|Children Pray for Mumbai Attack Victims
Sunday 30 November 2008, UK
Following the Special Prayer Assembly after the tragic series of attacks in Mumbai earlier in the week, over 350 children and their dedicated voluntary teachers from the BAPS Swaminarayan Sunday School also held a prayer assembly on Sunday 30 November 2008 at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London.
The children (aged between 5 and 14) gathered to pray for all the victims and their family and friends, and for peace and harmony throughout the world. They were all aware of the saddening events, and were particularly moved because innocent children were also facing this violence. After singing Vedic peace prayers in Sanskrit, they learnt about the importance of peace and non-violence through a short visual presentation. The assembly concluded with a one-minute silence in respectful remembrance of all those who had lost their lives during this tragedy.
Additionally, all the children promised to turn an extra rosary before they went to sleep that night to pray to God to help those children and families affected.