eThekwini hosts afternoon of enlightenment
DURBAN – Visiting Durban’s Albert Luthuli Hall yesterday at 3 pm were honoured guests, rap artist, Nimo Patel and Brahma Kumaris speaker Sister Jayanthi.
eThekwini Deputy Mayor, Fawzia Peer invited distinguished guests for an ‘enlightening afternoon’ as quest speakers shared perspectives on freedom based on Nelson Mandela’s ethos of respect for others. “We are indeed fortunate to have the opportunity to meet and interact with two remarkable and extraordinary individuals that epitomize the spirit of service, peace, empowerment and transformation in the great traditions of Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Ghandi,” said Peer. Sister Jayanthi is the director for Europe and the Middle East of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University and their NGO Representative to the United Nations. Los Angeles musician Nimo Patel (Karmacy) left the quest for stardom to pursue a simpler life in India and now uses song to shift thinking patterns and promote peace. Patel shared a few songs with the audience, highlighting the ideals of kindness and sustainability before global teacher of meditation, Sister Jayanthi spoke on spirituality within a fragmented world and the promotion of peace. “If we hold a vision of a world in which we live in harmony as one family, the steps to achieve this are possible,” said Sister Jayanthi.
Attending the event were distinguished guests, the Counsul-General of China, Wang Jianzhou and Counsul-General of India, Dr. Shashank Vikrann. “Sister Jayanthi represents the Brahma Kumaris movement, tirelessly working for peace and I found her words to be very inspiring,” said Vikrann.