Pujya Guruji’s yagna on Srimadbhagawadgeeta Chapter 17 was conducted in English in Vijayawada for 5 days from September 20 to 24 at Siddhartha auditorium which is located in the heart of the city. The talks drew large crowds from all walks of life. Since Guruji was coming to the city after a gap of more than a decade, the mission members were very happy and worked enthusiastically to make the event a grand success. All the acharyas from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were warmly invited and more than 20 acharyas attended the yagna and enjoyed the hospitality of Vijayawada Chinmaya family.
Guruji visited Chinmaya Sitarama ashram at Nandamuru village which is the rural project of Chinmaya mission, Vijayawada. He was welcomed by Swamini Bodhanandaji, acharya at the ashram. Many villagers who were enjoying the benefits of the free medical camp being run at the ashram, were also present to obtain Pujya Gurujis blessing. A calf was born in the Goshala at the ashram on the morning of Guruji’s visit and it was considered very auspicious by Guruji . The calf was named Nandidni by Guruji. The programme was a roaring success thanks to the wholehearted efforts of the local acharyas Swami Prathameshanandaji and Br. Akasha Chaitanyaji.