Bishop of Pune prays for Rev. Dada / Vinod Agarwal sums it up best for everyone – Tum Krishna banke aaye jab mein bana Sudama (in Hindi) – When I became helpless, you came to me as my Lord Krishna to help me…
Rev. Bishop of Pune Thomas Dabre graced the start of Anand Akhand Kirtan at Sadhu Vaswani Mission, Pune. He came specially to invoke prayers for Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani on his birthday occasion. The start of Rev. Dada’s 93rd birthday celebrations was with the lighting of the lamp by all religious faiths as a befitting beginning to the Anand Akhand Kirtan, Sunday July 24, 2011. The Rev. Bishop’s group then sang a hymn as birthday wishes for Rev. Dada. Dada later felicitated the Rev. Bishop.
"Unite and Build" is Dada’s one message to all faiths. And this was seen as the confluence of all religions at the start of the Anand Akhand Kirtan. Many faiths were present including Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, Christian, Hindu etc.
Later in the evening, ‘Tere Liye’ was the theme of Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani’s talk in Hindi. "Know the value of the human birth", Rev. Dada urged the audience and not fritter away in worldly pursuits. The talk was part of day-long Anand Akhand Kirtan organized on occasion of Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani’s 93rd Birthday. Dr. Mohan Dharia graced the occasion and released a new book translated into Hindi written by Dada. Dr. Edison Samraj of Adventist Church also released another book in English by Dada.
After the conclusion of the the Hindi Talk, singer Vinod Agarwal regaled the audience with his Krishna Bhajans. He sang continously for 3 hours till midnight as the devotees swung to his beats and many hearts were moved to tears. He summed it up best for Rev. Dada in the bhajan – "Tum Krishna banke aaye jab mein bana Sudama (in Hindi) – When I became helpless, you came to me as Lord Krishna to help me…"