The Chief Rabbi of Israel Yonan Metzger, Chief Rabbi and President of the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultation David Rosen, Chief Rabbi of Belgium Albert Guigui, Chief Rabbi of Turkey Isak Haleve, Former Chief Rabbi of Spain Benito Baruj Garzon, the Israeli Ambassador Mr. David Danielli, and other officials arrived at Swaminarayan Akshardham at 8.30 am. They were welcomed and shown around the entire complex. The Chief Rabbi of Israel expressed his astonishment on learning that the complex was built in only five years. He added that the word beautiful is not enough to describe it. It was just wonderful.
The delegation saw the main monument, Gajendra Peeth, boat-ride and Sahajanand Darshan exhibitions. In all the group spend 1hr. 40 min.
The Chief Rabbi of Israel opined, “ I am greatly impressed from the wonderful presentation of value and morality. I have never seen such wonderful presentation that explains educational messages for future generations. May your work and efforts be blessed.”