BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha in Barnet brought together hundreds of members of the community for an inspiring celebration on Saturday 21 May 2022 to commemorate the birth centenary of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
Pramukh Swami Maharaj was one of the world’s great spiritual leaders, serving as a global ambassador of peace, harmony and selfless service, working tirelessly for the greater good of humanity. His life embodied his timeless, universal teaching: “In the joy of others lies our own.”
Throughout 2022, hundreds of thousands around the world have been honouring and celebrating his inspiring life of selfless service, devotion and spirituality through a series of uplifting programmes for the whole family.
The event in Barnet included insightful talks, video shows, a panel discussion, traditional Indian folk dancing and devotional singing. Swamis from India and the UK, performers of various ages from across the country as well as members of the local community all came together to deliver this inspiring two-hour programme.
Various charity partners, faith representatives and civic leaders also shared their personal experiences on how the work of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha inspired by Pramukh Swami Maharaj has supported individuals, families and the wider community in their local region.
Distinguished guests who joined the local congregation for this devotional celebratory event included Therese Villiers MP (Chipping Barnet), as well as several councillors, community leaders and charity representatives.
Also present was Mike Freer MP (Chipping Barnet), who spoke about the sense of community that Pramukh Swami Maharaj had inspired and the work of BAPS in the local area during the coronavirus pandemic. 
Adam Morley, chair of a local charity in Barnet, added, “Today was such a joyous occasion. I learned so much…. Truly, ‘In the joy of others lies our own.’”

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