Balavihar

Gurudev's Vision

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 favorable 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.”

Balavihar is a weekly gathering of Children, between the ages of five to fifteen years that takes place in Chinmaya Mission centers or in private homes, under the supervision of trained Balavihar Sevaks / Sevikas. The aim of Balavihar is to help children bloom, grow, and inculcate values through fun-filled activities. Balavihar enhances the overall development of the personality of a child at all levels – physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual.

Chinmaya Mission Madurai conducts Balavihar Classes at ten areas through Devi Group Sevikas supported by Yuva Kendra Members. In Balavihar classes, a group of children meet 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 Mythological Stories, Games, Quiz, Bhajans and Hymns, Slokas etc.

 

Day

Time

Place

Sevikas

Contact

1.

Friday

6.00 - 7.00 pm

Vasudhara Apts, Agrini

Arthi

 

9842430922

2.

Saturday

4.00 - 5.00 pm 

Vindhyachal Apts.

3.

Sunday

9.00 - 10.00 am

Srinivasa Apts.

Subhashree

9790395474

4.

Sunday

10.00 - 11.00 am

Shanthi Sadan

Jyothi

9443717774

5.

Sunday

10.00 - 11.00 am

Vajra Apts.

Padma

9894744782

6.

Sunday

11.00-12.00 pm

Navalar Nagar

Jayashree

9487391440

7.

Sunday

11.00 - 12.00 pm

Balaji Nagar

Vimala

9486534417

8.

Sunday

3.00 - 4.00   pm

Nataraj Nagar

Nagammal

9944097019

9.

Sunday

4.00 - 5.00   pm

Velacheri

Jyothi

9443717774

10.

Sunday

5.00 – 6.00  pm

Chinmaya Mission

Geetha

8903970715

BALAVIHAR ACTIVITIES

LEAD Summer Camp

galleryUnder the guidance of Swami Sivayogananda, Chinmaya Devi Group and Chinmaya Yuva Kendra conduct Summer Camp for Children every year respectively. LEAD (Learn Eagerly Act Dynamically) is organised for eight days for the past 13 years during Summer Holidays. Around 200 children participate every year and are benefitted by all the sessions conducted.

Sessions include Pooja, Values, Yoga, Bhajans, Vedic Chanting, Value Based Activities, Games, Art & Craft and Cultural Practice Sessions which help in extracting the multi talents of all children. Children are taken out for a field trip for temple visits. The camp concludes with the Matru Pooja where children perform Pada Pooja to their mothers with dedication and reverence. This is followed by a cultural programme by all the campers wherein children exhibit all what they have learnt in the camp through Skits, Bhajan Programmes, Dance, Vedic Chanting etc. Camp kits, Refreshments and certificates are provided to all Children. Sumptuous Lunch is provided to all campers and their parents on the concluding day of the Camp.

Krishna Jayanti Celebrations

galleryThe gala Krishna Jayanti Celebrations gathers all the Balavihar Children in Madurai at Chinmaya Meenakshi. All Balavihar Sevikas train the children attending their classes for the past year to perform on Stage, which enhances the Bhakti and Devotion at a very young age. The glories of Lord Krishna are exhibited through a Cultural Programme like Slokas Chanting, Skits, Songs and Bhajans, Dance & Dramas etc.

It’s all fun and frolic for all Balavihar children participating in this annual celebration and Swamiji distributes Gifts to all of them.

SEED Winter Camp

gallerySEED (Start Early Evolve Divinely) winter camp for children is conducted every December for four days during winter holidays for the past 5 years by Devi Group and Yuva Kendra Members. Around 100 Children participate eagerly for the camp .The voluntary dedicated Sevaks impart to children the glory of our rich culture, aiming at character formation and reverence for our ancient heritage.

Sessions include Values for Personality Development, Vedic Chanting, Story Telling from Scriptures, Action Songs and Bhajans, Activities and Games etc.Swamiji s value sessions are thoroughly enjoyed by all campers. Camp kits, Certificates and Refreshments are provided to all Campers.

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