Balagokulam Bharat, a unique initiative to impart value education among children, has concluded its 7 days summer camp (17-23rd April 2017) held at R.V. Avaneendra apartments, Miyapur, Bhyagyanagar (Hyderabad) in a dharmik way by with Pada Pooja to parents.
These summer camps are being held every year at various gated communities in the Hyderabad.
In this year 2017, the camp started with 43 children and ended with 65 children. Samarop, the Concluding ceremony, was attended by around 75 children and more than 80 parents on 23rd April 2017.
As part of this summer camp several arts and crafts including “Best out of the Waste” were prepared by the participants and the same were displayed in the Samarop.
Children recited slokas of Lingashtakam, Eka Sloki Bhagavatam and performed several Yoga Asanas which they have learnt during the summer camp.
In addition to slokas, children have composed dances by themselves for the geet “Bharata Desham Mana Janma Pradesham” ( Bharat is my motherland) and performed the same in the Samarop.
They also composed a skit comparing the Indian and Western Culture and stressed the need of Indian Culture to the current generation. During the Summer Camp children participated actively in the interactive sessions, group discussions and presented their views on topics like Behaviour speaks first, Temples and Factors leading to Success and Failure. Shikshaks were surprised to see the knowledge and views exhibited by the children.
Balagokulam Bharat Mahanagar Pramukh Sri Vikrant Ji Shah and Mahanagar Saha Pramukh Sri Lakshman Rao Ji were also present in the Samarop.
During his talk, Sri Lakshman Rao Ji, conveyed that parents should ask the children what children are learning in the Balagokulam and also parents should come and watch what is happening in the Balagokulam once in a while. Whenever someone asks the children to raise the hands they should not raise the hands partly they should either raise completely or not. He quoted that Balagokulam children should raise the hands completely with full of confidence.
Samarop ended with Pada Pooja to the parents and grandparents by the children of Balagokulam in which children performed the
Pada Pooja while chanting Matru Devo Bhavah and Pitru Devo Bhavah. Children from the nearby apartments La Gardenia and SR Estates were also present in the Summer Camp and Samarop.
Balagokulam is a unique initiative to impart value education to children in fun-filled environment with the goal of imparting pride for nation and culture in the young sharp minds who form the fundamental pillar for our and world’s future. A typical Balagokulam session is about 1.5 hours conducted once a week with activities including Yoga, Surya Namaskar, Games, Patriotic Songs, Stories, Art work and so on.
Currently there are 60 centers across the Hyderabad, mostly concentrated on gated communities. About 1500 children attend such sessions in these centers on weekly basis. You may be very pleased to kno
w that all the Balagokulam sessions are conducted absolutely free of charge by dedicated volunteers coming from varied backgrounds including IT professionals, teachers, doctors, journalists and so on.
Balagokulams are running in gated communities across Hyderabad and Secunderabad including areas like Gacchibowli, Madhapur, Kondapur, Miyapur, Bachupally, Kukatpally, Dilsukhnagar, Adiktmet, Narayanguda, Lingampalli, Manikonda, Khairtabad, Sri Nagar Colony, Kompally, Suchitra and more.