The World Confluence of Humanity, Power and Spirituality is being held every year with great success since 2010. So far 10 confluences were held, 6th-10th January, 2010, 2nd-4th January, 2011, 22nd-23rd December, 2012, 2nd-4th January, 2012, 28th- 29th December, 2013, 27th-28th December, 2014, in Kolkata, 22nd-23rd December, 2015, in New Delhi, 7th May, 2016, in Mumbai, 16th-17th December, 2016, in New Delhi, 22nd-23rd December, 2017, in Kolkata. This programme is the first of its kind in the world with a conglomeration of important issues on humanity, power (inner & outer) and spirituality.
Several distinguished luminaries whose hearts echo with humanity from different communities and religions across the world, shared their views that every religion propagates service to humanity, and that moral and social principles have its own paths leading to one cosmic reality. Various religions are like flowers of different colors to be tied with a cord of love into a beautiful bouquet to be offered at the altar of truth. Diversity with unity is inherent in nature.
This is a spectacular confluence where all streams of thought converge irrespective of religious persuasion, inclusive of all disciplines whether belonging to science or humanities, sacred or secular, social or cultural, political or economic, where distinguished luminaries share their thoughts and life’s experiences, highlighting unity in diversity and diversity in unity. It remains the task of this conference to bring home the values of enlightenment in practice as life’s journey within one’s own self, and through love and service to the society at large.
Swami Vivekananda observed that the world needs spirituality to establish fearlessness in the new generation, self-discipline, hard work and selfless service to the nation. He asserted, “Manifest divinity within you”, and added, “Mark, if you give up spirituality, the result will be that in three generations you will be extinct.”
The former President of India, late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who inaugurated the 4th World Confluence of Humanity, Power and Spirituality rightly quoted at the confluence, “Spirituality can eradicate corruption not legislation.”
The World Confluence accords a special place to women who are a source of inspiration, love and selfless services. He said that women have great abilities and a great role to play in the world’s advancement, which also finds voice in the UN Millennium Goals to which we are committed. They are the architects of the future generation. The world will be happy if they are happy.
Children and youth are the future of the country and their consciousness has to be transformed through spiritual alchemy to gain inner power so as to cope with life’s challenges with faith in self and the creator, and to serve humanity. The positive energy has to be aroused to maintain life’s balance by having faith in self, creator and service. To inspire the youth, the confluence program included on the margin inter school debate, sit-and-draw and essay writing competitions related to service to humanity amongst different age groups followed by prize distribution. On Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary the confluence started.
Conferring the Swami Vivekananda SREI Samman Awards for Outstanding Service in the field of:
- Work for the Deprived and the Disadvantaged
- Contribution for Health
- Development and Research
- Literary Excellence
- Crusader for Humanity
- Crusader for Women
To recognize the best practice and to motivate organizations we also gave the “Sach Bharat Samman” to three organizations. These were selected through a panel of eminent jury members and Ernst & Young was the process partner for this Award.
The topics of our previous confluences are as follow:
- Humanity, Power & Spirituality
- Service to Humanity
- Service to Humanity and Nature
- Essential-ism of Spirituality to blossom life and the Nation
- Reflection of your inner self through Spirituality, Humanity and Power
- Essential-ism of Spirituality for Humanity
- Spirituality fosters Humanity
- Spirituality – A panacea for happiness & values
- Spirituality – A panacea for the Growth of the Nation
- Spirituality in Business & Nation’s governance
- Spirituality @ Work
- Spirituality unfolds Humanity
- Spirituality and Nature- Climate Change
- Spirituality in an exponential world
- India’s Strength is its Spirituality 16. Spirituality – A panacea for governance and for the growth of the world
The Confluence is not religion oriented. Emphatically it is for humanity, peace, harmony and happiness. It is to ignite our consciousness, sub consciousness, and super consciousness to the divinity within us. “Jeev Seva is Shiva Seva” (Service to humanity is service to the Lord) Paramhansa Ramakrishna said to Swami Vivekananda, “Narendra, serve humanity with faith in the creator.”
Significance Of Our Logo
The ‘logo’ signifies folding of hands in prayer and salutation to the almighty God in order to awaken the infinite in their manifested souls.
The various religious symbols denote that the ultimate goal for humanity is to invoke the inner infinite power within us.
This realization arises when humans go through different adventures in life.
The logo, through its different representations, serves humanity by making them aware that the final aim for all human beings is the path to enlightenment.
” Spirituality Manifests Divinity Within Us, It Ignites Us
To Work With Devotion And Righteousness To Serve Humanity .”
– Dr. H. P. Kanoria
( Chairman Srei Foundation )
O God! Thou art our Father, Mother, Friend,
We, thy children, love thee and our parents.
Thou art in our hearts and minds, And make us fearless.
Thou art in Temple, Church, Mosque, everywhere
Thou art in Vedas, Bible, Quran, Guru Granth, all scriptures
O God! Thou infinite reflection is in all living beings,
Love reflects as love.
Thou art alone the truth.
In motherly way thou forbear us,
Life is a joyous journey
Love and service that matter, all worship to Thee.
Joy, sorrow, censure, fame,
We bear all equally with thy blessed strength
What we sow, we must reap,
No one but us to blame.
We have eternal faith in the self in all,
O God! Grant us a mutual intimacy with Thee,
Bless us with love, wisdom, intellect, virtues,
Lead us through paths of trouble to perfection.
Thou art our Master, Thou art our soul’s real friend,
Guide us in our daily activities and lead us,
Fearless, we are marching ahead to make Bharat-World
O God! never turn away from us, Thy children.
We surrender our will at the altar of Thy will
We love Thee, Thou love us
Thou love our complete surrender
We aspire for work, knowledge and devotion
Work, work, for the world.
Love, love, love and bring
Peace, peace and peace
Om, Amen, Amin, Ek Onkar, Ahura Mazda
God, God, God.
Message from Chairman & Visionaries
We are the children of God; we are all equal in His eyes. We are the infinite, perfect, immortal children. We have oceanic power and wisdom. The infinite library of the Universe is our own mind. I am a spirit living in a body.
Spirituality balances the trinity of power, money and authority.
Spirituality awakens inner power. It connects God in our heart and mind. Spirituality serves the purpose of supporting the moral and social principles which have made men civilized. It strengthens you for the joyous adventure called life.
Your spiritual manifestations will always glorify whatever you do.
Dr. H.P. Kanoria
Shri Hemant Kanoria
Shri Sunil Kanoria
Shri Rahul Varma
SREI Foundation is a Public Charitable Trust, founded in the year 2001. The Trust has been registered under section 12 (A) of the Income Tax Act and also obtained certificate exemption under section 80 (G) under Income Tax Act 1961.