In January 2017, Sharad Sagar made his maiden visit to the state of Gujarat. On 12th January in Surat, Sharad was one of the 12 youth icons being awarded on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary, celebrated as National Youth Day in India.
Sharad addressed over 15,000 people present at the historic Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Indoor Stadium in Surat. He shared his inspiring story of meeting a Swami from Ramakrishna Mission when he was 5.
In Surat, Sharad also addressed World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Community.
Sharad Sagar also held multiple public meetings with the youth of Gujarat.