Two-Day Camp on Narishakti and Prenatal Education
Rudrapur branch of Sri Aurobindo Society organized a two-day camp on Women Empowerment (Narishakti) and Prenatal Education on March 8 and 9, 2019, in which Dr. Sampadanand Mishra, Director–Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture (SAFIC) from Puducherry was invited as main speaker for the first day. In the first session, he spoke on the topic ‘Woman as an Indomitable Power’. In the second session he spoke on the ‘Principles of Integral Yoga’, and in the third session he spoke on some important aspects of ‘Prenatal Education’. The ‘Narishakti’ posters, prepared by SAFIC, were also exhibited during the programme along with the Hindi translation of the contents in each poster.
The book ‘Bhawani Mandir’ published by Rudrapur branch, under the guidance of Shri Suresh Chand Tyagi, was also released on March 8, 2018.
The speakers on the second day included Shri Pawan Kumar from Patiala, Smt. Prabhjot Kulkarni from Noida, Shri Manoj Sharma from Bhopal, Smt. Kirti Adhikari from Paigambarpur and Dr. Mukta from Patiala. Around 70 participants, including locals as well as members from Patiala, Shamli, Joshimath, Mathura, Paigambarpur, Dehradun, Nainital, Muzaffaranagar and Haldwani, gained knowledge from this programme.
The entire Rudrapur team was entirely dedicated in organizing this programme.
Earth Day Celebrations
Earth Day is an international annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It is a great opportunity for awareness-generation, educational and action-oriented activities for environmental learning, and highlighting examples and ways to ‘go green’ by engaging the students in everyday activities to make their surroundings pollution-free and ecofriendly. On April 22, 2019, the children of SAS Rudrapur branch celebrated World Earth Day by making wonderful and unique drawings, paintings and posters on Earth and the need to protect it.
Workshop on ‘Discovering Yourself through Creativity’
A six-day workshop on Research and Discover Yourself through Creativity (painting, music, dance and poems) was conducted by Ms. Alena Demidenko from Auroville. A total of 20 teachers and students participated in the workshop. Some of the topics covered in the workshop included:
- Explanation on twelve petals of the Mother’s symbol
- Games to develop concentration power
- Games to develop harmony and collectiveness
Participants presented through craft what went through their minds and hearts and kept it near a lit candle. Another activity included writing good thoughts on water bottle. Alena explained the importance of writing good thoughts on a water bottle by showing a video. She also explicated the the importance of perfection and presented this idea through a video on Russian dance. She presented one more video on ‘The Quality of Life in Auroville’ just to showcase the example of harmony.
Thereafter, the participants made a particular mandala which is a symbol of peace and goodness in Russia. Each participant made individual presentations on the behalf of their group, exhibited their paintings and expressed their frank views on each member of their group. Towards the end each group presented a dance and performed a song. To sum up, Alena expressed her views on her interaction with all the participants. The workshop ended with discussion about future plans and the distribution of certificates.