Based on the theme ‘Guruji nahi bhulu tamane…’, three Karyakar Shibirs were held for BAPS volunteers throughout Africa in the presence of Pujya Bhaktipriya Swami (Kothari Swami): in Lenasia, from 23–25 March 2018, 260 karyakars from South Africa, Botswana and Zambia attended; in Nairobi, from 30 March–1 April 2018, 618 karyakars from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania were present; and in Lilongwe, on 14 April 2018, 160 karyakars attended.
The shibirs was focused on the life and work of Pramukh Swami Maharaj and Mahant Swami Maharaj. Speeches by swamis elaborated on Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s impact on the world, his divine virtues, and his selfless love, and other topics.
Through interactive activities with Kothari Swami, the karyakars also learnt about his regularity in daily worship rituals, tolerance, sincerity to duties, humility, attachment with the satpurush and other saintly virtues.
These shibirs guided and inspired the volunteers on strengthening their personal satsang and dedication to their satsang duties.