The evening of Thursday 30th August saw a concert of singing and music, performed by the youngest students of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Academy of performing Arts. The talented little stars had been practicing for months in preparation, and were eager to please Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree Maharaj. Several were performing for the first time in public – not that it was noticeable given the confidence and enthusiasm that was clear for all to see.
Performances included a tabla medley and a number of kirtans – each performance drawing the rapturous applause that it truly deserved, given the quality of talent on display. So pleased was Acharya Swamishree Maharaj with the devotion and dedication shown by the performers, He personally and lovingly went over to the young male students to show His pleasure and approval. The student themselves were ecstatic to receive their Prasad from the hand of Their beloved Bapa.
Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj is the current spiritual leader of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan. He is the heir to Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj, and sixth in the lineage of ascetic Acharyas, which descends directly from Lord Shree Swaminarayan.