During the summer vacation, five one-day shibirs were held in
Amdavad for yuvaks and yuvatis.
The 40 suburbs of Amdavad where weekly satsang assemblies take
place were divided into five groups. In addition to the mandir
in Shahibaug (5 May), the Sanskardhams at Satellite (6 May), Ghatlodia
(6 May), Maninagar (8 May) and Bapunagar (8 May) were used as
venues. The yuvaks and yuvatis were invited to attend the venue
nearest to their suburb.
Throughout the day, the shibir theme was reinforced with speeches
by sadhus, discussions, audio-visual presentations and question-answer
The speech topics were: My Ideal Guru, Living an Exemplary Life,
The Service and Sacrifice of BAPS Sadhus and Devotees, and Think
Positive. Also, Pujya Ishwarcharan Swami graced the shibirs and
spoke about the need for youths to associate with a God-enlightened
Sadhu to help them cross the ocean of youth. He also described
Yogiji Maharaj’s unique ‘mobile shibirs’ for
youths, which Yogiji Maharaj himself conducted as they toured with him in
the villages during their vacation.
About 1000 yuvaks and 900 yuvatis attended the five shibirs and
gained much guidance and inspiration on how to strengthen their
personal practice of Satsang.