After Acharya Swamiji's inaugural arrival to North America the previous day, Secaucus Temple held a welcome ceremony for all disciples to attend and perform darshan of Acharya Swamiji for the first time.
The welcome ceremony began with a short parade for Achara Swamiji, concluding at the Temple's main entrance. Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipeband USA led the parade procession. Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipeband USA was joined by a class of cadets during this performance. Acharya Swamiji provided disciples with divine darshan from His float. Disciples and sants joined the parade processions by chanting religious hymns and kirtans throughout to spread Swaminarayan Bhagwan's and Acharya Swamiji's name. Secaucus town Mayor Michael Gonnelli also joined the procession and welcomed Acharya Swamiji as well.
Upon conclusion of the parade, Acharya Swamishree was greeted inside the Temple Hall with a welcome dance performed by younger and older disciples. The ceremony inside the Temple Hall soon kicked off with a cake cutting and speeches by emminent sants and devout disciples. Young boys and girls also performed kirtans to welcome Acharya Swamiji. Acharya Swamiji then blessed the congregation with aashirwad for the first time in North America. The evening ceremony then concluded as disciples performed aarti. All disciples in attendance were provided prashad