Over 50,000 dignitaries, devotees and well-wishers from throughout Vadodara attended the three-day ‘Jivan Utkarsh Parva’ celebrating the life of Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
The three evening assemblies were held on the vast Navlakhi Ground in the center of Vadodara city. The attendees entered the grounds through the artistic entrance gate, and then viewed the attractive image of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, fountains, and posters presenting the life and work of Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
The Jivan Utkarsh Parva was inaugurated by lighting of the lamps by Rajeshwar Swami, Jnanvatsal Swami, Honorable Mayor of Vadodara City Mr. Keurbhai Rokadia and Director of IREDA Mr. Shabdsharanbhai Brahmabhatt.
The first day focused on youths, ‘Virat Yuva Utkarsh Parva’, in which the speech topic was ‘3D of  Yuva Life: Determination, Dedication, Discipline’. Jnanvatsal Swami elaborated on these three essential virtues in the life of youths through inspiring incidents of Pramukh Swami Maharaj and other great personalities. As a result of this, many youths resolved to practice restraint in life, sincerity in studies, honesty, and regular prayers.
The other two days focused on family, 'Parivarik Utkarsh Parva'. The central topic was ‘Seven Gems for Happy Families’, in which the seven practical teachings given by Pramukh Swami Maharaj for family unity were elaborately explained through dramas, thematic shows, a unity dance, Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s blessings and Jnanvatsal Swami’s speeches. Many pledged to enhance their family unity by arranging daily family meals, instilling values in children, bowing to parents, holding a regular family assembly and other family-centric activities.
Among the dignitaries of Vadodara city who attended this event were Honorable Ranjanben Bhatt MP, presiding MLAs, former MLAs, corporators, other state and local political leaders, leading builders, industrialists and others.
 

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