On Wednesday, January 1st, 2020, disciples gathered at Shree Swaminarayan Temple Secaucus, New Jersey for the annual New Year’s fair. Disciples played a variety of group bonding games, and indiviual games for prizes in the presence of Lord Swaminaryanbapa Swamibapa. Children and adults of all ages competed in friendly games such as musical chairs, races, hula hoop pass, and find the object. Disciples enjoyed a lunch of mexican salad and sandwiches prior to the start of the event and then proceeded to participate in the planned games and activities. Daal Bati was served as dinner at the conclusion of the day’s events. 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.
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!