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Narnarayan Dev Yuvak Mandal

NarNarayan Dev Yuvak Mandal
NNDYM logo.jpg
NNDYM Logo
AbbreviationNNDYM
MottoBe human first, then religious
FormationYear 1994
TypeNGO
PurposeHumanitarian and religious
HeadquartersShri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad
Location
  • Around the World
Membership
Youth members of the International Swaminarayan Satsang Organization
LeaderKoshalendraprasad Pande
Parent organization
Narnarayan Dev Gadi
Volunteers
200,000 members in India and over 10,000 rest of the world
Website[www.swaminarayan.info]

NarNarayan Dev Yuvak Mandal (NNDYM) (Devnagari: नरनरायन देव युवक मनदल) was founded by Koshalendraprasad Pande (then pre-acharya) in 1994 with its headquarters at the Kalupur Swaminarayan Mandir (Ahmedabad) and was created to help young people to confront the challenges of life.[1]

This step set into motion various initiatives by this organization to build a foundation of young people around the globe. The organisation propagates dharma (duty), bhakti (devotion), gnaan (knowledge), and vairagya (detachment from maya).

Aims

  • Participate in humanitarian efforts
  • Seek cultural awareness
  • Welcome guidance through personal spiritual development

Activities

Cultural

  • bal mandal classes
  • traditional Garba dance festival (during Navratri)
  • volunteer services at the time of big festivals

Spiritual

  • NNDYM international camps
  • regional conferences
  • monthly NNDYM satsang sabhas

Social

  • young men and women's combined conferences
  • ISSO-NNDYM sports day
  • NNDYM Fun Camp
  • Davis

Publications

  • Divo/Insight

The goal stated for the InSight website is "to provide a forum for youths to discuss life in the western world while trying to balance and understand the philosophies of the Swaminarayan Sampraday", with an emphasis on humanity in addition to religiousness. It emphasizes understanding of the Swaminarayan Sampraday, the Nar Narayan Dev Gadi, under the acharya Koshalendraprasadji and Param Pujya, Lalji Maharaj 108 Shree Vrajendraprasadji Maharaj.

Satsangi youths provide content and the online platform allows readers to comment, discuss, and explore a Satsangi community.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Faith & Worship".
  2. ^ InSight (website)