A total of 976 male and 535 female karyakars from 17 African countries, including Malawi, Zambia, Congo, South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, participated in the Annual Karyakar Shibirs that took place between March and May 2022 in the inspiring presence of Pujya Viveksagar Swami.
Based on the theme ‘Avsar’(Occasion or Opportunity), the shibirs were held in Lilongwe, Malawi (11–13 March) Lusaka, Zambia (18–20 March), Lenasia, South Africa (25–27 March), Nairobi, Kenya (15–17 April), Mwanza, Tanzania (22–24 April), and Kampala, Uganda (6–8 May).
Each two-and-a-half day shibir inspired the karyakars to celebrate the forthcoming Pramukh Swami Maharaj Centenary Celebrations with unprecedented grandeur and comprised three sessions that highlighted the Centenary Celebrations as an:
i) ‘avsar’ (opportunity) for remembering our guru’s benevolence
ii) ‘avsar’ (opportunity) to repay our guru’s benevolence
iii) ‘avsar’ (opportunity) to spread the glory of our guru throughout the world.
During the first session, Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s innumerable altruistic contributions were recollected and presented through various mediums.
In the second session the uniqueness of the Pramukh Swami Maharaj Shatabdi Mahotsav was explained, and that doing seva will give one a feeling of fulfilment and satisfaction of serving our gurus.
In the third session, the benefits of our association with Satsang and the Satpurush were presented in a workshop that featured videos and discussions.
Also, the shibirs featured theme-related activities that encouraged everyone to join in this Shatabdi seva and serve to their very best capacity.
The shibirs were organized by the Satsang Pravrutti Madhyasth Karyalaya in Africa, and in each shibir Pujya Mahant Swami Maharaj bestowed his divine blessings on the karyakars.