In addition to the regular satsang assemblies and festival celebrations at all
BAPS centres throughout the world, many special events and
activities are also organised. Below is a summary of some of
these major events and activities.

 
 
India
 
  • Eye Camp, Secunderabad (4-12 Jan)
  • Golden Anniversary Celebration of BAPS Children's Forum, Akshardham, Gandhinagar – in the presence of HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj, President of India, H.E. Abdul Kalam, Deputy Prime Minister Shri Advaniji, Governor of Gujarat H.E. Kailaspati Mishra, Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Narendra Modi and 20,000 BAPS children (8 Feb)
  • Teachers' Convention – attended by over 4,000 primary and secondary teachers, principals, supervisors and college professors, Junagadh (28 Feb)
  • Karyakar Shibirs, India (January)
  • Prayer for the Sick project, Kolkata (May)
  • 28th Annual Gujarat Universities & Colleges Sanskrit Teacher's Conference, Tithal (3 May)
  • Youth Karyakar Shibir, Gadhada (27-30 May)
  • De-Addiction Exhibition and Free Dental Camp, Mumbai (31 May)
  • Student Shibirs, India (6 May-7 Jun)
  • Opening of 'Swaminarayan Marg', Mumbai (20 Jun)
  • Flood Relief Work by BAPS in South Gujarat (August)
  • Satsang Shibir, Jagatpur, Orissa (20 Sep)
  • Blood Donation Camp, Kolkata (31 Oct)
  • Golden Jubilee of Akhil Bhartiya Darshan Parishad, Amdavad (24-29 Nov)
  • Tsunami Relief Work (from 26 Dec)
 
Uk & europe
 
  • National Kishore Mandal SDC Shibir, Beaumanor Park (30 Jan-1 Feb)
  • Over 1,300 parents attended 6 Education Seminars conducted with support of international education specialist Noel-Janis Norton (Jan-Mar)
  • Over 350 children aged between 6-14 years trained in 9 different talents through special 10-week course (Jan-Apr)
  • Over 130 balika volunteers from throughout UK participated in Upvas Relay (Jan-Sept)
  • Teenagers’ Parents' Seminar, London (21 Feb)
  • Over 1,460 elderly people in the community given personal care and attention (Mar-Jul)
  • Teenagers’ Parents' Seminar, Leicester (28 Mar)
  • Education Seminar, London (3 Apr)
  • Education Seminar, Birmingham (11 Apr)
  • National Sponsored Walk, London (25 Apr)
  • Rath Yatra Parade, London (2 May)
  • 9 grand World Peace Prayers (mahapujas) held throughout UK – conducted by specially trained group of over 110 balaks and balikas (Jul-Aug)
  • National Kishore-Kishori Summer Shibir, London (25-26 Aug)
  • National Bal-Balika Shibir, London (27-28 Aug)
  • National Family Shibir, London (27-28 Aug)
  • Bal Pravrutti Suvarna Jayanti Celebration, London (29 Aug)
  • UK Satsang Suvarna Jayanti Celebration, London (5 Sep)
  • Gujarati Teachers Seminar – over 150 teachers representing groups and organisations throughout the UK (30 Oct)
  • Joint-first prize in ‘Innovation and Change’ category awarded to Cultural Cosmic Voyage – a CD Rom prepared by the UK BAPS Bal-Balika Mandal – from 200 national entries in the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta) Awards (23 Nov)
  • National Kishore-Kishori Student Shibir, London (24-26 Dec)
  • National Kishore-Kishori Winter Shibir, London (31 Dec)
 
USA & Canada
 
  • Regional KarCon – SE Region, Jacksonville (16-18 Jan)
  • Inauguration of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Perry, GA, USA (25 Jan)
  • 60 BAPS sadhus blessed homes in 113 centres across North America (17 Mar-27 Jun)
  • Regional Bal-Kishore Shibir – SW Region, Houston (20-21 Mar)
  • Southeast Cultural Programme, USA (25 Mar)
  • Inauguration of BAPS Mandir, San Francisco, CA, USA (28 Mar)
  • Karyakar Shibir, Chicago (9-11 Apr)
  • Regional Karyakar Shibir – SE Region, Perry (30 Apr-1 May)
  • Divyabhav Shibir – Southwest Region (April)
  • Sanskruti – cultural Programme, Edison (5 Jun)
  • Regional Karyakar Shibir – SW Region (12-13 Jun)
  • Yuvak-Yuvati National Convention, Orlando (1-4 Jul)
  • Kishore-Kishori National Convention, Orlando (4-8 Jul)
  • Bal-Balika National Convention, Orlando (8-11 Jul)
  • Inauguration of BAPS Mandir, Portland (18 Jul)
  • Murti-Pratishtha BAPS Mandir, Houston (25 Jul)
  • Inauguration of BAPS Mandir, Raleigh (31 Jul)
  • Murti-Pratishtha BAPS Mandir, Chicago (8 Aug)
  • BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Houston, wins award, Houston (12 Sep)
  • Inauguration of BAPS Medical Clinic, Birmingham (October)
  • Inauguration of BAPS Mandir, Savannah (28 Nov)
  • Regional KarCon – SE Region, Orlando (22-24 Dec)
  • Balika-Kishori KarCon – NE Region, Washington (23-26 Dec)
  • Balak-Kishore KarCon – NE Region, Springfield (23-26 Dec)
  • Regional KarCon – Canada and MW Region (24-26 Dec)
  • Kishore Winter Get-Together – West Region, San Jose (27-30 Dec)
  • Regional Karyakar Shibir – MW Region, Chicago (30-31 Dec)
  • Regional Karyakar Conventions – all regions (December)
  • Multimedia Team Training, Atlanta (December)
  • Regional KarCon – West Region, San Jose (31 Dec/04-1 Jan/05)
  • Regional Pravrutti Shibir – West Region, San Jose (31 Dec/04-1 Jan/05)
  • Education Fairs at San Jose (27 Jan), Houston (23 May)
  • Medical Fairs held at BAPS mandirs in Houston (6 Mar), San Jose (3 Apr, 17 Dec), St. Louis (4 Apr), Atlanta (4 Apr, 11 Apr, 19 Dec), Cleveland (25 Apr), Birmingham (12 Sep), Los Angeles (7 Nov), Clifton (21 Nov), Toronto (5 Dec)
  • Blood Drives held at BAPS mandirs in Atlanta (8 Feb, 26 Sep), Houston (13 Nov), San Jose (17 Dec), Los Angeles (18 Dec) – over 380 pints donated
  • Medico-Spiritual Conferences at BAPS mandirs in Washington (9 May), Edison (23 May), Atlanta (12 Jun), Los Angeles (20 Jun), Houston (31 Jul), Chicago (15 Aug)
  • Bone Marrow Drives held at BAPS mandirs in Atlanta (16 May), Edison (17 Oct), Los Angeles (18 Dec) – over 330 donors
  • Walkathons held at BAPS centres in Toronto (19 Sep), New York (26 Sep), Edison (3 Oct), Washington (3 Oct), Philadelphia (3 Oct), San Jose (9 Oct), Fresno (10 Oct), Minneapolis (10 Oct), San Francisco (24 Oct), Los Angeles (6 Nov)
 
Africa
 
  • Sponsored Walk, Kisumu, Kenya (18 Apr)
  • Satsang Shibir, Dar-es-Salaam (25-26 Apr)
  • National Bal-Balika Adhiveshan, Nairobi, Kenya (26 Apr)
  • Satsang Shibir, Nairobi, Kenya (2 May)
  • New BAPS Mandir, Limbi-Blantyre, Malawi (9 May)
  • Children's Fun Day, Johannesburg, South Africa (3 Jul)
  • 24-Hour Akhand Dandvat Marathon, Johannesburg (10 Jul)
  • Monthly hospital visits to donate nutritious foodstuffs and basic necessity items, Dar-es-Salaam
 
Pecific
 
  • Bal-Balika Adhiveshan, Sydney (17 Jan)
  • Cultural performance by Sydney Mandal in Melbourne (22 May)
  • Visit of Premier of Western Australia to Annakut Celebration, BAPS mandir in Perth (12 Nov)
  • BAPS sadhus meet the Prime Minister of Fiji (4 Dec)


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