Ujala se Ujjwalata - Empowerment and Enlightenment!
The 19th Terapanth Kanya Mandal Annual Convention
saw the convergence of girls across two nations India and Nepal under the aegis
of Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Mahila Mandal (ABTMM)
In a harmonious blend of spirituality,
empowerment, and camaraderie, the 19th Annual Convention- Ujala 2023 of Terapanth Kanya Mandal unfolded in the bustling city
of Mumbai. In the divine presence of Acharya Mahashraman, the convention proved
to be a confluence of knowledge, spirituality, excitement and a celebration of
Various sessions of the three days events
were meticulously planned by the visionary National President Mrs. Neelam
Sethia. The conclave brought
together more than 500 girls from various corners of India and Nepal, creating
a vibrant tapestry of cultures, experiences and aspirations.
Under the pious presence of Acharya Mahashraman, the convention began with an aura of spirituality and wisdom. The benign presence and esteemed teachings of Acharya Mahashrman served as a guiding light for the participants, emphasising the importance of compassion, self-discovery, and community service. Acharya Mahashraman inspired the girls to strive for a life that's not just personally enriching but also contributes to the greater good of the family, community and nation.
The convention showcased the incredible
diversity of India and Nepal as more than 500 girls congregated from different
regions. Escorted by their regional Kanya Prabharis, these young girls embarked
on a journey of exploration, bonding and empowerment. The convention became a
microcosm of cultural richness, with participants sharing their unique
backgrounds and experiences, ultimately discovering the threads that wove them
into a bond of unity.
Enlightenment: Interaction with Sadhvis
The convention provided a unique opportunity
for the girls to interact with Sadhvi Pramukha Shri Vishrutvibhaji and other
members of the Sadhvi sect. These interactions were not just spiritual but also
enlightening on various aspects of life, faith, and personal growth. The girls
gained invaluable insights into the profound wisdom of the Sadhvis, leaving a
lasting impact on their journeys ahead.
OffBeat: A Burst of Creativity
A standout highlight of the convention was
"Street OffBeat," a unique and creative space that resonated with the
participants' energy and imagination. This vibrant street hosted exceptional
games, songs, and activities curated by girls from different regions. It was a recreation
ground for artistic expression and camaraderie, showcasing the latent talents
and vivacity of these young girls.
Conversations: Bollywood and Beyond
Adding a touch of glamour and entertainment, the convention organised celebrity guests evening where two Bollywood stars from Mumbai engaged in candid conversations with the attendees. This interaction allowed the girls to glimpse into the world of Bollywood, discussing not only the glitz but also the substance of life in the industry. It was an evening of laughter, inspiration, and deeper insights into the realms of showbiz.
Excellence: Award Ceremony Night
The grand finale arrived with the Award
Ceremony Night, a culmination of the convention's achievements. Girls from
different areas were recognized for their remarkable performances and
contributions to the various ABTMM assigned activities throughout the year. It
was a night of applause, pride, and acknowledgement, symbolising the collective
success of the event.
by Remarkable Leaders
The success of the convention was a testament to the leadership of Neelamji Sethia, the National President; Madhuji Derasaria, the National Secretary; and Archanaji Bhandari, the National Kanyamandal Convener. Their guidance and vision ensured a seamless and enriching experience for all participants, underscoring the importance of women's leadership and empowerment.
The 19th Terapanth Kanya mandal Annual Convention
in Mumbai was forever etched in the hearts and minds of the participants. It
showcased the power of unity, spirituality and empowerment among young girls from
diverse backgrounds. The convention was a microcosm of shared values, mutual
respect, and the desire to contribute positively to society. With Acharya
Mahashraman's blessings, the girls returned to their regions with newfound
wisdom, connections and a strengthened resolve to make a meaningful impact in
their communities and beyond.