No nation is truly free until animal, man’s younger brother is free and happy.
Gurudev, the Beloved Master
To many people around the world, Sadhu Vaswani is a name synonymous with reverence for all life. Indeed, he was the living embodiment of an unsullied love that knew no bounds, an all embracing love that included all mankind, animals and all creation.
Sadhu T.L Vaswani was born on November 25, 1879, in Hyderabad Sind. He was an Indian educationist and a prolific writer who authored several books in English and Sindhi. A born orator, when he spoke, he filled the hall with the rich lyrics of his words and even richer music of his heart. He was a poet, a mystic, a sage and, in the words of Dr. Cousins, the Irish Poet he was "a thinker and a revealer of the deep truths of the Spirit."
Saint of Modern India
Sadhu Vaswani was a true visionary Saint of Modern India who spoke about women empowerment and high-quality education in times when the country was still struggling for Independence and women were confined to the kitchen.
In 1929, Sadhu Vaswani incorporated the Sakhi Satsang that was largely composed of women coming together for spiritual uplifting through satsangs and sewas. He vocalized His idea that women had a great potential - a great Shakti - which could be utilized for the betterment of the society and the nation.
It was the vision of Sadhu Vaswani to create a school for girls. In the year 1933, the Mira School for Girls was inaugurated and this school lay the cornerstone of the Mira Movement in Education that went on to build thousands of schools and colleges nationwide.