A selected group of 500 yuvaks and yuvatis from Rajkot flew to New Delhi for a special visit to Swaminarayan Akshardham.
Prior to their departure, Param Pujya Mahant Swami Maharaj blessed the youths while he was in Gandhinagar by lighting the inaugural lamp and sanctifying their mementos.
On 20 August, the youths had darshan of Swaminarayan Akshardham and the various exhibitions.
On 21 and 22 August, the youths participated in the two-day shibir on the theme ‘Ek Nishan Akshardham’ (‘One Aim – Akshardham’). Through speeches by learned sadhus, videos, skits, workshops and other activities, the shibir theme was effectively conveyed to the youths.
The youths also participated in performing samuh puja on the Akshardham grounds, and devoutly recited the Sahajanand Namavali and offered prayers in the main mandir.
On the final day, the youths had a sightseeing tour of New Delhi. At the landmark Red Fort, they sang the national anthem, saluted the Indian flag and prayed for the peace, prosperity and progress of the nation and all its citizens.