On Sunday, February 7, 2016, disciples gathered at Shree Swaminarayan Temple - Secaucus, New Jersey to celebrate Shikshapatri Jayanti and Shakotsav. To start the program, disciples read the entire Shikshapatri together. Disciples then performed kirtan bhakti before listening to the divine blessings of Acharya Swamishree. Afterwards, young disciples performed a skit illustrating the Shakotsav which was followed by utsav. The event concluded with sandhya aarti and niyams before disciples enjoyed dinner.