From 31 August to 2 September, the Annual National Family Shibir was held at Keele Conference Park. The shibir was based on the theme 'Akshardham Nu Bhathu'.
The shibir commenced with a showing of the video blessings of Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Over 400 adults and 200 children attended this shibir.
Many satsang topics were covered during the three days of the shibir. For example, Katha Varta, Niyam Dharma, Sanstha-Satpurush-Siddhant, Mahima and Working With Unity. Also discussed were the topics of Family Values, Sanctity of Marriage, Our Traditions and Our Identity. Various tools such as audio-visual presentations, dramas, classroom sessions, as well as speeches, were used to deliver the message.
On the morning of 1 September, members of the yuvak, yuvati, balak and balika mandals performed samuh puja in their respective halls.
The shibir served to generate pride for BAPS and the desire to sincerely serve our beloved guru Pramukh Swami Maharaj.