New York Names Street After Pramukh Swami of BAPS
India-West Staff Reporter
HUNTINGTON, NY – Town officials here have renamed Deshon Drive, a street in Melville Township as “HH Pramukh Swami Drive.”
A press release from BAPS said the renaming was meant to commemorate the centennial celebrations of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, who was the inspirer of the temple located at 2 Deshon Drive.
Councilman Salvatore Ferro hosted the ceremony attended by state, county and town officials. Among the speakers and other attendees were Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Town Supervisor Ed Smyth, Suffolk Deputy County Executive Jon Kaiman, former Town Supervisor Frank Petrone, Suffolk Sheriff Errol Toulon, Suffolk Legislator Stephanie Bontempi, State Assemblyman Steve Stern, State Sen. Mario Mattera, and Town Receiver of Taxes Jillian Guthman.
Pramukh Swami Maharaj is credited with dedicating his life to the well-being of others, traveling throughout the world to foster love, peace, harmony, righteousness, faith in God, and service to humanity. His most important life principle was, “In the joy of others, lies our own,” BAPS said in the press release.