A unique festival was organised at Brahma Kumaris Academy for a Better World, Mt. Abu from 1st to 5th October 1997. The festival was aimed at motivating the youth to devote their energies in creating a better society and in developing a positive attitude towards their arts. 6 competitions, 8 workshops, seminar sessions, sessions of positive change course, street plays, value games, picnics etc. were the centre of attraction. 17 universities and 9 youth institutions actively participated in the festival. There were 200 competitors, 600 observers and 40 dignitaries who judged the various competitions and they were also speakers in other sessions.
The festival was inaugurated by Prof. S.B. Vora, the then Vice-chancellor of the Gujarat University. The Finale of the festival was presided by the chairperson of the Jurist Wing of R.E. & R.F., Mr Ramesh Shah and the Chief Guest was Mr Vinod Tripathi, the then Vice Chancellor of the Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad. Three universities were awarded for the best performance - Indira Kala Sangit Vishwa Vidyalaya, Khairagarh, Rani Durgavati Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur and Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar.
With a new ray of hope and a deep inspiration towards spiritual lifestyle and suggestions for arranging such festivals each year, youth proceeded towards a new beginning.
"The program was organised very well. Without any doubts, the youth festival was successful in instilling moral and ethical values in the minds of youth. I was greatly impressed by the organizational set up of the Gyan Sarovar Campus - neat, clean, orderly & peaceful. I wish other institutions of India would learn the art of management from Brahma Kumaris".
V. R. Jagannathan, Prof. of Hindi, School of Humanities, IGNOU, New Delhi