Over 26,000 yuvaks and yuvatis participated in the Annual Yuva Shibirs held at 31 BAPS centers in Gujarat and Maharashtra. Organized by the Satsang Pravrutti Central Office, each shibir was conducted by swamis at the designated centers.
Based on the theme ‘Gunatit Guru: Our Best Friend’, these one-day shibirs guided the youths on the glory of the guru, the benefits of remaining in his company and how to forever keep his association. Through inspiring speeches by swamis, workshops, skits, videos and other activities, the shibirs concisely and clearly conveyed what the youths can do to establish a firm bond with the Satpurush.
The highlight of each shibir were the several specially prepared question and answer videos with guruhari Mahant Swami Maharaj. Swamishri provided succinct, lucid and forthright answers to questions of particular relevance to youths to encourage and guide their personal, academic, professional and spiritual progress. On viewing the videos, the youths felt that they were in the actual presence of Mahant Swami Maharaj.