During the hour-long meeting, Swami Brahmaviharidas expressed heartfelt gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on behalf of HH Mahant Swami Maharaj and BAPS worldwide, for personally inaugurating the centenary celebrations of Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Spread over 600 acres, the celebrations were planned and managed by 80,000 selfless volunteers and attended by over 12.1 million people from across the globe. The inspirations and messages of goodness reached billions through social media. On hearing that the entire festival ground had been wound up and the land was returned to the farmers once again, the PM added, "It was one of its kind, so huge and so well-planned, I am happy that it was celebrated flawlessly, without a single glitch or hitch."
During their meeting, Swami Brahmaviharidas updated the Prime Minister on the upcoming BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi. The Prime Minister was particularly interested in the 300 hi-tech sensors installed throughout the Mandir, which provide valuable live data of pressure, temperature, settlement, deflection and stresses created by seismic movements, among other things. What stood out the most, was the Mandir's inclusivity, which features intricate carvings of Hindu Avatars and Rishis, as well as cultural and moral value tales from ancient civilizations. The Mandir's approach to 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' is a true testament to its commitment to fostering unity and harmony among all peoples, regardless of their backgrounds or beliefs.
As a form of spiritual gratitude, Swami Brahmaviharidas tied a nadachadi on the Prime Minister's wrist. The Prime Minister shared his personal experiences with Pramukh Swami Maharaj, recalling how HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj used to reassure him that God would always guide and guard him and provide strength to serve the nation and the world at large. Swami Brahmaviharidas also conveyed blessings from HH Mahant Swami Maharaj, urging the Prime Minister to continue his efforts in not just leading the nation, but also in uniting world leaders to achieve global peace. In this year of G20, it underlines our Prime Minister's influential role in shaping the world's future, and the importance of fostering unity and cooperation among nations to tackle the challenges facing humanity.
In conclusion, Swami Brahmaviharidas presented a copy of the book “In Love, At Ease: Everyday Spirituality with Pramukh Swami”, authored by Professor Yogi Trivedi, an accomplished author and graduate professor of journalism at The University of Columbia. The meeting emphasized the vital role that cultural and spiritual values play in developing nations through community support and government cooperation. Overall, the meeting was a testament to the enduring impact of HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj's teachings and the continued efforts of PM Narendra Modi to build a more peaceful and prosperous future for all.