17 May 2002 (V.S.2058, Vaishakh sud 5) Friday, Surendranagar
Prior to his morning puja, Swamishri performed the pratishtha rituals for the new Hari mandir in Ganad, Surendranagar district.
In the evening a dedication assembly was held for the 18 earthquake-hit schools built by BAPS. Through the inspiration of Swamishri the BAPS has undertaken the reconstruction of 8 earthquake-hit villages (4 of which have been built and inaugurated), 43 Primary schools, 6 Secondary schools and a colony in Bhuj.
The 18 schools (15 primary schools and 3 secondary schools) by Swamishri were dedicated to each principal and leading figure of every village. The Honorable State Minister, Shri I. K. Jadeja and Shri Fakirbhai Vaghela spoke laudingly of the Sanstha's earthquake rehabilitation projects. More than 5,000 people attended the dedication assembly.
(For details see NEWS report)
Note: Names of 18 schools built aew as follows:
18 May 2002 (V.S.2058, Vaishakh sud 6) Saturday, Surendranagar. Kishore Day
In the evening Kishore Day assembly , the kishores performed an impressive folkdance on the glory of the Swaminarayan Mahamantra and a drama 'Hraday hraday na setu'. In conclusion, Swamishri addressed the kishores emphasizing the need and importance of satsang.
21 May 2002 (V.S.2058, Vaishakh sud 9) Tuesday, Bochasan
On the occasion of the symbolic celebration of Bochasan mandir's 95th patotsav (inauguration anniversary), Swamishri performed pujan and arti of Thakorji amidst Vedic chantings.
After his morning puja, Swamishri performed the pratishtha rituals of murtis for the Hari mandir in Saputara.
Swamishri attended the 95th patotsav and 52nd Pramukh Varni Din assembly. Senior sadhus delivered speeches that covered the march of the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Sanstha since its inception 95 years ago. Finally, Swamishri blessed the assembly stressing the importance of agna, upasana and samp, suhraday and ekta.
23 May 2002 (V.S.2058, Vaishakh sud 11) Thursday, Bochasan, Bharuch
In the evening, Swamishri visited the Hari mandir in Jadeshwar where Shastriji Maharaj used to stay during his visit. Swamishri narrated in detail how, through Shastriji Maharaj's blessings, the black rashes on his body disappeared. (For details see photo story)
24 May 2002 (V.S.2058, Vaishakh sud 13) Friday, Bharuch
Swamishri performed the pratishtha rituals of the wooden murtis of Shriji Maharaj and Gunatitanand Swami in Sukh Shaiya
25 May 2002 (V.S.2058, Vaishakh sud 14) Sunday, Bharuch to Sankari
Swamishri's car broke down on the road towards Surat. (For details see photo story)
26 May to 4 June, 2002 : Sant Shibir