A total of 272 Bal-Balika and Kishore-Kishori karyakars from BAPS centers in Australia and New Zealand attended the four-day ANZ Bal-Kishore Karyakar Convention (KarCon). The theme of this inspiring KarCon, based on the blessings of Mahant Swami Maharaj to karyakars during his Asia Pacific vicharan in 2018, was: ‘The Future Is Bright: Samjan. Samp. Samarpan.’
Held every three years at a regional level, KarCon is an opportunity for youth leaders from ANZ to come together and learn effective ways of carrying out their duties at their respective centers, while further developing their own spirituality.
The theme of the KarCon was presented to the karyakars through video guidance from sadguru sadhus, inspiring speeches by experienced swamis, interactive skits, engaging video presentations, focused discussions and other activities.
The highlight of the KarCon was the live video blessings of Mahant Swami Maharaj from India, in which he encouraged all karyakars to do better seva by courageously serving as ‘Bravehearts of Akshar Purushottam’.
The four-day convention provided the karyakars with a better understanding of how to serve more effectively in their local centers and also advance their personal spirituality.