As part of the centenary celebrations of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, 1400 youths from BAPS centers throughout Gujarat and Mumbai participated in the ‘Pramukh Swamina Pagle Pagle’ (In the Footsteps of Pramukh Swami) project.
A total of 350 groups of four youths each visited one village for a day, enabling city-dwelling youths to experience village life. Each group visited their assigned village from Saturday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. The visits took place on the weekends on 21-22 May and 28-29 May 2016.
During the visits, the youths of each group conducted a bal sabha and a main evening sabha. They also carried out a ‘sandhya feri’ (evening procession) through the village, performed home visits and inspired villagers to give up harmful addictions.
The visits also made the youths more aware of the efforts of Pramukh Swami Maharaj and BAPS sadhus in establishing satsang in rural places, and the faith and devotion of the devotees in villages.