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Bharuch, Valiaa, Bharuch
16 May, 2000 (Vaishakh Sud 13 & 14,
V.S. 2056) Tuesday, Sankari
During Children's Day program a special tribute was paid to
children who had participated in the Anti-addiction campaign.
Children narrated their experiences, the 'Kafan' drama was enacted
and Swamishri acknowledged their efforts and courage. More than
1750 children and 1500 parents had attended the assembly.
21 May, 2000 (Vaishakh Vad 3, V.S.
2056) Sunday, Bharuch According to the English calendar
fifty years ago, Swamishri was appointed as President of the
BAPS by Shastriji Maharaj. To honor the occasion a celebration
program was arranged on the new mandir site. During this function,
Swamishri inaugurated a mobile dispensary by the BAPS for the
tribal people of Panchmahal district. After a program of drama,
slide and video presentation on Swamishri's personality and
contribution to society, Swamishri blessed the assembly. "All
the activities and services are being done by the grace and
blessings of Shriji Maharaj, Shastriji Maharaj and Yogiji Maharaj.
The garden (of Satsang Fellowship) is all theirs. They have
prepared it and have planted its roots so deep that everyone
is inspired with such a spirit of sacrifice…"
15,000 devotees had attended the celebration.
23 May, 2000 (Vaishakh Vad 5, V.S.
2056) Tuesday, Bharuch, Valiaa, Bharuch
In the evening, Swamishri travelled to the town of Valiaa to
bless an assembly in honor of the first anniversary of a hospital
for tribal and local residents. Swamishri performed puja of
the Shivalinga in the mandir on the hospital complex. During
the assembly the tribals performed a traditional folkdance.
In his blessings Swamishri preached on refraining from addictions
and imbibing virtues in life.
25 May, 2000 (Vaishakh Vad 7, V.S.
A hospital, offered by the Mahalaxmi Charitable Trust to the
BAPS, was equipped with the latest medical facilities by the
Sanstha. The inaugural function took place in the presence of
Swamishri, Chief Minister of Gujarat - Shri Keshubhai Patel
and the State Health Minister - Shri Ashokbhai Bhatt. 'Pramukh
Swami Hospital' was declared open amidst Vedic chantings by
Swamishri and Shri Keshubhai Patel.
26 May, 2000 (Vaishakh Vad 8, V.S.
2056) Friday, Vadodara,
Swamishri landed in New Delhi at 9.45 am. For the next three
days Swamishri blessed the devotees and held evening assemblies
for the benefit of all.
29 May, 2000 (Vaishakh Vad 10, V.S.
2056) Monday, New Delhi, Vadodara, Bochasan, Vidyanagar
Swamishri departed from New Delhi at 4.08 pm and arrived in
Vadodara at 6.25 pm. At 8.30 pm Swamishri arrived at Vidyanagar
30 May, 2000 (Vaishakh Vad 11, V.S.
2056) Thursday, Vidyanagar, Vartal, Amdavad
At 9.45 am Swamishri performed the ground breaking ceremony
of the BAPS "Pramukh Swami Computer Institute" on
a piece of land on the road to Bakrol. At 5.00 pm Swamishri
departed from Vidynagar and reached Amdavad at 8.40 pm via Vartal.
31 May, 2000 (Vaishakh Vad 12/13, V.S.
2056) Wednesday, Amdavad, Gandhinagar
During the morning of Yogi Jayanti, 22 youths were intitiated
into the holy order by Swamishri. In the evening, during the
Yogi Jayanti celebration assembly senior sadhus and Swamishri
recalled incidents on the innocence and spirituality of Yogiji