As per the wish of guruhari Mahant Swmi Maharaj, the Satsang Pravrutti Central Office organized separate competitions for yuvaks and yuvatis to memorize the Satsang Diksha shastra.
After a preparation period of six weeks, a total of 7,991 youths (3394 yuvaks and 4597 yuvatis) from throughout Gujarat and Mumbai participated in the zonal competitions.
Due to the restrictions enforced by the coronavirus pandemic, the participating youths were assessed by the examiners over a WhatsApp video call. A total of 1,237 examiners assisted in this process.
The participating yuvaks and yuvatis were graded by the number of shloks they recited correctly. Despite the short preparation time, 164 yuvaks and yuvatis memorized the entire shastra (315 shloks), 70 memorized over 250 shloks, 100 memorized over 175 and 209 memorized over 125. Many of the remaining memorized over 45 shloks.
The enthusiasm of the youths to fulfill Mahant Swami Maharaj’s wish was evident in all. Swamishri blessed all the youths by writing a letter, appreciating and rewarding their efforts.
P.P. Pramukh Swami
As you have followed the agna and memorized:
- Maharaj and Swami will be extremely pleased
- Maharaj and Swami will always be with you
- Agna and upasana will be consolidated in your life
- The principle of Akshar-Purushottam will be established in your life
- You will progress greatly in satsang, studies and life
That which was in the minds of Shriji Maharaj, Gunatitanand Swami, Bhagatji Maharaj, Shastriji Maharaj, Yogiji Maharaj and Pramukh Swami Maharaj has been written.
There is no greater status than that [attained by] ‘Satsang Diksha’. So, you have all done an outstanding job. You have attained the highest status. Do not be concerned whether others believe this or not. To you all: Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!
Jai Swaminarayan with great affection,
from Sadhu Keshavjivandas