Over 440 kishores and kishoris from throughout the UK attended the National Kishore-Kishori Summer Shibir from 21-23 August 2003 at Nottingham University. The shibir was based on the theme 'Sant Param Hitkari - Meeting him is meeting God.' The schedule for each of the three days focused on the topics of Bhakta, Guru and Bhagwan. With these daily topics in mind, subjects of spiritual and practical importance were included in the agenda so that the main message of the shibir was reinforced: Guru is the bridge between bhakta and Bhagwan.

Through entertaining and enlightening speeches, group discussions and multimedia presentations the message of the shibir was conveyed.

A new feature of the shibir this year was the goshti sessions on selected subjects in which kishores and kishoris participated separately in small groups of five. The groups met every night and on the final day the team leader presented a report of the points discussed.

Also, an excellent exhibition was set up in the main foyer by the kishori mandal. The exhibition had been prepared by contributions from all kishori mandals throughout the UK. It covered three themes: Recreating Chansad (the birthplace of Pramukh Swami Maharaj), Bapa's Achievements and Trip Down Memory Lane.

The shibir also featured a video of Swamishri's blessings, specially recorded for the event.

Thus, several months of detailed planning and preparation resulted in a smoothly executed shibir which everyone found truly memorable.

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