Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of India at Lotus Temple

New Delhi, India – March 25, 2024: In a momentous celebration of religious diversity and inclusivity, dignitaries, diplomats, spiritual leaders, and members of the creative fraternity gathered at the iconic Lotus Temple to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of India.

 The event, graced by esteemed guests including the Ambassador of Venezuela,  the Ambassador of Chile, the High Commissioner of Papua New Guinea, and the Cultural Counsellor of the Embassy of Cuba, Kazem Samandari of L’Opera, Ambassador of Greece, Ambassador of Turkey, underscored the significance of fostering harmony and understanding among diverse communities.

The evening commenced with the reading of a heartfelt message from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who lauded the milestone as a testament to India’s vibrant landscape of religious diversity and inclusivity. His words resonated with the essence of the occasion, emphasizing the importance of embracing pluralism and celebrating the rich tapestry of faiths that coexist harmoniously within the nation.

Dr. Ram Madhav, President of the India Foundation, shared his insightful thoughts on the occasion, highlighting the importance of preserving religious freedom and upholding the values of tolerance and mutual respect. His remarks echoed the sentiment of unity and solidarity that permeated the gathering, serving as a beacon of hope for a more inclusive and compassionate society.

Sandeep Marwah, in his address to the press, emphasized the significance of religious freedom in India, citing it as a source of strength that empowers individuals to embrace their beliefs freely. He underscored the inclusive ethos of Baha’i culture, wherein diversity is celebrated, and individuals are encouraged to coexist harmoniously, transcending barriers of creed and nationality.

The celebration of the 100th Anniversary of The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of India served as a poignant reminder of the country’s rich heritage of religious pluralism and tolerance. As attendees reflected on the journey of the Baha’i community in India and its contributions to the fabric of society, they renewed their commitment to fostering a world where all faiths are respected and cherished.

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