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Global Youth Festival 2023 – Cyclothon Edition

Cultivating camaraderie, celebrating culture and creating change, the impact of the Global Youth Festival 2023 was experienced by thousands of youngsters hailing from over 70 cities and representing more than 20 countries worldwide.

Meaningful Mornings

The Welcome Centre at the Ashram reverberated with euphoria as Pujya Gurudevshri arrived there in the early hours to participate in Cyclothon 360; cycling through the forests and by the farmlands of Dharampur with the global youth. On arriving at the village of Luheri, adopted by Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care as part of the Community Development Program, the Master along with the youth participated in fun games and bonding activities.

The special feature of the Cyclothon was that every cycle used in the event would be donated to rural families, transforming their daily lives. IPS Officer Shri Karanraj Vaghela participated in the event to lend his support to the noble cause.

Pujya Gurudevshri visited the Shrimad Rajchandra Jivamaitridham to participate in The Empower Project and infused the event with a sense of profound purpose. This dynamic initiative unfolded as an amalgamation of compassion for animals, community service and sustainability; aligning perfectly with the ethos of the festival.

The winter mornings also witnessed the youth align their body, mind and spirit through meditative yoga sessions at the Amphitheatre. Specially curated Ashram Experience Tours gave the youth an insight into the magic land of the Ashram.

Astounding Afternoons

The afternoons had engaging experience workshops conducted by Swadhyaykars of the Mission – Atmarpits Rajuji, Shivaniji, Fagunji, Rakshitji, Vidhiji, Snehalji and Shraddhaji. With interesting topics such as ‘Brag Pitt’, ‘No Masks Please’, ‘Endxiety’, ‘War Cry’ and ‘Elemental Alchemy’; the sessions served as a canvas for creativity and learning, offering an experience that challenged and expanded the minds of the attendees and helped in their personal development.

Dr Binish Desai – Founder, ReArtham and Eureka Eco Innovations; Jinali Mody – Founder and CEO, Banofi Leather and Akash Zaveri – Co-Founder and COO, Plixlife formed the panel of ‘The Fireside Chat with Changemakers’ which sparked meaningful conversations and helped the participants to gain invaluable perspectives on making tangible differences in the world. Parallely, other youngsters replenished their beings by participating in a wide range of sports activities.

Enchanting Evenings

The inaugural evening of the Global Youth Festival had Mindset Coach, Inspirational Speaker and Author, Rahul Kapoor, take stage and grip the large audience with his session ‘Go All In’. At its core the session ignited a fire within the youth, with Rahul Kapoor infusing profound insights with his dynamic style.

The Global Youth rejoiced in ecstasy on the second evening as Euphony, a vocal experimental rock band from Mumbai, arrived on stage and filled the crowd with energy through their melodies.

The zenith of the festival was reached during the ‘Live a Wealthy Worldclass Life’ Wisdom Masterclass delivered by Pujya Gurudevshri. His teachings unravelled the secrets behind living a world-class life, by showing the youth six dimensions of true wealth. Enriched with deep insights and practical tips, it opened up a world of transformation for the youngsters.

The winners of the sports tournaments that took place over the three days, as well as the winning House Captains, were duly awarded. The core committee, instrumental in orchestrating the festival, was felicitated amid an atmosphere of bursting enthusiasm.

As the festival came to a close, all that the global youth could express was:

In the ocean of wisdom, Your words serene,
A heartfelt ‘Thank You’ for the guidance keen.
Your teachings, a beacon in life’s sea,
Gratitude flows, a heartfelt decree.
Pujya Gurudevshri, our eternal guide,
In silent gratefulness, our souls abide!
– Indebted to You Forever – Your Global Youth

#SadguruWhispers Salutations to Lord Mahavir, who inspires to go beyond the short-lasting sensual & long-lasting emotional joy & attain everlasting spiritual bliss.