Pandit Shriram Sharma (20 September 1911 – 2 June 1990) was a social reformer, a prominent philosopher, a visionary of the New Golden Era, and founder of "All World Gayatri Pariwar", which has its headquarters at Shantikunj, Haridwar, India. He is popularly known as Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya by the members of the Gayatri Pariwar.
He pioneered the revival of spirituality and creative integration of the modern and ancient sciences and religion, relevant in the challenging circumstances of the present times.
A sage, a visionary and a reformer, the Acharya initiated Yug Nirman Yojna - a movement for mass transformation. He lived a disciplined life of devout austerity, visited Himalayas several times and attained spiritual eminence.
It is time that we awaken, change our attitude and expand our sensitivities to the changing times by transforming our thoughts. Thought provoking - life transforming literature has been the basis of this mission initiated for transformation of era.
AWGP(All World Gayatri pariwar) is a socio-spiritual non-profit organisation with headquarters at Shantikunj, Haridwar, Uttaranchal, India. The organization is devoted to cultural, ethical, moral, and spiritual awakening of India and was formed by Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya , an eminent scholar, freedom-fighter, social reformer, visionary and erudite writer.
AWGP is one of the largest volunteer based mission in the world and has reached out to millions of people from all walks of life. The organization focuses on various programmes for uplifting society and quality of human life like, teaching yoga and Sadhana to awaken divinity in people, improving health of all through Ayurveda and Yagyopathy, women empowerment and awakening, protection of environment through tree plantation programmes and Yagya, eradication of evil customs & deliverance from addictions and so on.
The activities of the mission can be broadly divided into the following:
The Bangalore Branch of AWGP is devoted to socio-spiritual awakening in Bangalore. It undertakes several programs to propagate the ideals of the mission through activities like Yoga camps, organization of book exhibitions and lectures at various public places and corporate houses, organization of seminars, conducting Yagya and other samskaras and so on. Gayatri Consciousness is the local centre of activities in Bangalore.