October 15-17, 2004
Satsang Development Committee (BKY SDC) of North America,
a talented group of dedicated youth volunteers assembled at
the shikkharbadh mandir in Bartlett, IL. from October 15 to
17, 2004, to solidify a vision for their respective wings.
The meeting's theme,
"Reflect. Act. Satsang," encouraged karyakars to reflected
on Swamishri's vision for the North-American satsang mandal
and thought of ways to make it a reality by the time of his
next visit in 2007. While keeping satsang in mind, the SDC
karyakars planned to develop their mandals through an array
of new projects that will be implemented at local mandirs
to develop the satsang mandal in North America.
From a writing team
that will produce new works to promote spirituality from a
youth perspective to a multimedia team formed to create captivating
presentations to a marketing team to promote the sanstha's
new epic film, "Mystic India," the meeting opened up new avenues
for the sanstha's progress.
The meeting also
reorganized the current structure of BAPS youth activities
in North America by creating Regional Core Team leads and
admins to serve as a link between regional and national karyakars.
also participated in a team-building activity that required
them to navigate through Downtown Chicago. Sessions with P.
Santo in the form of katha, integrated with manan and maansi
sessions that reflected on Swamishri's divine qualities, were
a great source of inspiration for all involved.
the committee members with His divine blessing with a live
phone call from Africa. He gave the team aashirvaad for success
both in satsang and in their personal development.