Throughout the year the children assisted in all events. They performed the Saturday Mahamrityunjaya havan, participated every month in the Guru Bhakti Yoga, and added laughter and joy to the Ganga Darshan campus.
On 15th February, a wonderful performance of song, dance, yogasana and karate was presented by the children of BYMM. They wove their presentation around the theme of water and inspired the audience to use water with more awareness.
From 1st to 5th June, a children’s yoga shivir was conducted by BYMM at Paduka Darshan. More than 500 children between the ages of 7 and 14 from various schools of Munger attended the shivir. The morning hatha yoga classes were conducted by senior BYMM members Ramakant, Aman, Pragati, Sangam and Muskan.
On 7th June, 30 BYMM children went on a day visit to the heritage site of Vikramshila university, where they got an opportunity to observe the ruins of what was once a flourishing ancient university.
The children were accompanied by Swami Shashwatananda and Sannyasi Vasundhara.
From 11th to 14th June, a workshop to impart in-depth training in music was conducted for 30 BYMM children by Divyanshu, a music teacher from Bhagalpur. The workshop covered beginner lessons in vocal and instrumental music.
From 15th to 19th June, a workshop on film-making was conducted for BYMM children by Amitabha Singh, cinematographer and Siddhesh Iyer from Mumbai. 14 boys and 11 girls enthusiastically participated in this intensive workshop which lasted from 7 am until 5 pm each day.
On 21st June, the children of BYMM spread throughout the City of Yoga, Munger, and conducted classes on the rooftops and courtyards of many homes. Their infectious enthusiasm and energy inspired many to include yoga as part of their daily life.
On 25th October, the children of Bal Yoga Mitra Mandal gave a stunning dance-drama performance to the theme of water. Ma Ganga and the environmental threats as seen and lived by the children was certainly no mere entertainment but a wake-up call to all present to help by living a yogic life with awareness and care for others and nature.
On 28th October, the children repeated their performance in Hindi.
They also began and ended each day with great fervour the akhand kirtan in Satyam Vatika.
Song, dance and a karate performance were the children’s contribution to make Diwali a joyful and colourful evening. Swamiji then answered their questions regarding the meaning of Diwali.