Bal Utsav –
This year we had our Bal Utsav on the 9th of March, 2019 at Mindarie Primary School. There were 17 children who attended on this day aged between 3 to 13 years. We delivered the event on “ Lord Shiva” and based our art and craft activities to suit the theme. We made Rangoli, Trishuls and Shivlings. We had a session on Yoga and Meditation. We invited someone to speak about “Hinduism in today’s world” to the older children and the significance of being a Hindu. We did Shiva related stories and chants.
It was different this year due to 2 components- it being a theme dominated workshop as well as the external speaker who gave a small talk on Hinduism.
Saptahik Milan –
We run regular bi-monthly meetups in parks called Saptahik Milan. The way it is run, we see our volunteers and their families benefit greatly from this. Initially, we were a bit apprehensive but increasingly felt comfortable when we saw that our volunteers enjoyed these informal meet ups. They all come with their families and have a great time in parks.