Dr. Swami and sadhus visit Ficino School in Auckland,NZ, where the headmaster is Mark Broadwith. He was previously a teacher of St.James school in London. At Ficino school, Sanskrit is compulsory and together with regular subjects, Vedic mathematics is also taught. They also insist on a vegetarian diet. During the visit Pujya Doctor Swami gave the pupils a falk on Hinduism, Indian culture and values.
12-2-2000 Devotees participate in the Shilanyas Ceremony for the BAPS Mandir in Auckland, the sanstha's first mandir in New Zealand.
Dr.Swami and sadhus meet with the first Indian Prime Minister of Fiji, Mahendra Pal Chaudhary, at his residence.