5 March 2001 (V.S. 2057, Fagan Sud 10) Monday, Modasa, Himmatnagar, Gandhinagar
At 5.20pm, Swamishri departed from Modasa and arrived in Himmatnagar and blessed the land for the new mandir. After learning of the land details and location, Swamishri departed for Gandhinagar.
8 March 2001 (V.S. 2057, Fagan Sud 14) Thursday, Gandhinagar, Raisan, Gandhinagar, Sarangpur
At 9.35am, Swamishri arrived at Raisan and amidst Vedic chantings inaugurated the BAPS cattle camp with Shri Keshubhai Patel the Chief Minister of Gujarat.
During an assembly, the Chief Minister lauded the activities inspired by Swamishri, "The unique attribute of this cattle camp is that there are no paid persons serving here... One finds dedication and feelings here, and that is why the work done here is proper and organized."
Finally, Swamishri blessed the function, emphasizing the need to serve cattle because of their services to us.
After the function, Swamishri individually blessed the farmers who, owned the drought-afflicted cattle, had come to offer their services in the camp.
Before departing, Swamishri visited the cattle camp and enquired in detail about the arrangements for the cattle.