The new BAPS Swaminarayan Vidyamandir
in Raisan is built on a 30-acre site on the outskirts of Raisan
village, which is located off the highway midway between Amdavad
On Wednesday 28 June 2006, Pramukh
Swami Maharaj and the Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Narendra
Modi inaugurated the first phase which will provide teaching
for pupils from the nursery level up to Standard 4.
This English medium school will
eventually provide education up to Standard 12 and also residential
The school campus features spacious
classrooms, an extensive library and will provide facilities
for football, cricket, tennis, basketball, badminton, volleyball,
athletics, swimming, skating, gymnastics, yoga and other extra-curricular
The President of India, Dr. APJ
Abdul kalam also sent his best wishes with a handwritten message
for all the students.
Dear Student of
Courage to think different,
Courage to invent,
Courage to discover the impossible,
Courage to combat the problem and succeed,
Are the unique quality of youth.
I, the youth of my nation,
will work and work with Courage.
For prosperity of my nation.
(26-06-2006, President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam)
Also present for the inauguration
were many leading politicians, businessmen, industrialists,
educationalists and other dignitaries.
Addressing the assembly, the Chief
Minister said, "The 21st century is a century of knowledge.
It is India's century, since India has much youth potential
and a tradition at its root. This educational complex inspired
by Pramukh Swami Maharaj combines wisdom and values."
In his blessings, Pramukh Swami
Maharaj said, "Whatever is written if not read; whatever
read if not analyzed; whatever analyzed if not practiced in
life, then what is the point of writing? So, pray daily to God
and endeavor sincerely. Live a life of character. And serve
one's parents, society and country."