BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha organized special Diwali celebrations for students at their campus. The celebrations were organized at 5 different campuses attended by nearly 750 students. Over 400 vegetarian food items were prepared by the students for the Annakut. A special assembly with the theme Enlightenment: A Journey from Darkness to Light was also organized.
The program explained the sholka from Rig Veda ‘Asato maa sad gamaya, Tamaso maa jyotir gamaya, Mrityor maa amritam gamay’ through three aspects: prioritizing truly important things, having pride by understanding one’s traditions and religion, and lastly living the spiritually-defined, introspective life as led by a Guru.
In addition to this, some campuses organized trips to nearby BAPS Mandirs to participate in the Diwali festivities at the mandir.