November was the month of joyous festivity and gaiety at Sai Krushna Mandir. On 2nd November, Deepavali was celebrated with all fun and crackers. It was the first Diwali function at Sai Krushna Mandir, and the building was lit with lamps and coloured candles. The children were delighted to have two of the Sai brothers from Mysore and some guest from London, UK came and participated in the function. The care-taking staff at Sai Krushna Mandir got together to prepare various delicacies for the occasion. The children relished all the sweets and snacks and also helped to keep the premises clean. They were dressed in new clothes and were proudly bursting soundless crackers like stars, crackles, flower-pots, Chakras, and rockets. Pictures from the occasion have been displayed below.
On 23rd November, Swami’s birthday was celebrated amid much grandeur and joy. The program started with Nagarsankeertan at 8:30 am and this was followed by specially designed activities for the children:
· Class 1- Face painting
· Class2- Colouring
· Class 3&4- Join the dots and Colouring
· Class 5- Colouring Ganesha
· Class 6 & 7 Girls- Rangoli competition
· Class 6 & 7 Boys- Dustbin making
Swami’s birthday cake was then cut by one of the school students who also had his birthday on the same day. Birthday songs were sung in unison and the children were vociferous in wishing their Lord and Chief Patron on this happy day for the gift of free education..