General

Q: How to reach Ettimadai?

There are two major cities that are close to Ettimadai, Coimbatore and Palakkad (Palghat).

Coimbatore:

By Air: Coimbatore International Airport (CJB) is
the primary airport serving the city of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.

The airport is 39 Kilometers away from Ettimadai.

By Train: Coimbatore Junction Railway Station ( CBE )-
is 19 Kilometers away from Ettimadai.

Uber @ Coimbatore
https://www.uber.com/en-IN/cities/coimbatore/

Palakkad:

By Train: Palghat Junction Railway Station (PGT )
(Locally known as Olavakkod Junction),  is 40 Kilometers away from Ettiadai.

Ettimadai

Ettimadai Railway Station (ETMD) is only about 500 meters from the campus
and one may easily walk to campus upon alighting at the station;
however, no major trains stop here and only local passenger trains stop here.

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Q: What is your medical history?

If you are taking any medications please bring them to the camp.

If you have any physical/psychological problems (eg: fever, asthma, body aches, allergies, blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, depression, phobias, fear factor etc.) you must disclose it to the camp authorities during registration. Otherwise, it may cause some problems while participating in some of the activities and games. 

There is a clinic in the campus and doctor is available 24 hours on call.

Q: What are the activities during the camp?

Gita class ( a complete chapter of Gita is taken),
Yoga,
Meditation,
Bhajan,
Guest lectures (each day personalities from different walks of life share their life experiences)
Workshops (on concentration development, arts, games, health, life sciences, etc),
Discussions and presentations.

Q: How do I know that my request has been accepted?

Step one. ❗   Fill up the request form and submit with the necessary details.
(which you might have already done) 

Step two. ❗   After your request is received & verified,
a registration form will be sent to you
(pls make sure that you have provided a valid email id)
with a temp. username and password. 

Step three. ❗  Once the registration form is verified,
and the money is received,
a confirmation email will be sent to you with your registration number.

💡 When you come to the camp, come with that registration number.

Q: Whom to contact?

For clarifications pls contact (between 4.30 pm and 8.30 pm)
Smt. Lalita Mani +91-944-237-4789
Smt. Rajathilagam +91-960-064-8032
email: contact@gitamritam.com

Q: I have attended several summer camps like these ...

Q: I have attended several summer camps like these. How this Gita camp will be different?

Without attending the camp, how will you know?
Each camp, each one’s experience will be different.  
The benefit of the camp will be according to your mental attitude, your intellectual commitment,
as well as with how much shraddha you attend the session, and the grace of the Lord.

The one difference we can point out is –
the other camps are made for enjoyment,
but this one made to discover your inner joy.

Q: I have to fight with my parents and teachers to come for this camp

Q: I have to fight with my parents and teachers to come to this camp because
of special classes and coaching classes.
How much will it be worth to skip those regular school/college sessions to come to this camp?

Whatever you may be studying, if you fall sick (like viral fever/ chikungunya )
you will lose a week or two!
A headache or a cold is sufficient to keep you on the bed for a day.
What will you do in those times?

Your parents/teachers may be giving a lot of importance to the exam and marks.
But after completing your education, or when you grow up,
no one will ask you about your score or grade in the board exams.
The company or the family only value your values–
your honesty, discipline, knowledge, efficiency,
ability to handle situations, love and care you show to others etc.

 This camp is for to help you to set the real goal in life and
to help you discover and develop the qualities necessary to achieve this.
If you have imbibed the knowledge of the Gita you will be happy throughout life and
you can achieve anything you want.
Without knowledge of the Gita, you may have everything you ever wanted,
but you may not be able to enjoy life, be content, be peaceful and be happy.
You decide what you want.

Q: Do I have to know Sanskrit to be able to understand the sessions in this camp?

Not necessary. If you know, it will be an added advantage always.
The focus is on the essence of Gita, it’s concept, the principle values and its practical relevances.

Your ability to question, enquire and explore are much appreciated.
You can also take this camp as a personal challenge to develop these qualities.

Q: Do I have to have some knowledge of our culture to be able to attend this program?

It is not mandatory but some idea about Indian culture may help get one get quickly oriented to the camp.
However, this camp is also a wonderful way for one to acquire a basic understanding of our culture.

Stories of Mahabharata will be useful.

It will be useful if you read these discussions
(https://www.gitamritam.com/samvad/ ) before coming to the camp

Food & Stay

Q: What are the items to be brought to the camp?

Few pairs of regular dresses (you may not find time to wash),

Suitable yoga attire

Swimsuit

Bedsheets

Toilet kit

Canvas shoes & cap (for campus walks & games),

A handbag

Notebook &  Pen

Water bottle,

Drawing book, drawing papers, crayons, paint (water or oil), pencil,

and Camera + battery/charger (if there is photography workshop)

Cellphones may be brought but will only be allowed for restricted timings or in an emergency.

Essential pocket money can be brought. The camp fee is only for your stay and food.

Two plastic covers to keep the wet/dirty clothes after the swimming session. 

(In the camp, you have to take care of your valuables.
A locker will be provided on request.
We suggest you refrain from bringing costly items like
jewellery, costly phones, tabs, laptops and excessive cash. 
)

Q: What about food & water?

Decent free veg. food will be provided. Purified filter water is available for free.

There are also paid canteens available in the campus.

Q: What about bedding?

We have moderate arrangement for sleeping. Please bring bedsheets.

Q: What about mosquitoes?

Yes they are there. They love you.  😀
Please use some cream to be friendly with them.

Q: Anything else we need to bring?

Any small equipment that will help you to present your talents in music/arts in the respective sessions.

Q: What about the weather?

Usually, it is warm, windy, less humid, bit cold in the early mornings.
Occasional rain is expected as the monsoon season is around the corner.

Q: Can the parent or guardian attend the program along with their children?

The camp is only for the children.
Parents/guardian are not allowed.
They should drop the children off before the camp and pick them after.

If you are coming from far away states,
we can help parents to get a hotel accommodation, if informed earlier.

Bala

Q: When should we come? When can we leave?

The BALA camp registrants should report at 2:00 pm on 26th May
and must stay up until 6:00 pm, 2nd June.

Once the camp is started, no one is allowed to join.
Leaving the camp before completion is strongly discouraged.

One should join the camp only after committing to complete the full 7 days course. 😕

Q: What is the age limit for attending Bala & Yuva

For BALA students from class 9 & 10 (age 13-15).
For YUVA students of age 18-23.

Q: What are the activities during the camp?

Gita class ( a complete chapter of Gita is taken),
Yoga,
Meditation,
Bhajan,
Guest lectures (each day personalities from different walks of life share their life experiences)
Workshops (on concentration development, arts, games, health, life sciences, etc),
Discussions and presentations.

Q: What is the timetable?

Daily the session starts at 5.30 in the morning and is scheduled up to 10 at night.
The details will be given to you later.

We assure that you will never feel bored.

Yuva

Q: When should we come? When can we leave?

The YUVA camp registrants should report at 2:00 pm on 2nd June
stay up until 6:00 pm on 9th June.

Once the camp is started, no one is allowed to join.
Leaving the camp before completion is strongly discouraged.

One should join the camp only after committing to complete the full 7 days course. 😕

Q: What is the age limit for attending Yuva

For YUVA students of age 18-23.

Q: What are the activities during the camp?

Gita class ( a complete chapter of Gita is taken),
Yoga,
Meditation,
Bhajan,
Guest lectures (each day personalities from different walks of life share their life experiences)
Workshops (on concentration development, arts, games, health, life sciences, etc),
Discussions and presentations.

Q: What is the timetable?

Daily the session starts at 5.30 in the morning and is scheduled up to 10 at night.
The details will be given to you later.

We assure that you will never feel bored.

Registration, Admission & Fees

Q: I didn’t get any confirmation mail. What should I do?

Are you sure that the your email address entered were correct? 

Pls check your email spam folder too.

If you haven’t received one, please send a mail to contact@gitamritam.com

We suggest you to add contact@gitamritam.com to your address book for better future communications.

Q: What is the fees of the camp?

Once your application is verified, a registration form will be sent to you. 

Registration is based on First Come, First served. 

(You will be admitted to the camp only if you are eligible.
Seats are limited. No recommendations please.)

In addition to the application fee there is a Registration fee of ₹ 5,000/- per person.
(Last date for application and Registration?)

Early Bird Discount, if you register before March 15, the fees is ₹  3,000/- per person. 

Last Discount for those who register before April 14,  the fees is ₹  4,000/- per person. 
 

The amount should be paid through BHIM app via UPI payment method (gitamritam@upi). 

Send a screenshot of the transaction via email to contact@gitamritam.com

If you are very interested in learning Gita, but are unable to join the camp
and need financial aid, please write to us contact@gitamritam.com,
We will see review your request after verifying your application.   

Gitamritam co-ordinator
Amrita University,
Ettimadai, Coimbatore 641112.
Mobile:+91-944-237-4789 

Q: How to pay the money?

For application time:
You need to scan the BHIM code below or
use the address gitamritam@upi to send ₹ 1,000/- (just for application) 
In the comment column please mention the name of the participant.

 

(For registration time:  You may pay the required amount via gitamritam@upi address.
Email this details (BHIM transaction no and from which mobile is sent)
with your personal registration info
to  contact@gitamritam.com on the same day. 

Gitamritam co-ordinator
Amrita University,
Ettimadai, Coimbatore 641112.
Mobile:+91-944-237-4789