This year, NHSF Liverpool hosted North Zone Sewa day! As well as many chapter members, we were also joined by guests from Liverpool, Sheffield, Manchester, Huddersfield and Bradford.
The day began with an Aarti, which was followed by inspirational talks from National Committee members about the different forms of Sewa, how to be a Sewa superhero and the difference between Sewa and charity.
This was followed by a game, of Sewa related Chinese whispers; and as we discovered, the sentence can change a lot from the initial person!
During the break, we held a charity bake sale of delicious cakes, freshly made and donated by Liverpool’s BakeSoc (supporting Divya Sewa Foundation and Unicef). For lunch, some mouth-watering Indian food was kindly donated by the local Indian restaurant, Rumi.
Later, we were joined by Liverpool’s Meditation Society, who ran a relaxing meditation session. After embodying a peaceful mind-set, we joined in with the active yoga session run by a local yoga class co-ordinator. This was a huge hit with the participants – everyone had a go!
For the afternoon session, everyone got creative in the ‘Seven Themes of Sewa’ competition. We had a variety of entertaining performances, but the winner was the Human & Community group with their inspirational adaptation of the ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air Rap’ for helping those who are less fortunate – well done!
Then to round off the day, we all made Sewa pledges, which was the perfect way to reflect on what was learnt during the day. The best of luck to everyone with fulfilling your pledges!
Juhi Gupta, Sewa Co-ordinator, NHSF Liverpool
“We all had so much fun on this memorable day! It was the perfect event to learn, practice and teach about Sewa, whilst enjoying ourselves. A massive thank you to everyone who attended!” – Vidya Vara, Bhakti Amin and Juhi Gupta, Sewa Co-ordinators, NHSF Liverpool