Kishores and Kishoris from all
over North America, Australia and New Zealand arrived in Orlando
for the beginning of the National Kishore-Kishori Convention
in the presence of Swamishri and senior saints.
Swamishri entered the evening
Swagat Assembly in a traditional way with the beating of drums
and the blowing of the conch shell. As Swamishri made his
way down a red carpet through the middle of the convention
hall, several kishores danced with joy while all other delegates
proudly waved BAPS flags.
During the Swagat Assembly,
Kishores and Kishoris viewed several multimedia presentations
and listened to speeches by saints describing the theme of
the convention, vicharan.
In his blessings to the kishores
and kishoris, Swamishri spoke about the necessity of pleasing
God. "If we please God," he explained, "all worthwhile endeavors
are accomplished. We should not desire anything but to please