A Spiritual Residential Weekend For Women
The Sikh Nan Manch UK organised a spiritual residential weekend especially for women to raise their self esteem and support their physical, mental, recreational and spiritual needs, from 5th - 7th of July 2002 at the Bilberry Hill Residential Centre, Rose Hill, Rednal, Birmingham, B45 8RT.
50 ladies from different age groups and backgrounds took part in this residential camp. They came from all over the country, such as Glasgow, Edinburgh, North London, New Southgate, Hounslow, Stanwell, Slough, Coventry, Banbury, Oxford, Wolverhampton, Walsall and different parts of Birmingham. Apart from the walks in the bills, yoga and aerobic exercises, there were discussions, lectures and work shops on the issues affecting women, information and counselling sessions as well as meditation classes.
Bournville Village Trust, the local Gurdwaras, business people and other individual donors sponsored this camp. The camp was a great success and the participants requested Sikh Nan Manch to organise another camp in which the mothers and daughters can take part collectively. so that they can understand each other and the generation gap as well as the communication gap between parents and children could be decreased.
Due to the heavy demand for such a camp, the SNM has decided to organise a "MOTHERS & DAUGHTHRS RESIDENTIAL CAMP" from Friday the 13th to Sunday the 15th December 2002. There would be workshops and talks on the issues affecting young people, such as bullying, identity, health issues, generation gaps amongs grandparents, parents and children. There will be time for walks in the hills, martial arts displays, introduction to yoga and meditation as well as other physical, recreational and spiritual activities. Places will be llmited and it will be on the basis of first come first served.