World Records 2000
Recognizes the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in London as the
largest stone Hindu Temple outside India and labels this
achievement of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, its inspirer, in its
Architects & Master Builders page.
Also Pramukh Swami Maharaj is recognized as having consecrated
the most mandirs - 355 in 11 countries between 1971 and
Eventful 20th Century - 70 Wonders of the Modern World
This prestigious Reader's Digest publication (1998) prominently
mentions the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, lauding its
scale, intricate detail and the extraordinary story of how
it was built and inspired by Pramukh Swami Maharaj
to the UN
Consultative Status (Cat.II) to the Economic and Social
Council of the United Nations (EcoSoc, UN).
by British Parliament
work was honored by the felicitation of Pramukh Swami Maharaj
by MPs in the British Parliament on 28 April, 1988.
by Canadian Parliament
Pramukh Swami Maharaj
was honored in the Canadian Parliament in 1988.
for literacy drive in Bhavnagar, Gujarat in 19----(DATE).
Book Recognises Annakut Festival, London
On 27 October, 2000,
the Guinness World Record book presented a certificate for
the world record 1247 vegetarian dishes during an Annakut
Festival at the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London.
Most Enterprising Building Award, 1996 - awarded by the
Royal Fine Art Commission & British Sky Broadcasting
for the Swaminarayan Mandir in London.
Leaf Award for 1995, England, was presented by AL-Can to
the BAPS for collecting over 7 million cans in less than
D Birla International Award for Outstanding Contribution
2000 G.D. Birla International Award for Preservation of
India's Heritage & Culture was awarded on 21 July, 2001
by the Vice President of India, H.E. Krishna Kant, in New
Delhi to Pramukh Swami Maharaj and BAPS.
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12 national awards have been won at the All-India Livestock
Competitions for pedigree cows, buffaloes and bulls.
at the International Audio-Visual and Multimedia Festival,
1993 in Munich for the 'Sat-Chit-Anand' Multimedia Show
at Akshardham, Gandhinagar.
In 1992, the
'National Award for Child Welfare" was presented by the
President of India to the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha for
its children's activities.
prizes were awarded to the Sanstha's publications at the
Fifth Gujarat Printing Convention.
Best Children Activities
Award was presented by the Government of Gujarat State in
1996, the 'First South Asia Print Congress' contest was
held in N.Delhi. Out of thousands of printers who had submitted
their entries, Swaminarayan Aksharpith, Amdavad, qualified
for the best printing award.
Federation National Stone Awards, London, 1995
The biennial stone Federation National Stone
Awards, organized by the Stone Federation, Great Britain,
presents awards for stone architecture in the following
On 21 February 1996, the trustees of the Shri Swaminarayan
Mandir, London, were presented a special award for the mandir's
architecture, craftsmanship and beauty.
Award For Excellence in Architecture
On 27 June
2000, the Architectural Association of Kenya honored the
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Nairobi, Kenya, with the Millennium
Award for Excellence in Architecture.