From a hostel for Bahá’í children established on 1st August 1945 with sixteen children, New Era has grown into a leading international educational institution. Supervised by the New Era School Committee Trust it functions under the aegis of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of India.
This same institutes conducts classes preaching Bahá’í faith in the name of moral classes.They have been repeatedly caught by the locals and warnings have been issued from goverment official against preaching the Bahá’í faith and conversion of pupils. Here are the details of the acitivities conducted:
Proselytizing Baha’i faith in schools in unethical and immoral:
Email from an ex-student of New Era School,Panchgani-
I was a student of New Era School and I will not hesitate in accepting that a full scale Proselytizing goes on in the school in the name of Children Moral Classes. To be honest I have to say here that I did accept the Baha’i Faith for a while for which I was given a declaration card to sign stating that I believe in Bahaullah and Abdul Baha. Therefore I was not at all surprised to see your blog which points towards the Baha’is Proselytizing the Faith to the tiny tots in the Schools in India in the name of Community development. The methods adopted by the Baha’is are dangerous and deceptive as the children are not mature enough and cannot realize what is the actual purpose of these courses. But the fact is that whatever Baha’is are doing is just the order of their apex organization the Universal House of Justice. To support my point, I am reproducing the following extract which has been taken from Baha’i newsletter, ‘Reflections on Growth’ – Number 25, August 2009, Page 6 Prepared under the auspices of the International Teaching Centre for the institution of the Counselors.
For reading this Message one should first understand the secret Baha’i vocabulary.
|Baha’i Terminologies||Actual meaning|
|Universal House of Justice||Centre of Baha’i Faith in Israel|
|Faith, Cause||Baha’i Faith|
|Teaching Methods||Ways of Proselytizing|
|Embrace the Cause||Accepting the Baha’i Faith|
|Anna’s Presentation||One of the methods of proselytizing|
“Finding Receptive Souls and Teaching Them Directly”
In describing an intensive program of growth, the Universal House of Justice in its 27 December 2005 message explained that the objective of the expansion phase was “to widen the circle of those interested in the Faith, to find receptive souls and to teach them.” The question that might arise is “What’s the best way to teach these souls?” This is answered in the same paragraph of that message: “Experience suggests that the more closely teaching approaches and methods are aligned with the capacity acquired from the study of the institute courses the more rewarding the results.”
When studying Ruhi Institute Book 6 “Teaching the Cause,” we learn to distinguish between sharing information about the Faith and conveying concepts that will help a seeker recognize the station of Bahá’u’lláh and embrace the Cause. The teaching method that participants strive to emulate is the one informally referred to as “Anna’s presentation.” This is offered as a model of how to teach the Faith directly, with the aim of inviting an individual to join the Faith at the end of the presentation. Believers all over the world have been striving to align their teaching approaches with the learning acquired in Book 6 and are recording outstanding results from this direct method of teaching.
A few words should be said in relation to the term direct teaching. Shoghi Effendi Characterized direct teaching as “an open and bold assertion of the fundamental verities of the Cause” whereas indirect teaching, he wrote, is “a less direct and more cautious method of teaching,” consisting of presenting ……..
India A well-prepared home front pioneer can affect the lives of many people and become the catalyst to rapidly accelerate the development of a community. One such sterling example is recounted below.
A curious 16-year-old noticed a group of people in another village studying together. When he inquired about what they were doing, he became intrigued by the quotations they were discussing and asked the tutor if a similar course could be held in his own village. He and the tutor arranged to carry out a 22-day institute campaign, and he made certain that his friends and relatives attended. However, this same youth was unable to attend the sessions regularly. He was determined to go through the full sequence of courses properly and was sent to the residential Intensive institute courses held at Panchgani.
The experience of this youth at Panchgani proved to be extremely useful because there the service component was emphasized, enabling him and his fellow participants to build different capacities. During his time there, that youth resolved to give three months of service to the Faith when he completed the sequence. After only a few days back home with his family, he left to serve as a short-term pioneer in a neighboring cluster.
In the beginning, this stalwart youth faced many challenges at his post. The participants of the first study circle he started were not serious. Then with another Bahá’í he taught the Faith to 10 people in a different locality. They started a study circle for those 10 and finished Book 1 in four days, but the participants did not attend regularly. Then they started having the classes weekly. Six participants went through the sequence of courses up to Book 6. Slowly he was learning to keep the participants motivated to go through the program.
This young pioneer also made sure that, along with studying the text of each book, his participants carried participants carried out acts of service. Thus, when they finished Book 1, he asked them to start devotional gatherings. After Book 3, he encouraged them to start children’s classes. Some of them joined him in teaching while going through Book 6.
Then the pioneer started another study circle in a third locality. There were four participants in this study circle who moved up through Book 3. Consequently, within months, this pioneer was directly working with 10 people: six in Book 6 and four in Book 3. But that is not the complete circle of influence of this inspiring young man—through those 10 people he was able to influence the lives of more than 100 others! The total activities established by participants of his study circles included 6 regular devotional gatherings, 3 children’s classes, and 1 additional study circle, which all together attracted a total of 104 participants. In addition, many of these friends are now taking part in teaching teams during collective teaching campaigns.
Clearly, the consecrated efforts of one individual had the power to change a community.
His three months of service turned into nine, and in the end he decided not to leave his post until an intensive program of growth had been firmly established.”
From : Reflections on Growth, Number 25, August 2009, Page 6
Need I say more?
From the time New Era school has been established there are cases of 500 conversions to the Faith. Countless others are sympathetic and support the cause by large donations – cash and kind.
My dear countrymen, be cautioned !!!!!
New Era High School and NETTC, Baha’i Conversion Institutes:
Baha’is take advantage of those in need, especially the parents who want to see their children go high up the ladder in the carrier and hence try to offer them with the best of the education but in Baha’i educational Institute their need are often met with Conversion of their children, to Baha’i Faith.
Most Baha’i organizations disguise their conversion efforts as :
PROMOTERS OF COMMUNITY BUIDING,
VALUE BASED EDUCATION,
EDUCATION BASED ON MORAL PRINCIPLE
These objectives are just a euphemism for aggressive and violent conversion activities. Baha’is do not do this for the good of humanity, but instead to convert the people to Baha’i Faith.
Baha’is have decided to target the Children (Age group 8 to 12 years) and Junior Youth (12 to 15 years) for conversions, not because they are the neediest, but rather, because they can be easily deceived into changing their faith, and they cannot easily report to the press.
Students attending NETTC courses are required to vigorously participate field practicum that is their involvement in Rural Development Programmes in a cluster of villages surrounding Panchgani on the week-ends.
The students are required to participate in the regular Reflection Meetings to share their know-how and refresh their teaching proficiency.
NEETC at Panchgani is a full fledged conversion institute. The only difference between a missionary conversion and Baha’i conversion is the economic aspect. Christian Missions offers material benefits to its converter where as the Baha’is convert, extract money and also the energy from the newly convert.
Besides training the trainee students the skill of imparting the prevailing academic curriculum NETTC lays due emphasis on the moral transformation of the students who in turn will emphasize on the moral structure of their tiny tots hand in hand with their academic improvement.
Here Academic improvement is just an eye wash. The real agenda is Moral Transformation of the Students, which is Conversion to the Baha’i Faith.
NETTC’s training enables the trainee teachers to be suitable both for rural and urban settings. The basic curricular foundation for the first year programme of NETTC revolves around certain scopes of BAHA’I INSPIRED MATERIALS such as the Hidden Gems Programme (By BADI Foundation, Macau), The Preparation for Social Action (By FUNDAEC, Cali, Colombia) and the Junior Youth Empowerment programme.
If the motive is bad, then the Educational Institute has no real merit. There are many organizations that are doing noble service without expecting anything in return. And in offering such services, the Hindus are very actively involved.
Indians must exercise constant vigilance to educate about the true nature of the hidden agendas of Baha’i groups and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) funded and directed by foreign agencies. Their mission is couched in ecclesiastical terms but their ulterior motive is to convert Indian population by coercive conversion.
Conversion activity at New Era Baha’i Institute (NEDI / NETTC), Panchgani:
The Police Officer said that he want peace in Wai, he asked the Bahais to give in writing that No one from NETTC will come down to Wai Taluka for any classes or to teach the Bahai religion.
Warning issued to the Baha’i teachers:
Wai : Correspondent
This event occurred on Thursday, at 7.30 p.m. when the Hindu activists stopped a bus (No. MH11-T-9512) that was taking these proselytizers and brought it to the police station and handed them to the Police Sub-inspector Mr. Deepak Ghatge. The Sub-inspector then called various Hindu leaders & Sunil Choudhary, the director of New Era Institute and students to inquire about the incident.
The Hindu activists, Mr. Vivek Bhosle, Mr. Kashinath Shelar, Mr. Atul Bhate and Mr. Sagar Malsure gave a signed document to the Wai Police Station. The document says, from last many years, the New Era Development Institute (New Era Teachers Training Centre) is spreading Bahai religion under the name of imparting academic education to the pupils.
The Bahais of New Era were found teaching their religion to the Hindus of Ravivarpeth, Siddhnathwadi, Jejurikar Colony, Sahyadri Nagar, Brahmanshahi and the poor families living below poverty line in the nearby villages.
The document (complaint) demanded that these conversion activities must be stopped otherwise we will not be responsible for hurting the religious sentiments of the Bahais.
This institute does not have the permission of Maharashtra Government. For its day to day expenses it is charging a heavy fee of Rs. 80,000 to 90,000 per student. The Hindu activists further demanded to impose a ban on this Institute if it does not remain faithful to the Indian constitution or does not obey the laws of Maharashtra Government.
This incident occurred in the presence of BJP District President Mr. Avinash Farande, Dada Suryavanshi, Yashwant Lele, Manohar Patwardhan, Vasant Jamdade, Bandu Shingte, Baju Dhavan and other Hindu activists and leaders.
Bahais caught ‘cheating’ again in Panchgani:
Although coercive religious conversion of Hindus in India and abroad has deep historical roots, recent deceptive religious conversion techniques used by Baha’i Religion pose serious political, social, ethical and psychological problems.
They forcefully converted Hindus by inducement and deception. Many poor illiterate tribal people in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra were deceptively converted into Baha’i Faith, although anti conversion law is passed in 11 of the states in India. This will have a disastrous effect on India’s political, cultural and social fabric.
The Police officials many times have reprimanded Bahais of their hypocritical behavior and warned them not to teach Bahai Religion to the students/staff of NETTC as well as locals of Wai and Panchgani
The Cunning Bahais have now changed their strategy and in the name of teaching English language to the students, have been giving them Bahai Teachings which is a crime on this tiny tots.
Mr. Milind Ekbote (President of Samasta Hindu Aghadi), Mr. Sagar Malusare and Mr. Kashinath Shelar and others truly deserve appreciation and congratulations on behalf of all the TRUE INDIANS who love their MOTHERLAND more than anything else
I request all the peace and truth loving persons not to be cheated by the Bahai propaganda of ‘Love and Unity’ and keep on exposing their evil deeds towards our Motherland not only in Panchgani but in entire length and breadth of our beloved country, India.
From Behind, the Bahai Organization is controlled by three Iranians, Omid Seoshansian, Lesan Azadi and Marzia Rohani. For the sake of cheating the Indians they keep some paid Marathi speaking people in front. Like Govind Kasurde, Rajib Barua and Dr. Rajan Sawant. These Local people are paid by the Bahais.
I have worked in a Bahai School, so I know their way of Working.