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Upendra Bharati | HENB | Haridwar | May 4, 2016:: Dr. Pranav Pandya, present Head and Mentor of All World Gayatri Pariwar , was today nominated to Rajya Sabha by the Modi government.
President Pranab Mukherjee nominated 65-year-old Pandya to the Upper House following a recommendation of the central government, a Home Ministry spokesperson said here.
Pandya is the 7th persons nominated by the Modi government to the Rajya Sabha.
On April 22, the government had nominated Subramanian Swamy, Narendra Jadhav, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Suresh Gopi, Swapan Dasgupta and Mary Kom as the new Rajya Sabha members
Mumbai-born Pandya, an MD in Medicine, is Director and head of the All World Gayatri Pariwar (AWGP).
AWGP is claimed to be a modern adoption of the age-old wisdom of Vedic Rishis who practiced and propagated the philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam with its headquarters in Haridwar.
The President recommends the names of the nominated members drawn from fields such as literature, science, sports, art and social service ? on the advice of the government.
Gayatri Pariwar is a living model of a futuristic society, being guided by principles of human unity and equality. Gyatri Pariwar supports an unique Dharma Rashtra all over the world on the basis Vedic principal and Hindu culture and tradition.
The organisation was founded by saint, reformer, writer, philosopher, spiritual guide and visionary Yug Rishi Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya this mission has emerged as a mass movement for Transformation of Era.
On the completion of the his 24 years of sadhana , Pandit Sriram Sharma Acharya established Gayatri Tapobhumi at Mathura (India) in 1953. He organised a grand Gayatri Yajna in 1958, which served as a base to launch the Yug Nirman Yojna, a global movement for moral, cultural, intellectual and spiritual refinement and reconstruction. This was the foundation of present Gayatri Parivar movement in India and abroad. Shantikunj is a spiritual and social organization of All World Gayatri Pariwar (AWGP) headquartered at Haridwar(India) wasestablished in 1971.
The present Mentor and Head of AWGP Dr Pandya is a close and direct disciple of Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya and connected with Gyatri Parivar Movement since 1963. Dr. Pranav Pandya is renouned world over as a pioneer of scientific spirituality . As the Head of the Organization, he disseminated the message of Indian culture , in its true spirit, across the globe and established branches of Gayatri Pariwar in over 80 countries. Under his dynamic leadership the Dev Sanskriti University at Haridwar is establishing new milestones and reforming the face of modern education .
A Gold Medalist in Medicine MD Dr. Pandya qualified for US medical service s in 1976. But upon the insistence of His Guru Pandit Shriram Sharma gave up the lucrative offer and stayed in India. This was the beginning of a Guru -disciple relationship that asked for more sacrifice and penance before moulding Dr. Pandya into a global messenger of Indian Culture .
After giving up his job with BHEL as an in-charge of ICCU and joining the Yug Nirman Mission at Shantikunj as the director Brahmavarchas Research Institute in 1978, under the guidance of Acharyaji, Dr. Pandya laid the foundation of pioneering work in bringing science and spirituality together. Under his guidance path breaking research on Ayurveda , Psychology, Yagya pathy and therapeutic benefits of meditation, pranayam was carried out.
In 1971, Dr Pandya married Shailabala Jiji, the daughter of Guruji Pandit Shriram Sharma and Mata Bhagwati Devi Sharma.