In a society where bad influences
and peer pressure drastically affect the children and their
future, Pramukh Swami Maharaj's love, care, and efforts for
balaks and balikas have truly created strong-minded children
who can withstand such forces. To bring about this awareness
and reassure their commitments to a righteous lifestyle, the
children of BAPS celebrated a Bal-Balika Din today.
When Swamishri came out for
his morning walk, two balaks dressed as bullocks pulled a
cart and led Swamishri to the mandir hall. They symbolized
the famous words of Brahmswarup Shastriji Maharaj: "Hu To
Akshar Purushottam No Baladio Chhu". During the walk, balaks
chanted Shlokas, recited entire Vachanamruts, presented "Swami
Ni Vatos," and sang Sakhis, all of which they had memorized.
During Swamishri's pooja, children recited all the verses
of "Shri Vasudev Vimalamrut Dham …" and "Bhaktachintamani
Gaan" along with the singing of kirtans.
In a special morning session
for children, saints and children competed against one another
in games, which ultimately brought out satsang related messages.
Swamishri's presence and participation in the games brought
joy to every child. In his blessings at the end, Swamishri
emphasized the need of unity, love and harmony amongst the