As part of Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s centenary celebrations, the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Rajkot organized a five-day ‘Manav Utkarsh Mahotsav’ to inspire people towards an addiction-free, values-based life, and to promote family and social harmony.
The event was held at the vast Racecourse Grounds, and featured exhibitions highlighting the above messages, and the life and work of Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
The highlight of each evening assembly was a series of inspiring and enlightening speeches by Apurvamuni Swami based on the teachings of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and his succession of Gunatit gurus that gave insights and guidance on the event’s main messages.
In addition, during the five-day event, blood and organ donation camps were organized in which over 475,000 cc of blood was collected and 1,200 pledged to donate organs.
Inspired by the event’s messages, over 100 experienced doctors pledged to treat 20,000 patients and perform 2,500 operations free.
Over the five days, around 35,000 people attended the event.

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