Tuesday 5 October 2021 marked the 30th anniversary of when His Divine Holiness Ved Ratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj inaugurated Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Mandir, the magnificent monument of unsurpassed love unto Gurudev Jeevanpran Swamibapa.
Tuesday 5 October 2021 marked the 30th anniversary of when His Divine Holiness Ved Ratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj inaugurated Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Smruti Mandir, the magnificent monument of unsurpassed love unto Gurudev Jeevanpran Swamibapa. Renowned as the World Peace Centre, this was the sacred ground where in 1979, the sacred cremation ceremony was performed for Gurudev Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa and in July 2020, for Vishwa-vatsalya-mahodadhi Acharya Swamishree Maharaj.
During the early hours of Tuesday morning, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj reached Smruti Mandir and performed the auspicious patotsav ceremony to the divine Murtis of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, and also Ved Ratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj presiding at the entrance of the magnificent Mandir. Thaal was offered to the Lord, after which disciples were given the opportunity of performing aarti. Aarti was also performed at the Samadhi site of Ved Ratna Acharya Swamishree Maharaj.
Returning to the vast grounds of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Maninagar, a vast assembly of disciples and specially invited guests was held. On behalf of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan, awards were given to students of Shree Swaminarayan Arts College, who had excelled in their studies and other extra-curricular events. They included over 50 high achievers and gold medallists in the fields of CA, PhD, NCC, and at various international level in various sports, MBBS, MD, BDS, MTech, MSc B.Ed etc.
Also, on this special occasion, Sants and disciples took part in the ongoing blood donation campaign instigated by Vishwa-vatsalya-mahodadhi Acharya Swamishree Maharaj in 1991, and which has been the encouragement for disciples to hold such events in the Mandirs all around the world.