After the youth shibirs in Navsari
and Bochasan, selected groups of yuvaks traveled the surrounding
villages for five days. Each group comprised of five yuvaks.
From 16 to 20 May, the yuvaks toured
in villages of the Bharuch, Surat, Navsari, Valsad and Selvas
districts. There were a total of 17 groups and between them
they visited a total of 85 villages.
From 24 to 28 May, 21 groups of
yuvaks visited 105 villages in the districts of Kheda, Anand,
Panchmahal and Vadodara.
The yuvaks visited one village
a day in each village during the day they made personal home
visits, held discussions, conducted Bal sabhas, organized a
small procession and de-addiction camps. In the evening, a satsang
assembly was held in which the yuvaks discoursed, sung bhajans
and performed a drama.
During the personal home visits,
the yuvaks talked to the devotees about performing personal
puja, attending weekly satsang assemblies, observing a fast
on ekadashi, sitting for the Satsang Examinations and remaining
sincere in observing the codes of satsang.
In the de-addiction camps, they
encouraged the public to shun their addictions to cigarettes,
tobacco, ghutka, alcohol, gambling, etc.
It was first time these yuvaks
had participated in such an activity. All had made thorough preparations
and enjoyed and learnt from their experience in the villages.