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Region 4 - Sai-lympics Family Fun Day!

Sunday 24th June 2012

All the SSE children, parents and families had a brilliant fun-filled day. Activities for all ages ranged from sports to arts and crafts, and of course scrumptious food.

Swami say's 'Love my uncertainty' and He did just that with the weather.

However it all went according to His Divine plan and with everyone's hard work and team work in preparing and setting up the indoor areas it all worked out. The teams of children and adults had a chance to take part in all the fun activities and games. They all really worked up an appetite during the races!

The children spoke after bhajans about the link between the message of the Olympics and Swamis's teachings and how the Olympic games took place each year on the full moon on the same day as Guru Purnima each year.

We then watched an inspiring video (Life is a Game-Play It!) on the value of sports complied by the Radio Sai team which included wonderful clips of Swami interacting with the students in the early days of the 'Sports meet' held in Prashanti, which really set the tone for the day.

Please find the link below:

The children were really excited for the games and activities and all came ready in their sports kit. They were raring to go after finishing their SSE exams the week before. Everyone was registered and divided into 5 teams representing the 5 Human Values and went round in a circuit to all the indoor activities prepared by the SSE, Service and Youth wing with help from the group 3 and 4 students:

  1. target throwing/skittles - one true aim
  2. team games and challenges - brain train
  3. ball-mania/goal shooting
  4. arts and crafts/games & quizzes
  5. cup cake decorating (which they ate straight away) & samosa making
  6. mendhi and face painting too!

After the group activities we commenced our races in the sports hall, the children were split in age groups and competed in small teams or individually with the mums and dads joining in too.

  1. ball and spoon race - sure and steady
  2. obstacle race - Ganapati course
  3. 3 legged race - unity game
  4. relay race - pass the love

It was time for lunch and everyone tucked into the yummy food lovingly prepared by the parents and service wing; bhel, pizza, sandwiches, dhokra, cakes and fruit salad. The day then finished with the sun coming out and everyone going home to continue the sports and looking forward to our next family fun day!

Jai Sai Ram
Aarti Mistry
Leicester SSE Co-Ordinator