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Celebrations at JVB Preksha Center

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By Seema Jain

HOUSTON: Under the auspicious presence and guidance of Samani Vikas Pragyaji and Samani Maryada Pragyaji, JVB Center celebrated three major events, Mahavir Jayanti, Akshay Tritiya and Tribute to Gurus on Sunday, May 15, with a magnificent musical play. 125+ community members were present to witness a resplendent ceremony of art, music & drama put together by the dedicated members of JVB, Current EC Team & JVB Gyanshala kids & parents. No effort was spared & result spoke for itself.

Everyone recited the Namaskar Mahamantra with Samanijis in the beginning. JVB Board of Director, Pramodji Bengani was the master of ceremony. After a brief introduction of the program, he invited Amit Sacheti to deliver a welcome speech for the assembled guests. The program started with JVB Gyanshala Cultural Team Coordinator, Anusha Jain narrating and kids recreating the scene of Samavasaran where Bhagwan Rishabh preaches the message of Ahimsa among a group of devotees. The youngest group of JVB Gyanshala, Arham & Gyan group sang the shlokas from the holy book, known as of Baktambar Stotra and recited their detailed meaning all along. Pretty costumes and props enthused the audience and they appreciated their performance which was crafted by Samani Maryada Pragyaji along with Gyanshala Cultural Team of Mukta & Anusha Jain.

Then followed an hour long magnificent display of a musical play called “The Ahimsa Puran” which was directed by Samani Vikas Pragyaji and presented by JVB Gyanshala parents where they glorified Bhagwan Rishabhdev & Bhagwan Mahavir’s teachings by bringing them to life through six different chapters and commemorated the lives and untiring efforts of Acharya Sri Tulsi & Acharya Shri Mahapragyaji, founders of Preksha Meditation Technique and taking their mission & vision forward by the current Acharya, Shri Mahashramanji. It was a spectacular story of an ancient culture told through striking audio & video slides, soulful music and meaningful lyrics. The entire audience was spellbound by the beautiful performances strung together by the cast & crew of dedicated parents.

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Next, Samani Vikas Pragyaji gave a short discourse and emphasized the need of celebrating this special program to preserve our cultural and historical heritage of Non-Violence in today’s unstable world. She also described how the behavioral & spiritual non-violence is the answer to this modern world. She greatly appreciated the support and enthusiasm of all the participants & the volunteers alike.

JVB Vice-President, Gaurav Jhaveri did the Vote of Thanks to a wonderful team of members who were behind the success of this mega event. He also recognized the unconditional support of Danveer members of JVB, Hasmukhji & Chandrikaji Doshi. In Closing, Pramodji Bengani recited a beautiful poem to pay his tribute to all the Gurus. The ceremony ended with a Mangal Paath.

The JVB Preksha Meditation Center envisions a blissful and peaceful society through Yoga, Preksha Meditation and Education of Non-violence. It conducts weekly Meditation, Yoga and Swadhyay sessions under the auspicious guidance of Samanijis and runs special events and programs like I Choose, Meditation Camps and Gyanshala program for ages 4- 14 yrs. It is open to all and every session or event is free of charge to its attendees.

For more information, & upcoming events, please visitwww.jvbhouston.org.  Call them at 281-596-9642. For further enquiries, Please call Seema Jain @ 281-575-0575.

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