A total of 255 kishores and kishoris from throughout Australia and New Zealand attended the four shibirs held in Adelaide, Perth, Sydney (Australia) and Auckland (New Zealand).
Based on the theme, ‘Dradh Priti’, the one-and-a-half-day shibirs focused on how youths can develop intense love for the Satpurush through thought, action, and speech (man, karma and vachan).
Each session featured a skit showing the need for having these different types of association with the Satpurush. Thereafter, enlightening presentations by swamis showed how to implement these concepts in daily life. The topics included: smruti, mansi, agna, and speaking to others about the greatness of God and the Satpurush. After each speech a practical activity was presented to show real life examples of these concepts. After the activity all the youths engaged in breakout sessions which included interactive activities, experiments and in-depth discussions in a workshop format. At the end of each session, the guidance of sadguru saints was received through video interviews.
The final session of the shibir emphasized the need for the pragat guru, and how Pramukh Swami Maharaj is still present through Mahant Swami Maharaj.
Through the shibir the youths understood the importance of developing dradh priti with the Satpurush, and that by having such a strong and unwavering connection with Mahant Swami Maharaj one finds direction in life.