Monthly Archives: April 2017

Summer Fun Continued….

So the first month of summer vacation is getting over. However, Trivandrum is still buzzing with activities for children – be it theater, chess, sports, yoga, personality development, public speaking, music, dance and reading.. Come and explore the top events for children.

For details, click here.
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MindCarter is hosting a theater program for kids at hotel SP GRAND DAYS, Trivandrum. This is for 7-14 years old students. The dates in May are yet to be finalized. Details are here.

Capablanca Chess School is presently conducting a chess summer camp for children. The next camp is due to begin in May.  For details, click here.

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TrickShotz  India is a kid-friendly billiards spot, which has a Snooker and Pool Club/Summer Camp for children interested in the sport. For details, click here.

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Nirbhaya Debating Society will be conducting a Partriotic Leadership Program at Schoolkutti.com Children’s Library for children above 10 years. It is basically a Patriotic Leadership Program for School Students.

The main objective of the program is to train the next generation in Leadership Strategies, Effective Nation Building, Team Development, Active Citizenship, Character Formation, Communication Skills etc.

Activities: Role Play, Skit, Model Parliament, Mock Press etc.

Dates: May 10 to 23 (10 days, week days only)
Time: 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Limited Seats. First come, first served

About the Trainer: A.P Prejish, an emerging Entrepreneurship Trainer and an Educationalist is a National Award Winner in Public Speaking constituted by Government of India. Prejish is the Chairman of Nirbhaya Debating Society and has been training more than thousands of students and youngsters through various Central and State Government organizations such as Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (Govt. of India), Centre for Gandhian Studies – University of Kerala, National Service Scheme (NSS), National Cadet Corps (NCC), Student Police Cadet Project (SPC).

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Click here to register for the program.

Varadamudra Temple of Dance ,Trivandrum will be conducting a Dance Movement Therapy Workshops for children aged 6 to 16 years at Schoolkutti.com Children’s Library. The workshop will be based on different topics related to dance incorporating mime and body movements. There will be emphasis on mind and body coordination. The workshop aims to enhance creativity, confidence and concentration level.

Highlights of the camp will be

☆ Observation training
☆ Movement Therapy
☆ Dance out of harmony with body
☆ Dance in harmony with  body

Dates: May 8 to 19 (Week days only)
Time: 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

About the trainer:
Chothy Nair , Founder and Artistic director of Varadamudra Temple of Dance Trivandrum, started  learning Bharatanatyam at the age of three. She took her first steps in Mohiniyattam at the age of nine and Kuchipudi at the age of twelve. She was a recipient of the CCRT scholarship for Mohiniyattam in 2000. She was also honoured with the title of Kalathilakam  from 2005 to 2007 in both Keralotsavam and Shree Vidhyadhiraja Kalotsavam. She was the first runner up in Vanita Ratnam, a women’s reality show aired on Amrita Television in 2010. She finished  her graduation in Choreography from Natya insitute of kathak and Choreography under the able guidance of Guru Smt Dr Maya Rao and Maddhu Natraj Kiran. She has performed and Choreographed for various performances in India.

Click here to register for the program.

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BALAGRAMAM – THE CHILDREN’S HERITAGE AND NATURE CAMP

BALAGRAMAM – THE CHILDREN’S HERITAGE AND NATURE CAMP
18 to 23 APRIL 2017 at Salagramam, School of Bhagavad Gita, Trivandrum
Balagramam – the Children’s Heritage and Nature Camp – is here again, at Salagramam, to welcome children to an atmosphere of love, learning and laughter.

Click here to send an enquiry about the camp.

http://schoolkutti.com/summer-camps/summer-camps-details.php?id=154

Conceptualised and guided personally by Swami Sandeepananda Giri, with the support of experts from the fields of culture and education, Balagramam will initiate children on to a journey of discovery of themselves and the universe which they are part of.
The Camp, which is fully residential, will be held from 18 to 23 APRIL 2017.
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In the relaxed and happy atmosphere of Salagramam, children learn to care and share with others, accept, adjust and appreciate themselves and the world around them. At the camp, they will be introduced to the richness of our heritage and scriptures. They will be taught to respect values and develop behavioral skills. Games, outdoor activities, yoga and meditation will strengthen them with physical and mental health. Lessons in Sanskrit, dance, music and crafts will enrich their talents. Along with team work, they develop a sense of identity, responsibility, self confidence and efficient time management.
In short, Balagramam strives to kindle the creative spirit within each child to attain the fullest potential.
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Age Limit: Children from 5 to 16 years can participate. They will be divided into groups according to age.
Accommodation: Children will be accommodated in dormitories. There will be separate dormitories for boys and girls.
Reporting at Camp:
Travel to and back from the ashram will have to be made by the participants themselves. Children accompanied by parent/guardian will have to report by 9.30 A.M on 18th April 2017.Parents / guardians will have to leave the campus after the inaugural session.
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Proposed Activities :
#Yoga and Meditation # Introduction to Bhagavad Gita and other scriptures # Introduction to Dance, Music, Art, Literature # Craft workshop # Interactive sessions and meeting with well- known cultural personalities # Creative sessions on Dramatics and Speaking # Talent time #Outdoor activities and games # Picnic- One day picnic- cum- study tour to a nearby place of interest.
Medium of communication: Malayalam and English
Supervision and Safety: We fully appreciate the concerns of parents when their children are away from home. Parents may rest assured that the camp and the children will be under the supervision of adult volunteers and coordinators. There will be a Doctor on call and first aid facilities are also available.
Food:
All meals and snacks will be served at the camp .Food will be vegetarian – simple and nutritious.
Dress code and items to be brought
Children, both boys and girls will wear white kurta-pyjama, which they will have to bring with them to the camp. They will have to bring at least 2 sets to wear during the day. Other items to be brought by the children 

1. Night wear
2. Sufficient set of under clothes
3. Towel
4. Bedsheet
5. Toilet kit with toothpaste and brush, soap and comb.
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End of Camp Activities
The camp concludes by the evening of 23rd April 2017. Certificates will be awarded to participants. All campers will share what they have learned in this cultural experience by participating in a special program for family and friends. All parents and friends are invited to attend this performance.
Camp Donation
Camp Donation is Rs 5000 per child, which will cover all camp expenses including stay, food and materials. 
Mode of Payment
Please make the payment either by DD or cheque favoring School of Bhagavad Gita OR Bank Transfer to our A/c No:541501010050179, Union Bank Of India, Thycaud Branch, Trivandrum.
IFS Code – UBIN0556823 , Account Holder – School of Bhagavad Gita.
Payments by CASH may be made by registering at our office.

Registration 
Online registration – www.sobg.org
Or fill in attached form and send it to:
School of Bhagavad Gita, Kundamankadavu, Thirumala P.O, Trivandrum- 695006
Phones : 0471-2367299 , 9446033331, 9061125265
Or email to admin@sobg.org

Contribute to a noble cause

VIDYAMRITAM started in July 2012 , when a group of like minded people got together for bringing sustainable changes in the society from the grassroots level. They help children at orphanages develop the basic life skills through a structured curriculum.

As a part of their curriculum, they have developed a BOOK BUDDY program for building /reviving libraries at the orphanages. Through this program they aim at developing 21st century skills for children at orphanages.

It would be great if you could please contribute the following, or spread the word amongst your friends (especially to those who are shifting or revamping their home); and be a part of this humble venture

-Book shelves
-Bean Bags
-Mats/Rugs
- Paint

They promote second hand items as long as they are in good condition.

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Team Vidyamritam
Inspire. Empower. Liberate

For details please visit www.vidyamritam.org

Contact us at info@vidyamritam.org,
9072301986, 9656912991