Social Welfare
Shãlin Mãnav Ratna Award

Inspired by Guruvarya Param Pujya Sahebji, Anoopam Mission is dedicated to serve all the creations of God for making their life positively better. Enriched with the insight of the paradigm of Akshar Purushottam Upasana, Anoopam Mission perceives every single creation of God as a creation embodying God’s divine quintessence.

While serving the creations of God, Anoopam Mission also considers it to be its duty to gratefully recognize every individual, who make selfless contributions to positively better human life. Anoopam Mission believes that to respectfully honour such outstanding personalities is not only an inspiration to our social consciousness, but is also a service unto God!

Thus, the first Shalin Manav Ratna honour was conferred upon Lt. General Mohinder Mohan Walia of the Indian Army in 1994, who was the then General –Officer-Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command. General Walia has valiantly served our Motherland Bhaarat, that is India, while protecting the lives and property of her children – the citizens – against internal insurgencies and foreign aggression, without fearing for his own life or his family's well-being.

Following this, Anoopam Mission has honoured outstanding personalities, including at least one woman amongst them, every year since 2004 with the Shalin Manav Ratna. The honour carries a gold plated Citation Plaque, a very special Shawl and an Angavastram blessed through Pooja. It is generally presented to the recipient by revered dignitaries on the eve of the Indian festival of Dhuleti (the day after Holi), the birthday of Guruvarya Param Pujya Sahebji, our Spiritual Guru and the inspirer of this honour. The contributions of Param Bhakt Professor Chandrakant Patel (USA), Param Bhakt Jitubhai Chandubhai Patel (Tanzania) and Param Bhakt Kishorbhai Liladharbhai Jobanputra (Uganda) in instituting this honour are gratefully acknowledged.

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