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Dawn of a New Day

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • Bahá’í Publishing Trust of India, date unknown
  • Pages:
  • 228
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Page 183

Letter of April 12, 1945

It pleased him greatly to see that there are so many active Baha’i youth groups in India, and his heart was particularly rejoiced to receive messages from such far-off centres as Kashmir and Baluchistan, where, a few years ago, there were practically no Baha’is at all!
He hopes that in the years that lie ahead of us—years of unrest, of trouble; of transition for the whole world—that the Baha’i youth will increasingly rise to meet the challenge of the times, and to carry the Message of Baha’u’llah, through both teaching and example, all over India and, indeed, Asia.
You who are at present in your teens, or twenties, must realize that tomorrow, to a large extent, the burden of the Cause will rest on your shoulders; you will have to be the administrators and teachers and scholars of the Faith. Now is the time to prepare yourselves for your future duties.
He hopes you will study the teachings deeply, their spiritual, moral, and administrative precepts, and at the same time take as active a part as possible in the life of your respective Baha’i communities.
April 12, 1945