2nd April, 2005, Sydney, Australia
On 2nd April 2005,
Sydney Balmandal celebrated a unique event to imbibe the importance
of Holi within the balaks. This “Holi-Day” was celebrated
through out the day at Parramatta Park- the largest public park in
western Sydney. It was an ideal location for all the days’ activities;
from the location for the Sabha through to the field for sports and
picnic area for the Holi celebrations.
After Sabha, the balaks started their sports & games. They played a wide variety of games including cricket, soccer and poison ball.
Lunch was given at conclusion of the sport session. The balaks enjoyed fresh hot pizzas and cold drinks. All Pizzas were prepared at home by members of women’s wing.
The colorful Holi games session, the main event of the day, started immediately after lunch. All bal-Balikas were given water-guns and water bombs full of colored water. They played a number of coordinated team games for over 2 hours.
Later in the evening the colored balaks joyfully departed with lots of memories in their hearts, team spirit in their minds and understanding of Holi in there souls.