With the divine blessings of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree, a charity function was held at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai on 22nd October 2003. Food was distributed to the needy individuals living in the vicinity of the Mandir. This event was held to coincide with the auspicious Diwalli and New Year festivals.
In particular, saakar (sugar candy), which is considered one of the 5 principal nectars, was distributed to all. Over 4 tonnes of food was distributed. This event was organised by the Mahant of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, Mumbai, Sant Shiromani Shree Divyadarshandasji Swami, and the other Sants currently resident in Mumbai.
Bollywood's famous music director Shree Shravankumar Rathod was present throughout the event. He too joined in to help hand out the food parcels.
This charity event was extremely well received by community leaders of the Mahalaxmi region and was publicised in much of Mumbai's media.