4th December 2005, Wellingborough
Sunday, 4th., December, Wellingborough Bal/Balika mandal teamed up with
their counterparts from Milton Keynes in celebrating its' annual party.
This yearly event took a new course this year in that a total of 24
participants were taken to a game of bowling. The two hour session was
organised in such a manner that both mandals were deliberately mixed
in order that a better understanding developed between themselves. Following
the bowling the group returned to the Mandir where they participated
in a short Delhi Akshardham quiz on the screen. The audience were also
treated to an Akshardham slide show. An Annkut organised by the Balika
Mandal composing of several dishes was placed before Thakorji and all
sang the thal. Prayers were also said for Swami Shree's well being.
The session was concluded by a splendid dinner party.
On Saturday, 3rd., December, Wellingborough Bal Mandal celebrated Pramukh Swami's 85th Jayanti in traditional style. Darshan Patel together with chorus gave a first class recital in performing the kirtan "Ghanu Jivo ho Jivan adhar..." This was immediatelly followed by Vandan Popat giving an inimitable solo performance in playing an old age pensioner who had just returned from visiting Delhi Akshardham. What was unusual about Vandan's performance was his style of delivery in the Indian Kathiawadi dialect in praising Pramukh Swami's monumental effort in Delhi. Both the kirtan and speech were well appreciated by all present.