful completion of Bhagavad Gita chapter 2 talks after 14 weeks.
17 February 2012 - We launch our twitter page at www.twitter.com/gitaclass.
7 March 2012 - Dhruv Bhai speaks at our first ever Holi Event on the 10 fundamental principles that define a Hindu.
1 April 2012 - SHYAM launched on the auspicious day of Ram Navami.
24 April 2012 - Successful completion of Bhagavad Gita chapter 3 talks after 24 weeks.
12 June 2012 - We launch our facebook page at www.facebook.com/gitaclass.
19 June 2012 - Successful completion of Bhagavad Gita chapter 4 talks after 32 weeks.
12 July 2012 - A Hindu employee network led by Dhruv Bhai was short-listed for the Outstanding Network Group of the Year at the European Diversity Awards 2012 held at the Savoy Hotel in September 2012 (the only religious network to be shortlisted).
13 July 2012 - Dhruv Bhai gives his 50th talk in the City on the topic of the difference between religion, spirituality, faith, morality and philosophy.
14 August 2012 - Successful completion of Bhagavad Gita chapter 5 talks after 40 weeks.
22 August 2012 to 24 August 2012 - We held "Three evenings of guided meditation with Pujyashree Guruji. Over 180 people attended, who had come from 6 continents and countries such as India, USA, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Italy, Spain, Kenya, Belarus and Singapore. The sessions were filled with countless memorable moments of interaction between Pujyashree Guruji and members of the audience.
25 September 2012 - Successful completion of Bhagavad Gita chapter 6 talks after 54 weeks.
12 October 2012 - BT and PricewaterhouseCoopers become co-hosts to the Bhagavad Gita talks.
18 October 2012 - A Hindu employee network led by Dhruv Bhai shortlisted for the award for Excellence in Equality and Diversity at the Law Society Excellence Awards 2012 at the Old Billingsgate (the only employee network to be shortlisted).
6 November 2012 - The Bhagavad Gita class videos break the 100-country barrier and are viewed in 100 countries in 6 continents.
8 November 2012 - One year anniversary since the launch of the Bhagavad Gita talks in which period 51 Bhagavad Gita talks had been given.
15 November 2012 - Dhruv Bhai gives video conference talks to the CMS Bristol and Bucharest offices on Hanuman and Why We Celebrate Diwali.
16 November 2012 - Dhruv Bhai receives two awards for his Dharmic talks from the CEO of Special Olympics Great Britain, at the Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Awards.
22 November 2012 - Diwali at CMS London 2012 celebrations attended by over 200 people where an electric atmosphere was created. First ever Goddess Lakshmi worship ceremony held at a UK law firm and Dhruv Bhai gives a mesmerising talk on the Secrets of Success in Career Management we can learn from the Hanuman Chalisa.
18 December 2012 - Successful completion of Bhagavad Gita chapter 7 talks after 60 weeks.
23 December 2012 - On the auspicious day of Gita Jayanti we launch our website www.gitaclass.org and our online programme of Bhagavad Gita talks.