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Madhurya Heritage camp was conducted for the 8th year in Koramangala from 30th March to 8th April 2015 in Chinmaya Vidyalaya High School – Koramangala. 55 Children in the age group of 4 -12 years participated in the camp. The camp featured Srimad Bhagavatham Slokas, Bhajans, craft, moral stories, Cookery without fire, Magic show, personality development & Public speaking and picnic to the ITC Dream cream biscuit factory. Every day the camp started & concluded with the chanting of Mahamantra by the entire group.

Parents appreciated the activities done during the camp and were overwhelmed that their children have learnt so many Slokas & Bhajans in such a short period and the effort of “GOD” Organization to the service of children & mankind. Many parents pledged continued support to many more program of such nature.

Photos are available in the link https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Bym-vnYeiB0kfk0zeXNkWXNidGY4ODVreXV2QndhcEw2c21UYWgwMjhKNDNNc3hMUFJtb1U&usp=sharing



On June 9, 2014, Sri Poornimaji conducted a kids program at the residence of Shri Vijayji and Smt. Sividya Vijay at Wellington, NZ.



The 3rd Year Annual Day Celebrations of Madhurya Sloka Class conducted by Bhuvana Kumar was held in Koramangala on the 17th July 2010. Over a 100 children have been a part of this journey since the commencement of the classes in July 2007.

This year featured a variety of entertainment program(s) commencing with a Ganesh stuthi. Different age group (s) of children performed a mix of dance, play, slokas recitation, heritage quiz, storytelling, Mahamantra divyanam etc.

Children in the age group of 4- 6 yrs. performed a dance set to the famous song “Natawarlal Giridhar Gopal”. This was followed by Sri Krishna Sudama Play. Children above 6 yrs then performed a dance sequence set to the most divine song “Maraindhu Vandhu Vennai thirudum Kalla Krishna”. All the children then participated in a Heritage Quiz revolving around the history of Rama & Krishna. A few children then narrated some of the moral stories learnt in the class. An added attraction to the function was the performance by the children from Kalkere village, who danced in the divyanamam style to the chanting of Hare Rama Mahamantra. Every child dressed in the costume of Krishna & Gopi depicted a truly divine environment.

The audience present was overjoyed by the versatility of events featured in the Annual day function.

This year, we had the privilege to honour Sri Naveen Bhatt since it was he who inaugurated the first session of the Class 3 years back. Sri. Naveenji then spoke about the power of “Bhagwan Nama” and how “Nama” alone can take us to a level of attaining spiritual upliftment as well as material benefits that we desire. Over a 100 people (parents and well-wishers) were present on the occasion

Smt. Rajni Sridhar, Sri. Sridharji, Smt. Vijayalakshmi, Sri Krishnadas from GOD organization participated in the function.

Many parents volunteered to join the cause of our “GOD” Organization to the service of children & mankind.



On 11th July 2010, a Workshop was organized in the Hindu center to interact with children and the teachers who take spiritual classess on a weekly basis. Sri Ramanujamji participated and led the workshop.

The first session was with the subjuniors – There were energetic children upto the 5th grade. They chanted shlokas sweetly. Then it was story time. Ramanujamji told the story of the Butter thief Krishna. THe children were very very overjoyed listening to the naughty leela of Krishna. Then a small quiz program was done with the group about details regarding Krishna leela. The session ended with Mahamantra chanting.

The second session was with Junior group who wqere 6 to 8 graders. They were learning sri rama rama ramethi shloka and the budhir bhalam shloka. Ramanujamji explained the background to the first shloka and explained word by word meaning of the second shloka. The 6-3-2 Mahamantra chanting was taught and practised. Mahamantra stickers were presented to all the children.

The third session was with the seniors, who were learning Ramayana. Some interesting aspects of Ramayana and the wonderful qualities of Sri Rama was discussed with the group. The session ended with mahamantra chanting.

The fourth session was with the new batch of teachers who have volunteered to teach in the Hindu center. Ramanujamji talked about the nobility of the teaching, esp if done voluntarily. Teaching is the easiest way to expand one’s consciousness and we learn rapidly as we teach. Ramanujamji congratulated the benign step to teach children selflessly.

The morning was fillled with sweet thoughts of the benign service The Hindu center is doing for the uplift of Singapore culture and values.



Avadi satsang had organized a summer programme “Madhura Maarudham” for satsang children at the residence of Kovoor Shanmugam, who coordinates for satsangs in and around Avadi on 6th June 2010 from 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM.

About 30 children and 30 parents participated and lot of competitions like Story recitation, singing, dancing, quiz etc were conducted for children. The programme started with Nama and concluded with Nama. All the children were given prizes, mostly the books released by our Mission. Nice refreshments were also arranged and to the surprise of the participants, that day become very cool due a good shower in the morning hours, and by the grace of Sri Sri Swamiji, the programme went on well.
Ambathur Sivakumar, Ambathur Hema, Avadi Gunavathi and Santhosh of Bala Vittal Bajan Samaj of Ambathur also joined their hands to make the programme a grand success.


Global Organization for Divinity – Bangalore chapter conducted the 2nd year “Madhurya Heritage camp” in Koramangala from 06th to 17th April 2010 in the residence of Bhuvana Kumar at Raheja Residency. The response to the camp was encouraging. 41 children in the age group of 4 -12 years participated in the camp

The camp featured Slokas, Bhajans, Yoga, fireless cookery, first aid, lots of craft work, moral stories and mythological games for all age groups. In addition, for children in the age group of 7-12years, Balakaandam and Sundara Kaandam slokas from “Nama Ramayana” were also taught. Everyday, the camp started & concluded with the chanting of Mahamantra by the entire group. There was an added attraction of “Puppet Show” for the kids conducted by a professional artist Smt Jayashree.

Children enjoyed every session of the camp as could be gathered from the feedback provided by them to their parents almost every other day. Apart from the above, the camp inculcated the habits amongst these kids of helping the younger one’s, participation in group activities, over come shyness etc.

Smt Bhuvana Kumar, Smt. Rajni Sridhar , Smt Vijayalakshmi, Smt Jayanthi Venkatadri, Smt Rajini, Smt Roopa gurumurthy, Smt. Chandra Shankar & Ms. Aparna Sankarnarayan from our satsangh were of full support to the camp. Smt Rajalakshmi from Raheja Residency, a well wisher to all GOD activities was a pillar of strength in the camp activities.

On the concluding day of the camp (17th April 2010), parents of the participating children were invited to the party hall, where the children presented all the Slokas & Bhajans that were learnt during the camp. All the Art & craft work done by the children were put on display. Children were also presented with gifts. Hand made dolls made by Smt. Rajini Sridhar was also displayed for sale. Parents were also given a short introduction to the various activities of the GOD organization. Over 100 people were present on this occasion. Sweets & Savories were also distributed.

Parents appreciated the activities done during the camp and were overwhelmed that their children have learnt so many Slokas & Bhajans in such a short period and the effort of “GOD” Organization to the service of children & mankind. Many parents pledged continued support to many more program of such nature. Some of the feedbacks received from the parents are…

  • It was a valuable experience. Children enjoyed and learnt a lot about our tradition – Priya & Manav Subodh
  • My kid enjoyed the camp. It would have been nice if the camp was for a longer duration – Rohini & Vijay
  • Kids loved it. Please have a second session. Timings – Good. Activities – Great, Group size – Perfect, Venue – Perfect – Uma & Balasubramaniam
  • It was very good experience for the kids & parents. I was amazed when my younger daughter of 4 yrs was able to sing long slokas with clarity & happiness which was unknown to me. I would like to stand & support this organization all the time. – Geetha & Vinodh
  • Yours is such a different camp. It was such a wonderful gift to the Raheja children to learn our great Indian culture –  Venkat
  • It is commendable to see such young kids learn slokas & bhajans. Thank you for all the efforts. Very good art & craft work. Next time please include devotional dance for the kids – Kudos for your expert team – Neelam Malik
  • Navdeep has lot of interest in learning our culture. Your camp & sloka class has helped him. Almost all the recipies that you have taught, Navdeep has tried on his own at home as well. Thank you for your wonderful initiative. – Jaya & Biju


March 19 2010, 7 pm – 9 pm

The evening was a special one indeed at the KL Namadwaar Center. All  satsangh children/ youngsters trained wonderfully by Smt Nathanji presented a 2-hour program in Sri Bhagyanathanji’s presence which included sloka recital, story telling and singing.

The highlight was the “Brahma mohana lila” drama. The involvement and energy of the children was tremendous. The costumes, background music and casting  which included Sri Krishna, the gopis/gopas, cows and peacocks were perfect.  The scene in Vrindavan was captured to the best of their ability by the children.

In the end,  Bhagyanathanji delivered a concluding talk appreciating the efforts taken by the children and the parents in putting up the beautiful skit. A bag of goodies with prasadams blessed by Sri Swamiji was given to each child.



Sri Ramakrishnahari of GOD, Indonesia conducted a kids satsang on 30th October 2009 at the community hall of  Kelapa Gading, Jakarta.
The kids were taught Sri Sri Swamiji’s kirtan ‘Jaya jaya krishna’. Then Sri Ramakrishnahari explained about ‘What is devotion’ and narrated the story of Namadevar. The kids enjoyed listening to the story. The programme was lively with interactions. The satsang concluded with chanting of Mahamantra for 12 times.
Around 35 kids participated in the 45 min programme, from 6.00 to 6.45 pm. Mahamantra stickers were distributed to all the kids.
Sri Ramakrishnahari of GOD, Indonesia conducted a kids satsang on 30th October 2009 at the community hall of  Kelapa Gading, Jakarta.
The kids were taught Sri Sri Swamiji’s kirtan ‘Jaya jaya krishna’. Then Sri Ramakrishnahari explained about ‘What is devotion’ and narrated the story of Namadevar. The kids enjoyed listening to the story. The programme was lively with interactions.
The satsang concluded with chanting of Mahamantra for 12 times. Around 35 kids participated in the 45 min programme, from 6.00 to 6.45 pm. Mahamantra stickers were distributed to all the kids.


In continuation to the Sloka / Bhajans classes conducted by Smt Bhuvana Kumar in Raheja Residency, Koramangala, Bangalore since last 2 years, this year a summer heritage camp was organized for the children under the banner of “Madhurya Heritage Camp” at her residence from 14th to 24th May 2009.

The response to the camp was encouraging. 33 children participated in the camp. Children were taught Slokas, Hanuman Chalisa, Bhajans and Hanuman Aarthi (Anjaneya Ram Sloka) apart from the regular chanting of Mahamantra daily. The camp also featured sand painting, pot painting, doll making, craft work, folio making, Yoga and First aid/ Nutrition.

Smt. Kanchana Sounder, Smt. Rajni Sridhar and Ms. Aparna Sankaranarayanan from our satsangh rendered their support in the areas of Yoga, Craft work & First aid respectively. Smt Rajalakshmi and Smt. Ramya from Raheja Residency apartments assisted fully in the various camp activities.

On the concluding day of the camp (23rd May 2009), all the parents of the participating children were invited, to give them an overview of the purpose of conducting the camp as well as to give an introduction to the various “GOD” activities across the world. Over 100 people were present on this occasion.

Every one appreciated the activities done during the camp and was overwhelmed that their children have learnt so many Slokas, Bhajans & Hanuman Chalisa in such a short period and the effort of “GOD” Organization to the service of mankind. All the participants pledged continued support to many more programs of such nature.

The camp concluded with a picnic to the Sri Sundara Hanuman temple on the 24th May 2009.



The Maadhurya Summer Camp was conducted at Malleswaram, from the 4th to the 15th of May 2009 on the 2nd floor of Shri   Shankaranji’s residence, [4th Main] by the ladies of the Bangalore Satsang with a prime motive of propagating the Mahamantra to the children.

 

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There was lukewarm response till the 3rd where only 13 students had enrolled.  But on the kick start day, there was a overwhelming response and by the end of the camp there were 24 children. All the children who attended this camp did not belong to our satsang family. We attribute this response to none other than Sri Sri Swamiji’s Grace. The children were aged between 5yrs and 11 yrs, and were taught Slokas, Bhajans, religious stories with moral values, First aid, Nutrition, Yoga , art & craft and doll making. The children enjoyed all the activities.

 

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 It was very nice to see the children greeting each other with “Radhe Radhe”. The day would start with the lighting of the lamp and all the children prostrated to the Lord before chanting the Maha mantra and then the other activities followed. The stories of Eknath and Lord Guruvayurappan taking the punishment for taking the stolen banana were well role played by the children. The importance of the chanting of the Nama was narrated through the story of Ambareesha and duty towards parents through the story of Pundarika.  A small idol of Lord Krishna was placed in the centre and the children were taught to perform Divyanamam. A small talk on personality development was also presented.    

 

On the concluding day the children, with a few of the parents were taken to the Sundara Anjeneya temple where they showcased their learning at the camp by reciting the Hanuman Chalisa and Anjaneya Rama, slokas and the bhajans in the presence of the Lord and the camp came to an end, with the distribution of prasadam.

 

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The parents have shown their happiness in the way the camp was conducted and have requested for a one month camp next year.



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