May 28th, 2009 marked the 67th anniversary of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree’s manifestation on this earth. In honor of this special occasion, the disciples of Shree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey held a celebration on Sunday, May 24th, 2009.

Hundreds of disciples had gathered for the celebration. It commenced with disciples performing kirtan bhakti. This was followed by Katha and speeches about the glory of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa. Disciples then viewed and listened to Acharya Swamishree’s divine blessings from a previous Pragatya Din celebration held in the United States. Many disciples were then recognized for their outstanding achievements, such as recent completion of undergraduate and graduate studies and superior work in poetry. Celebration cakes were then offered to the Lord, and disciples performed aarti. Afterwards, prasad was served to all.