4 April 2004 (V.S. 2060, Chaitra sud 14) Sunday, Mumbai
Swamishri attended a special volunteer's assembly in the morning. After Swamishri's arrival at 10.30 a.m. the volunteers collectively welcomed him by chanting the 'Shanti Path' and singing 'Aj mare orde re ...' The volunteers performed a quiz "Attainment of Akshardham". Thereafter they enacted a drama 'Commando' showing the discipline and sacrifice of BAPS volunteers. Finally Swamishri blessed the assembly.
7 April 2004 (V.S. 2060, Chaitra vad 2) Wednesday, Mumbai
At 10.50 a.m. Swamishri arrived at the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir (hari-mandir) in the suburb of Malvani. Swamishri performed the pujan and arti and blessed the assembly.
At 12.10 p.m. Swamishri arrived at the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir (hari-mandir) in the suburb of Miraroad. After performing pujan and arti Swamishri blessed the assembly.
At 5.45 p.m. Swamishri arrived at the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir (hari-mandir) in the suburb of Vasai. After performing pujan and arti rituals Swamishri blessed the assembly.
Swamishri sanctifies prayer hall
11 April 2004 (V.S. 2060, Chaitra vad 7) Sunday, Nagpur
At 9.30 a.m. Swamishri arrived to inaugurate the newly built section to the Swaminarayan English Medium School catering to students from grade 1 to 7.
After performing the pujan of the entrance door, Swamishri inaugurated the school. Thereafter Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha of Shri Akshar Purushottam Maharaj and Guru Parampara at the mandir in the school prayer hall. Thereafter Swamishri blessed the assembly, "There is a great need for education today.
The more the availability of education the more peace there will be in our country. An illiterate person cannot think or work properly. Education provides progress so there should be efforts to augment educational services. Here we have constructed a school with all facilities so that children can study properly. They will receive value-based education that will prepare a virtuous society..."
Swamishri performs bhumipujan rituals for the mandir and school project
12 April 2004 (V.S. 2060, Chaitra vad 8) Monday, Nagpur
To cater to students of higher secondary level from grade 8 to 12, the BAPS has planned to build an educational complex on the outskirts of Nagpur city. Swamishri performed the bhumi-pujan rituals by sprinkling kum kum, rice grains and flowers amidst Vedic chantings. Thereafter Swamishri sanctified the land by sprinkling flowers.
15 April 2004 (V.S. 2060, Chaitra vad 11) Thursday, New Delhi
At 10.00 a.m. Swamishri embarked upon an observation tour of the ongoing construction work at Akshardham. Swamishri also performed pujan of the dwarshakh (frame of main entrance door of monument) and said prayers for the successful completion of complex.
During the evening satsang assemblies , Pujya Viveksagar Swami delivered lectures on the Shrimad Bhagwat and thereafter Swamishri blessed the assembly.