FARMERS EMPOWERMENT CAMPAIGN
The philosophy, perspective and purpose
India is primarily an agriculture-based country. Its economy mainly depends on agricultural produce. Hence, empowering farmers is the key to the country’s happiness and prosperity. Although farmers are the pride of the country, their current state is miserable despite having entered the 21st century. Even now, the walls of illiteracy, blind faith and destructive social practices have not been broken down. So the need of the hour is a spiritual revolution that will enable moral, economic, social and ethical development.
The main aim of this campaign is to help farmers use spirituality to purify the inner self and at the same time to empower them by re-awakening their latent qualities such as benevolence, courage and self-confidence through the practice of Rajayoga.
Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidhyalaya and the Rural Development Wing of the Rajayoga Education and Research Foundation have organized the “All-India Farmers’ Empowerment Campaign” throughout the nation to establish clean, prosperous and empowered Bharat.
The campaign was inaugurated on 13 September 2015 at the renowned Talkatora Stadium located in the Indian capital city of New Delhi. On this occasion, people from all states/regions took part in the campaign tours were present.
The dedicated Rajayogi brothers and sisters of this organization, with the support of the local centres of the Brahma Kumaris, shall go to various villages and impart practical knowledge and training on Sustainable Yogic Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment through forums, gatherings, conferences, etc. Further, they will inform farmers about the current Government schemes being implemented for farmers and provide support in how to avail of such schemes.
Objectives of Farmers’ Empowerment Campaign
- To free farmers from addiction
- To eradicate blind faith and destructive social practices.
- To adopt the traditional sustainable yogic agricultural methods to produce healthy and nutritious yield
- To provide solutions to reduce the cost of farming
- To get rid of wasteful and negative thinking and to cultivate the habit of positive thinking
- To purify nature by bringing purity in thoughts and conduct
- To organize free medical diagnostic camps for people and animals
Campaign – At a glance
Total number of campaigns - 126
Total duration – 3 months
Number of campaigners in the campaign – 12
Total number of campaigners in the campaign – 1100
Number of programmes per day – 910
Number of programmes per month – 27300
Total number of programmes in 3 months - 81900
Dadi Hridaya Mohini Chief of Brahma Kumaris
“This methodology is very essential to produce pure & pious food, fruits & vegetables for good health. My good wishes are always with the farmers following yogic agriculture methodology by experimentation of Rajyoga Meditation, preperation of Organic Manures, adopting various ancient methods of conservation of crops - which will result in achieving 100% success.”
Chairperson Agriculture and Rural Devp. Wing
“This is a farming process based on Rajyoga Meditation, which will have its valuable contribution in the creation of the new age. I express my best wishes to all the farming community for adopting this sustainable yogic methodology.”
B.K. Raju Vice-Chairman Agriculture and Rural Devp. Wing
“ This novel project will guide the farmer brothers & sisters all around the world & inspires them for a life style filled with total bliss & peace. It leads to imperishable prosperity by means of holistic & healthy crop production. I wish you all the success, which is your birthright.”
The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU), with its spiritual headquarters in Mt. Abu, India, comprises a worldwide network of centers in 140 countries and is an international non-governmental organization of the United Nations accredited with General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); Associate Status with the Department of Public Information (DPI); Consultative Status with United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); Observer Status to the United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Observer Organization to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); Flagship Member of Education for Rural People (ERP), Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).