It is said that nothing compares to a human being helping another human being. And standing tall as a live example, mission Shakti for the past 12 years ceaselessly continues to empower the needy girls with education.
Being run under the able guidance of revered master Anandmurti Gurumaa, the mission has so far empowered thousands of girls with education not only up to 12th standard but also with higher education wherever required.
Every year Shakti girls get a chance to share their hearts out with their mentor Anandmurti Gurumaa. This year 28th November marked the Shakti Rendezvous 2012 which took place in Rishi Chaitanya Ashram. Shakti girls from Delhi, Panipat, Ambala, and as far as Kurukshetra turned up with their guardians to avail this rare opportunity of meeting Gurumaa.
The session began with the poignant touch of compassion and love as Gurumaa decided not to sit on the stage but amongst the girls to listen to their sweet poems, ambitions and day to day problems. The joy and happiness of girls knew no bounds for everyone could feel that God today had decided to spend a day with them. In fact, girls as small as 8 year old opened their hearts and candidly talked to Gurumaa about their ambitions in life.
On seeing their enthusiasm for life, Gurumaa made the girls aware not only about the different avenues of education and related job prospects, but also the significance of education and empowerment in life. With this, the revered master also welcomed those girls who have passed the 12th standard to Shakti Udaan, the vocational training institute at Kaithal, which offers a variety of professional courses like tailoring, beautician etc.
The meeting that began with the sharing of hearts and outpouring of love came to an end with the chanting of Gayatri Mantra. The revered master taught them the right way of chanting the mantra and how this mantra chanting enhances concentration levels and sharpens intellect greatly.
As a souvenir of Shakti Rendezvous 2012 the girls were gifted the inspirational book of Shakti that will keep them reminding, ‘you are not weak but a personification of Durga’. And thus the session ended with girls watching a presentation, a music video on Shakti, and a group photo leaving all with memories simply difficult to forget.