RAMAKRISHNA MISSION ASHRAMA, BELGAUM

Activities of the Ashrama along the lines laid down by Swami Vivekananda – "Atmano Mokshartham Jagadhitaya cha" or "for the liberation of self & welfare of the world."

Vasanta Vihara 2010 – A Report

“Transform your personality” — in the light of the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda

Vasanta Vihara is an annual programme meant to engage school children constructively during their summer holidays. The camp is held in two batches for a duration of 15 days each – one, for children studying from fifth standard to the seventh, and second, for those studying in eighth to the tenth – in the serene and elevating atmosphere of the Ashrama. The underlying focus of this programme is to inspire and instill into the budding youth a hunger for a wholesome personality, encompassing the positive ideas and practical approach of the western mindset, and more so the values and ideals that have roots in own Indian culture and civilization. These when rightly conjoined and synthesised, in our opinion, will guide and equip the student to face the onslaughts of both the external challenges and internal conflicts.

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Some of the highlights of this programme are listed below:

Sacred Chants & Prayers

Aim : These awaken the sattvic nature and help in manifesting his higher potential.

  • Vedic chanting
  • Bhagavad Gita : Recitation and memorization
  • Subhashitam : The wisdom of Indian sages on matters of Dharma is enshrined in these. These are in verse form in sanskrit. They are translated and elaborated for easy understanding.

Kainkarya

Aim : These inculcate in the young lads the attitude of Seva, obedience and discipline Aspects :

  • Working together : Evolving team building characteristics
  • Working alone : Self-initiative and leadership skills
  • Awareness : of health and hygiene

Yogasanas

Aim : Promotes stability, vitality and vigour of body and mind. Rewards :

  • Increase the power of concentration and will power.
  • Effective study and efficient work

Value orientation Classes

Aspects :

  • Speeches from monks of the Ramakrishna Order
  • Eminent guest speakers are also invited

Thematic Workshops

Aspects :

  • Exploring interrelations between science, nature, human behaviour and sprituality
  • “Nature awakening” sessions

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This entry was posted on June 23, 2010 by in Student Related.