First Friday - Rick Desai

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Name: First Friday - Rick Desai
Date: August 4, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:


Gwinnett's Biggest Tourist Draw!


The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
 
Come find out why more people visit this temple than any other site in Gwinnett County as Rick Desai, spokesperson for the mandir, provides us with:
  • An overview of the Indian-American Community locally and nationally,
  • Contributions of the Indian-American Community, and
  • The local impact and what it means to local businesses.
A Mandir is a Hindu place of worship – a haven for spirituality and a place of paramount peace.  It is also a center vibrant with social, cultural, and spiritual activities.  The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir was inaugurated in August of 2007 after only 17 months of construction time utilizing 1.3 million volunteer hours.  The Mandir is comprised of 3 types of stone (Turkish Limestone, Italian marble, and Indian pink sandstone).  More than 34,000 individual pieces were carved by hand in India, shipped to the USA and assembled in Lilburn like a giant 3-D puzzle. 

The BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), a worldwide socio-spiritual organization in Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, is dedicated to community service, peace and harmony. Motivated by Hindu principles, BAPS strives to care for the world by caring for societies, families and individuals. Through a number of social and spiritual activities, BAPS endeavors to produce better citizens of tomorrow who have a high esteem for their roots - their rich Hindu culture. Its 3,300 international centers support these activities of character-building. Under the guidance and leadership of His Divine Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, BAPS aspires to build a community that is morally, ethically and spiritually pure.

 
Location:
Hilton Atlanta Northeast
5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Date/Time Information:
Friday, August 4, 2017
7:30- 8:00 AM - networking
8:00- 9:00 AM - breakfast and speaker
Contact Information:
SWGC Events
Fees/Admission:
Event Registration: (includes breakfast)

Early Registration Discounts:
(Prior to 7:30 a.m. August 4, 2017)
You save money and help us better
plan for seating and food. 


    $25.00  per Member (Save $10)
    $30.00  per Guest (Save $5)

    $35.00  Late registration or at the door
 
Cancellation Policy: You can cancel with a full refund by August 3, 2017.  After that date no refunds will be given, however substitution of an attendee is allowed if you are not able to attend the day of the event.
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