Held in the presence of BAPS sadhus
a total of 90 yuvaks and yuvatis attended the shibir which was
based on the theme 'BAPS Ek Parivar - The Power of One'.
The first session of the shibir
started on Friday evening and comprised of various audio-visual
presentations about how to inculcate team spirit. The keynote
speech for the evening was by Jnanpurush Swami on BAPS - EK
The second and third sessions of
the shibir focused on different topics such as time management,
Swamishri's love towards youth, and featured inspiring presentations
on the history of BAPS, Guru Bhakti and Akshar Purushottam Upasana.
Numerous indoor team-building games were also played to
strengthen unity amongst the youths. Classroom sessions on the
power of tolerance and the demerits of Abhav-Avgun in Satsang
were also held.
In the concluding session the participants
were inspired to 'Take The Next Step' in Satsang and to live
life as per our guru's wish. All participants found the shibir
to be invigorating and interesting, and many of them took new
vows and niyams such as:
- Daily puja with tilak chandlo
- Daily satsang reading
- Positive, proactive thinking
- Listen to Swamishri's amrutvani
- Keep away from kusang and bad habits
- Daily antardhrasti
- Use internet with discrimination
- Regularity in weekly sabha
Overall the shibir was a great
motivation for the youths and was a great spiritual retreat.