2400 kishores and kishoris
were inspired on the subject of prayer during a special
assembly at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad, on
26 January 2009.
The assembly programme was
in the form of a skit of a classroom scene in which as atheist
teacher ridicules the college’s compulsory prayer
session. This leads to a series of discussions with the
students, many in support of the teacher and some opposing
his viewpoint. The seamless presentation incorporated real-life
experiences of youths, relent arguments and counter-arguments,
a speech on how Pramukh Swami Maharaj resorts to prayer
in all circumstances and speeches by Anandswarup Swami on
‘Science and Prayer’, and Ishwarcharan Swami
on ‘How to Pray’. The presentation also featured
a ‘Prayer’ dance.
The youths thoroughly enjoyed
the assembly realizing the importance of prayer in every
aspect of their lives and in all situations.