Under the reformative projects of Yug Nirman Yojana (Movement for
the Reconstruction of the Era), All World Gayatri Pariwar has successfully
worked in many parts of India towards eradication of blind faith,
religious fundamentalism, addictions, insane customs like dowry, expensive
marriages and funeral rites, etc. Mass awareness about these problems is
created by the organization of large-scale deep (lamp) yagnas,
religious functions and Pragya Puran Kathas (Narrations of the
scripture – Pragya Puran).
All World Gayatri Pariwar’s programs for
Psycho-Social Engineering include:
- Transformation of Personality through special educational and
Sadhana Satras (sessions).
- Activities of National Reconstruction: Eradication of Blind Faith,
Ignorance and Illiteracy.
- Three months Yug Shilpi Satras (sessions for training
Yug Shilpis, i.e. the persons who are capable of reconstructing the
Era): Practical training for grass-root work in the rural areas, and for
psychological and educational uplifting of the masses.
Following is an example of relief from Drug Addictions through
agnihotra: An officer, 25 years in age, who had been a poly drug
abuser in the past, was selected for the study by Lt. Col. G. R. Golecha,
a senior advisor in the psychiatry division of the Indian army. The
patient was at that time addicted to heroin for 2 years. He had undergone
some de-addiction courses, twice in the past, with no benefit, and had
become de-motivated and resistant to such methods. He was then introduced
to agnihotra. The practice of
agnihotra resulted in
improving his motivation to abstain from smack, and showed significant
decrease in his urge for it within a few weeks.
Conduction of marriages without any dowry, constraints of caste or
community, and expensive celebrations has been a remarkable social
reformative activity of All World Gayatri Pariwar. On an average, the
marriages performed under this noble drive have saved Rs. 5 billion of the
Indian society since the past decade. As per the records up to the year
2000, 1691 ideal marriages were performed in Shantikunj, Haridwar 700
during various Ashwamedha Yagnas, 108 in the
Samaaroha (Program organized to pay homage to Gurudev); and 400 in
the world-wide Sanskaar Mahotsavas (Programs where various
sacramental rites and ceremonies are performed for inculcating divinity in
oneself). The number of such marriages performed in the
(Centers of All World Gayatri Pariwar at various places) is around 10
thousand per year.