21 May, 2000 (Vaishakh Vad 3, V.S. 2056) Sunday, Bharuch
According to the English calendar fifty years ago, Swamishri was appointed as President of the BAPS by Shastriji Maharaj. To honor the occasion a celebration program was arranged on the new mandir site. During this function, Swamishri inaugurated a mobile dispensary by the BAPS for the tribal people of Panchmahal district. After a program of drama, slide and video presentation on Swamishri's personality and contribution to society, Swamishri blessed the assembly. "All the activities and services are being done by the grace and blessings of Shriji Maharaj, Shastriji Maharaj and Yogiji Maharaj. The garden (of Satsang Fellowship) is all theirs. They have prepared it and have planted its roots so deep that everyone is inspired with such a spirit of sacrifice"
15,000 devotees had attended the celebration.