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The initiative is an extension to Barco and Swaminarayan Akshardham’s continued technology-powered relationship of almost a decade


Barco, a market leader in technology and innovation, celebrated a vibrant Children’s Day at the Swaminarayan Akshardham temple, New Delhi, today by hosting a day-out for 30 children aged 6-12 years from Sakshi NGO. In addition to Children’s Day, Swaminarayan Akshardham is also celebrating 14 years of completion since its opening in November 2005.

Celebrated across the country, Children’s Day is an occasion to increase awareness of the rights, care and education of children.

The children received a guided tour of the temple and enjoyed interactive exhibitions during the visit. The shows were a source of education, information and inspiration and a fourfold combination of art, science, culture and spirituality. Artistically mesmerizing, scientifically stunning, culturally moving, and spiritually elevating, the exhibitions ensured that the children had an informative and culturally-influenced day.

During their 3-hour visit, the children enjoyed the shows at Sahajanand Darshan – Hall of Values; Neelkanth Darshan – Large Format Film aired on Barco’s latest installation at Akshardham, the XDL 60K true RGB laser projector and Sanskruti Darshan – Cultural Boat Ride. The fourth major attraction at Akshardham, the Sahaj Anand multi-media water show is also powered by Barco, through the UDX 30K laser phosphor projector.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr Rajiv Bhalla, Managing Director, Barco Electronics Systems Pvt. Ltd said, “Barco is committed to innovation and ethical upliftment of the society and that is the reason we have joined hands with Sakshi NGO. We are immensely pleased to have brought the children to Swaminarayan Akshardham today and are glad that they had an amazing experience while sharing this special day with us. This initiative not only supports our sustainability and CSR efforts, but also reinforces the Barco cultural building block ‘we care, we grow’. We thank the Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple authorities for this kind gesture and also congratulate them on their anniversary.”

Vipul Vaghela, Technical Director, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, greeted the children on their special day and said, “We are delighted to have spent this day in the company of children, who are always a source of joy and knowledge. We congratulate Sakshi NGO on this commendable initiative and applaud Barco’s efforts at ensuring that the basic educational needs of the less fortunate in society, so that they can broaden their knowledge and secure a better future for themselves. Swaminarayan Akshardham is grateful for all the love it has received in this anniversary month and hopes to continue spreading awareness and pride in Indian Culture, Indian Art and Architecture through the years ahead.”

About Barco
Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theatres to live events and attractions). In 2018, we realized sales of 1.028 billion euro. We have a global team of 3,600 employees, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.

About Swaminarayan Akshardham
‘Akshardham’ means the divine abode of God. It is hailed as an eternal place of devotion, purity and peace. Swaminarayan Akshardham at New Delhi is a Mandir – an abode of God, a Hindu house of worship, and a spiritual and cultural campus dedicated to devotion, learning and harmony. Timeless Hindu spiritual messages, vibrant devotional traditions and ancient architecture all are echoed throughout the campus, which has been hailed worldwide as a center for Indian culture, art and architecture. The mandir is a humble tribute to Bhagwan Swaminarayan (1781- 1830 CE), the avatars, devas and great sages of Hinduism. The traditionally-styled complex was inaugurated on 6 November 2005 with the blessings of HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj and through the devoted efforts of skilled artisans and volunteers.

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