Weekly bal satsang sabhas, or children’s assemblies, provide an opportunity for children to engage in a healthy environment with their peers. These assemblies introduce complex ideas through interactive mediums, such as skits, debates, and question/answer sessions, which enable children to voice their opinions and ask questions freely. Sabhas are typically run by youths that have been raised and educated in the same locales, making it easier for them to relate to the children’s concerns and attitudes. BAPS provides value-based education about the importance of respecting elders, communicating with parents, and basics such as no cursing, no violence, no stealing, and etiquette. Children are given an opportunity to practically apply their lessons at recitals, festivals, and weekly satsang assemblies.
To learn more about bal sabhas, contact a BAPS center near you.