Ahmedabad: His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj was given a grand devotional tribute in the closing ceremony of the Pramukh Swami Maharaj Centenary Celebrations on Jan 15 in presence of His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj in Ahmedabad.
In the month-long festival, over 12.1 million people visited the exhibitions and attractions at Pramukh Swami Maharaj Nagar and were inspired to live better lives.
The Grand Finale Ceremony of Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s Centenary Celebrations was titled, ‘We Will Not Forget You’. The assembly began with the singing of devotional hymns followed by the grand entrance of His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj on a decorated chariot. Youths danced on stage to welcome Mahant Swami Maharaj.
The next part of the assembly focused on how society will not be able to forget Pramukh Swami Maharaj and his work. Abu Dhabi Mandir project head Brahmaviharidas Swami spoke about Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s construction of temples and their global footprint.
After a video about the significance of BAPS temples, senior BAPS swami and mahant of Gandhinagar Akshardham Anandswarupdas Swami explained how Pramukh Swami Maharaj changed society’s landscape through festivals. He motivated thousands of selfless volunteers, encouraged skill development, and inspired positive change, transforming society through celebrations. A video introduced the festivals Pramukh Swami Maharaj inspired and especially the impact of Pramukh Swami Maharaj Nagar on society.
The final part of the grand finale programme focused on how even the future will not be able to forget Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
During the month-long celebrations, the Nagar hosted a variety of exhibitions, attractions, seminars, films and shows, each imparting a unique lesson from the inspiring life of Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
Millions watched the evening assemblies held every day for the past month live, whether at the Nagar or over webcast, and learned about Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s life and work from speeches given by senior swamis and dignitaries from around the world.