Around 1,500 invited guests and devotees attended the celebration and public release of Paratpar, the Gujarati translation of Transcendence written by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.
The program featured videos summarizing the lives and works of Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj and Dr Kalam, their interactions with each other, and inspiring messages from the book.
There were speeches by Pujya Keshavjivan Swami (Pujya Mahant Swami), Brahmavihari Swami, Dr Mahendrabhai Patel (Collector, Surat), Shri B.C. Pattni (Collector, Tapi) and Dr Chandresh Solanki (Head, Applied Mechanics Dept. SVNIT, Surat).
Among the dignitaries present were Shri Mohanbhai Dhodia (MLA for Mahuva, Gujarat), Shri Sureshbhai Patel (President, Surat Panchayat) and Shri V.K. Jain (Station Director, Kakrapur Atomic Power Project).
The event concluded with the national anthem.