On 7 April 2005, Shri Mataji established H. H. Shri Mataji Nirmal Devi Sahaja Yoga Trust to manage all the affairs of Sahaja Yoga in India. She is the Chairperson of this National Trust. Sir C. P. Srivastava is the Vice Chairman and Shri Rajesh Shah the joint Vice Chairman. The Trust, which will henceforth provide the collective leadership for Sahaja in India is made up of 12 Trustees and 7 Special Invitees. The Trust's offices are in New Delhi in the Sahaja Temple at 17-C Qutab Institutional Area.
From the very inception the National Trust placed the highest priority to the acquisition of the holy birth place of Shri Mataji (the Chhindwara House) for the international Sahaja collective and build a Memorial. The task was entrusted to the Asset Management Committee of the National Trust.
With the collective efforts of all the Trustees and of Sahaja Yogis from Nagupr, Bhopal, Pune and Mumbai and the tireless follow up by Shri Dinesh Rai, the chairman of the Asset Management Committee, this holy task was accomplished on 14 July 2005. The property has been officially transferred in the name of the H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Sahaja Yoga Trust and all legalities have been completed. A collective hawan and puja were held on the premises on 14 July. Following instructions from Shri Mataji, sign boards declaring it as Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Sahaja Yoga World Ashram and the Holy Birthplace of Shri Mataji have already been put in place.
It is important to mention that funds collected through an international appeal for the acquisition of the Chhindwara House amounting to Rs 77 lakhs were held in Shri Mataji's bank accounts in London for nearly ten years. This amount has been transferred in full to the accounts of the newly established National Trust in India. Moreover, members of Shri Mataji's family (namely Sir C.P. and the two daughters, Kalpana and Sadhana) have donated Rs. 58 lakhs towards the cost of acquiring the holy birthplace. Sahaja Yogis from all over the world and for all times to come will be beholden to this extremely gracious donation by Shri Mataji's family that demonstrates their commitment to perpetuating the legacy of our Holy Mother.
The Indian collective leadership, represented by the National Trust, will now take up the holy and important task of building the World Sahaja Yoga Ashram and the most beautiful Memorial to our Mother on Her birthplace. A special committee will soon be constituted for this task and everybody is invited to contribute to this Holy task through ideas, resources and voluntary work. Those interested in contributing to this effort could contact Rajiv Kumar, Executive Secreary Indian National Trust at email@example.com or at 91 9818098072.
The Indian collective leadership recognizes the immensity of this historic task and prays to Shri Mataji to give us the wisdom, courage and humility to undertake this task.
For the Indian Collective,