Picnic First Bal-Balika Mandal Ever…
14 May 2005, Loughborough, UK
This was the second year in which our sanstha was represented at “Picnic in the Park”, but the first time that the Bal-Balikas took such an active part in this local community event. Balaks had the opportunity to performed an informative speech on BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha and its’ activities, bhajans and delivered a classical instrumental piece enlightening the audience on the Indian Hindu culture. Balikas had created a mini exhibition in our stall presenting the beliefs of Hinduism and BAPS as well as doing ‘mendi’ (henna) for the public. They also performed a dance. Positive feedback for the whole day was received from the public as well as the Mayor on the bal and balikas talents & abilities.