On 5th July 2021 was the remarkable inauguration ceremony of one month Online Balavikas Shraddha Camp was well accomplished with positive energy. The camp started on July 5th and will end on August 5th. Around 250 students from all over the world are participating in the camp wherein 40 students are NRI's. VIHE has become the international institute by conducting a value education course for children in USA, Canada & Singapore.
The inauguration session had begun with the chanting of Pranam mantras and lightning of Diya to the Holy trio by Suhaas, student of Balavikas Kendra which glorified the entire ceremony. Vivek and Sai Keerthana, old students of Balavikas Kendra welcomed the participants and shared their learnings from the previous camps.
Welcome note by Vivek :
"Since 15 years VIHE is conducting Balavikas classes to students from 4th to 10th classes. Due to this pandemic we are conducting classes online where you would miss the peaceful ambience & delicious breakfast but you will learn great teaching of Holy Trio."
Swami Bodhamayananda ji, the Director of VIHE, enlightened students about the importance of VIHE and the significance of character building. Swamiji shared few incidents from Swami Vivekananda's life on how concentration can become a habit to all the students. Swamiji gave titbits of program and how thousands of students who participated in Balavikas are inspired by great message and teachings of Swami Vivekananda excel in different fields and sectors. "Human Excellence" is the way you sit, the way you talk, the way you walk & keep things along with respecting parents and Gurus. Swamiji spoke on how Good food, Daily Exercise and Cleanliness will build a healthy body.
Review of Day 1 :
The yoga session started with chanting of slokas and offering salutations to the Holy Trinity and Sage Patanjali. The benefits and importance of yoga were taught by the instructor. Starting with warmup exercises, the students performed few asanas. Finally, Pranayama was done along with OMKARA Chanting.
Coming to Morals and bhajans, kids were taught about the Holy Trinity, a few incidents from their lives. Later in the bhajans class, the children were taught Pranam mantras, Shanti mantras and a bhajan on Vinayaka.
Overall, it was a good start with kids expressing their eagerness to learn and improve themselves.