Shraddha - Balavikas Camp Feedback (5th July - 5th Aug)
Vivekananda Bala Vikas Kendra Shraddha Camp - A total personality development course was concluded successfully on 6th Aug 2021. Kids performed various activities portraying what they have learned in the camp. The honorable guest speaker Prof Sri Vishwanadam sir shared his valuable thoughts to kids followed by Swami Bodhamayananda ji's mind capsules. It had been a great session indeed. Parents from various parts of the world have shown their gratitude and commented on how their kids have progressed in day-to-day life by imbibing the learnings from the camp. Below are two such valuable feedbacks, one shared by a NRI student - Shreya and another by a parent - Nageshwar Shastry.
Camp Feedback :-
This one month long camp which was held from July 5th to August 6th, 2021 was a total personality changer. Each and every aspect of this class was perfect and helped to control and cleanse your mind so you could overall be a better person. The camp also focused on self confidence and helped you to realize that you can do anything and everything if you set your mind and heart on it. We started off the day with a prayer to the Holy Trio and simple but very effective and energizing yoga practice. Following yoga would be Om chanting where you would channel and awaken your whole body and breath, putting your mind at rest. We then moved on to learning powerful slokas. The teachers explained the slokas with such exquisite examples that traveled to your heart and stayed there. Knowing the meanings helped to chant the slokas with even more devotion. After the slokas Swami Bodhamayananda ji would join us and share some lovely stories from the life of Swami Vivekananda. The stories that Swamiji told were so heart touching and not only boosted your confidence but also made you take a step back, breathe, and realize how wonderful everything is. They made you respect your parents and elders more and evoked curiosity which makes you think deeper. With the perfect choice of words, Swamiji would send us off feeling humble and leave us to think over one main point that had stood out to us. This camp was very relaxing and made me feel like I was on top of the world. On the concluding day which was held on August 6th, students not only from India but from all over the world gathered together online. Throughout the session, parents and students shared about their experience with the camp. There were introductions, Vedic chanting, and multiple videos which showed the activities done in the Bala Vikas camp. After that, Swamiji and others talked more about personality development, how to achieve your goal, and what qualities you should have. One such quality was to be like a butterfly. Not thinking about the past, or the future, but just being content in the present. Thank you so much for taking the time to teach us all these valuable things in such a wonderful way.
There has been a huge transformation since the time my daughter joined your program. She has shown a lot of interest in learning the Shlokas and the Mantras and making all of us at home practice the good things she has learned from the program. She has been writing a lot more on the things she had learned and her personal experience through the program. She kept surprising us every day with her learnings and I must thank you all for guiding her well to be in this space. This is such a beautiful platform and a program to learn and know about our own culture. In these difficult times especially with children, this program is a blessing to keep them Positive and in the right spirits. At no point in time, we had to ever force her into participating in the activities. You all play a huge role in this entire process and we thank you for the same.
Parent of Hritika Shastry