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The Hindu Heritage Camp in Evergreen area of San Jose
was conducted on May 7th in Carolyn Clark Elementary
School forum. About 35 children from age group 4 to 13
attended the event.
The activities included geet and shloka chanting,
games, story session and arts and crafts.
The camp began at 10am with a quick introduction of
participants followed by geet and shloka chanting.
This was followed by a 15 minutes session of warm up
and surya namaskar. The children were grouped in
three groups for a 45 minutes session of outdoor games
followed by a break. There was another 45 minutes
story session to conclude the mornings activities.
The children started the afternoon session after the
45 minutes lunch break. In the session of arts and
crafts shishu gana made Mother's day greeting cards
and did a coloring activity. Bala Gana 1 made wall
hangings out of foam and Mother's Day greeting cards.
Bala gana 2 did a very good job in their activity of
making Ganesh idols with clay. All children had a fun
time during arts and crafts sessions. This was
followed by a smaller 30 minutes game session and then
a 10 minutes break.
The parents arrived at about 3 pm and there was a 30
minutes discussion session for them. They were
provided information about weekly Balgokulam shakhas,
balgokulam magazine and upcoming family camp. Many
parents registered for the Shikshak's training
session. In parallel, the children particpated in the
shloka session. At about 3:40 everybody gathered
together for samarop. Dr. Shashwati Kale addressed the
gathered parents. The event was concluded with a
The shikshaks for this camp were Bhavika Patel, Chetan
Surpur, and Praneet Wadge. Rhucha Joshi, Vidya, Anjali
Patel, Lata Joshi, Minal Joshi, Praveen Dhir, and
Rajshekhar Kuppa helped as sahshikshaks. Digant Dash
and Abhay Joshi provided other help. Samhita Dash,
Chandan Parkhe and Shruti Chitnis were the parent