As a part of Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s Shatabdi Mahotsav celebrations, Bal-Balika & Kishore-Kishori Mandals in Australia and New Zealand held their second regional level adhiveshans. The adhiveshans took place during June and July 2017 in the presence of BAPS swamis in 11 centers: (in Australia) Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney; (in New Zealand) Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton and Wellington.
A total of 266 balaks and 264 balikas and 112 kishores and 111 kishoris participated in the Adhiveshan Day activities. In addition, a total of 448 children and youths participated in the Non-Adhiveshan Day activities. Countless hours were spent in the past six months by all participants to learn and prepare for the adhiveshans. The adhiveshans were supported by the efforts of 356 judges and 32 admin volunteers who managed and coordinated the adhiveshans at their local centers.
This adhiveshan challenges were in two different sections:
Non-Adhiveshan Day – Participants were given three months to express their talent in different activities by submitting their entries online in any of the six different activities: Graphic Design, PPT Presentation, Research Paper, Photography, Group Sabha and Multimedia Presentation.
Adhiveshan Day – Participants had to showcase their abilities in any number of the 16 activities, such as, Solo Singing, Mono Acting, Vachanamrut Nirupan, Rangoli, and others.
In each of the 22 skill challenges participants were assessed by the judges and prizes were awarded to the first three in each event. There were separate categories for balaks, balikas, kishores and kishoris.
The adhiveshans increased the spiritual knowledge of the children and youths and also fostered their talent in various skills.