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Shri Akshar Purushottom Sanstha (BAPS), a rapidly growing sect

minarayan movement with millions of followers worldwide. 1950s to early 1960s, an energetic and charismatic youth by the

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onately addressed his young youth leader as 'Saheb'.

aswarup Param Pujya Yogiji Maharaj wrote over 400 letters to Saheb during His lifetime. In these letters Brahmaswarup Param Pujya Y

's destiny and provided a detailed set of instructions for Saheb to carry out His vision. The letters contain countless pronouncements for

unique spiritual organization dedicated to the liberation of souls and to provide selfless service to humanity

" 'Rajmaan Rajeshree' Jashubhai, have faith that from now onwards the work will be done by the youth only. That group (of youth) in Vidyanagar will triumph throughout the universe. My heartfelt blessings to all of the youths."-Param Pujya Yogiji Maharaj

"Oh Jashubhai, we should convince every youth by examples and arguments. The fields are open and unploughed. This is the proper time, Jashubhai Saheb, to plough them well. Vidyanagar will whole-heartedly join this college of 'Brahma-Vidya' (self realization)." Param Pujya Yogiji Maharaj


"Gods will arrive to serve and help in this college of 'Brahma-Vidya' (self realization). So, get ready and help others fall in line." Param Pujya Yogiji Maharaj

"Oh Jashubhai Saheb, 125 youth should achieve their goal of staunch 'Ekantik Swadharma' via your training. For this you have my good blessings. Oh Jashubhai, you are beloved by Swamiji so whatever you ask for, you shall receive." -Param Pujya Yogiji Maharaj


"Oh Jashubhai Saheb, You undertake this work in order to transform souls into Temples for God. The youth will travel across the country and overseas. 'Dharma' , 'Niyam' , 'Agna' and 'Upasana' they should follow strictly, that is the goal and there is no other reason for being. Only by being brave will this be possible. So keep before you Swami Shriji , Brahmaswarup Param Pujya Bhagatji Maharaj , Brahmaswarup Param Pujya Jagga Swami, Pujya Krishnaji Ada, Brahmaswarup Param Pujya Shastriji Maharaj and Pujya Nirgundas Swami and perform this supreme work. Our whole-hearted blessings are with you." Param Pujya Yogiji Maharaj

Establishing A New Path Brahmaswarup Param Pujya Yogiji Maharaj was a profound visionary who believed that whilst religion should remain intact, the manner in which it is practiced must be progressive and in keeping with the times. He believed that the best way to serve God was to learn both, to recognize that God exists within every individual and to serve Him by serving humanity. Brahmaswarup Param Pujya Yogiji Maharaj was therefore determined to develop a new, more contemporary order in which sadhus would freely live and work within society, remaining accessible to all seekers, but practicing renunciation from within.


Brahmaswarup Param Pujya Yogiji Maharaj inspired Saheb and eight others to become sadhus and, with His blessings, asked Saheb, as their leader, to pioneer this new Swaminarayan order thus the Anoopam Mission was born.

Living simply and frugally, in a commune-like setting, the Anoopam Mission 'Vratdhari Sadhaks' are self-reliant and together perform all of their own household and campus maintenance work. In addition, as many of the sadhaks are particularly well educated, many are engaged in local industries. The rest are involved in supporting the Mission's various activities. Importantly, as the income of the sadhaks more than offsets the cost of their upkeep, ALL of their surplus income, including their time and energy, are devoted towards charitable work. This unique self-sufficiency ensures that every cent of incoming charitable donations goes directly towards the activities for which they are intended. Today a host of charitable activities are being carried out in the fields of education, healthcare, social welfare and relief work. Through Guruvarya

Param Pujya Sahebji's guidance and support, over 100 sadhaks, work together with devotees towards elevated spiritual practice and continuously expanding charitable works.

The sadhaks' attire is highly symbolic. It consists solely of a sky blue colored shirt and crme colored trousers. The crme color is symbolic of the earth and of our position. The blue is the color of the sky and is symbolic of the highest spiritual state, which is union with God. The attire therefore is symbolic of the quest to rise from our current state to the highest spiritual state.

A saffron and white colored badge is also worn. The logo of Anoopam Mission, an eight-spoke wheel, is depicted in the center of the badge. The saffron color is symbolic of renunciation and purification, which must be practiced internally. The wheel is symbolic of Anoopam Mission, with Saheb as its center. Each of the eight spokes represents the principles by which internal purification is achieved. Each spoke is also representative of the eight brothers who received Brahmaswarup Param Pujya Yogiji Maharaj's blessings and instructions to go forth onto this new path

Swaminarayan Philosophy


Hinduism has been preserved by its many streams and faiths. The richness and diversity has provided fuel for many spiritual paths, the ultimate destination of which is the same, the Supreme Reality.The Swaminarayan movement was founded by a great social and spiritual reformer, Lord Swaminarayan (17811830 AD). As a manifestation of God Himself, Lord Swaminarayan arrived on this earth during a time of great social and spiritual turmoil. But in the short span of 49 years, He addressed many social ills, revive Hinduism and provided a spiritual path, the Swaminarayan Philosophy, to last the ages.

A Summary of the Life and Work of Lord Swaminarayan

Lord Swaminarayan appeared on earth on 3rd April 1781 in the North Indian village of Chhapaiya, near Ayodhya. From the beginning, stories and experiences abound that indicated His extraordinary nature Childhood Known then as "Ghanshyam", by the age of seven He had already mastered the Holy Scriptures the Vedas, Upanishads, Ramayan, Bhagwatam etc. Teenage Asceticism When only 11 years old, He renounced his family and became a yogi. Then known as "Nilkanth Varni ", He proceeded to climb the Himalayas barefooted and perform severe austerities, such as standing on one leg and meditating in bare

body amidst snowstorms for 3 months. He then embarked, on foot, on a momentous 7-year pilgrimage of over 12,000 kilometers in His search for a spiritual guide. At the age of 18, He ultimately reached His goal by adopting Ramanand Swami as His Guru in the state of Gujarat. Guru Ramanand Swami initiated Nilkanth as a sadhu and gave him the name "Sahajanand". The Swaminarayan Movement - The Beginning Recognizing Sahajanand's spiritual greatness and overlooking more senior sadhus, Ramanand Swami ceremoniously installed Sahajanand, at the tender age of 21, as His spiritual successor. Soon after the death of Guru Ramanand Swami, Sahajanand gathered all of His disciples and instructed them to chant the Divine mantra "Om Swaminarayan". By doing so, He Promised to bear their every burden and to provide them with His strength and guidance.From then onwards He was known as "Lord Swaminarayan". Social and Spiritual Reforms To arrest the significant decline in social, cultural and moral standards, Lord Swaminarayan, through the Shikshaapatri (a sacred book of ethics), outlined the Hindu moral codes for everyday life. It provided practical guidance on familial, social, financial, hygienic, moral, and spiritual issues. Lord Swaminarayan also initiated 500 ascetics, which were of the highest degree. Selfless and spiritually motivated, they practiced strict disciplines and continuously moved through society, carrying the message of purity. They helped abolish superstitions, addictions and inhumane practices such as Dudhpiti and Sati. They also dugged wells and set up alms-houses in times of famines and droughts.


His Teachings and Philosophy The basic foundation of the Swaminarayan philosophy involves a principle called "Vishishtha Adwaitvad". This concept stipulates that the Lord can not dwell on this earth without His Divine Abode. Lord Swaminarayan referred to Anadi Mul Akshar Murti Shri Gunatitanand Swami, a God-Realized saint who had risen above all qualities to attain oneness with the Lord, as His Abode.


Lord Swaminarayan directed his followers to observe 5 spiritual vows that are common for most Hindus.

"Panch Vartamaan" The observance of these vows would purify His followers lives and prepare them for spiritual advancement. For His sadhus, Lord Swaminarayan prescribed 5 primary principles called the "Panch Vartamaan". NISSNEH Attachment - free NISHKAM Lust - free NIRLOBH Greed - free Lifetime celibacy No possessions. Not even to touch money Unattached to place, people or family NISWAD Taste - free No Preference in food or taste NIRMAN Ego - free Untouched by pride or anger

The Holy Scripture of the Swaminarayan faith is called the Vachnaamritam and consists of a historical collection of 262 spiritual discourses delivered by Lord Swaminarayan in the Gujarati language. It is a catechism, filled with logic, metaphors and analogies, and divine revelations that provide philosophical and practical answers to the mysteries and questions of life.

* How to overcome depression * How to identify real friends * How to calm anger * How to remove ego and jealousy * How to develop faith * How to recognize a true guru * How to realize God

The Swaminarayan Movement - Today and the Future

The Spiritual Succession At the age of 49, Lord Swaminarayan left this earth for His Divine Abode. But in His teachings, Lord Swaminarayan assured his followers that he would continue to manifest on earth through an uninterrupted succession of Gunatit saints. Guided by these saints, Lord Swaminarayan's devotees would reach "Akshardham", or the Highest State of Consciousness.

Anadi Mul AksharMurti Shri Gunatitanand Swami (1785 - 1867)

Anadi Mahamukt Brahmaswarup Brahmaswarup Brahmaswarup Brahmaswarup Shri Param Pujya Param Pujya Param Pujya Param Pujya Gopalanand Bhagatji Maharaj Jaga Swami Shastriji Maharaj Yogiji Maharaj Swami (1829 - 1897) (1827 -1901) (1865 - 1951) (1892 - 1971) (1780 - 1852)

Guruvarya Param Pujya Sahebji is such a Gunatit saint, for a new day and age...

The Ongoing Quest The Swaminarayan order is arguably the fastest growing segment of the Hindu religion. Within the order are several branches, of which some of the most significant are mentioned below the present head of several branches:

The Anoopam Mission - under the direction of Guruvarya Param Pujya Sahebji

Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) - under the direction of Brahmaswaroop Param Pujya Pramukhswami Maharaj

Gunatit Jyot - under the direction of Param Pujya Pappaji The Yogi Divine Society - under the direction of Param Pujya Hariprasad Swamiji

The Vadtal gadi - under the direction of Acharya Param Pujya Rakeshprasadji Maharaj

The Amdavad gadi - under the direction of Acharya Param Pujya Koshalendraprasadji Maharaj

Represents the "Gunatit Samaj"

founded by Param Pujya Kakaji

The Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan - under the direction of Acharya Swamishree Purushottam priyadasji Maharaj

Each branch of the Swaminarayan order is led by a Divine Guru and all share the same goal espoused by Lord Swaminaryan: the continued moral, spiritual and cultural upliftment of humanity.

Anoopam Mission Goals

The Anoopam Mission undertakes its spiritual philosophy through a fusion of 'bhakti yoga' (the yoga of devotion) and 'karma yoga' (the yoga of action). Bhakti yoga is devotion to the Supreme Reality and includes prayer, chanting and meditation. But in actuality, it also goes much beyond this to incorporate a state of mind in which every word, thought and action is dedicated to the Lord. Karma yoga involves performing selfless service - expecting nothing by way of compensation, gratitude or praise - and humbly offering the results of the work to the Lord. The devotion to the Lord, which is inherent in both bhakti yoga and karma yoga, evolves out of dedication to the living guru who has attained the status of 'Akshar' - or oneness with God. Thus complete dedication to this guru leads the guru's devotee to himself attain oneness with the 'Purushottam' - meaning the Supreme Reality or God. The Anoopam Missions vratdhari sadhaks practice devotion by living according to the every word of their guru, Saheb. He instructs them to live a life that reflects truth, love, devotion, nonviolence and compassion. He emphasizes the need to recognize the Divine in every human being. Saheb inspires the sadhaks to do this by serving humanity for it results in the service to the Lord Himself. Therefore, under Saheb's guidance, the vratdhari sadhaks perform bhakti yoga through various devotional activities such as organizing religious celebrations, performing in the Mission's musical group (for singing devotional songs), engaging in the routine functioning of the temple, etc. In the same way, karma yoga is practiced through chores, employment and humanitarian service. The humanitarian service takes the form of Anoopam Mission's services for all of humanity (regardless of caste, color, creed or religion) in the areas of education, healthcare and social welfare. In summary, all of the Anoopam Mission's actions and all the fruits of the actions are dedicated as humble offerings to the Lord.

Education Anand Balwadi - Kindergarten
Year of Commencement 12th June 1989

The pre-school program of Anand Balwadi is for the 'Tiny Tots' in the age groups of 2 to 5 years. The pre-school program is offered at three levels i.e. Nursery, Junior and Senior. The learning activities offered at all levels adopt 'play-way' methods. The pre-school program is focused on the all-round development of the child, which includes areas like physical motor skills, communication skills, social skills, emotional development, cognitive development and self help skills.
Unique Features :

All the children prior to the nursery level enjoy two months placement in the playgroup along with their mothers. The mother and the child acquaint themselves with the school environment and the teachers. This helps the mother to lessen the emotional stress of leaving the child in to a totally new environment.

Children with special needs of pre-primary age are also integrated in this school. On going teacher's enrichment program helps the teachers to be with the time. The Toy Library is a center of attraction to the pre-school learners of Anand Balwadi and the other schools in its vicinity. The school has well equipped play place.

Education Gnanyagna Vidyalaya - Primary and Secondary Education

Year of Commencement

: 12th June 1989 Gnanyagna Vidyalaya is comprised of two schools, a primary school (Dahyabhai Patel Prathmik Shikshan Sankul) and Secondary school. Primary school has seven standards i.e. from 1st to 7th. The school is duly recognised by the Director of Primary Education, Government of Gujarat. The school, though non-grantable from the State Government, follows the same curriculum designed by the Education Board of the State Government. The school follows a prescribed government curriculum and also school strives hard to incorporate many other activities for allround development of the children.

An environment for the scientific temperament through a wellequipped laboratory, training in computer science and a wellmaintained library make it a veritable institution in its own right. The Secondary School is from 8th to 10th standards. The school is duly recognised by the Gujarat Secondary Education Board (GSEB) and the SSC Education Board, Government of Gujarat. The school follows the curriculum designed by the Secondary School Board.
Unique Features :

The medium of instruction is Gujarati but English as a second language is mandatory from the 1st standard

All children are introduced to classical music and dance by well-qualified instructors All major festivals, regardless of religion, are celebrated at the schools Students actively participate in various statewide and national level competitions in areas such as: drawing, writing, debate, elocution and various sports


8th standard inwards is a day school programme which is aimed at developing adolescent's personality to the fullest.

Education Sharda Mandir - Primary Education

Year of Commencement : 12th June 1967

This is a primary-level school based in the town of Nadiad. Catering to over 3,000 students, a high quality level of education is offered with computer education for all students from nursery level onwards.

Unique Features :

Broadly recognized as the best school in the Kheda district For last 10 years, the top 10 students in each standard (grade) of all the schools in the town of Nadiad have been given an award 'Late Shri Dinkerray Pandya Smruti Puraskar' by Sharda Mandir.

Scholastic instruction is accompanied by teaching of morals and values as 80% of the teachers are "sadhvis" of Gunatit Jyot (a religious order comprised of Swaminarayan "nuns") Each year at least 5 students are awarded scholarships by the State Government


'MITRA' Rehabilitation Centre
Year of Commencement : 15th July 1993

Mogri and the villages around had no facilities for the training and rehabilitation of mentally challenged children This paved way for Mitra Rehabilitation Centre. This centre has now become a loving and caring guardian for nearly 100 children from age 5 to 18 years who are getting opportunity to develop as capable and independent individuals.

A multidisciplinary team of special educators, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatrician, occupational therapist, speech therapist-audiologist and social worker plan and develop programs according to needs of the children. For training purpose children are grouped according to their age and ability into pre-primary, primary, post-primary, pre-vocational levels.

Unique Features :

School program gives training in all round development of the child to make him self-reliant.

Whenever possible children with special needs are integrated with the mainstream children.

Homebound program is offered for children having severe handicaps.

Professional training in remedial teaching is provided for mainstream teachers.

Consultation and staff training is given to other schools and organization.

Early detection and intervention programs are held for infants with delayed development.

Children of Mitra have brought laurels by

participating in Special Olympics held in the state, at the national level and also at the international level. In September 2001 one of our female student participated in the International Olympics held at Espinho, Portugal as an athlete.

Computer education is also given to the children with special needs. Awareness programs on Mental health and Mental Retardation are conducted in the rural areas through street plays, exhibitions and talks.

PLEA Children with special needs do not need your pity. They need your compassion, understanding and help, to make them self-sustaining individuals. This will enable them to contribute to society in the best way possible.

Donation to Anoopam Mission conducted "Mitra Rehabilitation Centre" is 100% exempted under section 35AC of Income Tax Act vie notifications no S.O.301(E) dated 29-03-2002.

Disha Counseling Centre

Year of Commencement : 22nd

June 1997 This child guidance and counseling centre was established to assist children who show a marked discrepancy between cognitive ability and academic achievements, mainly as a result of emotional problems or learning difficulties. The emphasis is on arresting the decline in the child's performance early, so that they can quickly catch-up with their peers.
Unique Features :

Experts in this field provide diagnostic and treatment services to Disha. Disha also conducts awareness programs and exhibition on Mental Retardation in the rural areas. Mobile clinics are of great help in providing Diagnostic services and training for parents and children.

Mental Rehabilitation Awareness Seminars

Due to low education levels in rural areas, mental retardation is frequently misunderstood and affected people are shunned by society. Therefore, Anoopam Mission provides mobile clinics in remote villages to raise awareness of mental retardation and to provide guidance and training for parents and children.

nformation Technology Center - Computer Training Centre

Year of Commencement : August

1988 Information Technology Centre (ITC) the paragon computer training segment of Yogi Vidyapeeth, laid its foundation in 1988, with the preeminent goal of propagating knowledge of computer science amongst the rural and neglected youth of the state on a non-profit basis. It strives to meet its defined aim by providing the best available facilities to the students whereby they are abreast of the latest advancements in the rapidly enhancing age of the computer. This centre works diligently towards the novel and noble motive of the uplifting of society as whole and the deprived in particular, through the remarkable blending religion and science. The serene, divine, peaceful and objective-oriented environment forms the kernel of this academic institute. Students are therefore eventually raised to profound sincerity, and the sense of humanity is inculcated.

ITC has been the authorised training centre (ATC) of Autodesk Inc. USA since 1991. It has made proficient progress in this direction to be approved to its eminency by three remarkable awards of appreciation by Autodesk Inc., USA for Excellence in The Area Of Curriculum, Instruction, Facilities & Equipments. The question papers set by the centre are consistently appreciated by the monitoring cell of Autodesk Inc. Very recently ITC was commended as being a "Top Notch ATC" by the principal organisation.

ITC is also accredited by the DOEACC Society, New Delhi,(A Society under Department of Electronics(DoE), Government of India) for conducting the DOEACC "A" Level & "O" Level course. Out of over 500 DOEACC accredited 'O' level training centres across the country, ITC is conferred with an "Award for Excellence in Electronics" by DoE recognising ITC as "the Best run "O" Level institute" in India.

Anoopam Mission , India

Shree Thakorji Maharaj at Parmita Temple of Anoopam Mission, India Thakorji Today

Location Anoopam Mission's head quarter known as "Brahmajyoti", is spread over 40 acres of land in village Mogri, at the outskirts of famous educational town of Vallabh Vidyanagar in Central Gujarat. Contact Details || Driving Directions The Temple The Temple structure at Brahmajyoti has a unique history. Guruvarya Param Pujya Sahebji, a protagonist with prime vision "modern education with religion" decided to divert all funds (initially allocated for an elaborate "Shikhar Baddh" mandir) to construct a women's college at Dhari, a

very remote backward region of Saurashtra-Gujarat and birthplace of his guru Yogiji Maharaj. The existing temple 'Parmita' is pyramid shaped representing that a single divine source is the 'cause and effect' of the universe beneath. In 1993, on the auspicious occasion of Anoopam Diksha Rajatotsav (Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Anoopam Mission), Parmita abode marble deities of Lord Swaminarayan, Brahmaswarup Gunatitanand Swami and Brahmaswarup Gopalanand Swami in the holy presence of Guruvarya Param Pujya Sahebji, Param Pujya Pappaji and Param Pujya Hariprasad Swamiji. Campus Senario History In the early 1980s, Anoopam Mission was aspiring to acquire land in Vallabh Vidyanagar for its expansion and social activities. This search concluded in village Mogri, outskirts of Vallabh Vidyanagar, at the existing site. Subsequently, it was realized that The Lord has bestowed this land, as Brahmaswarup P.P. Yogiji Maharaj himself had sanctified the meadows, while passing by. He had rested under a mango tree (now located at the center of the campus & called 'Hriday Kunj') and with His blessings, the adjacent well swelled with potable water to become the chief source for agriculture. Even till this day, the well supports ecology on this 'Tapobhoomi'.

Activities : Spiritual Activities Anoopam Mission's spiritual activities consist of the following: Daily Mahapuja, chanting, meditation and prayers

Spiritual camps These camps are organized for all ages (age groups), periodically throughout the year, aiming at upliftment of life (soul) in all aspects. This is preached by selfless service to God, one's family and our community with highest values of religious tolerance (charity/acceptance), non-violence and love. Under the guidance of Guruvarya Param Pujya Sahebji, vratdhari sadhaks and disciples regularly undertake religious tours to various pilgrim places across India. Kirtan Aradhana Vratdhari sadhaks and devotees of Anoopam Mission orchestra an evening full of devotional singing with harmonious music on 7th & 23rd of each month, from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Devotees from near by areas gather for this event. Celebration of religious festivals Anoopam Mission celebrates with devotion, all major Hindu festivals, National events including auspicious days of Swaminarayan saints and events. Annual Events Calendar Padhrmni, Mahapuja and Prayer at devotees homes padhrmnis' are personal visits made by Guruvarya Param Pujya Sahebji and Vratdhari sadhaks to the homes and businesses of devotees. They regularly travel across India for Mahapuja, prayers and impart comfort and guidance where required. Establishment and development of countrywide centers With an intention to spread Anoopam Mission's goal, its vratdhari sadhaks reside at centers in Mumbai, Dhari, Manavadar and Amdavad. Further regular gatherings of devotees are promoted across the country, for prayer, chanting and reading of scriptures. Other Activities Education || Healthcare || Social Welfare || Relief Work Every evening, Guruvarya Param Pujya Sahebji and other senior vratdhari sadhaks offer spiritual discourses on understanding of scriptures 'vachnamrut' and 'swami ni vato'. Contacts

Brahmajyoti Yogiji Marg Mogri - 388 345 District - Anand, Gujarat Ph. : +91 (0)2692 230483, 230544 Fax : +91 (0)2692 235660 Email : amindia@anoopam-mission.org Driving Directions Donations to Anoopam Mission is exempted under section 80G(5) of the Income Tax Act 1961, vide letter from CIT-II, Baroda, bearing No. BRD/CITII/80-G/104/20-A/2010-11, Dated 28-10-2010. Valid until Other Centers : Kharghar Surat Vadodara Amdavad Dhari Manavadar +91 (0)22 6517 8175 +91 (0)261 834 7461 +91 (0)265 2423 353 +91 (0)79 791 1558 +91 (0)2797 221311 +91 (0)2874 221422 exemption is withdrawn by the Income Tax Department.

Anoopam Mission is a Charitable Trust, registered under The Bombay Public Trust Act, (Old) Registration No. Kheda E 2422 dated 1308-1976 and (New) Registration No. E/1390/Anand dated 03-092001

Registration with Income Tax Department under Section 12A of the Income Tax Act, 1961

Registration under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976: Registration No. 042040035

Registration with the Director of Voluntary Agencies Gujarat State as an approved agency for carrying out relief activities in earthquake affected areas of Gujarat (Certificate No. DVA dated 10-07-2001)

Relief Work Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Work

Completed Rehabilitation Project


Completed Rehabilitation Project : "Anoopam Nagar" at Nanadahisara, Ta : Malia Rehabilitation Project by Anoopam Mission for 50 earthquake victim families of Nana Dahisara At New Location near the old village now named as Anoopam Nagar. At. : Nana Dahisara Ta. : Malia Dist.: Rajkot The project started on October 19, 2001. The Gujarati samaj of Tampa Bay, Florida , USA through Dr. Kiranbhai Patel and Shri Odhabapa of Orpat Charitable trust, Morbi offered major support to this project. 50 Nos of houses are constructed each with built up area - 564 Sq ft. in a Plot Area - 3150 Sq ft. We could offer the earthquake victim villagers , the earthquake resistant houses much better than what they had. With this project we have been able to offer shelter to 50 earthquake victimized families consisting of 270 family members. The hand over ceremony of the completed "Anoopam Nagar " was held on January 21, 2003 in the Devine presence and Blessings of Guruvarya P.P. SAHEB. Shri Ashokbhai Bhatt Hon. Minister of Law & Justice - Government of Gujarat precided the function.

Completed Rehabilitation Project : "Dharma Bhakti Niketan" at Shinay, Dist : Kutchh Phase - I The Campus 'Dharma Bhakti Niketan' for Earthquake Victim Children was developed by Anoopam Mission at Yogipuram Township At: Shinay, Ta: Gandhidham, Dist: Kutchh - Bhuj. The project work of phase - I started in June 2001. The Campus was completed with temporary residence and all required facilities in December 2001. Gruh Pravesh Ceremony was carried out on 17th January, 2002 and beneficiaries sheltered. India development relief fund IDRF USA supported this project to complete the requisite campus development for Phase I. At this rehabilitation Center - Dharm Bhakti Niketan, Anoopam Mission is taking responsibility for entire survival and development of earthquake victim children till the boys become selfreliant and girls get married at their maturity.

Phase - II At Dharma Bhakti Niketan the beneficiaries were sheltered in the temporary residences constructed under phase I. It is required to make permanent construction of residential

building for the beneficiaries considering the extreme high and low temperature of the climatic condition of the Kutchh Bhuj district. Still more victim children are there in the area who are required to be sheltered and cared. Anoopam Mission planned The Phase II of the project which includes construction of (1) Hostel building (2) Assembly and multi activity centre (3) Administrative building (4) Public Primary School with requisite infrastructure. Phase II Project was started in Jan, 2004 with Bhumi Pujan by Dr. Kiranbhai, Florida-USA. Construction of Hostel Building 'NILKANTH' started with Mahapooja on September 23, 2004 India development relief fund IDRF USA, Dr. Kiranbhai USA and Surat Jilla Sahakari Sangh, Surat offered their noble support towards construction of Hostel Building 'Nilkanth'. Construction of hostel building with all required utilities suitable for accommodating 100 children is completed. This includes kitchen, dinning hall, stores, wash area etc. All amenities and facilities are incorporated. The Lokarpan ceremony of Hostel building 'NILKANTH' was carried out on December 28, 2005, with devine blessings of Guruvarya Param Pujya Saheb. Our Noble Supporters For Relief and Rehabilitation Projects INDIA M/s Sterling (1) Abrasives , Amadavad Nadiad Vidyotejak (2) Mandal - Sharda Mandir School, Nadiad Shree Radhanpur Jain Sangh, Mumbai (6) Madhumati Patel, South Carolina (4) Lions Club of Juhu, Mumbai Salem Gujarati Samaj, Salem (7) Gujarat Association of Middle Tennesse (8) Anoopam Mission- USA (4) Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay, Florida (5) Karnail Singh Atwal - Harrisburg, PA (3) IDRF, Illinois (2) Indian Cultural Association of Jackson & Tennesse USA (1) Kaushikbhai, South Carolina



(6) Punjab National Bank, Mumbai UK (7) Karuna Setu Trust, Vadnagar Sterling Gelatin, Vadodara (3) Shree Gajendrabhai Chhatrisa (9) Indian Revenue Service Ladies Mahavir Welfare Trust, Mumbai (6) Bailey Staff Farm (11) Kanya Vidyalaya Astan, Bardoli Orpat Charitable Trust, Morbi Pareshbhai T. Patel , Bardoli Surat District Co(14) operative Sangh, Surat Bardoli Co-operative Sugar Factory Anoopam Mission Sadhak Brothers, M/s Samay (17) Electronics Pvt. Ltd. Morbi Gujarat Law Society , Amdavad Employees, Kamrej GERMANY Employees, Bardoli EMG - Daimier Benz Group of Company, Germany Mogri IL Sole Onlus, Italy ITALY (7) Jain Samaj of Europe (8) Manubhai C. Patel Association, Vadodara (4) Bhagyashwariben T. Amin (5) G.P. Ganatra Charitable Trust (1) Kanta Enterprise - P. Satishbhai Chatwani (2) Arunbhai Shah








(19) Kamrej Cooperative Sugar

Factory Universal Medicap Ltd. Vadodara Avichal Social (21) Welfare Foundation, Vallabh Vidyanagar