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Mumbai, India 1995

Amrut Mahotsav

The Amrut Mahotsav celebrates 75 years of saintliness:

The 37-day Amrut Mahotsav celebrated the 75th Birth Anniversary of Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj. His work and message was presented through a unique synthesis of culture, craft and the spirit of volunteerism.

1995 Amrut Mahotsav, EntranceGiant archways, lush landscapes, Beautiful Borderless World Exhibition, Jewels of Womanhood exhibition, Children's land comprising of telling and entertaining puppet shows, computer booths, study maze and an exhibition, cultural folk dances and the assembly hall which resounded with inspiring lectures and reflections from dignitaries - all this and more became the body and spirit of the Amrut Mahotsav at Swaminarayan Nagar in Sion, Mumbai.

Highlights & Achievements :

  • 100 acres of festival site in Bombay.
  • 8.1 million people visited Swaminarayan Nagar, the festival site.
  • Living arrangements for 125,000 were made, with all necessary facilities like 1776 makeshift toilets, 1720 bathrooms, 732 urinals and 639 sink units.
  • The Transport dept. handled 150,000 vehicles and provided free parking facilities. The bus authorities in Bombay, BEST, provided extra services and made 3137 extra rounds.
  • During the entire festival 2,475,880 free meals were served.
  • The cleaning department kept the festival grounds free of litter. Totally, 600 tractor loads of garbage was collected and disposed off.
  • The telephone department set up 409 kilometres of wiring for the telephone system (internal and external) on the site.
  • To cater fresh water for consumption, 25 kms. of pipes and fitting was set up. Ten reservoirs were created from which water was supplied.
  • Twenty-five kilometres of electric wiring supplied the township with electricity.
  • At the anti-addiction camp 38,000 people gave up addictions. Their abstinence amount to an aggregate annual saving of Rs.111,915,179.
  • The Blood donation camp collected 362,100 ccs of blood.
  • 800,000 people saw the Beautiful Borderless World exhibition.
  • 405,821 parents and children derived inspiration from the Children's Exhibition in the Bal Nagari (Childrens Town).
  • At the Niyam Kutir in the Bal Nagari, 85,500 children took 230,025 pledges towards better living.



© 1999, Bochasanwasi Shree Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, Swaminarayan Aksharpith