Annakut Utsav - 2016, Nairobi, Kenya
The festival of Annakut was celebrated in City Community Hall at Nairobi in Kenya on Sunday, the 13th November 2016 by the youth Volunteers, ladies and gents with mutual cooperation under the leadership of elders from the mandal in which, around 325 devotees from Nairobi and its surrounding areas had enthusiastically participated where the ladies group had offered/presented before Shri Thakorjee around 225 different items of food to exhibit their devotion.
The sabha got started with presentation of Dhoon-Bhajans by the members of Kirtan Mandal followed by an address by P.B. Chandrakantbhai who, while welcoming the guest/devotees wished them New Year and informed about the reason/secret behind celebrating this festival while also advising all to live their life with the help/protection from God.
Speaking next, P.B. Kamleshbhai talked of the blessings given by Lord Swaminarayan and said that, the said blessings are equally effective/working even today through/by the grace of Guruhari P.P. Swamishri giving the related examples from the life of a few devotees and advised all to develop a closest intimacy with P.P. Swamishree.
Then, P.B. Kishorbhai (Canada) talked of Guruhari P.P. Swamishree’s omnipotent ability while describing the incidents of His faith/nishtha and glory and advised all to develop unshakable faith/nishtha in Him and described His incomparable love equally for all the devotees and His Glory.
After the above speeches, all the devotees collectively performed arti before Shree Thakorjee and offered the thal/annakut followed by taking of Prasad by all the devotees. All the Volunteers and the youths had equally contributed their services in the arrangement of this entire program under the guidance of elders. The ladies group had also very nicely contributed their services in the preparations of food items, its arrangement before Shree Thkorjee in a decorative style, the hall decoration and in making the rangoli too.
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