13 May 2016 Current Affairs: The head of Sant Nirankari Mission and an Indian spiritual guru Hardev Singh has passed away in a road accident in Canada. He was 62 year old. The Sant Nirankari Mission is established in 1929 and also known as Universal Brotherhood Mission.
He had been leading the organisation since 1980, after the assassination of his father, who was the previous head of the Sant Nirankari Mission. The Sant Nirankari Mission (SNM) is a spiritual and humanitarian movement with itsheadquarters in Delhi. The SNM has over 100 branches outside India in 27 countries, most prominently in Britain and North America.
The Sant Nirankari Mission : Sant Nirankari Mission also known as Universal Brotherhood Mission, is a spiritual organisation based in India. The Sant Nirankari Mission identifies itself as "neither a new religion nor a sect of an existing religion, but an all-embracing spiritual movement dedicated to human welfare".Despite the similarity of name, the group is not (or is no longer) affiliated with the Nirankari movement started by Baba Dyal Singh. The Sant Nirankari movement has been targeted for violence by some extremists among the orthodox Sikhs, who consider the group to be a heresy of Sikhism.Its leader, Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj, provides spiritual guidance for Nirankari devotees; as well as for whole mankind follows any religion, caste and culture.