Meeting by the Lakeside

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Meeting by the Lakeside

The field trip to Kalkere lake was a refreshing change for all of us, a truly cherished time that brought us all together amidst Covid blues. It was absolutely joyful to connect with every child in person and hear a lot of interesting stories from them.

For some, it was the first meeting with their aunties and peers. Children were in high spirits and it was endearing to watch them open up beautifully, befriending many children and having fun.
The day began with children doing the Mandala by the fire in silence. After a dose of ‘kashayam’, we walked to the lake followed by a visit to the nearby Shiva temple. It was the occasion of Shivaratri and the temple premises reverberated with our dear children chanting ‘Om Namah Shivaya’.

The children relished the yummy crunchy bhelpuri, the refreshing fruits and juice served after the picnic. This trip had definitely left all of us asking for more of such get-togethers.