3 February 2008 – Education Achievement Awards
H H Jeevanpran Swamibapa always encouraged students to achieve good grades and further their education in various fields. Following the footsteps of His beloved Guruji, Acharya Swamishree awarded certificates of merit and gifts to students who had achieved good grades in their Primary, Secondary and Higher level education in the year 2007.
Those who excelled in extra curricular activities and passed their Sanskar Dipika Exams were also awarded with certificates.
A physically challenged devotee who successfully completed his GCE ‘A’ level exams in Year 2007 received special applause from the audience. This shows us that hard work combined with the divine blessings of Lord Swaminarayan and Acharya Swamishree, one can achieve his ambitions.
On 4 February 2008, under the guidance of Acharya Swamishree and sants, thirty four young devotees aged between 5 to 20 years learned and recited Vachanamruts in English and Gujarati before the congregation in the temple. Others narrated stories while some explained meanings of kirtans.
The primary aim of this activity was to please Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and also to help the young generation speak confidently and fearlessly in front of a large audience and make them good leaders.
By the blessings of Acharya Swamishree they were able to learn their speech witnin a very short time and recite it confidently in front of a large congregation.
5th February 2008 – Visit to Nairobi Animal Orphanage
Acharya Swamishree, sants and a group of devotees visited the animal orphanage in Nairobi. Acharya Swamishree showed His love towards animals by gently stroking the wild animals.