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On Thursday 28 December 2006, a special evening of performances was presented by the students of Swamibapa Education Centre.

With the help of their teachers, the students of Swamibapa Education Centre performed dances and short plays.

The programme commenced at 7.00 pm with a devotional prayer, Deen Dayalu Antaryami, Shreeji tame chho Amara. This was sung by all the participating students.

‘Vandrao ne Methipak’ The Lord teaches a lesson to the mischievous monkeys. This was a short play, which narrated one of Lord Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj’s childhood episodes. The naughty monkeys wwho lived in the region of Ayodhya caused much distress to all the villagers. This play narrated how they were punished by the Lord.

‘Laxmibai ne Chamatkar’ The Lord Reveals His Prowess to Laxmibai. This was a play in which Lord Ghanshyam and His friends used to eat butter discreetly from everyone’s home. The villagers used to complain to Bhaktimata who always said that her son was not naughty. She would only believe the villagers if they caught Lord Ghanshyam red handed and tied Him for her to see. So one day Laxmibai catches Lord Ghanshyam in her house eating her butter. She grabs hold of Lord Ghanshyam and ties Him to a pole. She then goes to call Bhaktimata to tell her that it was her son who has been eating butter and she has tied Him to a pole. All the villagers come to witness the scene. To Laxmibai’s amazement, it was not Lord Ghanshyam but her own son who was tied to the pole. By His amazing divine prowess, Lord Ghanshyam had freed Himself and tied up Laxmibai’s son instead. By this, Laxmibai comes to understand the divinity Lord Ghanshyam and asks for His forgiveness.

‘Garva nathi Gamto’ The Lord does not like Arrogance. This devotional song, written by Jeevanpran Swamibapa was performed by young students. And whilst they sang, they also acted according to the words of the song.

Finally, there was a quiz in which the religious, Gujarati and general knowledge of the students was tested. The students voted themselves to drop out the weakest student after each round of questions. The last to drop out was declared the best student.

After the performances lasting over two hours, ice-cream prasad was distributed to everyone present.

On 31st December 2006 a shibir was held at Shree Swaminarayan Temple Nairobi during which the essentials of living a moral, spiritual and cultured life were taught to the young and old members of the Sansthan.

 
 
 
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