Over a thousand people, including His Excellency Mr. Amit Sharma, Consular General of India; His Excellency Mr. Amu Shah, The Honorary Consul of Kenya; His Grace Sita Ram Prabhudas, President of ISKCON Bhaktivedanta, Perth; Mr. Jim Seth, Vice President of the Liberal Party WA; Mr. Ravindra Govindu, President of the Telegu Association Perth; and Mr. Suresh Rajan, Chief Executive Officer at Epilepsy Association of Western Australia gathered to pay tribute to the life and legacy of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Other community and civic leaders and faith representatives as well as prominent businessmen were also in attendance.
Youths began the assembly by chanting Vedic prayers for world peace. Thereafter, the selfless life and humanitarian work of Swamishri was portrayed through a video presentation.
Speakers at the assembly reflected upon their uplifting thoughts and experiences of Swamishri. Amu Shah said, “Pramukh Swami was an inspirational leader not through grand speeches but the simple personal connection that he made.” He also reflected on how His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj had personally touched him so deeply in his own life.
The tribute assembly concluded with prayers, final reflections and an inspiring message from His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj, the spiritual successor of Pramukh Swami Maharaj.