Rev. M.D. Joshi Ji, Zonal Incharge, East Delhi & Greater Delhi

Rev. M.D. Joshi Ji, Zonal Incharge, East Delhi & Greater Delhi

Rev. M.D. Joshi Ji, Zonal Incharge, East Zone, Delhi & Greater Delhi

Rev. MD Joshi Ji was born in an orthodox Hindu family with strong traditional beliefs and customs, on May 9, 1935 in village Maala of tehsil Someshwar in the hilly district of Almora, now part of Uttarakhand. The family was highly revered as Chief Priests (Purohits) in the entire region. His soul merged with Nirankar on May 9, 2018.

Rev. MD Joshi Ji completed his graduation from the state and joined Planning Commission, Government of India, New Delhi where he served in various capacities and retired in the year 1993 as a senior Gazetted Officer. He also served the Indian Mission in Kathmandu, Nepal on deputation during his tenure with Government of India.

Rev. Joshi Ji was a seeker of the formless Nirankar with genuine quest since early age, and in order to find out the Ultimate Truth, he interacted with a number of different personalities having widespread reverence and spiritual inclination, before being blessed with the divine knowledge from Sant Nirankari Mission. Before that, he had even renunciated family life and become a monk for around 3 years before joining services of Government in New Delhi, in order to experience the truth.

Rev. Joshi Ji was blessed with the divine knowledge at Delhi in the year 1965 by Dr. Des Raj Ji, the then President SNM. Soon after receiving Brahm Gyan, with the grace of Satguru, he was granted permission to reveal the same to the seekers of truth, the duty he performed till his last breath. He enlightened thousands of seekers for more than 50 years.

Rev. Jugal Kishore Kabir Ji, the first treasurer of SNM had immense confidence in Rev. MD Joshi Ji and he bestowed on him certain duties in Accounts Department in Mandal HQ, New Delhi, which he performed with full humility and devotion for many years.

Rev. Joshi Ji’s ability to accept the truth and dissolve the rigid ritualistic predispositions immediately after getting Brahm Gyan, not only strengthened his bonding with Nirankar but generated strong belief and trust on the Almighty. He thereafter made sincere efforts to make people come out of the inclinations and proclivities to superstitions, blind faith, dogmas and abstract orthodoxy by educating them and linking their faith to the Almighty Creator.

Rev. MD Joshi Ji was a deep thinker, planner and organizer who implemented the teachings of Lord Master of the time Satguru Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji Maharaj on ground in true letter and spirit. He wrote many articles in ‘Sant Nirankari’ Magazine and elsewhere regarding his experience with the truth during 1970-1980. He performed his responsibilities as a government servant too with full commitment and dedication.

Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji always admired his contribution as a devotee and often used to discuss the strategic planning of the Mission, considering his dedication, foresightedness, passion and diligent commitments along with his continuous desire to serve the Mission. He was asked to perform Prachar activities and establish the branches in different areas in India, especially Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, and Rajasthan. He dedicated his life continuing with the holy responsibility with strong zeal and enthusiasm. He was notably the first Gyan Pracharak from Sant Nirankari Mandal Headquarters to have visited North Eastern States of India during 1970s and also the first one to spread prachar and establish sangats in Garhwal and Kumaun regions of Uttarakhand.

Rev. Joshi Ji also visited countries like Nepal, Mauritius and England and attended sangats in those countries.

Rev. Joshi Ji was appointed Mukhi of branch Lodhi Colony and reached out to many surrounding areas like Moti Bagh, RK Puram, Sarojini Nagar, Dhaula Kuan, Kotla Mubarakpur, etc., spreading the divine teachings of the Lord Master. With his unflinching desire to go extra mile, he didn’t restrict himself to only these areas but reached out to all human beings regardless of caste, creed, social and intellectual differences. He was always requested for his presence not only in Delhi but from major centres and regions across the country.

Recognizing his relentless service to the Mission, Rev. MD Joshi Ji was appointed as Sanyojak of Sector 14 Lodhi Colony, New Delhi in the year 1990. He took various initiatives that ensured the growth and quality of satsang in the sector. He emphasized on following the teachings of Satguru to attain salvation and true happiness in the family. He treated the disciples of Satguru with love and compassion and always carried a pleasing smile on his face. He established around 10 new branches in that Sector within a span of 4-5 years.

After his retirement from active Government service in the year 1993, Rev. MD Joshi Ji shifted his residence by vacating Government accommodation at Lodhi Colony to Yojna Vihar, Trans Yamuna, Delhi. After a few years, during reorganization of the branch administration of Delhi by SNM HQ, he was given charge of newly founded Sector No. 30, Surya Nagar. He established Sangats in the nearby areas and carried forward the expansion of the Mission in Trans Yamuna and Trans Hindon areas of district Ghaziabad U.P. By 2014, he established 12 registered branches and started regular Sangats in far off areas. Various social welfare activities of Sant Nirankari Mandal were taken up in all those areas time to time. He organized number of open satsang programmes in many areas under his supervision where His Holiness Sadguru graced by his presence time to time for number of years.

Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj gave special blessings to him in 2012 by visiting his native place Maala village, Someshwar (Uttrakhand) and presiding over a satsang with very few local devotees, beyond his scheduled tour programme to Kumaun Region, Uttarakhand. Rev Joshi Ji accompanied him for the major leg of that tour.

Later, on February 15, 2018, Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj nominated him as Zonal Incharge of East Zone, Delhi and Greater Delhi during revamping and reorganizing of the administrative setup of Nirankari Mission in Delhi and Greater Delhi where 4 new zones were created in the region for the first time. A formal announcement in Satsang to that effect was made in the presence of Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji at Burari (Delhi), ground number 8 on March 31, 2018.

Rev. MD Joshi Ji immediately initiated the planning in the East Zone, started personally visiting the respective sector Sangats, oversee meetings to take stock of the current status and guided the respective Sector functionaries on the forward path. He covered almost 80% Sectors of East Zone in one month itself (1st April-3rd May, 2018) and discussed and submitted his plans for the development and growth of the Zone to the State Incharge, Delhi and Greater Delhi before getting hospitalized on May 3, 2018.

Rev. MD Joshi Ji never let physical discomfort to create any obstacle in his path. On May 3, 2018, after attending an evening sangat in Surya Nagar, Greater Delhi in which he shared his experiences with sangat from the stage duty, at around 12:00 hrs at midnight, he felt some abdominal discomfort and was immediately rushed to Fortis hospital, Noida for urgent medical attention. On May 7, 2018, he was diagnosed with acute infection in the small intestine which was supposed to be an irreversible medical situation. Later, on May 9, 2018 at around 4.00 am he took his last breath in the hospital.

The last rites were performed on the same day at Nigam Bodh Ghat where large number of well wishers, family members, functionaries of Sant Nirankari Mandal and saints from all over India were present. To pay the tributes, a remembrance program was organized at Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhawan, Arjun Nagar, Delhi on May 12, 2018 which was presided over by Rev. Kirpa Sagar Ji, Member Incharge Press and Publicity, Sant Nirankari Mandal and was attended by a large number of people.

Rev. Joshi Ji is survived by his devoted wife Gobindi Joshi, elder son Sh. K.K. Joshi (Mukhi, branch Pratap Nagar Jaipur, Rajasthan), devoted daughter Sarita Pant and the youngest son Dr. Rakesh Joshi (who also is blessed with sewa as State In-charge, Delhi and Greater Delhi). Both the sons are also blessed with permission to reveal Brahm Gyan and indicate simple inheritance of divine virtues by the pious soul of Rev Joshi Ji to his family.

Full Faith, sincerity, honesty, continuity and regularity were the principles that Rev Joshi Ji lived by. All the segments of his life – professional, family, personal and spiritual, epitomized these values. He believed that the aim of his life is to obey the commandments of Satguru. He served the Mission in different capacities as a Gyan Pracharak, Central Gyan Pracharak, Mukhi, Sanyojak and lastly as Zonal Incharge in the Mandal Administration.

Rev. Joshi Ji was among the pioneer saints who started Sangats in open parks and public places around Government & Secretariat offices in Delhi with Rev Bhagat Kotumal Ji, and others to spread the message of truth at large and continued to be an active participant till his retirement from Government service.

For a number of years he also performed sewa as Incharge of Gyan Kaksh in Annual Sant Samagam in Delhi.

Rev. Joshi Ji always used to exhort family members to attend satsang, come what may, and one of his usual message to fellow beings was to be truthful to self and Nirankar, thereby to practice what one preaches and to perform what one commits.

Rev. Joshi Ji will be remembered as a true gurusikh and devotee who showered compassion, love and humility for all, irrespective of any outwardly differences. He led a simple, noble life with dignity and purity of heart at the holy feet of Satguru throughout his life. He was a solid brick in the foundation of the Mission and shall be remembered so in years to come and will be admired as a respected soul in the history of Sant Nirankari Mission, who set an example for the generations to come.

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