As part of their six-month Yuva Talim Kendra (YTK) course, the 88 youths of the second batch of 2021 students undertook a week of vicharan. The 22 groups of four youths visited a total of 155 villages and towns in Gujarat to inspire and strengthen the basic practices of satsang in devotees.
They visited 2,507 homes, inspiring devotees to attend their local weekly assembly, perform daily personal puja, visit the local mandir regularly for darshan, daily read the Vachanamrut and Swamini Vato, conduct family assemblies, observe a fast on ekadashi and practice other basics of satsang.
The youths conducted a total of 155 public assemblies, attended by over 8,600 people, and 103 children’s assemblies, attended by around 11,000 children. In the evenings, the youths organized bhakti feris – devotional parades – through the towns and villages, in which around 2,500 devotees participated. The youths also inspired over 1,000 people to give up their addictions.