Notice & Events

An internal workshop for teachers of Sri Aurobindo Bal Mandir

ANTAR -GAMANAM is a journey through one’s own self in search of the true meaning of EDUCATION. A one – day internal workshop was held at Sri Aurobindo Bal Mandir on Saturday, 8th July (2023), based on the holistic approach of education as envisioned by the Mother and Sri Aurobindo. All the teachers of Sri Aurobindo Bal Mandir participated in the discussion, shared their opinions and enjoyed the activities and games which in turn will help to improve the skill of our students.

Outdoor Art Session at our Art Section

Sri Aurobindo Sakti Centre Trust Art Section from time to time conducts outdoor sessions for the senior students where they learn to create artworks inspired by the surroundings in the open air. Here are some glimpses of an outdoor session at the park street Cemetery, led by our art instructor, Mr. Sushital Roy, with the senior students (4th to 7th year, session 2022-2023). The Outdoor study was followed by a short visit to the Indian Museum where the students were able to draw inspiration from the various historical and cultural artefacts and learnt about different forms of arts. The students enjoyed the session thoroughly and the Art section plans to hold such outdoor sessions more often.

Digital Art & Music lessons at the Art Section

DIGITAL ART course runs on full swing at the Art Section of Sri Aurobindo Sakti Centre. This course is open to interested students, their parents and individuals. Please enquire at the Art Section office on Saturdays (between 4.00 to 5.00 p.m.) or Sundays (between 8.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.) except holidays at the institution, for details and admission.

MUSIC CLASSES are going on at the Art Section of Sri Aurobindo Sakti Centre. Classes are being held on Guitar from 5.30 p.m. on Saturdays and Synthesizer on 9.30 a.m. on Sundays. Interested persons may please enquire at the Art Section Office between 4.00 to 6.00 p.m. on Saturdays and 8.00 to 10.00 a.m. on Sundays.

Achievement of our Art Instructor Ms. Sayani Banerjee

Miss Sayani Banerjee, Instructor in our Art Section, was awarded the Second Prize in the Poster Design Competition 2023 held under the theme “Healthy Mindset and Well being” organised by Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya, handed over to her at a programme, attended and addressed by H. E. C.V. Ananda Bose, Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal.

Visit of Ms. Sabitri Chatterjee at Sri Aurobindo Bal Mandir

Eminent actress Ms. Sabitri Chatterjee visited Sri Aurobindo Bal Mandir on Thursday, 27th April (2023). She went around the classes, interacted a bit with the students and teachers. The students handed over to her, some gifts – some crafts made by them and a photo of The Mother. Students of KG-II presented a dance recital for her.

Darshan Day (24th April) at Sri Aurobindo Sakti Centre

Darshan Day commemorating The Mother’s permanent arrival in Pondicherry was observed with due reverence at Sri Aurobindo Sakti Centre on Monday, 24th April 2023, at the Centre Hall from 6 p.m. Shri Anurag Banerjee, Founder Chairman of Overman Foundation and a member of the Board of Trustees at Sri Aurobindo Sakti Centre, spoke on the occasion on the relevance of The Mother’s permanent coming to India and her subsequent work which may act as instances of guidance in our life.

Session by NASA (USA) trainee student – 28th March (2023)

The students of KG-II at Sri Aurobindo Bal Mandir sat for an interaction with Miss Disha Chakraborty, ex-student of this institution and the only student from India as well as Asia to be selected by NASA for a beginner astronaut trainee programme at their Huntsville Space Centre, Alabama, USA. She chatted with the children about her experience during the various phases and modules of her training and her stay at the Space Centre, showing videos and pictures. The children were quite excited to hear the anecdotes and watch the videos.

The Mother’s Birthday (Sri Ma Jayanti) – 21st February 2023

The Mother’s Birthday was observed with due solemnity on Tuesday 21st February (2023) at Sri Aurobindo Sakti Centre, New Alipore, Kolkata. Students of the School – Sri Aurobindo Bal Mandir came with parents, paid their respects to The Mother and received gifts. The evening programme began with inauguration of an exhibition of works of art and craft by the Art Section, followed by a talk on integral education by Ms. Deepanwita Sarkar, teacher of biology at St. Joseph & Mary’s School. New Alipore and devotional songs by Sri Sreedeep Mondal accompanied by Sri Sudip Chatterjee on the tabla. Teachers, present as well as ex-students of Sri Aurobindo Bal Mandir presented a drama based on the theme of joyful learning and thereafter, a dance recital depicting four aspects of The Mother – Maheswari, Mahalakshmi, Mahasaraswati and Mahakali.

The Art Section of the Centre presented a cultural programme by their students the next day (Wednesday 22nd February) and a drama by the instructors of the same. Parents and guests visited the exhibition which remained open and watched the performance of the students and instructors.

An exploration into the world of pollinators – by Dr. Saikat Kumar Basu

On Friday, 17th February 2023, Dr. Saikat Kumar Basu, Executive Research Director, PFS, based in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, and a columnist, visited Sri Aurobindo Bal Mandir and held a session with digital presentation for the children of KG-II, titled “an exploration into the world of pollinators (like bees) and why are they important for us” to establish the idea within them and make them aware to be sensitive towards the environment as responsible citizens of the future.

Interesting aspect of “The Moon” at Sri Aurobindo Sakti Centre

On Friday, 20th January 2023, Shri Partha Ghosh, ex-Professor of Kalna Polytechnic gave an interesting presentation on “The Moon” at Sri Aurobindo Sakti Centre. His presentation encompassed aspects related to the moon viz. its phases, the phenomena of eclipses, its influences on earth (like tides), itas movements and where it is headed to. Apart from regular visitors at the Centre, teachers from other schools in the vicinity and a few students attended the show.