On 7 and
8 August 2004, a one–and–a–half day shibir was held
by the New Delhi Bal Mandal, to encourge the children in Satsang, culture
and studies. The children were inspired by the talks and blessings of
Pujya Mahant Swami and Pujya Ishwarcharan Swami.
In the first session, Pujya Mahant Swami gave spiritual guidance. Then
followed various games and a video about BAPS, through which the children
also obtained guidance.
On the second day, there was a samuh puja. Many new balaks took niyams
to do daily personal-puja. After breakfast, the children obtained guidance
about studies and self-development through games, video shows and group
discussions. In his blessings, Pujya Mahant Swami emphasized the necessity
of faith in Bhagwan and avoiding bad company for progress in life.
In the final, afternoon, session, the children watched programs about
Hindu culture and traditions, especially about incidents of BAPS balaks
abroad, who have cultivated the ideals of our culture and Satsang. At
the end everyone received a memento.