The spiritual congregation (Satsang) on Sunday, 27th October 2013 at Shah Satnam Ji Dham, Dera Sacha Sauda, Sirsa brought a moment of pride and gratitude in the hearts of all the followers towards their True Master Revered Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, when the world's renowned music company Universal awarded His Holiness with a 'Global Plaque' for the highest musical album sale of CDs sung by him. The CDs of hymns sung by Revered Guru Ji set a landmark in the music world by achieving more than 65 lakh sale in a year across the globe. Managing Director (South Asia) of Universal Music Group Devraj Sanyal from Mumbai presented the award to Revered Guru Ji. Famous Music Director Shamir Tandon and Vice-President R. Chattrapati were also present in the occasion. It's worth mentioning here that the “Global Plaque Award” is the biggest acclamation award in the music world.
While addressing the audience in the congregation, Devraj Sanyal, Managing Director (South Asia) said, “This award has been presented to very few music composers. Today is a very significant day as the Global Plaque has been presented after 3 years. Such a big sale of CDs has never been seen before in South Asia. More than 65 lakh CDs of 5 albums sung by Revered Guru Ji has been sold within a year. The cumulative sum of the sale of all CDs of some popular singers will not even make 20% of the sale of Revered Guru Ji's CDs.” He challenged to show any artist who performs for 6-7 hours every week and in different languages and genre. “Revered Guru Ji is just brilliant in Haryanvi, Punjabi, Rajasthani & English. The journey has just started. To spread the message of Revered Guru Ji around the world for welfare of mankind shall be the mission of company”, said Devraj Sanyal.
Mr. Adrian Cheesley, Global Head Universal Music Group paid gratitude towards Revered Guru Ji through a video message. He said that he feels proud to deliver CDs sung by Revered Guru Ji across the globe. It's notable that Mr. Adrian Cheesley is Global Head - Emerging Marketing and heads more than 50 nations in Universal Music Group.
Popular Music Director Shamir Tandon admired the music of Revered Guru Ji and said that he has performed across the world but he felt delighted here. He stated that playback singers sing from throat in films but Revered Guru Ji sings from heart, that's the reason his voice reaches to the hearts of the audience. He also dedicated & sung a song to the records made by Dera Sacha Sauda for Blood Donation Camps: “Sabse bada daan hai raktdaan, Rakt ki ek boond se jeevan deta hai, deta hai insaan”.
His Holiness Revered Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan said on the occasion, “In the whole world, everyone should live in peace and harmony, drug free. Communal amity must prevail. Through the medium of our music, people are being weaned away from social evils. We are happy that the same music has touched the heights, symbolized by this plaque”.