Acharya Swamishree at the 25th anniversary celebrations of the bank in Bavla.

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One of Bavla’s leading cooperative banks is the Sahkari Nagrik Bank. It has been 25 years since this major cooperation of the city was established. To celebrate, all the people affiliated to the Bank decided to mark the occasion with a special celebration. It was their express wish that the Guest of Honour at these celebrations should be Acharya Swamishree.

During the evening of 22nd September 2004, Acharya Swamishree travelled to Bavla. He first performed the sandhya aarti at Shree Swaminarayan Temple and then visited the Bank.

The directors of the Bank and its other staff held lighted beacons and lined the path to the Bank. In this manner, they ceremoniously and joyously welcomed Acharya Swamishree and the sants to the Bank. Acharya Swamishree presented the director of the Bank with a prasadi paag and congratulated him for the help that his bank has given to advance the prosperity of the city of Bavla. The director humbly requested Acharya Swamishree to sprinkle prasadi water in each room of the bank. Acharya Swamishree mercifully obliged. Acharya Swamishree then lit a flame as the official commencement of the 25 year celebrations.