As part of the program
organized by the Government of Gujarat in Porbandar (the birthplace
of Gandhiji) BAPS were invited to display an annakut of vegetarian
Chief Minister of Gujarat inaugurated the mini-village on
2 October 2003, Gandhiji's birthday.
BAPS devotees had prepared an annakut of 1220 vegetarian items,
which was displayed in an air-conditioned cabin from 2 to
10 October. Daily from 5.00 to 11.00 p.m. darshan was open
to all. More than 150,000 people had darshan of the annakut
over the nine days.
A informative and convincing exhibition on the reasons for
vegetarianism was also displayed.
Throughout the nine days many dignitaries and people from
all over Gujarat visited the displays and were highly pleased