DJJS Manthan SVK has been delivering a well-planned co-curriculum methodology wherein the students are enabled with opportunities to explore their interests and abilities.
In the month of January 2023, DJJS Manthan SVK connected more than 1100 students across the country in its online and offline workshops. The workshops that were conducted are as follows -
Sangeetshala just like every month, imparted learning Sanskrit songs, shlokas and storytelling sessions for students and connected them to their roots.
नींव-Nurturing Strong Future session on Self-confidence and Discipline was facilitated by Mrs. Manee Khurana, Senior Teacher, Sarvodaya School, Ashok Vihar, Delhi. The facilitator encouraged Manthanites to have two vital traits that help in shaping a positive attitude towards their abilities and skills. These two traits will help them accept their true selves and have a sense of control that will steer them to manage realistic goals, expectations in critical environments.
Naitik Shiksha Satra sessions on the topics Bharat Ke Veer Saput and Harvest Festivals of Bharat were facilitated by Sadhvi Bhakti Priya Bharti Ji and Sadhvi Jaivani Bharti Ji. From these sessions the key takeaway was that the land of Bharat has assimilated within it the stories of sacrifice and valor of its brave sons. True sagas portraying the spirit of dedication, patriotism and sacrifice were shared with children. Children were taught that the dates for harvest festivals in different parts of the country vary due to diversity in climate. Such vibrant harvest festivals involve interesting stories about our culture and its joyous celebrations. Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Baisakhi, Onam, Pongal being some of them. Bharat is largely dependent on agriculture; thus harvest becomes one of the most important events across the nation. These festivities are diverse as are the people and landscapes of Bharat’s culture. Harvest festivals are not just about celebrating the ripe crops but also an important astronomical change going on in the solar system. They are considered to be auspicious periods and hence are marked with celebrations and prayers.
Jeevan Kaushal Karyashala workshops were based on the topic Exam Preparation which was facilitated by Sadhvi Aneesha Bharti Ji. Effective presentation with captivating visuals helped students understand how to stay goal oriented free from stress and anxiety. Important concepts like how to prepare before examinations, how to develop a habit to study daily, the need to make time-tables so that study schedules help students to learn more and remedy procrastination. Tips to stay self-motivated, eating a healthy diet, improving memory skills and to always read the exam questions papers carefully were taught to the students.
Gaurvanvit Sanskarshala sessions organized by DJJS Manthan SVK volunteers imbibed the real essence behind good and unhealthy pride. Pride can be a true virtue but it needs to be the right kind of pride, the one that nudges the mind to value the future as it fosters diligence and dedication. Through captive and interactive presentations children explored the spectacular yet prominent ancient Bharat’s historic creations.
Bharat Gaurav Gatha- Aao Karein Bharat Ki Sair illustrated a virtual tour about the majestic state of Karnataka, starting from its geographical area, reminiscent of the historic battles, cultural values inclusively like festivals, cuisine, folk music, dance forms, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, heritage places, eminent heroes and state contributors were showcased to the students.
Such co-curricular activities integrated along with mainstream academics, the chance of students learning more and exploring their strengths, interests and abilities becomes elevated. Children engaged in such activities show better academic results, stronger values and are more likely to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Hence, DJJS Manthan SVK under the divine guidance of Divya Guru Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji has been shaping children to be part of the community, that is the future of this nation.