Mita from Lucknow visited Patiala Branch to conduct a two-day workshop on December 9 and 10, 2016, with teachers of two AuroSchools in Patiala. Her focus was on how to inculcate harmony in our being, which she portrayed beautifully via lively interactions with the students.
Dr. Charan Singh from Joshimath facilitated an inspiring talk on ‘Way of Fate and Pain’ from Savitri. Around 60 teachers participated in the workshop and have shown keen interest in reading and exploring Savitri. All the teachers have requested for a copy of the book. Dr. Singh also explained the deep significance of Indian Culture to a group of 10 teachers who requested the branch to reach out to Grade 9 children in their school.
Dr. Charan Singh also facilitated a Swadhaya Camp on Savitri from December 3 to 5, 2016. The topic for discussion was ‘Problems of Fate and Pain’. Around 50 teachers and aspirants from outside Patiala participated in the camp.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Aarti and Mrs. Anvita attended a workshop at Society House in Puducherry on November 24, 2016 facilitated by Saiket Sen in which Sampadananda Mishra gave a presentation to the school’s Staff and Management on Indian Culture. A team of eight teachers has been created to carry out this Leadership and Indian Culture programme for Grade 9 students.
Again on 24 November, 2016, Inderbir, a young aspirant spoke on ‘The Mother – Her Work in Ashram and the World’. A. P. Khare from Panna explained the ethos of Indian Culture; while Mrs. Mukta shared the importance of Siddhi Day.
Ramandeep and Sunny Surjan, who work as clerk and computer teacher, respectively, at AuroMirra attended a Youth Camp in Puducherry in November 2016. The camp was especially designed for youth hailing from the country’s Hindi-speaking areas.
A Nature Quest with Youth based on ‘Spiritual Significance of Flowers’ was conducted at Matri Kunj in Jaipur on December 27, 2016. Twenty-eight students belonging to Grades 6 and 7 and four teachers of Shrishti International School, Jaipur, participated in the programme.
The programme’s activities were based on topics such as ‘Be like a Flower’, ‘National Flag of India’, ‘Life Energy, Obedience, Cheerfulness’, ‘Aim of Life – Who am I?’, ‘Chanting OM and Prayer’ and ‘Being “Oneself”’.