BAPS promotes reading and writing among youths in hopes of igniting a passion for literature. BAPS bolsters this passion through various initiatives. For example, weekly youth forums incorporate discussions on a particular publication, similar to a book club, for which youths study the recommended readings and come prepared for literary discussions. Academic assistance programs also encourage youths to read literary classics and historical books that not only deepen their general knowledge but also help them appreciate such works. Aksharpith, BAPS’ publishing house, offers numerous publications in Hindi, English, Gujarati, and other languages that cater to youths’ tastes and daily reading patterns. The Swaminarayan Bliss and Swaminarayan Prakash are monthly periodicals in English and Gujarati that inspire youths to excel in their spiritual and professional lives. The weekly satsang assemblies also urge daily satsang reading for spiritual and moral development.