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‘Hakuna Matata’ at 99 for Dada J P Vaswani

Titled, ‘Hakuna Matata’, the event began with performances by the youth band, Dharavi Rockers, using scrap and waste materials to create music and traversed into soulful melodies sung by several young volunteers in reverence of ‘Dada Vaswani’.

pune Updated: Jul 24, 2017 14:49 IST
Ananya Barua
Ananya Barua
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Dada JP Vaswani’s 99th birthday was celebrated at Sadhu Vaswani Mission on Sunday at an event called ‘Hakuna Matata’. Dada Vaswani interacted with followers on the occasion , answering questions on life and education.(RAVINDRA JOSHI/HT PHOTO)

Celebrating love, leaving out all worries, Bridge Builders, a youth organisation, commemorated the 99th birthday ofSadhu Vaswani according to Hindu calendar, at the Sadhu Vaswani Mission, Camp, on July 23.

Titled,‘Hakuna Matata’, the event began with performances by the youth band, Dharavi Rockers, using scrap and waste materials to create music and traversed into soulful melodies sung by several young volunteers in reverence of‘Dada Vaswani’.

Following this performance, Sadhu Vaswani went into a candid conversation withRuzbeh Bharucha, a journalist, author of sixteen published books and a documentary filmmaker.

Commenting on the celebrations and the performances, especially that of the Dharavi Rockers , Dada said,“I have never seen such a boisterous function. When the Dharavi Rockers came to meet me and introduced themselves by uttering the word Dharavi, I could see a strange light in their eyes, as if they were coming from the Buckingham palace and I became sure that some day, Dharavi will become a Buckingham palace”

Talking about the various questions on life, education and parentage asked by Bharucha, Sadhu Vaswani mentioned that the essence of life is being simple, and if practical life does not seem simple, then try and make it simple, he added.

“We have thrown god out of our lives, homes and our educational institutes. Character is something which is shaped in these two places, homes and institutions. Once we bring them there, most of our worries will evaporate,” he expressed.

Stating the importance of meditation in people’s lives, he added,“The world outside is huge, but there is a universe inside us, and meditation takes you deeper inside yourself so that you can know what you are.”

On being asked about the bane of technology in today’s lifestyle and it’s influences on today’s youth, he said that technology or anything else for that matter, should be used in a positive manner. “Use it, but don’t let it use you,” he added.

Taking the celebrations ahead, the mission has planned a series of events over the next few months. The next event will be an inspirational talk by J.P. Vaswani on ‘Making the right choice’, which will be followed by a question and answer session hosted by Kabir Bedi. The event will be held from 6 pm on July 30.