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Moment of Silence…Prayers tonight 1/17/2008…8 pm CST, 9 pm Eastern January 17, 2008

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Jaisachidanand Dadaji’s Youth Mahatama’s,
Yesterday, January 16, 2008, at approximately 1:20 pm India time, and 1:50 a.m. United States CST there was a tragic accident near Goa, India which took the lives of two of our youth mahatma’s, one of Dadaji’s Satsungi’s who was looking forward to Gnan, and several of their family.  Twenty Two members of this family had taken a trip to Goa after a family wedding.  They never made it back home.
Our two Youth Mahatma’s who have left us to move on in their path to Moksh were:
Anand Thakorbhai Patel of Detroit, Michigan, and of Mota Vagcchipa, Gujarat in India.  Anand was approximately 34 years of age.  Anand is survived by his parents Thakorbhai C. Patel and Ramilaben T. Patel, his wife Tina A. Patel and daughter Nidhi A. Patel.
Nilam Thakorbhai Patel of Detroit, Michigan, and of Mota Vagcchipa, Gujarat in India.  Nilam was Anands younger brother.  Nilam was approximately 31 years of age.  Nilam is survived by his parents Thakorbhai C. Patel and Ramilaben T. Patel, and his wife Veena N. Patel.
Anand and Nilam were traveling with Anand’s daughter, 5 year old Vidhi and Nilam’s son 4 year old Dhruv.  Both Vidhi and Dhruv have tragically left this world with their fathers.
We had one very devout satsungi amongst our youth who was looking forward to taking Gnan from PPS Dadaji.  She was Anand and Nilam’ cousin.  Dadaji’s Satsungi was: 
Falguni Riteshkumar Patel of Boston, Massachusetts, and Mota Vagcchipa, Gujarat, India.  She was approximately 26 years of age.  She is survived by her parents, Ambalal Patel and Madhuben Patel, her husband, Riteshkumar Patel, her sister, Beeniben Patel, and her niece. 
Falguni’s unborn child has also tragically left this world with its mother.
In total there was 12 fatalities from this accident, 10 of which were all from the same family.  Three children and nine adults.  There were at least 8 very serious injuries on top of the fatalities.  One includes Falguni’s sister, Beeni, who is currently in a coma.
The family of these individuals were not given any information on the death toll or injuries until just a few moments ago.  Anand’s wife is still not aware of the loss of her husband and daughter.  She is on her way to India right now with her baby, where she will be told of the deaths. 
We ask that as a group we pray for everyone touched by this accident, to ask Dadaji to give strength to the friends and family of the deceased individuals, and to give peace to the gone souls.  Additionally, we ask for prayers that Dadaji give strength to those recovering from injuries, and give Shakti to Beeniben to come out of her coma very soon. 
The ten (10) bodies are being transported from Goa to Mota Vagcchipa, Gujarat via ambulances right now.  They should reach the village by approximately 2 am India time, 2:30 pm US time.  Thereafter, we expect that the funeral ceremony’s for this family will occur on or after 7:30 am India time, which is 8 pm US CST.
At 8 pm CST today (Jan. 17, 2008), we ask that all of our youth mahatama’s take one minute of silence,  say Tri-Mantra, and sing Kirtan Bhakti for the peace of our lost Youth Mahatama’s, Youth Satsungi, and their family.  Please notify as many Youth and Adult Mahatma’s as you can to take part in this Nationwide moment of silence, Tri-Mantra and Kirtan Bhakti.
Below, please see a link of the accident that took these lives:
Jai Sachidanand.