Prior to Swamishri’s arrival on the assembly stage senior sadhus discoursed about the virtues of Yogiji Maharaj on the occasion of the Yogi Jayanti Celebration. When Swamishri arrived on the stage Pujya Tyagvallabh Swami and Pujya Viveksagar Swami honoured Swamishri with a shawl of mogra flowers.
Swamishri also blessed 200 children from Surat, who were mellifluously chanting Vedic mantras with yagna kunds before them. The children of Surat bal mandal were going to perform mahapuja rituals in the homes of 1,025 devotees in Surat. Swamishri showered his blessings and divine joy upon the children and their karyakars.