Hindu group runs celebration of children event in Mindarie, Butler

The Bal Utsav, or celebration of children, at Mindarie Primary School.
The Bal Utsav, or celebration of children, at Mindarie Primary School.
The Bal Utsav, or celebration of children, at Mindarie Primary School. The Bal Utsav, or celebration of children, at Mindarie Primary School.

A NORTH coast-based Hindu group will host an event, Raksha Bandhan, in Butler this month.

The Vishva Hindu Parishad WA’s August 19 event at Butler Community Centre celebrates mutual respect and trust and follows a Bal Utsav or ‘celebration of children’ event in Mindarie earlier this year.

President Neha Shinghal said the celebration included a cultural workshop at Mindarie Primary School, with chanting, yoga, meditation and breathing exercises for children.

“We organised traditional games and fun activities for them – these included cricket and kho-kho,” she said.

“After that we taught the children some traditional patterns in Rangoli, which is an art form of making beautiful patterns on the floor with coloured sand.”

Mrs Shinghal said the 25 participants also made clay models, told stories, coloured pictures and recited shlokas to Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts.

For more information, email neha.shinghal@vhp.org.au .