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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Health & Hygiene – Workshop by Dr Rahul Lakshman & Dr Lakshmi R Lashman Dr Rahul Lakshman and Dr Lakshmi R Lakshman Began the session with the WHO definition of health and stressed upon the importance of social and spiritual well being which is often ignored.He mentioned different types of sufferings an individual undergoes and […]