April 24 is celebrated as Manav Ekta Diwas. The day is dedicated to the martyr Satguru Baba Gurbachan Singh Maharaj. His teachings and values are something that everyone should learn from and incorporate into their lives. On this day in 1980, he sacrificed his life for all mankind. The day is also called Human Unity Day outside India. This name is common in English speaking countries.
Baba Gurbachan Singh was a saint who preached brotherhood to the masses through spiritual awakening. He was the third guru of the Sant Nirankari sect. He was assassinated on April 24, 1980. This happened because of the mission’s exponential growth in popularity and the opposition’s loathing. Therefore, the day is celebrated as the Manav Ekta Diwas.
Baba Gurbachan Singh was known for always encouraging his colleagues from Nirankari Mission to be helpful and resourceful.
Born in Peshawar, Pakistan, he was a quiet boy. During the partition, he served in the Wah refugee camp. He was then appointed administrator of the camp for his good work. His wife Kulwant Kaur was given the title of ‘Rajmata’ from Baba Avatar Singh, father of Gurbachan Singh.
Baba Gurbachan Singh was actively involved in social programs to improve communities and traveled the world with his wife spreading the words of peace and truth. He helped people in various ways through his spiritual teachings and much more. Mass marriages, setting up schools and universities, and helping addicts with rehabilitation were some of the revolutionary steps he took to help people around the world.
Various events are organized around the world to observe Manav Ekta Diwas in countries like United States, United Kingdom, Kuwait, Bahrain, New Zealand, Nepal, Australia, Canada, Greece and of course India.
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