OUR JOURNEY IN PICTURES

PART 9 (2020)

1 January 2020 - We launched our new website at www.gitaclass.org.

4 January 2020 - Dhruv Bhai featured in the Garavi Gujarat newspaper after being included in the Queen’s 2020 New Year Honours List for the award of a BEM for voluntary service to Hinduism and developing young people.

6 January 2020 - Dhruv Bhai featured in the Asian Voice newspaper after being included in the Queen’s 2020 New Year Honours List for the award of a BEM for voluntary service to Hinduism and developing young people.

6 January 2020 - Dhruv Bhai featured in the Gujarat Samachar newspaper after being included in the Queen’s 2020 New Year Honours List for the award of a BEM for voluntary service to Hinduism and developing young people.

7 January 2020 - Dhruv Bhai receives a letter of congratulations from Dame Melanie Dawes, Permanant Secretary in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, after being included in the Queen’s 2020 New Year Honours List for the award of a BEM for voluntary service to Hinduism and developing young people.

21 January 2020 - Dhruv Bhai receives a letter of congratulations from the Principal and President King’s College London, University of London after being included in the Queen’s 2020 New Year Honours List for the award of a BEM for voluntary service to Hinduism and developing young people. 

22 January 2020 - Dhruv Bhai featured on the website of King’s College London, University of London after being included in the Queen’s 2020 New Year Honours List for the award of a BEM for voluntary service to Hinduism and developing young people.

23 January 2020 - Dhruv Bhai receives a letter of congratulations from the Headmaster of Queen Elizabeth’s School for Boys after being included in the Queen’s 2020 New Year Honours List for the award of a BEM for voluntary service to Hinduism and developing young people.

28 January 2020 - Dhruv Bhai met Rory Stewart OBE, the former UK minister for International Development, chair of the Defence Select Committee and Member of Parliament. 

28 January 2020 - Dhruv Bhai presented Rory Stewart OBE with a copy of the book Shrimad Bhagavat: a Divine Journey by Pujyashree Bhupendrabhai Pandya.

29 January 2020 - Dhruv Bhai featured on the website of the Queen Elizabeth’s School for Boys after being included in the Queen’s 2020 New Year Honours List for the award of a BEM for voluntary service to Hinduism and developing young people.

30 January 2020 - Dhruv Bhai featured in an article in the newsletter of the Shree Vishwakarma Association of the UK (SVAUK) after being included in the Queen’s 2020 New Year Honours List for the award of a BEM for voluntary service to Hinduism and developing young people.

2 February 2020 - We celebrated the seven 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 2020 - We celebrated the four 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.

15 February 2020 - Dhruv Bhai presented with honoury gifts by Venerable Miaolung Shih and other leaders of the UK Buddhist community after being included in the Queen’s 2020 New Year Honours List for the award of a BEM for voluntary service to Hinduism and developing young people.

28 February 2020 - Dhruv Bhai gives a talk on An Introduction to Hinduism at an Online Interfaith Forum organised by the UK Buddhist community as part of the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week.

28 February 2020 - Dhruv Bhai spoke about the ten qualities that define a Hindu: a belief in the Varna system, a belief in the Ashram system, worshipping Cows as our Mother, worshipping the Vedas as our Mother, not undermining any form of the Divine, giving equal respect to all Vedic ways of thinking and Vedic ways of life, believing in rebirth, believing that we can be liberated from the cycle of rebirth, one whose heart melts at the thought of violence and wishing well for all living beings (even animals and plants).

26 April 2020 - Dhruv Bhai gave the first of two live online talks on the Secrets of Yoga we can learn from the Ramayan to the members of Shree Vishwakarma Association of the UK (SVAUK).

26 April 2020 - Dhruv Bhai said that it is very easy for a book to be famous. It is very easy for a book to find a place on bestsellers list. But it is very difficult for a book to remain in the hearts and heads of an entire society for thousands of years. The Ramayan is one such unique scripture that has remained in the hearts and heads of billions of people for thousands of years.

26 April 2020 - Dhruv Bhai spoke about the greatness of the name of Ram and how it protects one by its constant contemplation. He said that each of its syllables represent Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva and they bestow one with non-attachment, wisdom and devotion. 

26 April 2020 - Dhruv Bhai narrated the Balkandh of the Ramayan which explains Ram's birth, childhood and marriage with Sita. He said that one who recites the Balkandh will always be happy in their lives simply because contemplation of Ram gives such results.

26 April 2020 - The talk on the Ramayan by Dhruv Bhai was broadcast to several countries around the world and the students were blessed to listen to the profound teachings of the Ramayan in their homes.

3 May 2020 - Dhruv Bhai gave the second of two live online talks on the Secrets of Yoga we can learn from the Ramayan to the members of Shree Vishwakarma Association of the UK (SVAUK).

26 April 2020 - Dhruv Bhai told the beautiful story of Bharat's journey to Ram and other events in the Ayodhyakandh and the Aranyakandh of the Ramayan, and explained the deep spiritual meaning behind those events. He then spoke about the beautiful union of Ram and Hanuman and revealed profound insights of Yoga from the deep meaning of each of events in the Kishkinda Kandh.

26 April 2020 - Dhruv Bhai explained the greatness of Hanuman through each of Hanuman's incredible feats in the Sundarkandh of the Ramayan, and how Hanuman is the most successful person the world has ever known, because He contemplates on the name of Ram and carries out the work of Ram with pure devotion.

26 April 2020 - Dhruv Bhai narrated how Ram defeated Ravan during the battle in the Lankakandh and spoke with great delight about Ram, Sita and Lakshman's wonderful return to Ayodhya.  He explained that the Uttarkandh describes how beautiful Ram Rajya (the kingdom of Ram) was.  It was the ideal kingdom created by Lord Ram where everybody was happy.  Enlightened beings ruled the land in the light of spiritual wisdom and bliss.  All people performed their respective duties and followed the path of Dharma that had been enjoined in the Vedas.  All were devoted to Ram and thus all qualified for attaining Moksha.  He said that day by day, Ram gave ever increasing delight to all people through His Divine association, His nectarine words and His sublime wisdom.

26 April 2020 - Dhruv Bhai successfully completed the live online talks on the Ramayan and received wonderful messages of praise on the inspirational talks from many people from different parts of the world.

7 May 2020 - Dhruv Bhai was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by the Shree Vishwakarma Association of the UK (SVAUK) for completing the live online talks on the Secrets of Yoga we can learn from the Ramayan.

10 May 2020 - Dhruv Bhai gave a live online talk on Empowering the Mind through Yoga on a Wellness session at the Healing Our Earth online festival.

16 May 2020 - Dhruv Bhai spoke about the unique harmony between tradition and modernity in Hinduism at a live Online Interfaith Forum organised by the UK Buddhist community.

16 May 2020 - Dhruv Bhai spoke about the science of each of the Shad Darshan (the six schools of thought in Hinduism) being Purva Mimama, Yoga, Uttar Mimamsa (Vedanta), Samkhya, Nyaya and Vaisheshika and how each of them are reflected in the human physiology.

14 June 2020 - Dhruv Bhai gave a live online talk on Applying Yoga for Wellness in your Life on a Wellbeing and Wellness session at the Healing Our Earth online festival.

5 July 2020 - On the auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima, Dhruv Bhai, Eve Ben and Melissa Ben held a live online conversion on the importance of a Guru in one's life and the symbolism of Vishnu and Shiva hosted by Indian actress Simran Ahuja during a Guru Purnima special at the Healing Our Earth online festival.

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