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Carolyn: T&T can learn from Brahma Kumaris
Public Administration Minister Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan believes yoga and its wisdom and teachings could benefit citizens and government members. She was speaking at the Brahma Kumaris’ 35th anniversary celebration, held at the Raja Yoga Centre in San Fernando yesterday afternoon.
Seepersad-Bachan said the Brahma Kumaris had a lot to offer T&T for its golden jubilee celebrations. “I firmly believe that the ideals of inner peace, purity, love for humanity, selflessness and ongoing spiritual development must also be encouraged in our citizens. Everyone in T&T, including people in government, can benefit from the wisdom and teachings of the Raja Yoga movement,” Seepersad-Bachan said.
She also told the congregation that the Government is determined to transform the public service and make it more citizen-centric. However, Seepersad-Bachan said: “We cannot have the best public service without instilling in everyone—public servant or ordinary citizen—a respect for all the values for which the Brahma Kumaris stand.
“As we move the public service into the future and as we recruit new public servants and provide leadership in the service, these values of integrity, diligence, discipline and work ethics will be instilled.” She also praised the Brahma Kumaris for uplifting citizens.
“In a world characterised by anger, hatred and violence, you are steady, solid and stable. You know who you are and what you want and what you stand for. “You recognise the good and the potential in all of us—even in those society has rejected—and you work tirelessly with love and compassion to bring us the realisation of self-worth,” Seepersad-Bachan said.
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