On 27th June 2009 Acharya Swamishree, sants and disciples held a sports day in a large park in Bolton town centre.
The day started with His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree, sants and
disciples being welcomed into the sports ground by members of Shree
Swaminarayan Gadi Dhol Academy – Bolton. Before commencement of the day’s
activities, participants performed aarti to Acharya Swamishree as he gave
darshan seated on a hindola. They then received His blessings for success
in the competitions of the day.
Through the day, Acharya Swamishree, sants and disciples took part in a range of activities within the sports ground with events including sprint
running, the sack race, a wheel barrow race, tug of war and cricket; and more fun activities such as mechanical bull-riding, sweet eating and water-balloon fights. At
the conclusion of the events, winners were presented with medals.
With the divine grace of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, the weather
throughout the day was pleasant and dry and a fun, entertaining time was
enjoyed by all.