From weekly sabhas and thrilling summer shibirs, to festive Diwali celebrations and traditional dances, BAPS mandirs offer a wide spectrum of activities for youths of all ages. Weekly sabhas and Gujarati classes educate children about their Hindu heritage and help them to keep in touch with their culture. Leadership seminars over the summer unite youths from various parts of the country and encourage them to build lasting friendships and work as a team to accomplish common goals. Samaiyos, celebrated on auspicious occasions, give youths the opportunity to express their various talents through singing devotional bhajans, performing traditional dances, participating in lively skits and dramas, and giving enlightening speeches.
Indian music is an essential foundation for hinduism and the Indian culture. Therefore, BAPS Atlanta holds weekly music classes every Sunday for individuals who are intested in learning the art of traditional Indian music.
Every Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 PM, children hurry to their assigned classrooms for their weekly Gujarati classes. During this hour, BAPS youths have the opportunity to learn their native language, Gujarati, a language originating in the state of Gujarat in western India. Learning their native tongue not only aids children in understanding traditional bhajans and discourses, but helps them to stay in touch with their culture. Thus, Gujarati classes are an essential component of the BAPS youth activities, for they are building strong foundations for future generations and are helping them to preserve their Hindu heritage.