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Children perform Pada Puja to Parents at Summer Camp conducted by SSSSO

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As part of the ongoing "Summer Showers" - a free 10-day summer camp being organised by the Balvikas wing (Education wing) of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisationat Gayatri Vidya Parishad at MVP colony, a workshop on on Importance of "Role of Balvikas pattern of education & Parenting" was organised on 7th May, 2017

Addressing a large gathering of parents, Dr B Lavanya, senior Balvikas guru, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisationhighlighted the need for parents to focus, study and analyse the changing trends in the behavioural aspects amongst the children.

She spoke at length on various topics like Present generation kids and their behaviour, Reasons for such behaviour, Necessity of inculcating human values and our culture, Mission of Balvikas by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, teaching aids for transformation, value education and Indian culture importance quoting day to day relevance, Balvikas children and their future in their career and life. Examples, Outcomes of a transformed child, Role of parents in Balvikas.

Mrs. Malladi Jaya, another senior Balvikas guru gave a presentation on "PARENTING". Mrs Jaya said that in this modern era, the father has assumed the charge of a supper provider and literally has not much time for the children whereas the mother has to struggle hard in 3 roles as Wife, Mother and a working woman. In the present scenario and changing life styles, the children will lack Values, Character, Direction and Purpose. Connectivity of children with family is missing. Parents are afraid that children will lose contact with their own language, traditions, culture and relations. Mentioning as how the home should be.

Mrs Jaya quoted from the saying of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba that " The Home is the Temple where each member is nurtured & nourished, Mother is the High Priestess of this House of GOD. Humility is the incense with which the house is filled. Reverence is the lamp that is lit with Love as the oil & Faith as the wick”. She called upon the parents to pay more quality time with the children which will help them to grow in the best possible way.

Around 250 children performed Pada puja for their children on the occasion. They washed their parents' feet, applied turmeric and offered tambulam. The parents overjoyed by the gesture of their children blessed them with akshinthalu (sacred turmeric rice). The parents thanked Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisationfor inculcating such noble values in their children.

Around 250 children who are attending the free " summer showers" summer camp participated in the Painting & Essay writing competition on " Conserving Natural resources"

Reported By: Dwaram A V Swamy, B.E., B.P.R.(Public Relations), State incharge, Radiosai & Archives,State Review Team member,SRI SATHYA SAI SEVA ORGANISATION, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana.

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