Nassau County Comptroller Hon. George Maragos has welcomed Dr. Avadhoot Shivanand Ji to Nassau County at a ceremony hosted by the Shiv Yog Foundation, at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building. Dr. Avadhoot Shivanand Ji, is a celebrated humanitarian and spiritual leader of the global Indian community with followers in over 100 countries. His teaching of self-empowerment, sharing unconditional love, and accepting everyone in their originality is believed by his followers to have cured many psychosomatic diseases. His followers, who lovingly call him Baba Ji, felt like they were in the presence of divinity.
The honoring ceremony was attended by a standing room only audience of Nassau County followers. Comptroller George Maragos in his remarks welcomed Dr. Avadhoot Shivanand Ji as “an inspirational spiritual leader” and presented Baba Ji with a Proclamation to commemorate the honor of his visit.
Dilip Chauhan, Prominent South Asian Community Leader who addressed the gathering and said the uplifting presence of Dr.Avdhoot Shivanand Ji which could draw over 600 people in New York for such an intense spiritual ten day event is commendable. He said he was elated as an Indian American and lover of Indian culture for the official recognition extended to Dr. Shivanand. Shiv Yog Foundation has undertaken many projects to serve the humanity such as feeding the hungry, helping farmers, providing education for the poor, distributing free school uniforms, serving the disowned animals and providing free ration to the needy villagers, Chauhan added.
In his remarks, Dr.Avdhoot Shivanand Ji expressed his happiness and praised the Shiv Yogis for their hard work in making the event a grand success. In his remarks, Shivanand Ji noted the success of the Indian Community in Nassau County but reminded his followers that “one cannot achieve happiness and success without first health and family. If those two conditions are met, then the attainment of happiness is possible.”
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