The benefit of each and every step in the Surya Namaskara was well explained and demonstrated. She taught integrated Amrita Yoga in a successful manner. Feedback from some students… By doing yoga I feel very much aligned with my body. – Saumya G, Karwar Earlier I used to do some pranayamas but I found the […]
Akhilesh Matti Rajakyla is National Swimming Champion from Finland and participant in 2004 Athens & 2008 Beijing Olympics. Almost a hundred National level medals in Swimming and three National Records. Akhilesh shared his experiences as a young schoolboy at Helsinki’s sports high school, where he lived by himself, practising, attending school, doing homework, cooking and […]
The last moments of the 7 days residential Gita camp at Mysore 2012. None of them wanted to go back. But they departed with pain & joy, for going beyond both, to be blissful and smiling always.
All the students received a certificate of participation.
The last day, all danced to the tune of bhajans – Hare Rama Hare Krishna – for nearly two hours!
Everyday evening bhajans were vibrant and meditation followed.
Br. Dhyanamrita Chaitanya gave Bhagavad Gita class two sessions daily and some times three. He took the Chapter 12 – Bhakti yoga completely. By the end of the camp, all came to know how to chant, the meaning and its application in daily life. The theme of the camp was ‘Love Everything’. 108 students from all […]
In the Vedic chanting session children were taught to follow the intonations and stress as given in the script. The session continued each day advancing in learning the “Narayana Sukta” Karthik Iyer made the sessions more enjoyable and conducive by adding a competitive spirit in them. By the end of the session, even those who […]
Children sharing their views/understanding from different sessions on each day.
The waste management session began with an interesting introductory session by Mahita from the USA where the value, cost and origin of any product is taught to assess.Children were made to segregate biodegradable waste from non-biodegradable and stressed upon sustainable development. Composting session from organic waste was enjoyed by the children. Mahita demonstrated how our […]
BR Guruprasad, ISRO Scientist & Science Communicator narrated how his school and teachers shaped up his characters. He gave a beautiful powerpoint presentation on Chandrayaan, India’s mission to the Moon. He explained the surface, conditions on the moon and the human exploration on it, how well Chandrayaan – 1 confirmed the presence of water on […]
K Subba Rao, Editor, Children’s magazine Dindima. Conceptualized Children’s monthly TINKLE. He wrote about 75 Amar Chitra Kathas and edited over 400 of them. Subba Raoji’s storytelling was one of the most enjoyed, interesting and most entertaining session. When most of the children lack storytellers such as grandparents, here was a grandfather who narrated stories […]
[KEN Raghavan, National Joint General Secretary, Ekal Vidhyalaya AbhiyanExpert in Training: Gram Vikas (Low cost, Micro Model) – Bio Gas, Organic Manure, Bio Pesticide, organic farming Cow based small cottage industry.] KEN Raghavan shared his knowledge on the historical documentation of Megasthenese, Fahian, Albarooni, Marco Polo, Columbus, McCauley, etc. Explained well how McCauley was successful […]
Br. Dhyanamrita took a workshop on photography where children were taught about the basics of photography. He believed that if we master the basics, a good photo will happen automatically. His pictures inspired the children. They realised that photography is an art and they need concentration, presence of mind, dedication and grace to get a […]
The children did a gopuja, worship of the cow. In Sanatana Dharma, everything is the form of the Lord. Creator himself has become the creation.
Knitting session by Hemavathy & Indrani was useful and interesting. Children learnt the basic knitting skills. Each child could take home a simple material like a mobile pouch made by him/her. A lot of patience is needed in teaching knitting, and it helped the children to increase their concentration and attention span. Feed back of […]
C S Sowndaram, Counsellor, Amrita University conducted a workshop for children on the subject how to deal with parents and teachers. She also had a session with teachers on how to deal with students.
The tea making session was full of enjoyment as Jayashree Menon taught the children how to make tea with love and smile. The main ingredient of the tea was love and the main aspect of decoration was affection. She has successfully inspired the children in lending helping hand in the household chores with love and […]
Mamata taught stencil painting of traditional design in an easy way. The abstract symmetric painting too was well appreciated by the children. Children took home their paintings happily and the idea of making greeting card/ get well soon card with such art was encouraged. Feedback The painting was taught differently and it was the best. […]
Maheswari taught children to make flower with clothing material and metal wires – locally available low-cost materials. They should make one of this next time when they greet their friend for a birthday/festival and give something they created out of love. The happy face of each child was unmatched when each carried a mini bouquet […]
Dr Ramavatar Sharma began the session by giving the importance of visiting the temples and how one gets Samskara from it. The enquiry at the age of 5 about Sri Rama made him able to seek the places he visited. Gave a picturesque narration of how he went in search of Sri Rama’s path starting […]
The young artist Siddharth Kandoth began his workshop with an introduction to what cartoons are. He expressed how important are expressions in cartoons. He gave live examples of different purposes of cartoons.He made children draw various cartoons, by demonstrating how to draw faces and objects from various angles and also how to add movement to […]
My Life, My Passion: Praveen Patkar and Smt. Priti Patkar This was one of the most touching guest lectures. Pravin Patkar began the session with an analogy of the city’s waste dump yard to the filth of the society, i.e., human trafficking. He described the current situation of the children on the streets and made […]
This is one of the workshop children enjoyed most. Lakshmi explained and demonstrated the forms of dance, Bharatanatyam and Kathakali with special reference to the similarity and differences between them. They reiterated that the classical dance forms of India are not merely a movement of the body, but involves the dancer’s being one with God. […]