Lil’ Krishna Kidz – Annual Festival
By Balimardana Das
San Francisco Bay Area
Lil’ Krishna Kidz is a spiritual enrichment program that offers Krishna Conscious teaching and activities to kids in a fun-filled atmosphere. Lil’ Krishna Kidz was started in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA in May 2011 under the able guidance of H. H. Hanumatpreshaka Maharaja and H.G. Vaisesika Prabhu. These children are in 3-11 year age group. In the past year, total number individual enrollments exceeded hundreds of kids and this unique program designed to present rich Vedic cultural & moral values to children is being very much appreciated by Bay Area parents. Classes are conducted every weekend at several locations – Milpitas, San Jose, Fremont, Pleasanton, Dublin and Cupertino, California.
The program was conducted at the Centreville High school, Fremont and many contests were conducted on May 19th 2019 to inspire devotion in the heart of the kids. Coloring contests, Art, Lego and drama, Bhajans and Fancy dress as well as quiz contests. Many kids love to come and participate in the contest with the mood of serving Lord Krishna. The delicious prasadam was amazing and the parents, grandparents love the prasadam and the fanfare of the event. INDTV US covered the entire program and published the same in their TV program.
The vision of the organizing committee and the dedicated efforts of the teachers made the annual festival Lil’ Krishna Kidz LKK Fest a grand success. We would like to offer the results from this program Their Lordships, Sri Sri Radha Madana Mohana, to Sriman Mahaprabhu, to Sr Sri Laxmi Narasimha-deva (presiding deities at ISKCON Silicon Valley temple) & to Srila Prabhupada. We always humbly pray to all the Vaisnavas (especially to H.H. Hanumatpreshaka Maharaj & H.G. Vaisesika Prabhu) and all our leaders in ISKCON, so that by their mercy we may be able to conduct such programs throughout the year and also expand it rapidly all over the Bay Area.