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“Satsang Karo ne Karavo”

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London
Friday 28 January to Sunday 30 January 2011

The summer of 2010 was very eventful for the UK Bal-Balika Mandal, with two major initiatives – the India Trip and Summer Training Camp – running simultaneously. To make the most of the winter break, lead volunteers organised a special Winter Training Camp for participants of both initiatives to harness their skills and enhance what they had learnt. This camp also served as an opportunity for the attendees to be introduced to seva as Bal-Balika Mandal karyakars.

Over 60 balaks and balikas together with 30 sanchalaks and sanchalikas attended the successful three-day camp. They were provided special training and guidance by various speakers in a variety of ways on key topics concerning personal Satsang and holistic development.

The training sessions were interspersed with fun and games, to highlight how Bal Sabhas can be made more enjoyable. This also proved to be a great time for bonding through team activities and presentations.

Throughout the three days, the balaks and balikas also had a valuable opportunity to spend quality time in groups to freely discuss important topics such as daily Satsang, peer pressure, and other issues relevant to them currently and in the immediate future.

In summary, the three valuable days provided the children with a deeper insight of Satsang and seva, inspiring them to change their lives for the better.