Bhagwan Swaminarayan was a strong patron of literature and ethnic languages. In the same legacy, the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha strives to sustain Indian culture by promoting the use of Sanskrit, Hindi, Gujarati, and other Indian languages. This attracts several renowned scholars from across the globe. And on 29th of September, one such scholar - Sh. Satyavrat Shashtriji visited the BAPS SVM Randesan campus.
Sh. SatyaVrat Shashtriji is world renowned Sanskrit scholar felicitated by institutions and governments across the world (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satya_Vrat_Shastri). He was accompanied by his daughter who is also Professor in Delhi University, Dr. Indu Vrat Dua.
Their visit was in continuance to eminent scholars visiting the campus. They were welcomed by students reciting "Ishavasya Upanishad" shlokas which touched them and moistened their eyes! They were so happy to see the conservation of Sanskrit language among the new generation. He visited entire campus and blessed several students who sang Birthday song for him - in Sanskrit.
Before leaving campus, he prayed and wished everyone on campus and especially the officials.