The 2021 Satsang Prasar & Management Conference for UK and Europe lead volunteers was held on Saturday 6 February 2021. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s event was held online, bringing together more than 2,000 delegates.
This annual gathering allows senior volunteers to share and receive important guidance on how to improve serving their respective mandirs, local communities and fellow devotees.
The conference began with reflections from 2020, a year in which volunteers delivered the 25th anniversary celebrations of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London. Senior karyakars also thanked volunteers for their significant contributions to support local communities across the UK and Europe to keep families as well as the elderly and vulnerable safe, informed and connected during the challenging year.
Sadguru Pujya Ishwarcharandas Swami had sent a video message especially for this occasion in which he provided a contextual summary of BAPS’s global priorities, including the forthcoming centennial birth anniversary celebrations of Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
Swamis and trustees shared further details on the numerous projects and initiatives planned across the UK and Europe to celebrate Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s centennial celebrations. More specific feedback from various departments outlined the important role of every volunteer in delivering this vision.
In his concluding address, Yogvivek Swami provided his own reflections of 2020 and motivation for karyakars for the year ahead. He also reminded the watching volunteers and leaders of their individual and collective responsibilities to keep themselves and others safe during the pandemic, in accordance with the wishes of Mahant Swami Maharaj and in line with government guidelines.