Inspired by the vicharan of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, volunteers of the BAPS Children’s Wing visited thousands of homes over one month to personally motivate children in studies and satsang and to meet the families. The campaign was called “Bal Sampark Yagna” and took place in 4,200 bal and balika mandals all across Gujarat and in major cities across India. Approximately 5,500 volunteers visited more than 45,000 children and their families.
At each home, the volunteers would speak to the families about their personal satsang and also discuss any concerns the parents may have regarding their children. The volunteers would then spend time with the children and parents to help the child improve in his or her studies. Whether it be by helping set a study schedule or find a friend to tutor the child in certain subjects, the volunteers found and addressed each child’s need individually and personally. The family also watched a short video made specifically to increase the child’s confidence.
To conclude the visit, each child was given a 'Goal card,' on which the child wrote down what they targeted to earn in this year’s final exams. The card also included some motivational slogans and phrases. Then the volunteers and the family together prayed for the child’s success.
Pramukh Swami Maharaj has always highlighted the importance of education and spirituality for children. He has visited hundreds of thousands of homes and counseled just as many children and youth about their personal lives, education and profession. Through his inspiration, BAPS’ Bal and Balika volunteers continue to work to further his message and do their part in nurturing a more peaceful, productive and spiritual society.