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    Hospital Prayer Visit by BAPS Children
New Delhi, 15 to 26 May 2006


For 12 days from 15 to 26 May 2006, 41 children of the BAPS Children’s forum – 13 from New Delhi, 26 from Mumbai and 2 from Vadodara – visited 11 hospitals in New Delhi and offered prayers for the speedy recovery of over 330 patients.
The hospitals they visited were:

  1. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
  2. Kailash Hospital
  3. Samta Hospital
  4. Max-Balaji Hospital
  5. Shanti Hospital
  6. Shantimukund Hospital
  7. Kukreja Hospital
  8. Brahm-Shanti Hospital
  9. Sarvodaya Hospital
  10. Aditya Hospital
  11. All India Institute of Medical Sciences

The children were divided into groups of five, and with the permission of the hospital management, offered prayers for male and female patients of all ages suffering from a wide variety of illness.
The children, with the permission of patients and relatives’ would recite the Shanti Path – Vedic prayers for peace. They enquired about the nature of the illness and chanted the Swaminarayan dhun to pray for a full and speedy recovery. Then they would tie a nada-chhadi as symbol of divine protection and friendship.
The ages of patient ranged from as young as 8 days to over 80 years.
All the patients and relatives were touched by the caring sentiments and prayers offered by children. The prayers brought peace to the patients and relatives in this particularly testing time.
Through their involvement in these visits, the children also learnt how to empathize with the difficulties of others.




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