Vicharan Reports

16 March 2002 (V.S. 2058, Fagan sud 2) Saturday, Atladara, Bharuch, Dummas
At 10.45 a.m., Swamishri performed the murti pratishtha rituals in the assembly hall in Atladara mandir for the newly constructed mandirs in Ranoli and Chhani (Jakatnaka). Swamishri then addressed the devotees and blessed them.
In the afternoon, Swamishri departed from Atladara and arrived at the Swaminarayan Mandir in Bharuch at 6.50 p.m. After Thakorji's darshan and abhishek of Nilkanth Varni, Swamishri departed for Dummas.

17 March 2002 (V.S. 2058, Fagan sud 3) Sunday, Dummas, Surat
At 10.0 a.m., Swamishri performed the foundation-stone laying ceremony of C.K. Pithawala College of Engineering and Technology. Thereafter, an assembly commenced wherein the principal contributor for this project and Chairman of the Navyug Vidya Bhavan Trust, Shri C.K.Pithawala, welcomed Swamishri. Many distinguished dignitaries, namely, Shri Hemantbhai Chapatwala - State Minister for Law and Order and Education, Shri Kashiram Rana, - Union Minister for Textiles, Shri Jayendrabhai Bhatt - Vice Chancellor of South Gujarat University, etc., had also attended the function. In his address, Swamishri pointed out the need for value-based education and the necessity of spiritualism in life.

In the evening, during the Sunday Satsang assembly, the local kishores performed a drama on 'Niyam, nischay and paksh.' Finally, Swamishri addressed the assembly, saying, "Many times you may feel that as householders you have lots of mundane responsibilities and duties, therefore it is not possible to practice 'niyams', perform arti and puja and attend discourses. But look at Janak and Ambrish who were kings. They had a lot of activities, yet they took out time for prayer and spiritual practices. Dada Khachar, Parvatbhai, Zinabhai and others also took time out and worshipped Bhagwan Swaminarayan. One attains success by effort, faith and trust..."

19 March 2002 (VS 2058, Fagan sud 5) Tuesday, Dummas, Surat, Bharuch, Anand, Vidyanagar
Swamishri departed from Bharuch in the morning and arrived in Surat at 9.45 a.m. After having Thakorji's darshan, Swamishri left and arrived at the Swaminarayan Mandir, Bharuch, at 11.35 a.m.

Swamishri departed from Bharuch and arrived at the Swaminarayan Mandir in Anand at 7.55 p.m. After having Thakorji's darshan, Swamishri left for Vidyanagar and arrived at the Akshar Purushottam Chhatralay (APC) at 8.20 p.m.

20 March 2002 (VS 2058, Fagan sud 6) Wednesday, Vidyanagar. Annual Day
In the morning, the students of Akshar Purushottam Chhatralay recited Vachanamrut, Swamini Vato, etc., before Swamishri. In the evening program, the students performed a traditional dance, sang bhajans and enacted two dramas. In his blessings, Swamishri said, "It is easy to say Rs.10 million but it is difficult to earn that amount and more difficult to spend it for a good cause. Likewise, Satsang and this spiritual association and the blessings of Yogiji Maharaj are very important and should be preserved and looked after. Always be focussed on his teachings, instructions and virtues..."

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