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Pride of parents! No kidding - Hindustan Times November 8, 2005

The entire article can be found at http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/7752_1540371,004100180001.htm


..Of special note and mounting popularity in this regard is the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh's endeavour, Balagokulam. This programme, catering to kids beginning with 5-year-olds has an array of immensely significant cultural initiatives including recitation of shlokas, bhajans, reviving stories of lore, revisiting traditional Indian games, participative field trips, engaging folk drama, and sewa activities. In the true spirit of 'vidya daan' (imparting knowledge) most of these activities are free of charge. True to the its name, Balagokulam, the initiative provides an ambience humbly akin to the one that Lord Krishna had in his childhood at Gokul, and works to ignite the spark of divinity manifest in childhood alone. Although it remains a programme sponsored and supported by the HSS and thus, propagates principles enshrined in the Hindu philosophy, by incorporating ideals of unity and harmony it overreaches itself enveloping universal guidelines, imperative for a child's development...

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