During November and December 2013, BAPS children and youths in Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide presented three separate cultural programs to promote spiritual and cultural awareness about India. Based on popular stories from the Hindu shastras, the youngsters performed splendid dance-dramas conveying ancient teachings of Hinduism.
In Melbourne the programs were held on 16 and 17 November, during which the children and youth performed 'Bhakta Prahlad,' the dance-drama about Prahlad's faith, and how his devotion was ultimately rewarded with darshan and blessings by God.
The cultural programs in Brisbane were held on 23 and 24 November, during which the children and youth performed a dance-drama about the Child-Heroes of India, titled 'Sanskrutik Virasat.'
The programs in Adelaide followed, with the highlight being a performance of 'Bhakta Prahlad' by the children and youth on 1 December.
Many guests attended these performances and were touched by the messages expressed through the dance-dramas. At each venue a small exhibition was displayed, highlighting the many facets of Indian culture, values and wisdom. The ‘Mystic India’ film, produced by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, which gives a concise and stunning visual overview of Hindu traditions was also shown to the audience.