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Pramukh Swami Maharaj's Achievements and Activities
1 January - 31 December, 2001

Non-stop vicharan, murti pratishthas, inaugurations, meeting dignitaries, daily satsang and public assemblies, satsang shibirs and much much more... all this, in addition to his daily routine of
counselling thousands of devotees personally, by letter and by phone. Despite a year interspersed
by frequent bouts of illness, Swamishri's annual record, summarised below, reveals just how
activity-packed his schedule has been.

  2001Vicharan  
 
India:
Over 105 cities, towns, villages visited by Swamishri are:
Amalsad, Amdavad, Anand, Aslali, Atladara, Babra, Baldana, Banipat, Bavala, Bhadra, Bhalej, Bharuch, Bhopal, Bhuvaneshwar, Bochasan, Bodeli, Borsad, Botad, Chakulia (Orissa), Chorvad, Cuttack, Dabhasi, Dabhoi, Dangra, Dholka, Dhrangadhra, Dumas, Gaada, Gadhada, Gandhi-nagar, Gojaria, Gondal, Gundlav, Himmatnagar, Jagannathpuri, Jamnagar, Jetalpur, Jetpur, Junagadh, Kadi, Kanjari, Karamkhal, Kashipura, Keshod, Kheralu, Kolkata, Kosindra, Kutiyana, Limbdi, Loj, Mahelav, Mehsana, Mangrol, Modasa, Mogri, Morbi, Motap, Moti, Muli, Mumbai, Nadiad, Nagpur, Nana Pondha, Navsari, New Delhi, Padra, Panchmarhi, Porbandar, Raas, Raipur, Raisan, Rajbodeli, Rajkot, Ranpur, Sajanpur, Sankari, Sarangpur, Sankarda, Selvas, Siddhpur, Sihor, Sojitra, Sundarna, Surat, Surendranagar, Tandalia, Tithal, Udvada, Unza, Vadhwan,Valasan, Valsad, Vanthali, Vartal, Vavdi, Veraval, Vidyanagar, Vyara.
(Swamishri visited many of the places more than once)
Abroad:
UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Ajman, Dubai, Muscat, Sharjah
 
     
  2001murtiPratishtha  
 

Shikharbaddh Mandirs:
Total: 3.
Sankari (18 May), Dholka (25 Nov), Bharuch (9 Dec)
Hari Mandirs:
Total: 35.
Sarangpur (17 Jan), Baldanaa (21 Jan), Padra (28 Jan), Kosindra (3 Feb), Aslali (7 Feb), Bapunagar, Amdavad (11 Feb), Hiravadi, Amdavad (11 Feb), Paldi, Amdavad (16 Feb), Satellite, Amdavad (25 Feb), Kadi (26 Feb), Siddhpur (2 Mar), Nana Pondha (6 May), Kinkhal (7May), Amalsad (13 May), Raipur (8 Jun), Indradumyna Lake, Jagannathpuri (11 Jun), Dabhoi (11 Jul), Raas (12 Jul), Bhalej (3 Aug), Kanjari (4 Aug), Jivraj Park, Amdavad (24 Sep), Ambavadi, Amdavad (15 Oct), Kutiyana (18 Oct), Veraval (21 Oct), Vanthali (25 Oct)
At Bochasan:
For murtis to be installed at Bhatpura (27 Nov), Khanpur (27 Nov), Bharkunda (29 Nov).
At Sankari:
For murtis to be installed at Galvada, Japi, Mohadi, Kusumba, Songir (23 Dec); Lotarva, Un (25 Dec)
At Tithal:
For murtis to be installed at Kakadkuva (11 May), Bhutsar (12 May).

 
  2001Vedic Ceremonies  
 

Stone laying ceremony:
New Delhi - first stone laying ceremony for Akshardham (2 Jul).
Bhumipujan ceremony
Nagpur School annexe (20 Jun).
Ground-breaking (khat-muhurt) ceremonies
Borsad Mandir & Cultural Complex (26 Jan). Performed at Modasa for mandirs in: Bhadresar, Adpodola, Gaambhoi, Prempur, Khavi, Talod, Himmatnagar (4 Mar).
Shilanyas ceremony
Junagadh Mandir (27 Oct).
Foundation-stone laying ceremonies Performed at Sarangpur for mandir in Khijalpur (11 Mar), Pramukh Swami Institute of Information Technology building, Selvas (5 May), Jetpur Mandir (28 Oct).

 
  2001Inaugurations  
 

BAPS Cattle Camps at Gondal (3 Jan), Raisan (8 Mar)
C.U. Shah Medical College, Surendranagar (18 Jan)
Shri E.M. Gopani Polytechnic Institute, Ranpur (21 Jan)
Mahi Pipeline at Gadhada (22 Jan)
ICCU and Physiotherapy Department at Pramukh Swami Maharaj Hospital, Dabhoi (1 Feb)
Reconstructed villages of Chakulia and Banipat, Orissa after the supercyclone in 1999 (10 Jun)
Shri Swaminarayan Vidyamandir(school), Chakulia (10 Jun)
Pramukh Swami Computer Institute at The Swaminarayan School, Nagpur (20 Jun)
Narmada Tree Festival & 52nd Forest Festival, Bochasan (5 Jul)
Pramukh Swami Computer Institute, Vidyanagar (26 Aug)

 
  2001Awards & Honors  
 

'Sant Shiromani' and 'The Best Citizen Award', Rajkot (7 Jan)
'G D Birla International Award', New Delhi (21 Jul)
Guinness World Records 2002 recognises Swamishri as one of the 20 most influential people of the world.

 
  2001Important Meetings  
 

Bill Clinton, former US President, at Akshardham, Gandhinagar (5 Apr)
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, New Delhi (30 Jun)
Sheikh Ahmed Bin Majid Al-Quassinni, Minister of Justice of UAE (6 Apr)
H.E. Sundersingh Gill, Indian Ambassador to Bahrain, Bahrain (16 Apr)
H.E. Anwar Ghulam Alam, Bangladesh Ambassador to Bahrain, Bahrain (16 Apr)
H.E. Prabhu Dayal, Indian Ambassador to Kuwait, Kuwait (20 Apr)
H.E. Syed Sarif Bin Hamed Bin Sayed Al-Busaidi, Minister of The Royal Court of Oman, Muscat (24 Apr)
H.E. Dineshnandan Sawhny, Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Raipur (8 Jun)
HRH King Divyasinghdev of Jagannathpuri, Jagannathpuri (11 Jun)
Chief Minister of Orissa, Shri Navin Patnaik, Cuttack (10 Jun)

 

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