Who is a Counsellor?

A counsellor’s role involves providing support, guidance to participants who may need emotional or any other assistance. They might offer a listening ear, provide resources, offer advice, or facilitate discussions on relevant topics. Additionally, counsellors may help manage any conflicts or crises that arise during the Sahavas event and ensure the well-being of participants. They will also make sure that the discipline rules set by the AMBPPC Trust are followed.

Their selection will be done by the IMbYAS Organizing team with the consent of the Trustees.

Age and other criteria for Counsellor

  • To become a counsellor, you need to have participated in one or two Sahavas programs before.
  • Should be a matured and experience person having ability to deal with people from a Baba perspective.
  • Good observation and listening skills. Should have a warm and caring attitude.
  • Should understand and be able to speak at least 2 languages.

Note: Please bring your original Government ID having Photo & D.O.B. for verification during registration on 8th June 2024.

Important dates and timings:

  • Sahavas begins: 8th June 2024 (afternoon) at 4:00 pm.
    Sahavas ends: 14th June 2024 (afternoon with Lunch)

Mandatory Rules for Counsellors:

  • Counsellors should have attended at least one Sahavas as a participant/volunteer.
  • Counsellors have to attend the volunteer meeting at 10:00 am on 7th June 2024.
  • Counsellors should be flexible and open-minded to any kind of work assigned to them.
  • Counsellors will prioritise completing any and all assigned tasks, even if it means missing programs and events.

General Mandatory Rules:

  • All attendees to stay ONLY at the MPR during this period.
  • Attendees will not be allowed to join or leave in between or stay in any other location.
  • All charges need to be paid at the time of arrival at MPR.
  • All attendees need to assemble in Meeting Hall for orientation at 4.30 pm on 8th June 2024 after tea.
  • All participants have to attend the all programs on the schedule during the Sahavas.
  • No family members, children, parents/guardian, friends or pets will be allowed to visit or stay at MPR with participant during Sahavas.
  • All attendees are required to maintain the decorum and uphold sanctity of Meherabad as a place of pilgrimage.
  • Any attendee found breaking any of the Meherabad Sahavas rules or not behaving in an appropriate manner will be asked to leave the Sahavas in between and won’t be allowed to enrol for future Sahavas

If you want to stay in Meherabad before or after Sahavas:

  • For Indian Nationals:
    Stay available only at Hostel D or you can make your own other arrangement or Can stay at MPR from 6th June. Please send separate reservation request for Hostel D or MPR. You are encouraged to stay at MPR from 6th June 2024. 
    After Sahavas: Stay available at MPR, Hostel D or you can make your own other arrangement. Please send separate reservation request for Hostel D or MPR.
    For Hostel D reservation, send an email to jaibaba@ambppct.org with required details.For MPR reservation, send an email to MPR to pimco@mail.ambppct.org. (MPR opens for pilgrims from 15th June 2024).
  • For Non-Indian Attendees: 
    Those coming from outside India can stay at the MPR from 6th June 2024 and continue their stay at MPR after Sahavas.

Charges:

  • Cost is for accommodation and food only. The accommodation charges are subsidized only for the IMbYAS programme.
  • Food charges
    Per meal: Rs.110 and per day basis it is Rs. 310 (Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, Dinner) Total for 7 nights and 7 days (8th June 2024 dinner onwards up to 14th June 2024 lunch): Rs.1860
  • Accommodation charges
    Per day at MPR: Rs. 60 (Rates subsidised only for Sahavas).
    Total for 7 days (8th June 2024 to 14th June 2024): Rs. 42
  • Total charges
    Food Rs. 1860 + Accommodation Rs. 420 = Rs. 2280.
  • All charges need to be paid at the time of arrival at MPR.

For any queries, send an email to mbyas1894@gmail.com
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