Based on the topics of Satsang/Sanskar,
Vyaktitva Vikas (Personality Development), Arogya (Health) and
Shikshan (Education), these 6-day summer shibirs for kishores
and kishoris were titled SVAS.
The shibirs, organized by the Satsang
Activity Central Office, were held in Mumbai, Surat, Gadhada,
Ahmedabad, Atladra and Bochasan. The first began on 2 May and
the last concluded on 25 May. The topic for each of the 6-days
of the shibirs were as follows:
Day 1: Satsang/Sanskar-1
Day 2: Arogya
Days 3 & 4: Vyaktitva Vikas
Day 5: Shikshan
Day 6: Satsang/Sanskar-2
In each of the shibirs an average
of 175 selected kishores and 175 kishoris participated.
In each shibir, Mahant Swami was
present the first three days and Dr. Swami for the last three
In addition to their enlightening
speeches, the day’s topics were presented through speeches
by experienced sadhus, quizzes, questions and answer sessions,
skits, discussions, debates, story telling and audiovisual presentations.
All the shibir participants were
divided into groups of ten, and each group had to produce project
based on the Vachanmrut on the topic of agna.
The participants also memorized
Swamini Vato, shloks and sakhis.
Prizes were awarded for the best
project and to those who had memorized the most.
Every morning there were yoga classes
conducted by experienced yoga practitioners.
In the evenings, the youths were
given the opportunity to participate in a variety of indoor
and outdoor sports: cricket, volleyball, carrom, chess, badminton
The participants also received
valuable guidance on health, education and personality development
from experienced doctors, educationists and other experts.
These 6-day shibirs were thoroughly
enjoyed and appreciated by the kishores and kishoris, who resolved
to progress in their personal, academic and spiritual endeavours.