Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Shatabdi – (Centenary Celebration)
For the last ten years we have been celebrating the centenary of our beloved Guru Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa’s manifestation. During this time over 100 magnificent festivals have taken place across the world, such as the most recent in Mumbai April 2007 – and also in London during August 2000.
The culmination of the celebrations will take place in October 2007 with the largest and grandest festival that has ever taken place in our community. This will be held in the vast grounds of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Maninagar, India.
The festival will take place between Monday 1st October and Thursday 11th October 2007.
What this means to our community
The significance of this festival is immense and presents an opportunity in a life time for all the members of our community. Jeevanpran Swamibapa’s teachings are practised everyday and in all aspects of our lives. These extend well beyond religious activities, and include social conduct, respect for all around us, sharing and giving.
All the people from around the World will be participating in charitable acts and working as a team to make this a memorable occasion. Each individual, whatever their age will encouraged to contribute the whole occasion.
Shree Muktajeevan Academy of Excellence
The Temple is home to Shree Muktajeevan Academy of Excellence whose aim is to raise educational achievement throughout the congregation. We recognise that the festival falls within term time and would like to work with the school to grant permission for the children to attend the festival. To ensure the child nor school suffer in anyway the Temple will be holding additional support classes for the core subjects before and after the festival. Not everyone will have the same needs and therefore each child’s specific needs will be reviewed in consultation with their parents and if necessary with the school together with the support from professional teachers within our congregation.
Sample Letter for your Child's School
To help you obtain permission for your children to be away from school during the Shatabdi Mahotsav period, the temple has created a sample letter which you can download and amend to your requirements. A supporting letter from the temple is also provided for you to download. You will need Microsoft Word to amend the sample letter.
Once you have downloaded the letter please read it carefully and ensure that you understand the content of the letter. Make the appropriate amendments relating to your child/children. The places where you will have to make your amendments are clearly maked on the sample letter with <text>. Replace the markers and the text within it with the appropriate suggested text.
Once you have signed and dated the letter hand it in to your child's headmaster along with the supporting letter from the Temple.
For futher information please contant Chandu Hirani or Harish Ratna.