Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha rituals of pujan and arti of the murtis for the BAPS hari mandirs in Greensboro and Raleigh (North Carolina, USA) and Dehgam (Ahmedabad rural district). He also performed the shilanyas rituals for the BAPS shikharbaddha mandir in Dhuliya (Maharashtra).
In the afternoon Swamishri got news of Pujya Balmukund Swami’s demise. Swamishri prayed and eulogized, “Balmukund Swami performed a lot of seva. He did it with a detached spirit. He gained Yogiji Maharaj’s profound rajipo.” The next day Swamishri praised, “He obeyed the commands of Yogiji Maharaj. Whatever seva he performed, he did it with humility. He went to the villages to collect grains. He never refused any seva instructed to him. He was inclined towards delivering and listening to spiritual discourses.”