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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PSN Rao and family from Sharjah visited JIVA campus recently. They visited the Statue of Equality site and felt elated seeing the onsite progress. They donated 2 Lakhs for the SRS project and received the mangalasasanams of HH Sri Swamiji. Sriman PSN Rao ji is a very active member of JET and is actively involved in Prajna activities.
Prajna in UAE started in 2012 when HH advised Sriman Ramesh Reddy garu to begin Prajna with a view to benefiting children by empowering them with vedic culture and providing them safe guards in terms of true knowledge to face the challenges in life and equip the kids with positive outlook and universal friendly stature.
Sriman Rameshgaru with the help of Sriman Mepperla Srinivas Ramanujam garu initiated the Prajna set up and formed a core team subsequently with the induction of Sriman Anand Kanduri,Ranganath,Bhanu Kumar and PSN Rao to reach out to all Bhagavad bandhus and parents residing in UAE.
Prajna made a modest beginning with a handful of kids and few gurus under the kind guidance of Prajna coordinator Prapanna Sarada mathaji, who visited Dubai to train Prajna gurus and continues to play the role of constant guiding force. Since inception, Prajna UAE has seen a steady growth with enthusiastic Parents and well wishers joining the divine mission.Today Prajna has about 20 learning centers across UAE with a Kids strength of over 150 and about 20 gurus.
In the month of May 2017 Module1 & 2 examinations were conducted and about 125 kids took part and 400+ adults participated to witness the childrens’ enthusiasm.With the divine blessings of our beloved acharya HH swamiji, Kids are entering Module 3 from the session starting September 2017.
Prajna had organized during last four years several divine events and cultural meets on festive occasions and received overwhelming response and used this platform for spreading of the personality development course.