Since 2007, by the inspiration of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the BAPS Youth Training Center has been started in Sarangpur, Gujarat. This six-month training course for selected youths provides an in-depth knowledge of the Swaminarayan Sampradaya and Hindu Dharma. After three months, a 10-day practical training session is arranged.
This year, from 10 to 18 August, 27 groups each of four youths, visited a total of 270 villages throughout Gujarat. The groups spent one day in each village in which, during the day they conducted home visits, bal sabhas, school assemblies, village processions, and de-addiction campaigns. In the evening they conduct satsang assemblies. Despite this year's heavy rains, the youths enthusiastically completed their schedules. As a result of this experience, they gained an insight into the constant efforts of Swamishri and sadhus to nurture satsang.
During the 10 days, the youth inspired 1026 people to give up addictions and helped to strengthen satsang among children, teenagers, youths and seniors.