Pramukh Swami Maharaj's great
influence has helped develop moral and spiritual
values in youths who live in a society where they can easily
go astray. To recognize Swamishri's unremitting efforts in
light of this manner, BAPS kishores and kishoris organized
a Kishore-Kishori Din under the title, "Naran'da Influence".
During Swamishri's morning walk,
kishores dressed as sadhus danced with joy while another kishore
recited an entire Vachnamrut. During Swamishri's pooja, kishores
devotionally sang "Ek Same Amdavad Manů" which describes Bhagwan
Swaminarayan's leela charitra (divine actions) in Amdavad.
Kishores and kishoris, during the morning session, had an
opportunity to listen to senior saints prior to Swamishri's
arrival. After Swamishri arrived, saints and kishores participated
in games that brought joy to everyone. Swamishri, who was
in a very jovial mood, blessed everyone. He emphasized the
"Akshar Purushottam" upasana and explained the importance
of becoming "Gunatit" through the association of the "Gunatit
During the evening program,
kishores, through the use of interviews; dramas; speeches;
multimedia presentations; and real life incidents, explained
the dangers of peer pressure that lead to drinking and dating.
Swamishri, during his blessings, explained the difference
between satsang (right company) and kusang (wrong company),
and asked all to follow the path of satsang. Kishores also
performed festive dances to honor, praise, and welcome Swamishri.
At the end, all kishores joined hands with Swamishri, who
ultimately raised his hands high up in the air signifying
his close companionship with youths.