2 August 2001 (V.S. 2057, Shravan Sud 13) Thursday, Anand. Kishore Day
During the special Kishore Day assembly in the evening, the Kishores performed a folk dance and a drama reflecting the challenges that satsangi Kishores face in society. Swamishri's blessings infused moral strength in the Kishores.
550 Kishores and Kishories were present during the Kishore Day program. Thereafter Swamishri attended the Shikshapatri discourse (parayan) by Viveksagar Swami.
3 August 2001 (V.S 2057, Shravan Sud 14) Friday, Anand, Bhalej, Anand
At 10.55 a.m. Swamishri arrived in Bhalej village. After performing pujan and arti of murtis at the Swaminarayan Mandir, Swamishri blessed the assembly and returned to Anand.
4 August 2001 (V.S. 2057, Shravan Sud 15) Saturday, Anand, Kanajari, Nadiad. Raksha Bandhan
o The 5-day program on the Shikshapatri concluded this morning. The history and significance of Raksha Bandhan was narrated by Viveksagar Swami. Swamishri finally blessed the devotees and sanctified rakhis were distributed to everyone.
o At 6.50 p.m., Swamishri arrived in Kanajari. After performing Thakorji's pujan and arti at the Swaminarayan mandir, he blessed the audience and departed for Nadiad.
6 August 2001 (V.S 2057, Shravan vad 2) Monday, Nadiad
Swamishri visited the historic place where Bishop Heber had met Shriji Maharaj. He also saw the under construction of 'Swaminarayan Smruti Mandir' by BAPS nearby, that will become a memorial to the historic meeting and the life and message of Shriji Maharaj.
7 September 2001 (V.S. 2057, Sharavan Vad 3) Tuesday, Nadiad
At 5.00 pm, Swamishri bathed the murti of Harikrishna Maharaj in a column of rain water gushing from a terrace, in appreciation for the good monsoon this year. Thereafter Swamishri bathed in the rain water
12 August 2001 (V.S. 2057, Sharavan Vad 8) Sunday, Atladra. Janmashtami Festival
The Janmashtami Festival commenced at 8.00pm. The 4-hour program was interlaced with speeches, bhajans and drama. Initally Viveksagar Swami spoke on the divine lila of Shri Krishna. The youths then enacted incidents from the life of Shri Krishna (Krishna Lila). After a bhajan Mahant Swami addressed the assembly and finally Swamishri blessed the congregation. After performing arti at 12 midnight, Swamishri rocked Thakorji in a hindolo amidst the festive bhajans sung by sadhus. More then 5,000 devotees had attended the festival.