Theme: 'One For All & All For One'
The annual bal-balika national shibir was held at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on 22 April 2001. More than 650 balaks and balikas aged between 6 and 14 from over 20 centres throughout the UK attended this one-day shibir.
Based on the theme, 'One For All & All For One', it focussed on five important aspects of a child's life: My Culture, My Mandir, My People, My Home and My Swami.
Through entertaining skits, educative speeches and enjoyable classroom sessions, the children were inspired to take pride in being Indians, Hindus and devotees of Bhagwan Swaminarayan.
Each child undertook commitments to introduce a new friend to the mandir, to acquaint themselves with the balaks in their area, participate in ghar sabha and to bow daily to their parents.
At the end of this event-packed shibir, everyone felt that their attitude towards these important features had received a boost.