Under the patronage of HE Mr. Sunil Jain, Indian Ambassador to Kuwait, about 500 people from different walks of life gathered for a solemn and loving ceremony organized by BAPS Kuwait at the Indian Embassy Auditorium in memory of Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
Pramukh Swami Maharaj visited Kuwait twice in 1997 and 2001 and had formed a close tie with the community here.
Sadhu Brahmaviharidas led the speakers of the evening and movingly recalled the life lessons left for mankind by Pramukh Swami Maharaj. "Pramukh Swami's teaching of love for all, harmony and service to others is at the core of the vision of leaders and brings hope in our world today."
Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s guidance and life work as a global visionary created a profound impact in the hearts of individuals, who came from all walks of life. Representing the diversity of Swamishri’s impact, the evening’s speakers included Shri Umesh Sharma, Shri Pratik Desai, Shri Subhash Jolly, Shri Satishchandra Shetty, Shri Sunoj Nambiar and Dr. Girish who added their recollections and voices to the tribute, calling Pramukh Swami a "voice of peace", "an embodiment of love for all" and “a saint who lived every minute for the joy of others".
An exhibition and video on the life of Pramukh Swami was also presented at the Embassy. Mr. Sunil Jain, Indian Ambassador to Kuwait, who has been a great supporter and patron of social and cultural causes, declared that the Indian Embassy will continue to host the exhibition until Diwali of this year as a mark of respect and to spread the message of love, compassion and tolerance amongst the Embassy’s visitors. He noted it was a fitting addition the Embassy’s celebration of Incredible India as nothing could be more incredible than Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s work on this earth.
The program also included a brief introduction to the present guru HH Mahant Swami Maharaj and his blessings. The assembly concluded with the offering of floral tributes to HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj.