OUR JOURNEY IN PICTURES

PART 5 (2016)

8 January 2016 - Dhruv Bhai presented with the Bharat Gaurav Award in Delhi on 8 January 2015 by Indian federal and state government officials including His Excellency Kaptan Singh Solanki (the Governor of Punjab and Haryana), Chaudhary Birender Singh (Honourable Minister of the Indian Federal Government) and His Excellency Bhisma Narain Singh (the Former Governor of Tamil Nadu and Assam). Previous recipients of this award include Air Chief Marshal Gen. G.V.Krishna Rao, and movie superstars such as Dev Anand and Rajesh Khanna, singer Pankaj Udhas and cricket stars Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev.

8 January 2016 - Dhruv Bhai was presented the Bharat Gaurav Award in recognition for writing the longest commentary of the Bhagavad Gita and Hanuman Chalisa in history (consisting of 19 books, 3,200 pages, 1.8 million words and 9.6 million characters), for completing the historic Gita Gnyan Yagna and Hanuman Chalisa Gnyan Yagna in the City after 154 weeks, for giving 225 public talks of over 350 hours between them on Indian spirituality in the City, and for building the hugely successful spiritual organisation SHYAM whose talks are watched in 161 countries around the world with over 135,000 fans on facebook.

2 February 2016 - We celebrated the three 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 2016 - Dhruv Bhai completed 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.

24 February 2016 - Dhruv Bhai made history by speaking at both Houses of the British Parliament (the House of Commons and House of Lords) in one evening. 

24 February 2016 - Dhruv Bhai was invited to speak on the Ancient Health Secrets of the Yogis and the House of Lords and about the Indian community in the UK at the House of Commons. 

24 February 2016 - Members of SHYAM came in huge numbers to cheer on Dhruv Bhai at both Houses of Parliament and to fill up the whole Parliament building!

3 April 2016 - Launch of the second Gita Gnyan Yagna with monthly weekend Bhagavad Gita talks in North London.  The 152nd talk on the Bhagavad Gita was given by Dhruv Bhai on the topic of "An introduction to the Bhagavad Gita: The difference between spirituality and materiality".

16 April 2016 - Dhruv Bhai presented with an award on Aasthta TV worldwide entitled the "Sanatana Dharma Gau Raksha Award" for our Bhagavad Gita talks. The award was presented to him by His Holiness Pujya Shri Sanjeev Krishna Thakurji. The purpose of this award is to highlight and recognize the contributions made by our Bhagavad Gita talks to Sanatana Dharma.

22 April 2016 - Dhruv Bhai presents the second edition of our Hanuman Chalisa book to His Holiness Pujyashree Ram Bapa on the auspicious day of Hanuman Jayanti during a special presentation followed by Aarti. The evening involved a very powerful chanting of 27 Hanuman Chalisa by all the devotees present led by Bapuji.

8 May 2016 - 153rd Bhagavad Gita talk given by Chandni Ben in North London on the topic of: "The essence of teamwork: the order in which the conches were blown.

12 June 2016 - 154th Bhagavad Gita talk given by Avnita Ben in North London on the topic of "Four reasons that motivate any human being to perform any action".

7 July 2016 - Dhruv Bhai gave his historic 250th talk on the Hanuman Chalisa at the House of Commons of the British Parliament. The occasion featured an inspirational talk by Dhruv Bhai on "The Secrets of Success in Career Management according to the Hanuman Chalisa".

7 July 2016 - Dhruv Bhai's historic 250th talk on the Hanuman Chalisa at the British Parliament was hosted by Bob Blackman MP and was attended by Members of Parliament, Lords, members of the media including CB Patel of the Asian Voice magazine and the Gujarat Samachar newspaper, and other dignatories and community leaders including leaders from the Hindu Forum for Britain, the Hindu Council UK and other organisations.

7 July 2016 - This historic event at the British Parliament celebrated five years since Dhruv Bhai gave his first public talk on 15 July 2011 and the launch of the second edition of the Hanuman Chalisa book, which was compiled by Dhruv Bhai.

7 July 2016 - Dhruv Bhai gave a mesmerising 1.5 talk on the Secrets of Success of Career Management we can learn about the Hanuman Chalisa through an in-depth commentary of the Hanuman Chalisa at the British Parliament.

7 July 2016 - Over 210 people attended Dhruv Bhai's historic 250th talk on the Hanuman Chalisa at the British Parliament and there were over 180 people on the waiting list, such was the demand behind and popularity of the talk.

7 July 2016 - Bob Blackman MP presented with a copy of the second edition of the Hanuman Chalisa book by CB Patel of the Asian Voice newspaper.

7 July 2016 - SHYAM's photographer Sachin Somani presented with a copy of the second edition of the Hanuman Chalisa book at the British Parliament.

10 July 2016 - 155th Bhagavad Gita talk given by Vishal Bhai in North London on the topic of "The importance of having a Guru in one's life and the greatness of a Guru".

15 July 2016 - Celebrating five years since our first Dharmic talk in the City given by Dhruv Bhai.

28 July 2016 - Dhruv Bhai gave a hugely inspirational talk on the leadership qualities we can learn from Lord Ganesh to the Metropolitan Police at New Scotland Yard.

14 August 2016 - 156th Bhagavad Gita talk given by Chandni Ben in North London on the topic of "The mortality of the body and the immortality of the soul".

11 September 2016 - 157th Bhagavad Gita talk given by Chandni Ben in North London on the topic of "How to tolerate pleasures and pains".

12 September 2016 - SHYAM's youngest speaker Nikita Ben gave a groundbreaking talk on the leadership qualities of Lord Ganesh to the British Government Home Office.

27 October 2016 - Dhruv Bhai gave an incredible talk at the House of Lords about the main principles of the holistic science of Ayurveda, which received an ovation from the members of the audience from many different backgrounds.  All places for the event went in less than 24 hours.

27 October 2016 - Dhruv Bhai meets Lord Stone and representatives of healthcare organisations at the celebration of Ayurveda Day 2016 by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Indian Traditional Sciences the House of Lords.

1 November 2016 - Dhruv Bhai featured in an inspirational video for the new film Rama: The Rise of Dharma by Rudraksha Films.

2 November 2016 - Dhruv Bhai gave the inspirational keynote speech at the British Civil Service Diwali celebrations in Whitehall on the leadership qualities we can learn from Lord Ganesh.

2 November 2016 - Riddhi Ben gave an insightful keynote speech on why we celebrate Diwali at EDF during their Diwali celebrations at their headquarters in London.

4 November 2016 - Dhruv Bhai gave a powerful speech on the Goddess Durga and Women's Empowerment to the Metropolitan Police at the Empress State Building.

8 November 2016 - We celebrated the fifth anniversary of the launch of the historic 260 week Gita Gnyan Yagna by Dhruv Bhai on 8 November 2011.

13 November 2016 - 158th Bhagavad Gita talk given by Avnita Ben in North London on the topic of "The eight-step method to attain peace of mind and to face set-backs".

16 November 2016 - Dhruv Bhai and members of SHYAM meet Lord Gadhia.

16 November 2016 - Dhruv Bhai and members of SHYAM meet Deputy Leader of the House of Commons Michael Ellis MP.

16 November 2016 - Dhruv Bhai and members of SHYAM meet Robert Courts MP.

23 November 2016 - Riddhi Ben gave an inspirational speech about the Varna System at the House of Commons of the British Parliament.

29 November 2016 - Seventeen of SHYAM's speakers, performers, photographers and volunteers made history at a historic Diwali event on the Shree Suktam of the Rig Veda at the British Parliament hosted by Bob Blackman MP and attended by Lord Gadhia and Deputy Leader of the House of Commons Michael Ellis MP.

29 November 2016 - The entire event at the British Parliament Diwali celebrations 2016 involved two hours of talks just on the first mantra of the Shree Suktam.

29 November 2016 - The speakers and members of the audience thanked Bob Blackman MP for hosting this historical event.

29 November 2016 - The speakers and members of the audience thanked Lord Gadhia for coming to support this historical event.

29 November 2016 - The speakers and members of the audience thanked Deputy Leader of the House of Commons Michael Ellis MP for coming to support  this historical event.

29 November 2016 - The British Parliament Diwali celebrations 2016 had over 350 registered attendees within just seven days of the invitations being released, including renowned politicians, media personalities, community leaders and professionals from all over the City, and there was a huge waiting list, such was the level of enthusiasm generated.

29 November 2016 - The beautiful photography of the British Parliament Diwali celebrations 2016 was taken by the talented and gifted Sunil Pisavadia and Ankit Patel.

11 December 2016 - 159th Bhagavad Gita talk given by Avnita Ben in North London on the topic of "Explanation of the varna (not caste) system: eliminating history's biggest minsunderstanding".

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