BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha Australia’s Adelaide centre held its Inaugural Community Dinner on Saturday, 21st June 2014 at Klemzig Primary School, Klemzig SA.
With the inspiration of HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj a new purpose-built BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir has already started taking its shape at Green Fields, South Australia. This evening aimed at introducing BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha and its various humanitarian, spiritual and charitable activities and also illustrating the importance and benefits of having mandir in a society.
Selfless service is the cornerstone of BAPS and its community activities and so this evening's central theme was “Spirit of Service”.
The delegates and guests included Hon. Susan Close MP Minister and Member of the executive council, Her Worship Gillian Aldridge, Mayor of Salisbury Council, Cr. Chad Buchanan, Councillor for West ward, Presidents and representatives of various Indian communities. All the guests were welcomed with a traditional shantipath sung by children, followed by a vibrant and colourful dance performance exemplifying the artistic talents among the children and youths of BAPS.
Guests expressed their gratitude and pleasure towards HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj and BAPS volunteers for gifting the city with the upcoming mandir, expressing their interest to be present during it's inauguration.
Quoted below are a few opinions from invited guests:
“Impressed beyond words. Such dedication and service! Keep it up.” - Dr. Rakesh Mohindra, President IAASA.
“An amazing event which inspires and encourages people to walk the selfless path of service. Thank you for your contribution to the global community” - Sunil Vyas, Editor, Beyond India.
“It is a good move to bring people of different communities together. Well done.” - Amol Yadav.