Aphale Smruti Mahotsav
Indian culture is a wonderful mix of spiritual and material pursuits and that reflects in the functioning of individuals and organizations that follow the time-tested principles in their work. Niraamay Wellness endeavours to promote the sustainable traditions of India for the welfare of all and Kirtan (devotional song with a message) is a great way to spread awareness among the masses in an entertaining and inspiring way. There are several other civil society organizations that play a vital role towards this end. Pune-based Aphale Academy organizes the Rashtriya Kirtansamrat Late Govindswami Aphale Smruti Mahotsav every year. This year the event was organized in Shri Narad-Vyas Mandir, Sadashiv Peth, Pune. Smt. Amruta Chandorkar from Niraamay conducted a lecture on ‘Niraamay Jeevan’ on 29th October, which was followed by a Kirtan by Kirtanchudamani Shri Mukundbuwa Devras from Nagpur on 30th October. The lecture series concluded with a Kirtan by Kirtansamrat Shri Charudatt Aphale on 31st October.
Every year several eminent persons functioning in different fields are honoured with awards during the Mahotsav. This year Shri Devras was honoured for his work in the field of social awareness through Kirtan, while Shri Piyush Shah from Pune and retired police officer Shri Rajendra Bhosale from Mumbai were honoured for their work in the social sector.