It is rightly said that children are like soft clay, they can be moulded easily and can be shaped in a way that elders would like to turn them into. The early years of life provide the foundation for instilling the right values, intellectual and moral development, and nurturing a person beyond academics. Vacations from the school is the best time to engage children into activities with the help of which they could connect to their inner self. Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan under the divine guidance of His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj Ji organised a 9-day Summer Camp with the theme of “Koshish Ek Asha- Get ready to Sparkle” at its Jaipur Branch from 31st May to 8th June 2018.
It was a versatile camp which drew lot of enthusiasm among children due to varied activities that included Yoga, Taekwondo (martial art), Dance, Acting, Musical Instrument Learning, Painting, classes on Ved Mantras, Sanskrit Teaching, Moral Values and much more. The activities were so designed to cater to the overall development of the child focusing on different aspects as Physical development, Creativity development, Cognitive development, Moral- Spiritual development, Psycho-social development; which are all essential in any child’s holistic upbringing.
Many indoor and outdoor games were played in which children were asked to perform in a way that focused on unity, care for co-players, self-control, integrity, discipline, etc with the help of live situational examples. Children were filled with thrill and delight to enjoy each day which brought surprises for them in the form of new learnings. DJJS representatives made one to one connection with each child and were thoroughly involved with them. Many participated including under privileged children of the area.
A day was also devoted towards the Spiritual session conducted in order to make children aware of their true self and potentiality. Early childhood experiences can strongly impact who we become. Hence, this is a critical time to lay the groundwork for connecting to the source of all strengths and building character. Lecturer spoke on Brahm Gyan and taught them about the Perfect Master in terms of highest order of teachers. They were taught about how we can actually see God with the third eye and what prayers can do to our life. Furthermore, children were made aware of our national heros and their stories, about environment and need to protect Mother Earth, on saving water and paper. Each and every child got themselves completely engrossed and their potential was nurtured, turning it into rich and fruitful experience.