In Mumbai alone more than 1008 workshops in the year 2015-2016, while more than 300 workshops were conducted.
The TITI Book was launched very successfully at the blessed hands of Pujya Guruji on 14th September 2012 during the Gyan Yagna at Sir Sayajirao Nagar Gruh, Vadodara, in front of a hall packed audience. Pujya Guruji also announced that a presentation on the TITI quiz format would be made on 15th September 2012 and gave his blessings for the same. Pujya Guruji also confirmed registrations open for the TITI quiz. On 15th September’12 Swami Deveshanandji gave the introductory remarks regarding the vision of the movement: “My Transformation Transforms Nation.” and Dr Avani Umatt made a power point presentation on the TITI quiz format. There were 40registrations on the spot.
Launch at Kolkata held on the 17th of September 2012 at Calcutta Cricket and Football Club (CC&FC)
Show Stoppers of the Launch
Across the country, there are already people who have undergone a personal transformation and are, even now, working in various areas for the progress of the Nation. These are people who did not wait for policies to change, for mind- sets to change, for governments to change. They did not blame the Universe for their lot in life but instead took what they had and shaped it into something beautiful. On this occasion, Chinmaya Mission Kolkata chose to recognize the achievements of some of these ‘Real Transformers’, people who epitomize the ideals of Transforming Indians to Transform India. Here’s a brief upon each of these ‘Great Indians’ who where felicitated by the Swamijis and various heads of industry.
Chinmaya Mission Noida launched ‘Transforming Indians to Transform India’ Quiz on 2nd September 2012 at Arun Vihar Community Centre, Sector 37, Noida.
The Chief Guest for the evening was Shri M K Sundaram, District Magistrate of Gautam Buddha Nagar. Lt. Gen Bhargava was a special guest. He along with Col. K K Puri, President, Chinmaya Mission, Noida and Swami Chidrupanandaji, Director, All India Chinmaya Yuva Kendra, North Zone were on the dais. Principals and heads of reputed schools and colleges and also a few corporates attended the function. Apart from them, members of Chinmaya Mission Noida also were part of the audience.
The programme began with an invocation. Shri Sandeep Sehgal, Secretary, Chinmaya Mission, Noida welcomed the guests. The TITI promotional video was projected on two big screens on either side of the dais. The huge applause at the end of the video was evidence that it was very inspiring and touched the hearts of everyone present there.
The programme continued with the lighting of the traditional lamp by the Chief Guest, Swamiji, Col. Puri and Mrs. Indu Sachdeva.
Chief Guest lighting the lamp
This was followed by the book launch by Mr. Sundaram. He also spoke about the importance of every Indian awakening and contributing to the country’s progress. Then special guest Lt. Gen. Bhargava spoke for a few minutes stressing upon the point that if everyone does what they are supposed to do, our country will progress. After that, Swami Chidrupanandaji gave a fiery speech – he lamented that most Indians today have no pride in their country and its glorious heritage. He said that patriotism born out of in-depth knowledge of our culture is true patriotism. He encouraged everyone to gain in-depth knowledge about India’s culture and traditions. This would not only make them patriotic but also make them sensitive towards entire humanity. It is only through transforming ourselves can we think transforming the country we inhabit.
Official Book Release at Noida
The programme concluded with the vote of thanks presented by the Col. K K Puri, President of Chinmaya Mission, Noida and finally with the singing of the National Anthem.
The organizers were happy that they were able to generate awareness about the TITI quiz and the urgent need for individual transformation leading to national transformation.
Press coverage by Indian Express of 17th November 2012 workshop,Chennai.
‘Transforming oneself will transform India’. This was the motto with which the book ‘Transforming Indians to Transform India’ was released, kicking off the three-year birth centenary celebrations of Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati , founder of the Chinmaya Mission, here on Saturday.
Born on May 8, 1916, Swami Chinmayananda founded the Chinmaya Mission centre that has more than 300 branches all over the world. A nationwide family quiz, seminars in every district of the country and widespread rallies culminating in 2015, will mark the birth centenary celebrations spread over a period of three years.
The book, which was released by Swami Mitrananda, acharya of Chinmaya Mission Chennai, director of the All India Chinmaya Yuva Kendra, the Global Youth Wing of the Chinmaya Missions, illustrates how one can transform one’s country by first making transformations of oneself with seven short stories. “We carry that which we don’t need, burdening our country. Transforming ourselves will lead to a total transformation of the country. The book contains seven different ways to transform oneself – physical, emotional, cultural, spiritual, patriotic, intellectual and by developing a unique outlook,” he said.
The three-year movement will see a nationwide family quiz on all things India and Indian, while the second year will have seminars conducted across numerous districts on the topic of transforming oneself and the various ways one can do it, concentrating on the transformation of one’s health. The final year of the movement will see rallies conducted by volunteers and members of the Chinmaya Mission, starting from different points in the country. The last date for the registration for the quiz is January 31 and the national finals will be held in August, 2013.