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Announcement and Program

Friday February 23


The GSI Forum on Development and Civil Society, convened by Ralph Singh and Harvinder Singh, held its first public meeting to highlight Babaji’s landmark work in overcoming poverty. On the 23rd the roundtable discussions brought leading thinkers, academicians, policy makers and workers from Russia and India together in a cross-cultural dialogue which was marked by the contribution of Naresh Singh.




Dr. Naresh Singh
Executive Director, UNDP Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor

Bio and website:
Sustainable Livelihoods

Transcript of Dr. Naresh Singh’s talk

One of the world’s foremost experts on poverty reduction. Naresh currently serves as Executive Director of UNDP’s High Level Commission for the Legal Empowerment of the Poor. Naresh took his inspiration from Babaji 15 years ago almost to the day when he was introduced to him while on route to India a story he shared with the audience and participants on both days.


Svetlana Smirnova
Deputy, State Duma (Russian Parliament), Committee on Federation and Regional Affairs, Member PACE

Kuldip Nayar
Eminent Journalist, fmr. Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)

Dr. Andrei Bilyaninov
Economist and Cabinet Minister, Customs and Excise, Russian Federation

Vladimir Zakharov
Chairman, Committee on Ecological Security, People’s Chamber of Russia

Dr. Bibek Debroy
Noted economist, Contributing Editor, the Indian Express, and Professor with the International Management Institute.

Tarlochan Singh

M.P. Rajya Sabha
Former Chairman, National Commission for Minorities

Tarun Tejpal
Author and Publisher, “Tehelka, The People’s Paper”

Yury Ageshin
Pro-Rector Russian School of Private Law, Advisor to Committee on Culture, Russian Parliament (State Duma),
Coordinator “The New Country,” public movement.

D.S. Brar, Chairman
GVK Biosciences, fmr. CEO, Ranbaxy, Member, Central Board of Directors Reserve Bank of India

Ranjit Singh Kalha
Member, National Human Rights Commission, fmr. Ambassador and Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs

Dr Akhtar ul Wasey
Dean, School of Humanities and Languages, Dept of Islamic Studies, Jamiamillia Islamia Univerity

Sri Moti Lal Vora
Treasurer, National Congress Party of India, Former Governor of U.P.

Dr. Ruslan Khayrullin
Professor of Social Education (Indigenous Peoples) Russian State Social University

Larisa Aleksandrovna Trunina
Editor-in-chief “The Bulletin of HTPP” Business journal

Dr. Olga Shlykova

Sri Ashok Singhal
International President, Vishwa Hindu Parisad

Dr. Ronki Ram
Professor of Political Science, Punjab University, and Dalit rights advocate

Rais R Atnagulov
President Int’l Assoc of Charitable Funds for Protection of Family, Motherhood and childhood

Dr. Kim Ivanovich Shilin
Sociologist, Moscow State University, Chief, ”Ecology of cultures of East.”

Financial Commisioner, Punjab Dept of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development, and Revenue Appeals

Veena Sharma
Chair, Prajna Foundation

gsiforum1.3.jpg Following the formal session, participants gathered for a private audience with Babaji where questions ranged from the future of civilization to the status of women.

Transcript including questions and answers.

Saturday the 24th

gsiforum2.2.jpg The Saturday session was open to the public, and Gobind Sadan’s auditorium was full to listen to Babaji and the participants share their findings.
gsiforum2.3.jpg Participants and guests were treated to a sumptuous buffet on the lawn outside the auditorium, and then were equally filled intellectually and spiritually by the speakers who followed.


Dr. Andrei Bilyaninov
Yury Ageshin
Tarlochan Singh
Kuldip Nayar
Bibek Debroy
Dhanbir Singh Bain
Surjit Jolly
Ralph Singh
“Keep growing in love for your Master. Do not look to this side or that or even at the path ahead, because people will always be criticizing you.”

Baba Virsa Singh

“Trees do not wear crosses, but the great spiritual beings see God in trees. Water has no symbols, but Guru Gobind Singh says, ‘My God is in water.”

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"We do spiritual practices to gradually prepare the way for enlightenment. It does not come immediately."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"Management does not change things. It is God who changes people."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"Our mind is not controlled. It is a fire fed by wood from the whole world."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"Think that everything in this world exists with God’s blessings, whether we regard it as pleasant or unpleasant."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"First look within yourself, and then you will see God everywhere."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"If we keep faith and love in difficulties, and pray for those who abuse us, we will always remain happy & free."

Baba Virsa Singh Ji

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