As with last year’s festival, this year’s National Dabra Utsav (picnic festival) was held in Milton Keynes on Sun 31 Aug 2003. Amidst the serene surroundings of Willen Lake, some 1,000 devotees from all over the country participated. The assembly commenced at 11a.m. Kishores narrated experiences of their recent Satsang Trip in India whilst youths and seniors shared touching incidents of Yogiji Maharaj and Pramukh Swami Maharaj that they had been a witness to. Jaydeep Swadia’s bhajans were enjoyed by all. Pujya Atmaswarup Swami and the sadhus also shared their experiences.
Following the two-hour satsang assembly, everyone had an opportunity to meet their fellow-devotees whilst partaking snacks and lunch. The younger participants took to sports and various other leisure activities, which included volleyball, cricket, tug-of-war, football and kite-flying. It was truly a day for the family with the weather remaining just perfect for the event.