Five-Day Children's Shibir

To inspire the next generation, BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute, New Delhi, conducts a children’s activity program entitled ‘Siddhant Sarvasvam’. To mark the completion of the first year, a five-day Bal-Balika Shibir themed The Bravehearts of Akshar-Purushottam, was organized for students studying in grades 3 to 9 who are pursuing this program.

From across India, 43 balaks and 39 balikas, who had memorized the Swaminarayan Siddhant Karika (565 shloks) and Satsang Diksha (315 shloks) attended this shibir. Newly enrolled balaks and balikas also attended. During the last year, through the Siddhant Sarvasvam curriculum, the students have studied Pramukh Sanskritam (basics of the Sanskrit language), Swaminarayan philosophy, brief biographies of the gunatit guru parampara and other sampradayik texts. During this shibir, the children received special training in public speaking, storytelling, Sanskrit communication and other skills. The students also participated in various classes and creative activities, played sports and watched a magic show.

The children also benefited from the direct guidance of learned and senior saints, and learned teachers of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya (Sarangpur). In a session with Viveksagardas Swami, the children learnt about enjoying and concentrating on their Sanskrit studies. The children also received the blessings of and had an impromptu Q & A with Guruhari Mahant Swami Maharaj through an online evening session on 17 May.


A sadhu applying Chandlo to a child

Dip-Prakatya in the inauguration ceremony

Balaks receiving the Study kit

Balikas receiving the Study kit

Atmatruptdas Swami addressing the inauguration ceremony

Balaks performing Samuh Puja at Shastriji Maharaj Smruti Mandir

Balikas doing Samuh Puja at Shastriji Maharaj Smruti Mandir

Mahamahopadhyaya Bhadreshdas Swami with balaks at Shastriji Maharaj Smruti Mandir

A sadhu taking the Upasana Pravartan Class

Girls during the Upasana Pravartan Class

Children engrossed in Samuhpaath at Mandir

Balikas doing Kanthpaath at Mandir

Mahamahopadhyaya Bhadreshdas Swami during Gosthi

Balikas actively participates in activity

Viveksagardas Swami addressing the children