Based on the theme “Spiritual Quotient”, Youth Conventions were held at BAPS centers in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne during April and May 2011. Over 650 youths from centers across the country, including small rural centers in ‘outback’ Australia, attended the conventions held in the presence of Jnanpurush Swami and Adarshmuni Swami.
Many youths were similarly inspired to live more spiritual lives and earn the blessings of Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
The conventions focused on how a career-oriented generation can better channel their time and resources into developing their spiritual quotient. Through interactive presentations and breakout sessions, youths learnt about an array of topics: positive thinking, power of faith, the role of intelligence and practical aspects of spirituality, such as, daily rituals. A panel discussion based on the true-life incidents of the panelists delivered an inspiring message about faith in God. A group discussion on the story of Eklavya encouraged everyone towards applying positive living principles in their daily lives.
Commenting on the convention, one youth said, “I came out of it with an attitude to always be positive in life and constantly seek to improve myself, my satsang and my family.”