At the 23rd session of the human rights council, Ms Valériane Bernard, of the Brahma Kumaris, will be moderating a round table discussion on the subject of "The role of faith and religion in strengthening and maintaining peace and human rights". The event is sponsored by: the Spanish Society for International Human Rights Law (SSIHRL), International Observatory on the Human Right to Peace (IOHRP), International Association of Peace Messenger Cities (IAPMC), and the Foundation Dialogue Among Civilizations.

The objective of the event is to establish a common understanding of the role of faith and religions, in conflicts and disasters, to foster peace and non-violence in communities.

videostillindiaoneA Deutsche Welle (DW) TV crew visited the Solar One Project: India One at the Brahma Kumaris campus at Shantivan, Abu Road, Rajastan.  This short video gives an excellent oversight of the project as well as the use of solar power on other sites managed by Brahma Kumaris.   There is also a short interview with Dadi Janki who, at 97 years old, is the spiritual head of the organisation - and still very active.

This programme was broadcast in Germany 25 May 2013 21:30 - 22:00.

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 “India One” is executed by the World Renewal Spiritual Trust (a sister organization of the Brahma Kumaris) and partly funded by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Sources (MNRE), India and the German Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). For more details, visit

A more recent video from Brahma Kumaris, can be seen here

The Brahma Kumaris and the Pachamama Alliance have together created the Awakening the Dreamer Workshop, an opportunity to engage members of the public in the most urgent and necessary questions of this age:

* Where Are We? – looking at the environmental, social and spiritual condition of the human family

* How Did We Get Here? – finding the root causes of our modern malaise

* What is Possible Now? – examining the alternative scenarios for our future

* Where Do We Go From Here? – finding a role to play in creating the future

The experience is based on the proven Awakening the Dreamer Changing the Dream Symposium developed by The Pachamama Alliance. This workshop has integrated BK meditations, BK examples, the Earth Care Workshop and a specific BK video. The workshop can take people from confusion, despair or denial into hope and committed action in just 4 hours. It combines powerful video elements, thought-provoking interactive exercises and meditation to inspire participants to take a stand for an entirely future and to begin to see themselves with a role to play in creating that future.

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pdfSister Jayanti (Essence)

pdfSister Jayanti (Full)

pdfKen ODonnell


pdfGolo Joachim Pilz

jpgGolo Joachim Pilz (Photo)

pdfArnold Bekees

pdfFrancois Becher

pdfJessica Yuille

pdfJuan Milling

pdfLuciana Ferraz


pdfSonja Ohlsson

pdfTamasin Ramsay

pdfUsha Jevan

pdfValériane Bernard



 For almost 20 years, Brahma Kumaris and its sister organization, the World Renewal Spiritual Trust (WRST), a recognized scientific and industrial research organization in India, have been conducting training, research and development in renewable energy technologies.

'India One', a 1 MW solar thermal power plant situated near the Brahma Kumaris Shantivan Campus in Abu Road, Rajasthan, India, was completed in spring of 2017. This innovative project uses 770 newly developed 60m2 parabolic dishes and features thermal storage for continuous operation. The plant will generate enough heat and power for a campus of 25,000 people and is a milestone for decentralized and clean power generation in India.

'India One' is implemented by WRST with partial funding from the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) through the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ).

A training centre sponsored by UN Development Programme (UNDP), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and MNRE for the promotion of solar concentrating technologies has been set up at 'India One'.

pdfPrime minister Narendra Modi honouring India-one.

Special news item

The Times of India made a special publication to mark the inauguration of the India One solar power plant at Shantivan, Rajastan.  See the article...

Special Feature BK Green Newsletter

This newsletter is to celebrate the culmination of many years' of work leading to the new Solar Power plant, India One, going on-line.  It is now producing power for the Shantivan complex, day and night.  The plant was especially referred to by the Indian Prime Minister Navendra Modi in his speech to the Brahma Kumaris 80th year celebrations. pdfRead the newsletter ...

rsz 1img 3140 1 New Delhi :  BK Jaisimha from Solar Dept. Mt. Abu, BK Raghu, BK Savitha and BK Fatima met Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon'ble Minister of State for New & Renewable energy, Mines, Power and Coal, Govt. of India and explained to him about our Solar project (India One) and invited him to Madhuban.   (click to enlarge image)











Award2016The Brahma Kumaris and the World Renewal Spiritual Trust received the prestigious CST & Solar Cooker Excellence Award 2016 by  Sri Piyush Goyal, Hon`ble Minister of Power, Coal  & Renewable Energies (NRE) on 29.04.2016.

The award was given for excellence in indigenization of CST/CST components in the country.

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linkGolo Pilz describing India-One

pdfBrahma Kumaris Renewable Energy (2017):

pdfIndia One" Solar Thermal Power Plant:

linkInterview with Golo Pilz, Gulf Times 2nd Dec. 2012


Newsletters for India One



Profile: India One and renewable energies

These are the latest profile documents for the 1MW solar project in India




DW Video

Deutsche Welle or DW is Germany's international broadcaster. It documents in this article (click on the image) and video the use of solar energy in Brahma Kumaris and the construction of "India One" Solar Thermal Power Plant by World Renewal Spiritual Trust.

Link to DW article

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A more recent video from Brahma Kumaris, can be seen here

This video explains the background to the project.


Download pdf'India One' Flyer

Download pdfFactsheet for 'India One'


Solar Energy installations for large communities

Innovative solar research projects have lead towards new technologies for large-scale solar steam

cooking system for communities as well as intelligent standalone photovoltaic system ranging from 5 to 200kw.

Download pdfFactsheet for large installations


The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.