Environment Conservation and World Peace Rally 2016
On 24th January 2016, a special Environment Conservation and World Peace Rally was organized in Naivasha by Shree Swaminarayan Siddhant Sajivan Mandal Kenya, under the umbrella of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan, Maninagar- an institution renowned for religious, cultural, social and environment conservation activities. This rally was organized as a run-up to the celebration of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Mandir Rajat Mahotsav (Silver Jubilee) in September 2016.
Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj with the sant mandal travelled on 23rd afternoon to Naivasha. On the evening of 23rd, after performing Sandhya Aarti niyams, sants had organized a fun game for everyone. The fun of the game was gaining knowledge of Karan Satsang and kirtans. Hence, the programme was entitled “Gamaat Sathe Gnyaan”. After the game everyone had mahaprasad.
The morning of 24th will be remembered by everyone who witnessed the occasion. The sun shone brightly on the lustrous green golf course at The Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort – venue for this historical event. Everyone was occupied in their own way to make the event a success. Ladies were preparing their ceremonious urns, decoration team putting final touches on the golf cart on which Acharya Swamishree was going to be seated, kitchen team preparing breakfast and lunch Prasad for over hundreds of devotees who had travelled from Nairobi, volunteers directing the guest who were flocking in large numbers and band members getting ready to play some melodious tunes.
The rally started off at 9.00am. Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band – Nairobi gave a guard of honour to Acharya Swamishree and led the procession. Hundreds of school childred, distinguished guests and devotees joined in the rally.
On behalf of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan, Acharya Swamishree donated school bags to over 400 school kids on the golf course. A large tent was put up on the golf course where the assembly was held. Acharya Swamishree welcomed the dignitaries and presented them with trade mark turbans and flower garlands. The assembly was then showered with divine blessings from Acharya Swamishree and concluded with lunch mahaprasad. In the afternoon, Acharya Swamishree with sant mandal and devotees proceeded to Nakuru town.