AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT WING

Introduction

Brahma Kumaris, through RERF, offer various educational programmes on moral and spiritual values aimed at building a greater awareness of the worth and dignity of mankind.

An arm of the Rajyoga Education & Research Foundation, Rural Development Wing(RDW) aims to promote cleanliness, literacy, health-hygiene and self-reliance through value-based positive lifestyle in rural India. This wing is instrumental in the holistic development of rural India by empowering farmers, rural women and rural youth. A significant 40% of the contribution to world's economy is from the rural areas, where about 65% of the population of the world lives. This necessitates the overall development of villages and rural areas for the progress of any nation. Such overall development can only be achieved when rural people achieve prosperity by becoming self-sufficient and self-reliant. This brings us back to the need for base values of peace and happiness, which can be attained only through spirituality.

It is often said that peace and happiness cannot be achieved by materialism this could be considered a Universal Truth. Therefore, the Rural Development Wing of Rajyoga Education and Research Foundation wishes to inspire a spiritual revolution for the holistic development of our villages in India. Such a revolution would aim to change the awareness and consciousness of villagers, towards the positive.

The resulting positive thought processes bring many benefits by changing a person's outlook, behaviour and character and by providing the power to overcome addictions and negative personality traits. Spirituality can transform the world of an individual into a haven of love, affection, harmony and equality. Spirituality enlightens, empowers and transforms. It elevates self-esteem by making one realize the power and beauty of the soul. It makes us benevolent.

The efforts of the Rural Development Wing have brought benefit to several rural people in India through numerous camps and campaigns.

In line with the Rural Development Wing's constant quest to uplift the rural world through innovative means, several projects and campaigns are initiated periodically. The most prominent include: