Throughout the month of May, hundreds of children gathered in Rikhiapeeth for the Bal Yoga Shivir, which is specially tailored to the needs of children. Children came from all over India, including Raipur, Bilaspur, Bhilai, Gumla, Rajnandgaon, Bokaro, Pune, Delhi, to name but a few. The shivir was structured to provide for holistic development of children within the creative and spiritually charged environment of the ashram. All children seem to blossom in the ashram as they are very open and receptive to the positive vibrations that abound in Rikhiapeeth.
Special programs were conducted keeping in mind the needs of the children so that they receive maximum benefit from their stay and carry back nice memories as well. The children were fortunate to have several satsangs with Swami Satyasangananda. These satsangs, where the children were invited to interact with Swami Satsangi, were an instant hit as she was inundated with millions of questions to which she gave insightful answers. The participants of the Bal Yoga Shivir repeatedly requested Swami Satsangi to join them for dinner and would rush to claim places closest to her! The children loved their time in the ashram and as their guardians were making necessary travel bookings for their return journey home, the children were asking for them to make the train reservations for their journey back to Rikhiapeeth for next year!