In the presence of Param Pujya Pramukh
Swami Maharaj, 543 dedicated volunteers (375 men and 168 women)
from BAPS centers outside Gujarat participated in the Divya Sannidhi
Parva from 24-27 July 2003.
Active in the Children's,
Youth and Women's Wings of the Sanstha, these dedicated volunteers
had come from 14 states representing 110 different centers, such
as, Jaipur, Ajmer, Udaipur, Patna, Raipur, Kolkata, Akola, Chandrapur,
Nagpur, Bhopal, Sihor, Nasik, Pune, Barsi, Aurangabad, Dhuliya,
Amalner, Sangli, Secunderabad, Nizamabad, Coimbatore, Chennai,
Trivendrum, Pondicherry, New Delhi and others.
Based on the theme 'Sol
Ani Satsang' - 100% Satsang - a variety of mutimedia presentations,
speeches, skits, discussions, as well as question-answer sessions,
guided the volunteers towards attaining greater spiritual heights.
Daily, throughout the
4-day shibir Swamishri presided over the morning and evening sessions,
giving his blessings and inspiring the volunteers. In these sessions
several entertaining and specially prepared theme-oriented programs
were presented by volunteers from different states, incorporating
the culture and uniqueness of that particular state. The volunteers
also enjoyed the darshan of Swamishri during his routine daily
walks, puja and at meal times, during which volunteers sang devotional
songs and presented reports of the Satsang activities in progress
in their region. Over 25 sadhus, including, Pujya Mahant Swami,
Pujya Dr. Swami, Pujya Tyagvallabh Swami and Pujya Viveksagar
Swami were present to guide the volunteers.
The shibir, coordinated
by the sadhus and volunteers from the Satsang Pravrutti Central
Office in Amdavad, was an enlightening, inspiring and memorable
experience for all.