One of the important innovations of the University is the Gyan Deeksha, which is the invocation ceremony that takes place at the first study day of all the students in the University. The University strongly believes that if there could be an end to Deeksha (Deekshant) then there should be a beginning of the Deeksha too and this ceremony is designed with that objective in mind.
The very beginning of the student and teaching life at the commencement of each semester happens with a traditional invocation ceremony, where the newly joined and existing students, along with the faculty members, are introduced to the value system of the University, as well as the expectations from them while studying or teaching at the campus.
They are welcomed by being felicitated with a Gayatri Mantra Dupatta and a Tulsi sapling, respectively representing that they must aspire for refined intellect and purity in life. Notably, in the past few years, this practice has been replicated by various institutions and campuses as they invite the University team to conduct the same ceremony at the beginning of new academic year.
Gayatri Jayanti and Ganga Dussehra are the sacred parvas of the descent of Adya Shakti Vedmata Gayatri and Bhagwati Ganga respectively. It is believed that the primordial power Mother Gayatri descended on earth on this day to help almighty create this world.
It is on this day in 1990, Revered Gurudev also shed his physical sheath and became one with his deity – Mother Gayatri. Under the guidance of his spiritual master, he made Gayatri a mass movement. Due to his herculean efforts, today this mantra is reverberating in all parts of the globe. Gurudev sought the help of Gayatri to accomplish a noble objective – Ushering of New Era of Harmony and Peace.
Gayatri Jayanti is celebrated in Shantikunj for 3 days. It will be 2nd, 3rd and 4th of June 2017.
3rd June Evening 6:30 PM IST - Discourses by senior disciples on current topics. This program will be Telecast Live. 4th June Morning 6:30 AM IST - Special Gayatri Jayanti Sandesh (message) by Shradhey Jiji and Dr Sahab. Telecast Live.
All World Gayatri Pariwar Shantikunj Haridwar is running an effective grassroot level Ganga cleaning movement. Under this programme, they took out a cleanliness drive at the banks of the river Ganga in the Gangasagar area of the city.