CELEBRATING THE SHAKTHI
( Navarathri Contest - 2020 )

The auspicious nine nights of the year are just a few days away. As we gear up to celebrate the Divine power - the Shakthi - Sri Sathya Sai Balvikas - Tamil Nadu has decided to organise virtual competitions for children and youth.

The competitions are :

  1. 5-9 years : Story Telling
    Theme : NAVARATHRI

    Let us invoke the blessings of Goddess Shakthi, who is the united form of Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi, by narrating a story based on this beautiful festival.
    (Share a video of the child narrating the story)

  2. 9-12 years and 13-16 : Handwork
    Theme: NOTHING IS USELESS

    Let us protect Prakruti (Nature) by making colourful festival-related crafts. The raw material should be materials thrown away as waste.
    (Share photo of the students' works)

  3. 17-20 years : Photography
    Theme : DEVI RESIDES IN EVERYONE

    Click a photo in the theme and come up with a suitable quote for the picture from Swami's Literature.
    (Share the photograph and Swami's quote)

  4. 21 years and above: GOLU DISPLAY

    Let us revisit the precious lessons from tales of the ancient past with a beautiful display of kolu (display of dolls) dolls and pray for our victory over the six Shadripus.
    (Share video of the kolu arrangement)

    (OR)

    PREPARATION OF NAIVEDHYAM:

    Let us make a tasty Naivedhyam (sacred offering) and offer it at the divine feet of Goddess Durga – the personification of energy.
    (Photo of the dish and method to be sent. Later, winners should send us step-by-step photos of preparing the dish.

Guidelines :

  • Only one entry per participant is allowed
  • The photos or videos of the entry must be participant's original work. If your photo/video infringes upon another's copyright, it will be disqualified
  • Last date for submission - Monday, 9 November 2020
Entry Form