FUN, FANTASTIC, GREAT, KNOWLEDGEABLE, FRIENDLY, ENJOYABLE, EXCELLENT CAMP COMES TO AN END UNTIL THE NEXT ONE!
Initially beginning with a bit of apprehension about the theme “pulses”- how such a theme would make an interesting camp? The organising committee and teachers paved way to a camp packed with fun, knowledge, creativity and innovation. SamSharad Shibhiram-Sanskrit for fun Autumn camp began with full gusto and enthusiasm at Bundilla Scout Camp Winston Hills on a rainy Friday evening of 8th April 2016.
A long tiring day at school didn’t deter our enthused participants who switched on their attentive mode instantly with the recitation of the theme song and prayers which was soon followed by an intriguing presentation by Pundit Rama Sivam on Ahara Dharma. Whilst comprehending on the talk that they had just heard, the senior students readied themselves for the next session on Management values whilst the junior students got themselves busy with an activity on balanced diet.
Waking up bright and fresh the next day, participants indulged themselves in the language for mind, body and Spirit-Yoga facilitated by Smt Ahalya and Shri Srinivasan. The rejuvenated minds then went on to learn more about pulses through talks by Shri Vijay Singhal as well as craft sessions facilitated by Smt Meera Jagadeesh and her team of wonderful volunteers. Post lunch Dr Rama Prasad heartily facilitated an interactive session on “Pulses for Life” where he pushed the students into a deep thinking state by suggesting to ‘Drink your solids and eat your liquids’. The participants left the local wondering as a procession of cars headed towards the local Bunnings warehouse to get their hands dirty in the garden. A long, tiring day was concluded with an enjoyable Garba night where all participants danced to the tunes of Gujarati folk music enthralling the entire floor.
The final day of the camp came quick and participants continued their learning with talks by Dr Saroja Srinivasan on the significance of fasting and the 3 sub-categories of foods. The participants flaunted their photography skills in the session conducted by Shri Balesh Dhankar and also had the opportunity to adorn the chef’s apron as they cooked food without fire.
Approaching valedictory every one came in with a bit of despondency as they all wished it could have gone on longer, too soon they felt, students, teachers, volunteers alike.
Kudos to the tireless efforts of many volunteers yet another successful camp from the Sydney Sanskrit School was conducted flawlessly.
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