Purchased and Distributed Books to children in India on the occasion of Book Release function held for Akka’s book on December 25, 1998.
Donated money to a charity to help the children affected by Hurricane Mitch in South America.
Celebrated Halloween on Oct 31st, 1998. Costume parade, fun “pumpkin” activities were held for children.
On September 30th, 1998, Akka performed “Vidyarambam” , an Initiation into the “Learning” process for children. Children themselves conducted pooja for Lord Ganesha. Books were distributed to children. Akka also chose a Saraswathi sloka for children, to aid them in their learning. This was presented to them in a handy card.
On October 24th, 1998, a Deepa Pooja was held at Cerritos, California. A pooja book was designed by Akka for this occasion and released by Nandalala Mission. The book details the importance of the Deepa Pooja alongwith guidance on performing the same.
Nandalala Mission celebrated it’s First Anniversary ! Akka graced the occasion and participated in the anniversary activities held on Sunday, August 16th, 1998, at the Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 East Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, California – 94086