NarNarayan Dev Yuvak Mandal

NarNarayan Dev Yuvak Mandal
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NNDYM Logo
Abbreviation NNDYM
Motto Be human first, then religious
Formation Year 1994
Type NGO
Purpose/focus Humanitarian and religious
Headquarters Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad
Location Around the World
Membership Youth members of the Swaminarayan Sampraday
Leader Koshalendraprasad Pande
Parent organization Narnarayan Dev Gadi
Volunteers 200,000 members in India and over 10,000 rest of the world
Website http://www.swaminarayan.info/nndym

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 across 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 women's conferences
  • ISSO-NNDYM sports day

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

  • Introduction to Narnarayan Dev Yuvak Mandal
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