Around 1,100 yuvaks and yuvatis from Rajkot attended the special Rajkot Yuva Shibir held at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Sarangpur from 1 to 4 September 2015.
To become eligible for the shibir, the youths were tested on basic satsang knowledge and selected passages from the Vachanamrut and Swamini Vato which they had memorized.
The youths participated in competitions which involved designing posters, composing kirtans and writing essays.
The shibir theme – ‘Balihari Gurudevki – Jinhe Govind Diyo Batay’ – was elaborated upon through speeches by sadgurus, and other learned and experienced swamis, solo mimes, skits, debates, question-answer sessions, discussions, dances, audio-visual presentations and topic-related practical activities.
Separate sessions were organized for yuvatis in which they presented cultural programs.
Throughout the shibir, the youths were blessed by the daily darshan of guruhari Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
The shibir enabled the youths to deepen their understanding of and devotion to God and guru.