on the theme 'Dharmo Rakshti Rakshitaha - If You Preserve
Values Then Values Will Preserve You', the 4th Annual National
Winter Shibir held at London Mandir was attended by over
450 kishores and kishoris.
The shibir began with chanting of Sanskrit slokas. The program
featured videos portraying the distressing state of today's
society and how traditional Indian values and morals are
the solution to these problems. Videos, showing 'India -the
mother of civilizatiion'. 'Glorious India' and 'Vande Mataram'
revealed the diversity and depth of India - past and present.
Inida points the dharma as the panacea for our problems.
And to uphold dharma, a guru is essential. Following
several speeches and presentations focussing on Swamishri's
as an upholder of dharma, a special -recorded video
blessings by Pramukh Swami Maharaj was relayed.
The shibir concluded with pledges to practice basic and
important values in daily life.
After dinner, the New Year's Eve program began. A variety
of light-hearted presentations, quizzes, videos and skits
provided entertaining enlightenment. As midnight approached,
videos of Swamishri's hectic vicharan during 2001 and blessings
were shown. As 2002 began, everyone joined in the Swaminarayan
Mahamantra dhun for world peace, Swamishri's health and
prosperity for all in the New Year.