The 2019 Satsang Prasar & Management Conference for UK and Europe volunteers was held over the weekend of 26 and 27 January at the BAPS Swaminarayan mandirs in Leicester and London, respectively. This year’s event brought together more than 1,200 delegates.
The programme began with video blessings from Mahant Swami Maharaj, providing motivation for the volunteers to continue their seva with enthusiasm, humility and devotion. The Board of Trustees also delivered a message of appreciation, thanking every volunteer for their on-going personal contribution throughout 2018.
Delegates then reflected further on last year's initiatives, including ghar sabha and the launch of the 100 musical tributes to Pramukh Swami Maharaj as a part of his centennial birth celebrations. Volunteers shared many inspiring testimonies about the uplifting impact upon individuals and families from these activities.
Yogvivek Swami thereafter delivered the keynote address to the gathering, providing encouragement and guidance for all the volunteers. He also provided further context relating to the priorities for 2019, including the bicentenary celebrations of the Vachanamrut.
The morning session concluded with a further message of motivation from Mahant Swami Maharaj. After lunch, delegates broke off into separate groups to gain more specific information and guidance on how to serve better in their respective seva areas.