Thursday 30 March 2023 | Chaitra Sud 9, Samvat 2079
Thu 30 Mar 2023
Cricket started as a leisure sport in Nairobi among the devotees, but ever since Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa blessed them with the name “Swamibapa Cricket Team” in 1974, it is played at a very competitive level. 35 years later the sporting activities have diversified. The youth have engaged themselves in Football, Volleyball, Netball, Table Tennis, Badminton and Darts.
A five days (26th to 30th December 2009) sporting activities were held to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Swamibapa Sports. The youth engaged themselves in various games and enhanced their teamwork capabilities. The players and spectators enjoyed a sporting week in presence of Acharya Swamishree and the sants.
A large cake, depicting the various sports was specially made for the occasion. Acharya Swamishree cut the cake at the closing ceremony of the games and offered to Harikrishna Maharaj. Everyone marked the closing of the games with a lavish dinner Prasad of 160kg maroo bhajia, 60kg tomato sauce, fruit juice, kit-kat barfi, khichadi and kaddhi.
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.