Birth Centenary Year Celebration of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Inaugurated in Delhi. New Delhi, 12 January 2017 Under the divine presence of Jyotishpeethadheeshwar Jagadguru Shankaracharya Swami Vasudevanand Saraswati Ji Maharaj and Brahmachari Girish Ji, Chancellor of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic University, Honourable Culture and Tourism Minister of India Dr. Mahesh Sharma Ji and many Hona'ble dignitaries and Vedic scholars, inaugurated the 100th years birth centenary year celebrations 2017 of great son of India, a realised soul, greatest scientist of consciousness in the world, global administrator and scientific saint His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ji, at New Delhi's Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium in the presence of other spiritual gurus.
Brahmachari Girish Ji giving his keynote address said "Maharishi Ji has announced `Gyanyug ka Uday' (Dawn of Age of Enlightenment) forty years back. Now Gyanyug has reached at the centre of sky. We all know that when the sun is in the middle of sky, it showers it's rays every where on every one simultaneously." Girish Ji further said that "we want to make India Jagadguru so that everyone feels completely secured under the umbrella of total knowledge required for life. Maharishi Ji gave absolute theories on many aspects are life, which are required to manage a peaceful, prosperous, progressive, enlightened and invincible life. Incidentally today is birth day of Swami Vivekanand JI also. Vedic Principles were promoted by Swami Ji and Maharishi Ji has brought these all principles to practice by the world population."
"Maharishi Ji really brought Indian Vedic knowledge, traditions, values and techniques to the world family. Millions have benefited. Now it is the responsibility of us in this generation to bring this knowledge and Maharishi Ji's programme to the citizens of the world in their interest." Girish Ji announced many programmes to be organised country wide and in 30 countries in 2017 by Maharishi Organisation. Jagadguru Shankracharya Swami Vasudevanand Sarasvati Ji, said, "Maharshi Ji has given us the power to acknowledge the inner strength. He taught us how to meditate scientifically and control the inner being."
Raja Harris, The Raja representative of Maharishi Global Country of World Peace said "We are here to celebrate the birth of the Maharishi Ji, who gave the power to live in accord with laws of nature". BJP Spokesperson Dr Sudhanshu Trivedi also graced the event with his presence. He said, "I am feeling really proud to be a part of this auspicious occasion. Guru Ji have given us the way to meditate in a scientific way". Not only Spiritual Gurus and Maharishi's disciples have celebrated the auspicious day, but groups of accomplished students of Maharishi Vidya Mandir schools from all over India like Kerala, Maharashtra, Hyderabad, and Uttar Pradesh, shared the same stage and performed cultural programme to celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
One of the students from the Kerala School said, "We feel so proud to be a part of the auspicious day and feeling so overwhelmed by performing in front of our great personalities. I am so lucky to be a part of Maharishi schools." Another student from Hyderabad, said, "Transcendental Meditation gives us inner strength to feel good and light when we are in grim situations. TM makes us so relax as well as strong to face with any kind of problem". Brahmachari Girish Ji concluded that he was confident that in the Maharishi Birth Centenary Year, the teachings and ideals of Maharishi Ji and Indian Vedic eternal life supporting knowledge will enthuse the students and all other citizens of great country—India with new motivation and energy. With this knowledge, people will be able to choose the right path in their life and by following Maharishi Ji's ideal that 'Life is Bliss', all will strive to translate the vision "Heaven on Earth" of Maharishi Ji, into reality."