6 May and 7 June 2004 over 6700 selected yuvaks and yuvatis from
throughtout Gujarat participated in 13 regional Student Shibirs
held at Bochasan(3), Amdavad(2),
Tithal(2), Vidyanagar(2), Gondal, Gadhada, Sankari and Navsari.
Shibir was of two-and-a-half days duration and was centered on
the theme: 'Agna and Upasana'.
speeches were given by the sadhus on topics such as: Necessity
of Niyam-Dharma, Small Niyams but Big Benefits, King of all Niyams
- Brahmacharya, Supreme Shri Hari, Ocean of Vitures - Swamishri,
Attachment to Guru, and others.
audio-visual presentations, involvement games, quizzes and discussions
the messages of the central theme were explained to the students.
a special samuh puja session was held. The students were given
basic yoga training by experienced practitioners. At the end of
each day a short questionnaire tested what the students had learnt
throughout the day.
departing on the final day all students pledged to observe two
new niyams, such as:
to bow to parents daily, not to watch TV or cinema, not to eat
out, to apply tilak-chandlo daily, to sit for the Satsang Examinations,
this way the students made constructive use of their summer vacation
time and were motivated to lead more disciplined and spiritiual