The inaugural function of BAPS Shastriji Maharaj Hospital in Vadodara was attended by around 14,000 people, including invited guests, doctors and paramedics. The 100-bed Multispeciality Hospital was dedicated to the people of Vadodara and Gujarat on the 148th birth anniversary of Brahmaswarup Shastriji Maharaj, founder guru of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, on Friday, 15 February (Vasant Panchami) 2013.
The Hospital was inaugurated by Pujya Mahant Swami, Pujya Doctor Swami, Shri Nitinbhai Patel, Minister of Finance, Health & Transport, Gujarat Government, and Shri Saurabhbhai Patel, Minister of Energy, Petrochemicals, Mines and Minerals, Gujarat Government. Also blessing the occasion were Pujya Tyagvallabh Swami, Pujya Ishwarcharan Swami and Pujya Viveksagar Swami.
Among the chief guests were Shri Balkrishnabhai Shukla, Member of Parliament and Shri A. M. Naik, Executive Chairman, Larsen & Toubro Limited.