Sahaj Sandesh No: 2006.25 – Saturday, April 15, 2006
Dear Sister / Brother:
SHRI RAM CHANDRA MISSION AND THE UNITED NATIONS
Report by sister Tonia Chauvet
We are pleased to inform you that Shri Ram Chandra Mission has been approved for formal association with the
United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI), effective 12 December 2005. This association in the sixtieth year of the founding of our Mission by Babuji Maharaj in 1945 coincides with the sixtieth anniversary of the United Nations.
As an international non-governmental organization that works in support of the public good and fulfills the principles outlined in the United Nations Charter, Shri Ram Chandra Mission joins 1,558 non-governmental organizations worldwide that are currently associated with DPI. This association constitutes a commitment on the part of the Mission to disseminate information and raise public awareness about the purposes and activities of the United Nations and issues of global concern.
The United Nations recognizes the need for solidarity, goodwill and collective responsibility amongst the world’s nations and peoples in order to establish a lasting peace and sustainable development for all. To this end, it has been establishing partnerships with local, national and international, non-profit, service-oriented voluntary groups that share similar values.
Since 1945, Shri Ram Chandra Mission has been providing a spiritual and worldly platform for people in now more than ninety nations. Every day, in its ashrams and hundreds of centres, <http://www.srcm.org/srcminfo/servlet/CenterTree?
NodeId=0&ShowChildren=0> people come together to foster mutual love, trust and universal brotherhood transcending the boundaries of race, religion, nationality, colour, language, education, caste, sect, age and social standing.
The Mission achieves this unity in purpose by offering, for free, a simple and practical method of spiritual practice that unfolds the full potential within an individual who then assumes responsibility for personal growth and social change. Over the decades, guided by Revered Master, Shri Parthasarathi Rajagopalachari, the Mission has actively promoted human integration and invoked within the hearts of its practitioners the belief that all life is sacred.
Our involvement with the United Nations comes at a time when more individuals around the world are benefiting from the Mission’s services, and when the emblematic purpose of the United Nations to become a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations is ever more in need of support.
Recognizing the urgency for people with similar values to convene on a shared foundation, Shri Ram Chandra Mission embraces this association in the faith that, ultimately, selfless actions will govern the destiny of human beings.