Flyer from the “Hindu Spiritual & Service Fair – 2009”

The flier issued to the visitors about the fair and its participants is reproduced here.

About the Fair:

Once in a while you read one off reports…. reports about a village being adopted, a rural school being started, a health camp organised in a slum, an old dilapidated temple being renewed, children attending a culture class, youth engaged in planting trees, women organising themselves into self-help groups etc.. etc..

But now we witness the power of collective work! 100 organisations – ancient and current, collectively exhibiting their spiritual and service activities.

Who is organising?

Global Foundation for Civilisational Harmony (India)

Our Concern:

Different civilisations sourced in the different faiths are moving towards conflicts and clashes.

Our Belief:

A harmonious relationship between civilisations can be achieved through free and frank dialogue.

Our Task:

To promote dialogue; avoid conflict

About GFCH (India):

The GFCH (India) was launched at Delhi on January 22, 2008 attended and addressed by great religious and spiritual masters belonging to all faiths, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Head of Tibetian Buddhism and Nobel Peace Prize winner, pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Founder, Hindu Dharma and Acharya Sabha, Sri Sri Ravishankar, Founder, Art of Living, Baba Swami Ramdev, Founder, Pathanjali Yoga Peetam, Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti, Chief of Akal Takt, the highest seat of authority in sikhism, Paramahamsa Nithyananda, Founder, Nithyananda Dhyanapeedam, Swami Mitrananda, Director of the All India Chinmayananda Yuva Kendra, Jain Muni Sumermal, Representative of Jainism, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Arch Bishop, Mumbai Moulana Mohammed Ali Madani, Chief of Dar-ul-Uloom Deoband, a high school of Islamic theology, Rabbi Ezekiel Issac Malekar, Head of Jewish faith, Delhi, Swami Prajnan Mitranand, Mata Amritanandamayi Math.

Some numbers on the Organisations involved (From the same Flyer)

Number of Full time workers

317,118

Number of Educational Institutions

90,231

How many students received education from the time of inception

76,615,207

Number of Study Groups (Classes conducted)

850,596

Number of Environmental Activities

118,116

Number of Self Help Groups

96,788

Number of Rural Projects

312,145

Number of temples run & maintained

10,377

Number of Priests Trained

589,390

Number of Villages Adopted

177,629

Number of Hospitals Run

3,155

Number of Medical Centres

210,672

Number of Medical Workers

12,162

Number of Families Associated

197,892,426

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