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Eminence of Acharya Swamishree

Leading dignitaries worldwide, regularly come for the blessings of His Holiness Acharya Swamishree and attain inspiration from Him to further themselves in their own activities, even though they may not be Swaminarayan religion followers, or even Hindus. But they have recognised that His Holiness is special, and is not a mere mortal like the rest of us. Of course this is absolutely true. He is the Acharyashree of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi, and through Him, the supreme Lord SwaminarayanBapa Swamibapa remains ever-present upon this earth.

Dignitaries with Acharya Swamishree

"The Nation's progress and prosperity reside at Swamishree's divine feet." (Former President of India, Gyani Zail Singh, at the All Faith Unity Conference held in New Delhi in 1993.)

Acharya Swamishree and President of India, Gyani Zail Singh at All Faith Unity Conference

Acharya Swamishree and President of India, Gyani Zail Singh at All Faith Unity Conference

"I am confident that whilst Sants such as Acharya Swamishree remain on this earth, mankind will continue progressing towards the ultimate aim, eternal happiness. Swamishree is like a beacon, guiding us all to the truth." (President of India Dr K R Narayanan, during the opening of the Dr Ambedkar Law College at Ghandhinagar in 1998.)

President of India Dr K R Narayanan and Achayar Swamishree during the opening of the Dr Ambedkar Law College

President of India Dr K R Narayanan and Achayar Swamishree during the opening of the Dr Ambedkar Law College

"I am delighted and encouraged by Swamishree's activities to aid the society at large. Swamishree has demonstrated an extraordinary love towards all the people, but especially to those who are poor, hungry and in need. This gives inspiration to us all." (Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Bajpayee at the Raj Bhavan - Parliament House, New Delhi in 1999.)

Acharya Swamishree meets Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Bajpayee at the Raj Bhavan

Acharya Swamishree meets Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Bajpayee at the Raj Bhavan

His Divine Holiness - The personification of benevolence

Acharya Swamishree regularly instigates campaigns, to offer free medical assistance, distribute vital medicines, and provide assistance in educating the poor.

His Holiness identifies the needs of the unfortunate and offers aid appropriately. During the cold months, He donates thick blankets and warm clothes. His Divine Holiness - The ultimate humanitarian Acharya Swamishree says, "Our aim is to save lives; not only spiritually, but also physically." Thus, His Holiness encourages His sants and disciples to donate blood.

Blood Donation Camp

Blood Donation Camp

His Divine Holiness - The unparalleled patriot

Acharya Swamishree promotes world peace, tolerance and understanding of all faiths and nations. Essentially, He is an absolute pacifist. In 1999, His Holiness visited the Indian Military barracks to boost the wailing morale of the brave soldiers who had risked their lives to protect the integrity of the country. Acharya Swamishree showered His divine blessings upon them. Swamishree said, "It may be unfortunate that military presence is required at all, but the work of these young men is vital in ensuring that peace is maintained."

Acharya Swamishree blesses soldiers

Acharya Swamishree blesses soldiers

His Divine Holiness - Conservationist

Acharya Swamishree says that clean water and air are the fundamental elements that are crucial to life. He encourages water conservation and initiates projects to dig reservoirs. His Holiness says, "Keep the planet earth green. Plant trees. Do not destroy them. Trees will keep our air free of pollution, and ultimately keep us healthy."

Acharya Swamishree planting a tree

Acharya Swamishree planting a tree

His Divine Holiness - Compassion towards all of God's creatures

During times of drought, Acharya Swamishree travelled to those inflicted regions and saved the lives of thousands of starving animals by providing them with food and water. He says, "Animals are also God's creatures. How can we neglect them."

His Holiness Acharya Swamishree feeding grain to peacocks, the national bird of India

His Holiness Acharya Swamishree feeding grain to peacocks, the national bird of India

His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Maharaj is ever alert to the needs of the poor and needy in the community. Apart from maintaining the hospitals, schools, colleges, etc. established by Jeevanpran Swamibapa, His Holiness Swamishree has instigated the creation of many famine, drought and earthquake relief programs. Blood donation camps are a regular site at the major festivals held throughout the world. Even efforts to promote topics such as Aids Awareness are made regularly. His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree identifies the needs of the community and inspires His disciples to provide aid accordingly. An example of this was at the Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav held in London in the year 2000. A dire need in the UK from the Asian community was found to be body organ donations. His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree instigated organ donation campaigns throughout the country and inspired all His disciples to enrol on the organ donation register.

Acharya Swamishree giving aid to the needy

Acharya Swamishree giving aid to the needy

 

 

 

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