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DADI JANKI PASSES AWAY AT 104: MORTAL REMAINS CONSIGNED TO FLAMES, PRESIDENT, PM OTHERS CONDOLES

March 27, 2020 08:33 PM

Raj Sadosh

Abohar/Abu Road: Dadi Janki, administrative head of the Brahmakumaris, the world’s largest spiritual organisation run by women, passed away at the age of 104 at Mt Abu on Friday.

Dadi Janki breathed her last at 2 am in a hospital in Mount Abu. She had been suffering from respiratory and stomach-related ailments for the past two months.

    Her last rites were performed at the Shantivan campus of the institution on Abu Road.

Expressing grief at the passing away of Dadi Janki, President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted that her contributions in the fields of spirituality, social welfare, and women’s empowerment had been invaluable. Prime Minister Narendra Modi too expressed grief over her demise.

“Rajyogini Dadi Janki Ji, Chief of the Brahmakumaris, served society with diligence. She toiled to bring a positive difference in the lives of others,” he tweeted. Modi said her efforts towards empowering women were noteworthy.“My thoughts are with her countless followers in this sad hour. Om Shanti,” he wrote.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal sent their condolences on the passing away of Dadi Janki.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and Deputy CM Sachin Pilot, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and Punjab Pradesh Congress president Sunil Jakhar also expressed their condolences.

Due to the lockdown in the country to slow the spread of the coronavirus, only a few people connected with the Brahmakumaris, besides local officials, could be present during the last rites. However, the funeral was shown live on YouTube and on the Awakening television channel of the Brahmakumaris.

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