On 8th July 1968, Pujya Niruma, at the age of 23 was bestowed the auspicious gift of Gnan (Self-realisation) by the founder of Akram Vignan, an enlightened being, Pujya Dada Bhagwan.
From the very moment, Pujya Niruma heard from her eldest brother that it was possible to become Self-realised by attending a two-hour ceremony, Gnan Vidhi, conducted by Gnani Purush (a Self-realised being), she was captivated. It was the first time that she heard the word ‘Soul’ in her life. Shortly after, she met Pujya Dada Bhagwan in Vadodara, India and took Gnan. From then, her intent was firmly set on serving Pujya Dada Bhagwan and furthering the mission of Akram Vignan. She realised that this Gnan was so miraculous that one experiences freedom in all events of life, for upon the death of her beloved father, she did not experience any pain or stress. Pujya Niruma who was training to be a doctor came to the realisation that Akram Vignan was her true destination. “As a medical doctor, I can only alleviate physical ailments. However, if I were to serve the Gnani, I can help so many people who are suffering from mental, emotional, and worldly ‘ailments’; as Dadashri would be able to grace them with this unique knowledge of Akram Vignan.”
From then onwards, Pujya Niruma never left the side of Pujya Dada Bhagwan, entirely devoting herself to serving the enlightened Gnani. From conducting menial tasks such as day to day ministrations to recording and transcribing Pujya Dada Bhagwan’s speech she applied herself wholeheartedly. Spiritually she progressed to the point where she gained Spashta Vedan (a clear experience of the Self) which manifested within herself. Such was her progression that Pujya Dada Bhagwan bestowed the baton of Akram Vignan to her upon his departure from this world.
So, on this day, we should honour Mother Pujya Niruma and resolve to emulate her steadfast love and commitment in attaining Self-realisation for the whole of humanity.