Date: August 27, 2019 Venue:Rajaji Vidyashram, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai
As a part of their International School Accreditation (ISA) activity, Rajaji Vidyashram, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai takes the students to different places to for experiential learning. On 27th June, the students of class seven during their visit to Pondicherry had an opportunity to interact with some of the resource persons of Sri Aurobindo Society and learnt about Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, the education system here and flowers and their significances. (For report visit: https://aurosociety.org/society/viewpastevents/715/Past-Events)
Students of another class of the school had visited Udhavum Ullangal in Chennai, a non-governmental, non-religious, non-profit; institution established in 2000 with the aim of providing home for the Destitute Children.
On 27th August, the school had organized a combined program for the children to share their experiences of visiting these two places. Dr. Sampadananda Mishra, Director SAFIC was invited as the chief guest to address the children and motivate them about practicing inner silence, a lesson that we learn from the nature, especially from the flowers.
Dr. Mishra talked about the importance of the spiritual names of the flowers given by the Mother. Inculcating the qualities of the flowers like openness, frankness, generosity, equality and kindness adds much beauty and strength to life. This great message was conveyed to the students through anecdotes and examples from real life.
During his speech Dr. Mishra also explained about the importance of Indian culture which lays much stress on silence and self-giving. Students of class 6, 7 & 8 of the school attended the program and were much inspired by Dr. Mishra’s motivational speech.
Report by SAFIC