Congressman Ed. Royce from California paid a visit on behalf of US Government to deliver aid and see firsthand the devastation in Bhuj and Amdavad. During his visit to Amdavad, Congressman Ed Royce arrived at the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir to meet Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Congressman Ed Royce was impressed by the BAPS earthquake relief activities and lauded Swamiji's services to 300 villages in the earthquake affected areas of Bhuj district. Ed Rayce conveyed that the spirit of BAPS volunteers and solidarity of the Gujaratis was amazing. He also added that they were ready to help in whatever way they can.
Pramukh Swami Maharaj appreciated Ed Royce for coming all the way for the US with sentiments of sympathy and relief materials. Pramukh Swami Maharaj added that the people of Gujarat have appreciated your gesture of helping the victims.