The Words Hak Ja Han
(Mrs. Sun Myung Moon)
Mother In India Report
Hak Ja Han
June 11, 2006
Report and notes: Thomas Walsh
New Delhi, India
The main event, at the Oberoi Hotel, in New Dehli was attended by 600 VIPs.
Dr. Robert Kittel opened the program.
Dr. Mohini Giri, Chair of Guild of Service and the War Widows Association of India, and Founding President of WFWP India, and Founding Trustee of UPF India, chanted Shanti Path from the Hindu Scriptures, for the opening Invocation
The Invocation was followed by a lamp lighting ceremony that had several of the religious leaders participating, representatives from Hinduism, Dr. Ravindra Nagar; Islam, Maulana Rizwan Ahmad Qasmi; Jainism, Archarya Dr. Sadhvi Sadhana; Sikhism, Dr. Mohinder Singh; Buddhism, Lama Lobzang; Christian, Fr. Gento Rodrigues; BahaiI, Dr. AK Merchant; Zoroastrian, Gen. A.M. Sethna.
UPF India Chairman, Dr. L.M. Singhvi gave the opening remarks. Dr. Singhvi is the former Indian High Commissioner to UK, a Supreme Court Advocate, former UNESCO Chair, and former member of parliament of India. Dr. Christopher Kim, Chair of UPF-Asia, delivered the Chairmans Address. Representative Couples for the Holy Juice Ceremony were Dr. and Mrs. N. P. Jain, Mr. and Mrs. Vijay Kumar, and Mr and Mrs. Shivpuri.
Congratulatory letters and proclamations were received from the following: Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, Vice President of India; he praised UPF for initiating the 180 Nation Tour and for emphasizing peace, harmony and family values.
H. D. Deve Gowda, former Prime Minister of India, who said, I am very happy to learn that Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, wife of Dr. Sun Myung Moon, Founder of UPF, and Dr. Hyun Jin Moon, son of Dr. and Mrs. Moon, are conducting a 180 nation peace tour. It is an incredible undertaking. The objective of the UPF to establish ideal families as the basis for world peace is vitally importantI wish the UPF all success.
R. Venkataraman, former President of India: The endeavor which you have undertaken is laudable.I wish your function a grand success.
V.P. Singh, former Prime Minister of India, I am glad to hear that Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, wife of Dr. Sun Myung Moon and her son, Dr. Hyun Jin Moon, are conducting an incredible world tour and are visiting one nation per day..The noble services being rendered by UPF in helping out the people by spreading awareness on importance of family values and bonding amongst youth is a step takin in the right direction in restoring world peaceI extend my greetings and felicitations to all those associated with UPF.
True Mother's and Hyun Jin Nim's speeches were presented beautifully, and the audience expressed much appreciation.
The Blessing was held with grace and dignity. Couples on stage included Dr. and Mrs. NP Jain, Amb and Mrs. Rajan, Dr. and Mrs. Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Trighatia, Mr and Mrs. Pritpal Singh, Dr. and Mrs. Jotwani, Mr. and Mrs. Jolly, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob, Mr. and Mrs. Durrany, Mr. and Mrs. Vijay Kuman and their son, and Mr. and Mrs. Shivpuri.
Dr. Kittel led the cheers of Mansei.
Amb. N. P. Jain gave the closing remarks and call to action. Amb. Jain served as Indian Ambassador to the European Union and to Nepal. He is a Founding Trustee of UPF-India.
Mrs. Vidha Shah sand the congratulatory song, accompanied by a tabla and harmonium. She sang a Kabir poem.
Ten new Ambassadors for Peace were appointed at the close, including A. R. Antulay, the current Minister of Minority Affairs of the Indian Government. Others were R. P. Dhokalia, Indian Academy of International Law, Ram Murti Sharma, former Vice Chancellor, Sanscrit University in Varanasi, Trilochan Singh, Indian Association of International Affairs, Usha Rai, Journalist, Bhupinder Singh Suri, a leading businessman, A. S. Toor, Ministry of External Affairs, A. B. Khanna, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, B.B. Bhattacharya, Vice Chancellor of JNU University.
The evening closed with a buffet dinner. Everyone stayed on for dinner and conversation. As we circulated among and greeted all the participants there was a unanimous expression of appreciation, inspiration and a desire to work together with UPF. The audience was very high level, including government leaders, such as the Minister of Minority Relations, scholars and academicians, religious leaders, NGO activists, business leaders, artists, and media professionals. Everyone was excited after hearing TMs and HJNs speeches. Many of our old and dearest friends and Ambassadors for Peace expressed astonishment at the continued rapid growth and development of UPF. All were very respectful and appreciative of the great effort and sacrifices of TM an HJN in taking on the 180 nation tour.
HDH June 4 [100 gathered; very little time as the plan was scheduled for a 7 AM departure. After Ahn Shi Il pledge and prayer, Godwin De Silva read the Founders Address, and then Mother spoke very briefly [JMKwak translates]:
This is a nation that God prepared, with so many religious and spiritual leaders seeking answers and solutions to humanity's problems. They tried and tried, but could not ultimately succeed. Now with these messages from True Father the answers are now being communicated. In this way humankind can be healed. You should have absolute conviction and confidence. Spread this message 24 hours a day. I see that Heavenly Father prepared so many people of goodness for this time in history. It is through you and your effort that we can seek out and find the prepared people. This nation has a history our missionaries, but so far our result has not been enough. However, through you, the people here in this room, we can transform this nation; you can bring heavens blessing to India. Can you promise to do that? I want you to look for a center near the university to witness to and education young leaders. Here is a gift [presented to Dr. Kittel, Amala MacLackland and Minoot (Indian).
Departure for airport without breakfast.
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