10 May, 2000 (Vaisakh Sud 7, V.S. 2056) Wednesday, Navsari
At 10.35 am Swamishri arrived at an assembly of tribal devotees on the mandir grounds. The stage backdrop of a tribal hut, earthen grain storage containers, a meshwork of palm leaves and a parrot cage created a perfect tribal domestic ambience. After a few speeches on tribal upliftment and a colorful tribal folk dance Swamishri appreciated the 7,000 tribals who had come for the one day convention and emphasized that they should not fall prey to addictions and material enticements and remain steadfast in following the ideals of Hindu dharma.