Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Droupadi Murmu, as well as leaders from the United States, the United Kingdom, African nations, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates, have been invited to Ahmedabad for the month-long centenary celebrations of Brahmaswarup Pramukh Swami Maharaj, which will take place between December 15, 2022 and January 15, 2023.
Lakhs of followers of the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) are expected to attend the month-long ‘Pramukh Swami Maharaj Centenary Festival,’ the grand finale of the centenary events being hosted on a 600-acre site called ‘Pramukh Swami Nagar’ along the Sardar Patel Ring Road near Ognaj Circle on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.
“People from all walks of life will visit and offer their heartfelt tributes to Pramukh Swami Maharaj and gain inspiration from the fascinating presentations, displays and programmes about his universal life, works and messages. Assemblies and programmes, held daily in the presence of eminent personalities from India and all over the world, will enlighten and elevate devotees, aspirants and well-wishers,” said BAPS’s Gyanvatsal Swami.
Aksharvatsal Swami thanked the farmers and builders for providing 600 acres in Ahmedabad free of cost for a year as seva daan. “This land was levelled and cleared, which was another big challenge as the preparations started a year back. A large number of volunteers have worked day and night and everything from planning to architecture has been done in-house and no commercial companies have been hired for the site. Volunteers were divided into 45 internal departments such as construction, cultural events, landscaping and others,” he said.