A total of 172 bal-kishore karyakars and 197 balika-kishori karyakars from 12 BAPS centers in Australia (Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Gold Coast, Hobart, Melbourne Mandir, Melbourne South, Melbourne West, Perth, Shepparton, Sydney) and 5 in New Zealand (Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Rotorua, Wellington) participated in Phase 1 of the adhiveshan.
This phase focused on the daily devotional rituals of Satsang (ahnik) which included memorizing the arti, thal, stuti, shlokas, dhun, prarthana, as well as selected Vachanamrut passages, selected Swamini Vato and the Sahajanand Namavali.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions, this adhiveshan was conducted online. Participants were tested by the assessors via video calls.
With the completion of Phase 1 of the adhiveshan, karyakars will take part in the skills challenges later this year.