Rajyogini Dadi ( Elder Sister) Prakashmani was one of the original students of the University from 1936 and became the Administrative Head in 1969. Her name means “Jewel of light” and her demeanour captures the essence of spirituality. Her gentleness softened any barriers standing in the way of other’s personal growth and takes them closer to God. She was renowned for her lightness, generosity, and depth of understanding. In recognition of her long spiritual service, she was appointed one of the Presidents of the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago in 1993. As a distinguished speaker of international repute, Dadi Prakashmani shared platforms with prime ministers, kings and holy men, entrancing intellectuals and empowering the innocent. She traveled regularly throughout the world. Her accolades include the UN Peace Medal, The Dharma Chakra Medal for Humanitarian Work, an honorary doctorate from Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, India, and many civic honors from cities around the world. She attained an Angelic Life on 25 August 2007.