Value based knowledge for kids by Br Sujay Chaitanya at Balvihar Summer Class at Chinmaya Mission, Mangaluru
Mangaluru: Chinmaya Mission is conducting Balvihar Summer class for children aged between 7 to 14 years at their centre, Sharada Sannidhi. The classes are conducted based on the values of Ramayana. Br Sujay Chaitanya, Resident Acharya will lead the classes. An ardent speaker in English, his discourses are very heart touching.
“Children are not vessels to be filled, but lamps to be LIT. The seed of spiritual values should be sown in young hearts, and the conditions made favourable for sprouting and steady growth through proper control and discipline. It must be cared for with the warmth of love and affection, and such a tree shall blossom forth flowers of brotherhood, universal love, peace, bliss, beauty, and Perfection”
Bala Vihar is a group of children, meeting once a week, at a set venue, for 60-90 minutes, for the sole purpose of learning our precious culture, spiritual wisdom, and related values through stories, games, quizzes, crafts, bhajans, hymns, shlokas, skits, dances, etc. Bala Vihar inculcates the values of Sanatana Dharma, as taught in our scriptures-Shrimad Bhagavad Geeta, Upanishads, Epics and Puranas-helping us to grow into responsible citizens of tomorrow.
Balavihar classes for various age groups are conducted by trained sevaks and sevikas. These voluntary dedicated workers impart to children, the glory of our rich culture, aiming at character formation and reverence for our ancient heritage. Additional activities that help to reinforce the vision of balvihar include cultural shows, Geeta chanting competition, and balvihar residential or day camps.
For more information contact: Roopa Rani Vasanth, Honorary Secretary, Chinmaya Mission, Mangalore +91 94493 88532
Submitted by: Vasanth Kedige