A special one-day Satsang Shibir for ladies was organised on Sunday 14 March 2010 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Antwerp, Belgium. Entitled ‘Matru Devo Bhava’, the programme consisted of a colourful cultural programme centred on the Vedic sentiments of revering one’s mother as one reveres God.
The programme commenced with mother and daughter taking part in a mahapuja, followed by a drama illustrating the mother-daughter relationship and a tribute to mothers. Various interactive sessions demonstrating how well mothers and daughters knew each other were also incorporated.
The shibir drew from Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s message of love, mutual trust and effective communication as essential tools in a successful mother-daughter relationship. The day was successful in bringing together mothers and daughters from different Hindu backgrounds.
The second phase of the shibir highlighted the significance of Mandir, Shastra and Sant in one’s life. A garbo (traditional folk dance) for mothers and daughters followed thereafter with the abhishek of Shri Nilkanth Varni concluding the day.