With the express
wishes of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the first National Kishore-Kishori
Vidyarthi Shibir, held at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden from
24th to 26th December 2004, enlightened minds and hearts, charging
students with motivation and optimism to succeed in their studies.
Swamishri commenced proceedings himself through a video recording
of his blessings delivered during his visit to the U.K. earlier
A series of seminars from kishores and sadhus
focusing on practical approaches to study and preparation for
examinations provided students with the ideal platform to overcome
Swamishri has encouraged kishores and kishoris
to progress into respectable careers which require qualities above
and beyond academic success. Group exercises and presentations
offered an ideal opportunity to demonstrate and enhance these
qualities where participants were required to communicate and
provide imaginative ideas with innovative techniques.
presentations of Swamishri, and the history of BAPS were highlighted.
The Gurukul system of education was also considered. Two morning
sessions of yogasanas relaxed minds and bodies, providing a diverse
weekend for those who attended.