2 May, 2000 (Chaitra Vad 13, V.S. 2056) Tuesday, Surat
After Thakorji's darshan at 7.45 am Swamishri joined the De-addiction Rally by children who were to join the 20-day anti-addiction campaign. Holding a cardboard banner saying, 'Renounce Addiction, Worship God', Swamishri encouraged the children by joining the small rally from the mandir steps to the assembly hall.
At 10.35 am Swamishri performed the foundation stone laying ceremony for 'Pramukh Swami General Hospital'. The BAPS Sanstha's 6 storey, modern hospital planned to be completed in the next three years will be a blessing to the people of Surat. During his blessings Swamishri pointed out, "Any person who follows the commands prescribed by the scriptures is happy. Because of a lack in self-control or abstinence, hospitals are made, doctors are trained and medicines are invented. But if man exercises self control and obedience to the scriptural commands then he will be safe from disease and will thus become happy…"
3 May, 2000 (Chaitra Vad 14, V.S. 2056) Wednesday, Surat
After completing his morning puja, Swamishri worshipped the canvas murtis to be installed at the new Akshar Purushottam Mandir at Bhadut village.