On Monday, May 14th, 2018, a team of seven eminent sants arrived to the United States at Newark Liberty International Airport. The sant mandal was received at the airport by local disciples and then brought to Shree Swaminarayan Temple - Secaucus, New Jersey. 

The welcome reception for the sant mandal was held the next day at Secaucus Temple. Hundreds of disciples attended the welcome reception which coincided with Sadguru Din samayo. Sants and disicples performed kirtan bhakti and dhyaan before performing sandhya aarti and niyams. The event concluded with katha and the welcome ceremony. During the ceremony, disciples offered flower garlands to the sants to mark the start of the 2018 North America vicharan.