On Tuesday 3 May
2005, over 2,800 yuvatis from BAPS centers throughout Gujarat
gathered at the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Amdavad to participate
in a special convention.
Based on the theme 'BAPS-One Family' there were contributions
by yuvatis from Amdavad, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhuj, Bhavnagar and
other centers. They presented speeches, devotional songs, discussions,
traditional dances, skits and audio-visual shows on a wide variety
of topics related to spirituality, personal development and everyday
issues faced by yuvatis. There was also an interesting display
The chief guest of honor was the Gujarat State Education Minister,
Shrimati Anandiben Patel. She was very pleased by the presence
of so many enthusiastic yuvatis and offered some words of advice
and encouragement to them. She felicitated 16 BAPS yuvatis who
had attained significant success in various fields.
The convention concluded with the yuvatis attending the evening
satsang assembly in the presence of Pramukh Swami Maharaj.