This summer, the North American Kishore/Kishori mandal held their regional summer shibirs. The primary focus of the shibir was to build anticipation for Pramukh Swami Maharaj's visit in 2004.
The theme of the shibir was "Ruchi" and through keynote speeches, attendees learned how to match one's own ruchi with Pramukh Swami Maharaj's ruchi and also how the time has come to make this a reality.
The Workshops were designed to get the attendees thinking of what they can do to make Pramukh Swami Maharaj's visit memorable for everyone. The workshops were titled "Upcoming Projects" and "Walk an Extra Mile." There was also a teambuilding activity in which the attendees brainstormed ideas for what they would like to do for the regional Kishore Dins in the presence of Pramkuh Swami Maharaj.
Many attendees enjoyed these shibirs and were motivated and inspired to prepare for Swamishri's visit by changing themselves and changing their mandals in order to fulfill His ruchi by making it their ruchi.