The day was announced as Tribal Upliftment Day. The murtis of Thakorji were dressed and decorated in rural, forest clothes and ornaments. Swamishri was welcomed and surrounded by the enthusiastic tribal devotees when he descended the mandir steps. Their colorful mirror-studded clothes and the rhythm of their dance charged the mandir precincts with emotion and devotion. At 10.20 am Swamishri attended the morning assembly dedicated for the devotees from the tribal areas. Programs reflecting the tribal lifestyle and festivals were presented excellently. Various festivals and dances were performed in tribal style, color, music and rhythm. A welcome dance, Mataji's chariot, boat dance, war dance and a display of fast sword movements and other weapons, simply stunned the urban audience of devotees.