To kick off the celebrations of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj's 100th birthday, women came together at BAPS Mandirs across North America. They commemorated his life through a program with the theme, "Chukavi Shakay Na Guru Roon Aapnu... He Guru Hari Bhagwant", meaning, how can we repay the debt we owe to our Guru.
Throughout the program, women of all ages remembered the legacy of Pramukh Swami Maharaj through speeches, skits, dances, and sharing personal experiences. Through video presentations, the participants reminisced Pramukh Swami Maharaj's visit to North America in 2014. Even at the age of 92, he traveled from India to North America, all for the sake of his devotees. Many women spoke about how this visit was a turning point in their lives, and Pramukh Swami Maharaj made them feel as if he had traveled all that way just for them. He had deep spiritual impression on anyone with who he came in contact with him. This special connection continues to inspire people of all ages to strive to instill the virtues such as humility and devotion that they saw in him within their own lives.
The heartwarming memories and personal stories left attendees with a greater admiration of Pramukh Swami Maharaj's life work and a greater understanding of how he personally touched the lives of so many people.