What’s in a Youth Conference?
Youth conferences enable participating youths to mull over issues relating to the presence of duality in their cultures.
Each conference has sessions, which facilitate youth-youth as well as youth-adult dialog.
Special care is taken to ensure that youths express their concerns without inhibitions, especially in those sessions that are solely for them.
Young men and women also get a chance to seek advice on key issues from prominent spiritual leaders.
Over the years, participating youths have profusely acknowledged the value of such conferences in the sense of helping them cope with pressures of growing in a dual Hindu-American culture.
Conference theme must be inspiring, relevant, thought provoking and of interest to Hindu youth and parents living in the Americas.
Sample Youth Program Agenda
Annual Youth Conference
June 3, 2000
- Registration 10.30 AM -11.00 AM
- Opening Session
- Guru Satkar
- Ektamata Mantra
- Theme Speeches by Youth
- Swami Shantanand Ji’s Blessings
- Bhavgeet 11.00 AM -11.45 AM
- Instructions for the day 11.45 AM -12.00 PM
- Conference Session 12.00 PM -12.45 PM
- Lunch 12.45 PM – 1.30 PM
- Conference Session 2 1.30 PM – 2.30 PM
- Conference Session 3 2.30 PM – 3.30 PM
- Break 3.30 PM – 3.45 PM
- Slide Show and Session Summaries 3.45 PM – 4.15 PM
- Teacher’s Appreciation Ceremony (Guru Poojan) 4:15 PM – 4:45 PM
- Cultural program
- Youth Speaker
- Guest Speaker
- Parishad prayer 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM
- Thanks 5:45 PM – 5:50 PM
- Snacks 5:50 PM – 6:30 PM
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