After full-scale publicity through
banners, posters, advertisements on TV as well as distribution of pamphlets by
brothers and sisters in the week preceding the public program, there was a
Shobha Yatra on 1st December. In Shobha Yatra approximately 450
Sahajayogis took part. Shree Mataji's chariot was pulled by two white horses.
There were approximately 35 four-wheelers including 3 Sumos and two Tractor
Trolleys. Also there were 50 two-wheelers. Shree Mataji's Photographs,
Sahajayoga flags and flowers decorated all the vehicles.
The Shobha Yatra started at 10
AM and finished by 5 PM after covering Kankhal, Jwalapur, BHEL and Haridwar.
Even though Shobha Yatra went through very thin market lanes but not a single
jam took place during the whole of Shobha Yatra.
On the public programme day, a Hawan
was performed at 10 AM. 800 Sahajayogis from Meerut, Shamli, Nazibabad,
Dehradun, Roorkee, Saharanpur and whole of Hardwar District attended the Hawan.
The weather was so pleasant and the whole scene of Hawan was marvelous.
The Public Programme started at 3:30
PM by Ganapati Vandana. Then Yuva Shakti of Haridwar sang Jago Kundalini Ma
bhajan. It was followed by a Play by Uttranchal Yuva Shakti. The play was very
nice and was appreciated by one and all. It conveyed the Sahajayoga message
beautifully. Then by Shree Mataji's blessings we had the privilege of having
both Shri Rajiv Joshi, Sahajayoga UP State Leader and Shri Arun Goyal,
Sahajayoga India Leader as the speakers. By Shri Mataji's blessings both made
there and overwhelmed the attendees with their speeches. Both the speeches were
complementary. The Programme was concluded with Vande Mataram. There were about
2500 people in the public programme. The pamphlets having brief introduction of
Sahajayoga (both in English and Hindi) was distributed to all of them free of
cost. A extra page was also stapled with the booklet which emphasized the
importance of follow-up program. It contained the address for follow-up program
and also had complete addresses of all major centers of Haridwar.
The follow-up programme next day was
also successful as a good number of seekers
came that day also.