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International Conventions

BAPS holds International Women’s Conventions where representatives from all over the world participate. Such conventions tackle the toughest problems faced by women and girls the world over. Psychiatrists, women’s consultants, leadership advisers, career officers, crime analysts, police officers and parents tackle every problem with experienced solutions. Topics ranging from dowry to suicide, illiteracy to careers, health care to child-rearing are discussed in depth, providing all possible help and information. Women also participate in workshops, debates and question-answer sessions.

Conventions organized by BAPS:





Mumbai, India

  • International Convention for Women
  • Child Development Conference
  • Conference on the Contemporary Family System
  • Conference of Great Women Achievers


London, UK
  • International Convention for Women


Gandhinagar, India

  • International Women's Convention


New Jersey, USA

  • International Convention For Women
  • Child Development Conference


Vidyanagar, India

  • International Children’s Convention

International Conventions Managed By Women
BAPS gives women a stage to express their skills independently in every form. Women are given the same opportunities as the men.

  • In 1995, Mumbai, BAPS celebrated the 75th Birth Anniversary of its present leader, Param Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj. A 37-day festival that attracted 8.1 million people from all over the world. Of the 22,000 volunteers, 6,500 were women and 470 were girls. They served in no less than 27 different departments ranging from accommodation to auditorium arrangements, publicity to reception, decorating to kitchen, and from exhibition guides to cultural programs.

On this occasion, Mrs. Urmilaben Patel, (Minister of State of Power, Delhi), commented: "On seeing the Women’s Exhibition here, it is apparent that women are given just as much scope as the men."

  • In 1995, London, BAPS inaugurated the world’s largest stone Hindu Mandir outside India – Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, women volunteers gave their time to serve in a variety of services from polishing stones to feeding the thousands of volunteers. They managed the organization of women’s meets and conventions, sponsored walks and also collecting aluminium cans for recycling.
  • In 1992, Gandhinagar, India, BAPS celebrated the Centenary of one of its previous leaders – Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj. In this 35-day festival to uplift society socially and morally, 4,200 women volunteers served in 29 different departments ranging from the kitchen to public relations to transport.
  • In 1991, New Jersey, USA, BAPS held its second Cultural Festival of India. 600 women served in 32 different departments to make this one of the greatest Indian festivals in the history of America.
  • In 1985, Ahmedabad, BAPS organized The Convention for Better Living in Ahmedabad in Gujarat. 1,600 women members volunteered to serve during the festival. They quickly took up responsibilities in the catering department, women’s stage programs and conferences, part of the accommodation department, medical department and even the plumbing & maintenance department.
  • In 1985, London, BAPS organized the first mega festival of its kind, The Cultural Festival of India in London. 500 women volunteers of the Sanstha took upon the task to offer their services for the festival for more than a month. The women’s main responsibilities during the festival were to prepare food for the thousands of visitors from all over the world, organize stage programs and special women’s conferences, and promote publicity of the festival.


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