A total of about 11,500 bal-balika volunteers involved in BAPS Children’s Activities attended the 11 Annual Karyakar Shibirs conducted by the Children’s Activities Central Office based in Ahmedabad. The shibirs were held at Godhra, Sankari, Tithal, Silvassa, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Atladara, Himmatnagar, Bochasan, Gadhada and Gondal.
The theme of this year’s shibirs was ‘Atmabuddhi’, which means ‘intense love and attachment with God and his holy saint, just as one has for one’s body and relatives’. The shibirs helped the volunteers to understand the concept that intense love for the Satpurush is the only means by which to attain self-realization and God-realization.
The concept was explained through speeches by senior swamis, learned swamis and experienced volunteers, audio-visual presentations, workshops, individual and group activities, and skits. The volunteers also received the video blessings of Param Pujya Mahant Swami Maharaj.