Victims Rehabilitation Project
Inspirer: HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj
|Foundatione-stone laying ceremony for reconstruction of Khavda village||Photo Gallery|
Ta. Bhuj, Dist. Kachchh
Inspired by : HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
Adopted by: BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha
Sponsored by: PEOPLE OF U.A.E & Eenadu.
Foundatione-Stone Laying Ceremony on 29 April 2002
Association with BAPS
Though the Army, the Government of Gujarat and local authorities were desperate to help BAPS acquire appropriate land to construct a colony of 155 houses for the affected people, land allocation procedures took a very long time. Ultimately, the concerned land was officially acquired by the Government on 27.04.2002, Saturday and handed over to BAPS for construction.
In just two days, Foundation-stone Laying Ceremony on the chosen land was performed on Monday, 29.04.2002 at 9.00 a.m. Plans were prepared and models were made at short notice.
THE FOUNDATION-STONE LAYING CEREMONY
The delegates from Eenadu, Mr. D. N. Prasad, Mr. Murthy and Dr. Nageswar Rao spoke in English, thanking their Chairman, Mr. Ramoji Rao for generosity, praising BAPS for its wonderful work and reaching out to the people of Khavda.
Pujya Brahmavihari Swami translated the letter from Bharat Shah and Ashok Kotecha on behalf of the PEOPLE OF U.A.E., which expressed their prayers and good wishes. The beneficiaries, the Khavda residents, expressed thanks to them by remembering Bharat Shah and his team when they had come in the early days after the quake.
On this occasion, HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj had blessed the people for peace and prosperity. Pujya Sidhdheshwar Swami had the pleasure of reading this letter of Blessings.
Pujya Doctor Swami honored the invited guests from the EENADU Team, the architect of the project Mr. Yatin Pandya and his team, and Mr. JADAVJI Thakkar, president of the community by offering them beautiful shawls. The ceremony was completed after this, with each individual resident being happy to be associated with and being part of BAPS.