Saturday 24 June 2017 | Jeth Vad 30/Ashadh Sud 1, Samvat 2073

Sat 24 Jun 2017

Acharya Swamishree made an unprecedented visit to the Budh Bandar Creek to bless the military of the 117th Battalion of the Border Security Force.

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On Sunday 6 June 2010, Acharya Swamishree made an unprecedented visit to the Budh Bandar Creek in the Great Rann of Kutch, to bless the military of the 117th Battalion of the Border Security Force. It was the first time that any religious leader had made the effort to venture to such a remote region for the welfare of the soldiers. This is a region of constant issues with the border being so close; the soldiers of the battalion are therefore performing a vital role to protect India and are maintaining constant vigilance. However, they are forced to endure extremes of temperatures with little provisions or comfort. Recognising this need, Acharya Swamishree presented the soldiers with water tankers and water coolers. The soldiers were extremely touched by Acharya Swamishree’s genuine interest in their well being. They hailed Him to be one to have brought them the ‘gift of life’.

Acharya Swamishree blessed an assembly of the soldiers, sants and disciples, and then presented prasadi paags to the Battalion Commanders. He also presented Prasad to each of the soldiers. The delighted soldiers performed a demonstration of their skills.

After this unique event, Acharya Swamishree and His entourage of sants and disciples travelled to Narayan Sarovar, i.e. Lake Narayan, which is considered a sacred lake in the desert region of Kutch. An assembly was held beside the Lake, and then all the sants and disciples took prasad.