On 14th February, the children of BYMM celebrated their annual children’s day at Satyam Vatika. It was a splendid stage for their performances of dance, song, yogasanas and karate, as well as the Mahamrityunjaya havan which they conduct every Saturday with great expertise at Ganga Darshan. The children demonstrated their skills to the delighted residents and students. Swamiji congratulated the children for expressing their talents through art and yoga in such a graceful manner.
From 6th to 9th April, BYMM children visited approximately 30 schools in the Munger area to invite children to become members of the BYMM.
From 17th to 26th April, the process of new admissions took place after a period of two years. Admission was open for 6 to 12 year old children. Twelve members of the BYMM administration team planned, organized and conducted the complete admission process.
From about 600 children attending the first round of interviews, 217 were selected for the second round of practical activities, such as games, chanting and yogasanas. Finally 112 children were selected who attended their first BYMM class on Sunday, 3rd May.
From 1st to 8th June, a residential summer camp for children was held at Ganga Darshan. A total of 38 children between the age of 10 and 18 participated in APMB, chanting and English classes which were conducted by sannyasis Amargeet, Buddhimani, Paramananda and Yogashraddha.
The highlight during this camp was the organization and management of a children’s yoga program at Paduka Darshan.
From 1st to 6th June, over 200 children from the Munger area had morning APMB classes from 6 to 8 am. The children from the summer camp acted as teachers and demonstrators, and were fully involved in all the activities required to make this event successful.