On Sunday, December 30th, 2018, disciples gathered at Shree Swaminarayan Temple Secaucus, New Jersey for the annual New Year’s shibir. Disciples played a variety of games and sports in the presence of Lord Swaminaryanbapa Swamibapa. Children and adults of all ages competed in friendly games such as musical chairs, races, and group activites. Disciples enjoyed a freshly prepared lunch of sandwiches and mexican food prior to the start of the event and then proceeded to play the planned games and activities. After a long day of games and activities, disciples observed sandhya aarti and niyams and prayed to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa for a great new year ahead. Dinner was served at the conclusion of the day’s events. 

The purpose of the event was to celebrate all the accomplishments of the past year as well celebrate the disciples’ spiritual, cultural, and communal bonds. The event also served to strengthen the unity among the disciples. Shree Swaminarayan Temple Secaucus, New Jersey would like to wish everyone a healthy and prosperous new year!