At Anandadham, early morning, the tiny tots of Sishuvihar came with their parents.The Samskar varga children were also present for the hoisting of the flag by Didi. Little Srihari led the Pledge.
As usual like every year, 26th January is fixed for Kutumba Sangamam. This year the Kutumba Sangamam at Anandadham was one of its unique kind because it was the fifteenth year.Also because apart from Sishuvihar tiny tots and their parents and grandparents and teachers, yoga varga members, well-wishers associated from the start of this project centre of Vivekananda Kendra, samskar varga children and their parents were also invited. It became a family of more about 150 members and so it was decided to introduce Kendra Varga to all present.
The programme started with 'Sahana vavatu' and 'daivadashakam' led by the tiny tots. Deepa prajwalanam was by the representatives of all the groups. This was followed by the celebration of our special child Durga's birthday. All her Sishvihar classmates chanted the 'Janmadinam mantra, and then she received the blessings of Didi.
Our Samskar varg leader Sri Lakshmi's parents too took the blessings of Didi since it was their wedding anniversary. A short session of yoga followed. Then there were games like balloon bursting and filling the bucket for all age groups. Didi spoke to all urging them to attend all the programmes of Kendra.
Lunch was sumptuous because the dishes were a contribution from each family, hence there were a number of items. It was an opportunity for the elders to serve the kids. After food, there were one or two games again for the children. Kumari Lakshmi, her mother Smt Shanta and father Devdas received a token of love from Didi since they were present in all the fifteen years of annual Kutumba Sangamam without fail. By 3 p.m the programme concluded with Kendra prayer led by the tiny tots of Sishuvihar.
|Smt Shanta and family|