My parents are the best parents in the world because… (July, 2017)

As most of you know this month we have a special and unique hawan where we will worship the live God after Hawan. Yes, we will pray, adore, and praise our parents everyone personal God in flesh.

Assignment: My parents are the best parents in the world because… It will be a short but potent paragraph articulating two key qualities and real examples of your parents that make you believe you have the best parents in this world.

Attire: Indian traditional dress

Stuff: Pooja Plate with Diya, Tilak, and Fruits/Sweets

Additional points: After the hawan, you, the parents, will also be performing Pooja of your parents. In this regard, please be ready to call your parents. If they are away (say, in India), you may want to give them a heads up tonight. Tell them we will be celebrating tomorrow as a Parents Day, where your kids will be performing Pooja of their parents (i.e., you); and, you will be performing Pooja of your parents (them).

At the hawan, when you speak with them and perform Pooja, please share some of the genuine words of appreciation. Not that they don’t know how much you care or love, but sometime saying in words is critical (particularly when a person ages). I can assure you that your expression of love and thankfulness will become one of the best memories they will cherish for a long-long time – if not forever.

During the event, I will encourage you to share some of the live pictures with them [over whatsapps or other messenger applications]. And, if possible, please plan to do a live facetime/video chat.

Om Shanti Om!

Harsh  Mendiratta