Children from 43 primary schools, 5 secondary schools and other groups across the country will converge this Saturday (March 16th) for the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha’s annual Children’s Phagwa Celebration.
It runs from 10am to 5pm at the SDMS Headquarters along the Eastern Main Road in St Augustine.
The youngsters will compete in a chowtal singing competition, with lyrics that reflect the story of Prahalad, who defied his own father and other elders who had forbidden him from worshipping God as the Supreme.
Prahalad was victorious despite many threats, and is regarded as a role model for young people.
According to the SDMS, Phagwa and Chowtal singing also reflect the efforts by local generations to ensure the development and continuance of this Hindu tradition.