In 1954, Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj established the Children’s Wing of the BAPS. As part of the celebrations to commemorate its completion of 50 years in 2004, regional Bal-Balika adhiveshions were held on 16 June 2002. Over 35,000 boys and girls aged between 5 and 14, from 4,500 children’s centres in 165 regions participated at 41 different venues. Further categories were made for different age groups and 11 competitions were offered, such as, memorising spiritual passages, speech, story telling, miming, vocal, dance, questionnaire, and others. Through these competitions, the talent of the children was nurtured.
During the 2 month preparatory phase the children and their sanchalaks all worked hard and devoted much time to produce the best possible performances.
The knowledge and experience gained by participating in this adhiveshion will benefit the children in their personal lives as well. The level of performance by the children was of a remarkably high standard.