A total of around 750 yuvatis from 82 BAPS centers throughout Gujarat, Mumbai & Pune attended the four shibirs held at the BAPS Swaminarayan Vidya Mandir in Randesan. Based on the theme ‘Jivishu Swamine Mate’ – ‘Living for Swamishri’, the three-day shibirs guided the yuvatis on how to progress spiritually and earn the blessings of guru Mahant Swami Maharaj.
In each of the shibirs, senior and experienced women devotees discussed the seven Siddhants (Principles) – Sankalp, Samjan, Smaran, Saiyam, Seva, Samp and Satsang – that provide the platform for personal spiritual progress. These key messages were presented through speeches, panel discussions, open forums, debates, interviews, skits, audiovisual presentations and question-answer sessions, all providing insight and guidance for practical application in daily life.
The yuvatis also learnt about the necessity of daily reading shastras such as the Vachanamrut and Swamini Vato to help nurture and strengthen personal spirituality.
In addition, they learnt about the different types of kusang, and how to recognize and overcome them; the importance of decision-making and from whom should one take help; and respecting their parents and their duty towards them.
Other activities during the shibirs included samuh puja, yoga and puzzle solving.
At the end, the yuvatis all pledged to perform daily puja and attend the weekly satsang assembly at their local centers.