Bal - Balika Summer Shibir 2001 , USA
During the summer vacation over 1,265 balaks and balikas participated in the Summer Shibirs. Based on the theme 'Satsang Asmita,' the shibirs were held in 6 regions of North America (South East, South West, North East, West, mid West and Canada) in the presence of Doctor Swami and sadhus from India and USA.
Each shibir was scheduled for three-and-a-half days and aimed to educate and entertain the children.
Classroom sessions, workshops, group discussions and audio-visual presentations on a wide range of topics provided the children with knowledge about our Hindu heritage, history, traditions and rituals. They were also inspired to strengthen Hindu values in their daily lives.
The children also took part in games which gave them an opportunity to relax. At the same time these games were designed to foster qualities such as harmony, unity, team spirit, responsibility, etc.