As generations go by, society changes and so does human behaviour. Our demands are not as same as that of our ancestors. The way our forefathers looked at life was surprisingly different from how we perceive it.
Our society has different needs, be it spiritual requirements or material, which can perhaps be fulfilled only by modern-day youth leaders- who can bridge the gap between the generations. And here comes the story of Digital Baba, who was born as Ram Prakash Bhatt in Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh (UP) on November 1, 1987, and now known as Swami Ram Shankar.
Digital Baba, as the name suggests, is known for his spiritual activities on digital and social media. He is raising awareness in the society about Yoga and spiritualism. The young Baba’s efforts to provide oxygen to several dying Indian traditions by promoting Indian values amongst the youth are bearing fruits.
He is receiving praises from the young generations for being quite flexible and affable. Other saints, however, are constantly criticizing him for not being as rigid as they are. Digital Baba has chosen a new way to educate the youth. Digital Baba came into the limelight during the Kumbh Mela- world’s largest religious gathering. Youngsters gathered around him as he went live on social platforms.
There was indeed a parallel understanding between Digital swami and the young group, which brought them close. Several media houses also flocked to the site for news coverage. Some prestigious global news reporters did a full coverage of Digital Baba, which eventually made him famous on social media.
A great many videos of Baba have gone viral in which he not only preaches but also sings melody-added devotional songs in his fairly soft voice. Having been born into a humble family, he missed all the basic opportunities which a middle-class child enjoys.
His father was a vegetable vendor who had the onus of feeding the family. He studied from 7th to 12th in Maharana Pratap Intercollege (Gorakhpur) which was run by then MP Yogi Adityanath. While pursuing B.Com, he partook in NCC cadet as well and got trained both physically and mentally.
Though his life dream was to become an actor, he realized in his college life that the world is selfish. Everyone in your life is for self-interest. The understanding of the material world led him to become Digital Baba.