The Gurgaon center of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan founded and mentored by His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj ji conducted an exclusive workshop - “Power of Parents” for parents of the surrounding areas at Shri Krishna Mandir, Bhim Nagar, Gurgaon. This fun filled two hour learning session broadly aimed at training and grooming of parents in a manner that they are able to become not only their child’s first but favourite teachers also where both, the parents and the children are able to convey and connect well with each other, thereby developing a sense of fear free communication amongst them.
The session began with a fun filled activity wherein the participants were divided into two teams and were made to compete with each other. This activity helped the parents realise the importance of giving their children a proper environment to grow themselves, over the need of instructing the children about to how to grow.
Following the activity was an interactive lecture by the Bodh facilitators wherein she discussed with the parents issues like problems and bewilderments that majority of parents face today while nurturing their children, the ways in which parents can build a child’s trust in them and the ways in which they can support their children in dealing with problems like peer pressure. She also explained at length on how to tackle the varied psyche of children resulting out of multiple influential incidents around in a productive manner. Some video clips were also shown to them which crucially dealt with the incidents proving how children have the tendency of aping and imitating their parents or the elderly population at large. Supposedly, how children today imitate their parents in smoking and drinking has become today of serious consequential relevance. Thus parents were motivated to be watchful of their actions so that they can set a realistically ideal example for their children.
The workshop instilled in the parents a new perspective of “being parents” and in the end, all 200 parents who attended the workshop enthusiastically participated in a signature campaign wherein they accepted their parenthood as responsibility of nurturing not just a child but also our country’s future.