At 12.30 p.m., on 13 November, Swamishri arrived at the BAPS Chhatralay in Mt. Abu. An 8ft. high decorated paper elephant, and children dressed in traditional costumes welcomed Swamishri with traditional pujan and dances.
In the evening, a homely assembly took place in the hostel garden. Children enjoyed a lively session of bhajans with Swamishri. Then a question-answer session followed in which Swamishri remembered his past experiences at Mt. Abu. A boy asked, "Bapa, when did you first come to Mt. Abu and where did you stay?" Swamishri answered, "During the construction of Gadhada mandir we went to Makrana for the marble and on the way back we came to see the Delwara mandir. We stayed in a mandir under a champa tree at Achal Gadh."
The next morning Swamishri visited the Swaminarayan Vidyapith Primary School. There he talked to the children about good conduct and respect for God, parents and teachers.
Before leaving in the evening, a photo session was held with Swamishri and the students, during which Swamishri lovingly addressed a few misbehaving children, saying, "If we confess our faults then God will bless us. God never punishes those who confess."