April 2014. Like years past, Bal-Balika centers throughout India organized Bal Vikas Parvas. These Parvas helped children make productive use of their time to develop essential personal development skills. Approximately 25,000 children took part in these special sessions, which were organized at 300 different locations with the help of 5,000 volunteers. Centered around the theme 'Akshar Purushottm Upasanane Kaj' the shibirs were a great success and furthered this year's celebrations of Shastriji Maharaj's sesquicentennial birth anniversary.