Bal-Balika Din gave all the
kids of the North East Region an opportunity to show their
love and devotion for their Guru, Pramukh Swami Maharaj. They
covered the walls of the mandir with posters they had prepared
themselves, Indian flags, and banners proclaiming the theme
of the day, "Bharat ki hum shaan he, Swami ki santan he."
(We are the pride of India, the children of Swami).
Kids showed their pride of being
Indians and being the children of Swamishri by dancing according
to the styles of different Indian states during Swamishri's
walk; artfully singing Sanskrit verses and performing tabla
pieces during Swamishri's pooja; and proudly marching and
waving the Indian flag during the morning assembly.
A special assembly was arranged
for balaks in which everyone was educated and entertained
by saints. Swamishri became one with the balaks by playing
games such as antakshari and playing the kartaals during a
kirtan. His smiles and laughter caused everyone in the assembly,
children and adults alike, to experience true bliss.
The evening program emphasized
the necessity for children to imbibe moral, educational, spiritual,
and cultural values for a well-balanced life. Balaks performed
a grand cultural dance to welcome Swamishri to their program.
A combination of speeches and dramas highlighted the importance
of respecting parents, keeping good company, daily prayer,
studying hard, and attending weekly satsang assemblies.
The program concluded with Swamishri's
blessings, in which he revealed the importance of adhering
to the sanskars (morals) taught by our parents and the Indian