Akhand Bhajan by BalVikas, Sathya Sai Organization, Seattle
Balavikas is spiritual education program for children ages 5 to 18. This community program is run by the Sathya Sai Spirtual Education Body. Every year, there is a 24 hour bhajan session called 'Akhanada bhajans'. This continuous prayer is for the well being of everyone and for peace in the world.
Children participate in the bhajans for one hour, but for the rest of the time, they have planned activities. Navya Ponnapalli and Tanvi Mathrubootham volunteered to teach these young kids the history behind Madhubani art and helped them make their own Madhubani greeting cards. Inside these cards, the children wrote letters to their parents or siblings to show their gratitude. This fun session was combination of Madhubani art and teaching kids to be grateful for what they have in life.