Fifty-two children from the United States visits Shukavana on 24.12.2016. The 20 boys and 32 girls, aged 8 to 16 have eye treat watching vivid colored big birds Macaws and cockatoos from a close point. They are fascinated by the feathered friends of Shukavana. They took great delight in feeding birds in Colorful parrot, Quaker parrot and Sun conure aviaries. On 25th December 2016 they recited 700 slokas of Bhagavad Gita for five hours without any breaks at Nada Mantapa in Avadhoota Datta Peetham on Sunday. ‘Sampoorna Bhagavad Gita parayana’, organized by seer Ganapathy Sachchidananda swamiji, was held at the ashram on Mysuru-Nanjangud Road. They also chanted 108 slokas penned by seer Ganapathy Sachchidananda swamiji as well as Guru Gita.