Programmes celebrating the loving bond between mothers and daughters were held at 10 mandirs and centres across the UK on Sunday 26 March 2017. This annual event brought together more than 600 children and their respective mothers.
The events were organised and delivered by young children to honour their mothers, in keeping with the timeless Hindu values of respect and reverence prescribed in the Taittiriya Upanishad.
Girls as young as four had prepared special cards, composed and recited poems, and performed songs, dances and sketches as a part of the inspiring programme. A series of energetic games and puzzles provided an interactive component to the day with further reflection and appreciation.
A short mahapuja reinforced the messages of love and respect, wherein children offered prayers for their mothers and strengthened their individual relationship with them. They then offered ‘panchang pranam’ to their mothers.
A young girl, aged 8, shared, “I love my mummy very much because she listens to me and looks after me.”
One of the mothers who attended the event in Leicester added, “This was such a wonderful day! It was an opportunity for us to spend some quality time together, with so much love and fun and laughter.”
Events were held in Birmingham, Leicester, London, Loughborough, Luton, Manchester, Preston, South London, South East London and Wellingborough.