Om Sri Chinmaya Sadgurave Namaha … Unto Him our best!!
CMA Balavihar Sessions are in full swing starting August 9thBy the grace of Gurudev and blessings of Guruji and Swami Swaroopananda ji, CMA is happy to say the first day went better than planned and all the teacher volunteers were happy with a great sense of fulfilment and joy!! In preparation for a successful school year of e-Balavihar, the CMA team of sevaks, teachers and coordinators worked throughout the summer to get trained on Zoom platform to creatively utilize it during the Balavihar sessions. Even through the uncertainty of today’s times, CMA is following the path shown by Gurudev – to Provide Maximum Benefit to Maximum People. This year sessions started on August 9th with 30 classes and 59 teachers from grades PreK to 12th with great anticipation and excitement. As CMA caters to more than 350 families and nearly 540 kids, it is a great honor and responsibility that every sevak feels in making it a success. The first day was a great success with more than 80% attendance in almost all classes. The teachers reported a roaring success of interaction from the kids. As expected, the kids and their families were ready to come back to Balavihar to connect with their CMA family. Many were eager either to show what they have learnt this summer and connect with their fellow classmates, especially during the quarantine times. The teachers conducted many games and activities to make the first day fun for the kids. In the Pre-K to 2nd grades, the ice breaker games, Find Krishna game, and watching Krishna videos were a big success ; the kids who have come aboard for the first time this year got to listen to some shlokas and songs on Gods. In 1st grade, some discussed their favorite Gods and festivals celebrated during this season. In Grade 2, the kids enjoyed learning about Janmashtami and the birth of Lord Krishna. The middle school kids surprised their teachers by showcasing their hobbies and talents mastered during the summer. The older kids took advantage of the break out rooms for short group discussions about class rules and curriculum implementation that would help them throughout the year.