By giving the local children access to state recognised education, we are helping to give them more options to shape their and their families' lives in the way they want.
A bit part of this is to honour and celebrate the local folklore and tradition, and Indian heritage and culture.
On this occasion, the teachers organised a lovely festival, with music and performances.
As is tradition, the kids dressed up as Krishna and his friends and family, and were honoured with offerings and beautiful music and dance.
And of course, there was food. Whenever there is celebration in India, it is important to feed not just yourself and your family, but as many people as possible. So all the children and their relatives, as well as any other guests, were sumptuously fed from our ashram kitchen.