Prapti Din took place on June 24, 2023 at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Toronto in the presence of His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj. The program commenced with youths eagerly sharing their personal experiences of feeling the profound prapti (attainment) of God and their gurus Pramukh Swami Maharaj and Mahant Swami Maharaj who have influenced their lives in profound ways. The youths then came on stage and did a question and answer session, with Sadguru Tyagvallabhdas Swami who provided detailed and captivating insights about attaining God and guru and how to continuously maintain that feeling of happiness.
The main highlight of the program was a thought-provoking and emotionally engaging drama. The narrative revolved around a youth facing various challenges in the world. Through the captivating storyline, the skit emphasized the significance of prapti, portraying it as the ultimate source of strength that can help individuals overcome even the most daunting circumstances. Mahant Swami Maharaj played a central role in guiding and supporting the youth, enabling him to navigate his journey and strive towards becoming the best version of himself.
During the course of the skit, other participants also had the opportunity to come forward and express their own personal challenges to Mahant Swami Maharaj. His wise and insightful responses helped address their problems and offered practical guidance for experiencing prapti in their individual lives. The exchange between Mahant Swami Maharaj and the youth resonated deeply, providing valuable insights and inspiring the audience.
Among the special guests in attendance during this celebration were:
· Doug Shipley, Member of Parliament for Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte
· Inspector David Doxey, Guelph Police Service
· Sergeant Michael Davis, Guelph Police Service
· Constable Jash Manani, Guelph Police Service
To conclude the drama segment, youths gathered on stage and shared their personal experiences of prapti through heart-felt kirtans (devotional songs). This expression of prapti filled the atmosphere with a sense of profound connection to the divine, highlighting the power of devotional music as a means of deepening one's spiritual journey.
As a grand finale, youths performed a dance which was dedicated to God and Mahant Swami Maharaj, showing their joy and gratitude to have attained them.