9 April, 2000 (Chaitra Sud 5, V.S. 2056) Sunday, Gadhada
In the evening assembly, Lord Harikrishna Maharaj was honored in the presence of Swamishri. During his blessings, Swamishri emphasized the need to conserve water in the prevailing drought that has gripped the region of Saurashtra: "Today, there is a severe crises of water. When the rains fail we realize the importance of water. And during the hot summer months we get anxious, criticize and angrily voice our opinions and even fight for water. But by merely shouting nothing is achieved. You have to think individually and act. There are some people in Saurashtra who are aware and active to the need for conserving water. It is time to unite and realize that we have to save water. If you endeavor to make arrangements for collecting water then it will benefit everyone. For the present don't waste water, use it judiciously"