While visiting India on a Business trip in late 2007, I was carefully monitoring,comparing the Indian lifestyle & its new,changed standards of living etc, as we were in the process of making our final decision to return back to India for good.
As a parent my first goal was to make sure my kids were comfortable & happy. After finalizing on the school, my next aim was to look for the after school activities. But while choosing the after school activities for my daughter, I found myself in the circle of too many classes. It was tough to decide what class to go for but like any other parent, I started the regular music, karate, TT,classes for my daughter.
But being in India I was specially looking for a class to educate kids about Values, Great Indian culture, History, day-to-day Life Skills etc… We parents know children’s character development can’t come from the classroom alone. The qualities of character develop at different levels by observing, experiencing and through an interaction of family, school, community influences and the child’s experiences, choices and temperament. In-short it depends on number of factors. I was looking for that solid platform for my kids where they will get introduced to these factors. I knew such class will be a good foundation for my kids good character & happy-successful life. I knew its importance & I surely wanted my kids to join one. I tried hard to find one such class per my expectations but in vain.
After much thought & consideration, I decided to start one by myself. Sometimes what appears to be the end may really be a new beginning. Being a daughter of socially active parents, who run many such activities for free for many years, I thought I could do it too. Being a student & an instructor of similar classes before marriage, I knew what to offer & how to offer. I came up with a plan of action & I continued the legacy by making it a non-profit class. I also incorporated certain new styles and techniques in the class using my engineering skills & knowledge from my management degree to make it more appealing & kids friendly.
Today, I am happy to inform you that, it’s been more than six years since I am conducting these classes successfully. I have different batches with students ranging from 5-13yrs & needless to say, it gives me immense satisfaction & pleasure to be part of their early learning.
Sanskar-Varg is not a religious class to learn Prayers & Mantras. This class is for child’s overall development in the early years & learning prayers/having faith is part of it.
I teach Sanskrit prayers & there is an important reason behind it. Sanskrit is the most ancient, systematic & logical language. Chanting Sanskrit mantras not only help child
overcome stiffness of tongue but its rhythm, breathing pattern works like a magic on different body parts. Sanskrit mantras are believed to produce vibrations & these
powerful vibrations can influence our mind & body. Along with Sanskrit Prayers, I teach them Values/LifeSkills through interactive sessions, activities, Information about Indian customs, festivals, World famous great personalities, stories etc etc. In short SanskarVarg is an exciting educational & informational class.
In my opinion, Every thought and every action leaves a subtle impression in the mind of a person as a permanent record, these are called Sanskaaras.
It also means a cultural heritage and upbringing. That’s what SanskaarVarg does, to become a partner in your child’s early learning.
“You know that the beginning is the most important part of any work,especially in the case of a young and tender thing; for that is the time at which the character is being and the desired impression is more readily taken…” Plato’s Republic