Abhimanyu Shakha and Sita Shakha Slough recently celebrated Raksha Bandhan by inviting local Thames Valley Police officers to their utsav.
After an informative bauddhik session, a rakhi was tied to the Bhagwa Dhwaj and then onto the local sergeant and community support officers.
Sergeant Andrew Barkham, CS Nathan Corder and CS Mansel Jackson were present at Slough’s celebrations last week; where the Sergeant also gave a few words on protection and praised Sangh for its efforts in the community. In the spirit of Raksha, they also thanked us for their rakhis and for the sentiment in the stories we heard from West England Vibhag Kayawahika Rituben Vadhera
Rituben led an interesting bauddhik where we heard and understood Raksha Bandhan stories of Raja Bali, LaxmiJi and Vishu Bhagwan.
Thames Valley officers listened in and were interested in our shloka VASUDEVA KUTUMBAKUM, the whole world is one family. They were delighted to hear the harmonious values and principle in our celebrations and activities.
We invited them to take part in our khel session, where we played dodgeball and introduced them to kho kho. The officers took some details and are thinking about introducing these khels in their own physical training regimes!
We were fortunate to have our local officers take time out of their day to spend time with us and answer questions for our young swayemsevaks and sevikas, we are grateful for the raksha our local emergency services provide to our communities.