This initiative aims to spread Shrimad Rajchandraji’s values of ahimsa and satya that shaped Gandhiji’s beliefs, and supports the construction of Shrimad Rajchandra Hospital – a new 250-bed multi-speciality charity hospital in South Gujarat. The rural populations of the Valsad district of Gujarat rank amongst the poorest in the state, facing poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy, and the lack of health awareness, leading to a myriad of health concerns.
“I must say that no one else has ever made on me the impression that Raychandbhai did. His words went straight home to me… In my moments of spiritual crisis, he was my refuge.”
These are the words penned by Mahatma Gandhi, the most influential figure India has produced in generations, in His autobiography – on his guiding light, Shrimad Rajchandraji.
Yugpurush – Mahatma na Mahatma is a captivating representation of this special relationship between Shrimadji and Gandhiji, depicting the making of the Mahatma. What began as an honest friendship, progressed to Gandhiji proclaiming Shrimadji as his spiritual mentor.
Yugpurush highlights the values of expanding one’s capacity to love and give selflessly, respecting diversity, supporting truth, fostering trust, and building lasting communities. It brings to the forefront a powerful experience of looking within, upholding truth and fearlessness, as well as transforming character and consciousness. It revives an inspiring spiritual legacy and the cultural ethos of our nation that lies mostly forgotten, today. The legacies of Shrimadji and Gandhiji continue to offer new paradigms to global peace and human progress.
The play is directed by acclaimed director Rajesh Joshi of ‘Code Mantra’ fame, and scripted by well-known playwright Uttam Gada of ‘Maharathi’ fame. The music direction is by popular composer duo Sachin – Jigar. Duration: 120 minutes with intermission.
The play is presently running in the Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali and Tamil versions, and will soon be released in English and other regional languages.
AMM arranged an event to celebrate Diwali in its true traditional spirit for all Marathi people in Adelaide. A program that allowed us to meet together and spend time like we did as kids. The program was arranged at Payneham Bowling Club. Flexible nature of the program ensured that although people arrived at different times, they could enjoy the event.
Volunteers had arranged a delicious faraal (cuisine prepared especially for Diwali), for all the attendees. Some of our business community members too joined in celebration by putting up attractive stalls for sale of their products.
AMM General secretary Mihir Shinde did welcome speech. In his speech he effectively explained the true nature of Diwali and why lighting a diva is so important in Hindu culture.
His short but crisp speech was followed by RJ Nikita’s Antakshari event. RJ Nikita truly demonstrated why she is considered as a master compere. Her youthful energy and genuine interest in making the event more and more entertaining took the event to a new height, and it was evident from the response of the people.
Antakshari was followed by delicious lunch served thanks to our generous supporter Ms. Indian Temptation. Like Antakshari, the food too received great reviews from the attendees. During lunch local Indian artists presented musical treat to people.
After lunch, some enjoyed music, some engaged in chatting while other went straight to Bowling fields and enjoyed a good game of Bowling.
The event concluded at 03:30 PM with happy Marathi community members departed the venue satisfied with a good Diwali event.