Coimbatore Vikasa Tarangini conducted Prajna Summer Camp from May 1st to 5th.
By the grace of HH Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji the camp went on very well. 42 children with an age group ranging from 5 years to 15 years old enthusiastically participated in the camp. The team publicized about the camp by distributing pamphlets in the surroundings of Perks Matriculation Higher Secondary School where the camp was conducted. Rs.1000/- was charged as fees per child. Lunch and refreshments were provided and the camp timings was 10 am to 1pm.
On 1st May, the camp started at 10 am with the lighting of lamp by the Correspondent of Perks School, Srimathi Kalpana. We had ten volunteers including Prajna teachers who put in their best for the camp. The students were segregated age wise, under 8 years in one category and 8-15 years in another category.
For the first session, slokas were selected from our first module Prajna book and taught. Second session was the play/ activities time where our traditional games were introduced. For activities we had “wealth out of waste”, making of candle stand out of damaged CDs.
Next was the stories session. On the first day, Sri Ramanujacharya’s life and teachings were narrated as it was the Avathara Thirunakshatram day. A handbook of the biography of Sri Ramanujacharya written by Srimathi Sumithra Potha Razu was distributed to the children. A quiz competition was announced and the kids were asked to read the book for the quiz. From the second day onwards, Vighna Nivarana Chathurthi, Dasara and Little Heroes stories were discussed.
Besides this we had bhajans and the yoga session was handled by our yoga master.
On the final day, fancy dress, sloka and quiz competitions were held. Fancy dress and quiz was fully based on the life of Sri Ramanujacharya.
For the valedictory function, Srimathi Jayanthi Ramachandra of Vijayeshwari Textiles who is running a dance school called Sri Charan Dance Academy attended and expresses his happiness. First, a power point presentation about all our service activities was made to the audience which included parents and guests. Then the prizes were distributed according to the age wise category. First, second and third prizes based on all competitions were given. Consolation prizes for some and certificates to each and every child were given. Mementos( a portrait of our Acharya) were given to all the volunteers who were involved in this camp.
Coimbatore’s children felt truly blessed and enjoyed each and every moment of those five days.
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