A total of around 135 yuvaks and yuvatis from BAPS Jaipur attended the three-day shibir at BAPS Swaminarayan Kalakendra, Vashi, Mumbai, in the presence of Pujya Bhaktipriya (Kothari) Swami. Based on the theme ‘Live for Swami Bapa’, the shibir guided the youths on how to progress spiritually and earn the blessings of guru Mahant Swami Maharaj.
The six main topics – Satsang, Shikshan, Swasthya, Satpurush, Seva, Sanskar – were presented through speeches by senior swamis, panel discussions, open forums, debates, interviews, skits, audiovisual presentations and question-answer sessions, all providing insight and guidance for practical application in daily life. The youths learnt about the necessity of daily reading shastras such as the Vachanamrut and Swamini Vato to help nurture and strengthen personal spirituality.
They also learnt about the different types of kusang, and how to recognize and overcome them; the importance of decision-making; and respecting their parents and their duty towards them.
Other activities during the shibirs included samuh puja, yoga and puzzle solving.
At the end of the shibir, all the youths pledged to perform daily puja and attend the weekly satsang assembly at their local centers.