More than 450 devotees gathered at Espace Noisy Le Sec, Paris for an enlightening Kishore Din on Tuesday 28 April 2015.
The event lucidly explored the positive impact of Satsang in Paris through an informative programme of creative videos, insightful dramas and lively devotional songs.
The programme began with the arrival of Harikrishna Maharaj, who was adorned in beautiful hand-made French attire and accessories, and welcomed by traditional French accordion music.
This was followed by a vibrant dance and devotional signing. A series of sketches supported by videos illustrated the benefits of Satsang to the local communities in Paris. Through the adaption of iconic television shows, the messages left a profound impact on the audience.
Sadhus discussed the unity and dedication of youths, sharing inspiring accounts of how Swamishri and Satsang have improved their lives.
The following day, a group of kishores accompanied by sadhus embarked on a team-building trip to Normandy, North-West France.
En route, the party toured Mont Saint-Michel, an island commune in Normandy. Despite the rain, the group remained in high spirits throughout the journey.
Their residence was a large farmhouse where the youths enjoyed a number of indoor activities and performed the arti and thal together.
The following morning, the group continued to take part in various group activities, strengthening the bond between the kishores.
On the final morning of their visit, the group visited Omaha Beach and the cemetery of American soldiers who gave their lives to liberate France. After paying their respects, the kishores returned to Paris later in the evening.