In order to pass on Indian culture to future generations, the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha has developed a variety of initiatives geared towards youths. These programs instill a sense of pride in and make them aware of the affluence of Indian heritage. Furthermore, respect for other cultures is also propouned. BAPS has organized a variety of training sessions and courses to teach youths about festivals, rituals, the performing arts, literature, language, and cuisine. Cultural Conventions catering to the interests of youths are organized around the world annually. These conventions bring thousands of youths together to create an environment of cultural awareness and celebration. Special Experience India Tours, or cultural retreats, are also organized annually to expose nonresident Indian youths to the beauty and grandeur of India, its people and their way of life.