Children’s Day (2022) observed at Sri Aurobindo Bal Mandir

On the occasion of Children’s Day (on 14th November 2022), the students of classes Nursery-A and Nursery-B went to the Kolkata Zoological Garden, Alipore, where they spent the morning watching animals with their teachers. Parents were also asked to accompany and a good outdoor session was held at the zoo. At the School, the students of KGI and KGII participated along with their teachers, in a set of activity competitions (moving a bit away from the usual sports competitions) which was a thoroughly enjoyable session for them.


75th year of Independence and Sri Aurobindo’s 150th Birth Anniversary

Sri Aurobindo Sakti Centre with its wings observed the 75th Independence Day and the 150th Birth Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo on 15th August 2022. Hoisting of the National Tricolour took place at 8.00 a.m. by the Principal of Sri Aurobindo Bal Mandir. The students presented the prayer “make of us hero warriors” sung to a tune and a synchronized drill. All students, including those of the Art Section, who were present were given cakes and chocolates. Meditation was held at the Shrine from 10.30 to 10.45 a.m. There was a cultural programme on the occasion, paying tribute to Sri Aurobindo on the occasion with song offerings by Smt. Sucharita Das, empanelled vocal artist in the Ministry of Information and Cultural Affairs, Govt. of West Bengal and a flute recital by Shri Debkumar Dey, empanelled artist in All India Radio and Doordarshan. Accompanying them on the tabla was Shri Sudip Chatterjee, an eminent tabla player, recipient of gold medal from H.E. the Governor of West Bengal. Prasad was distributed to devotees, guests and workers of the Institution in the end.

Teachers’ orientation programme – July 2022

Two groups of teachers from a rural primary school Sri Sri Ramakrishna Sishutirtha Nursery Vidyamandir of Khejuri (in East Midnapore) and a new school to be established in Chandannagar (Hooghly) participated in a three-day orientation programme at Sri Aurobindo Bal Mandir. Conducted by the Principal and teachers of Sri Aurobindo Bal Mandir, the programme covered importance of integral education following the thoughts of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother and incorporation of such aspects in the school curriculum with demonstration of some activities for such practice amongst students, preparation of syllabus from pre-primary stages upto class four and lesson plans. The same was held at Sri Aurobindo Bal Mandir from 25th to 27th July (2022) with nine participants.

Teachers’ Orientation (rural)

A two-day orientation programme covering areas like making learning interesting, use of art, drama, in day to day learning, use of digital medium according to their place and situation, etc. was conducted for a small group of teachers from a primary school of Banamalipur village near Lakshmikantapur and a non-formal school in K-plot, an island between the rivers Matla and Thakuraan,approachable from Patharpratima.

The orientation was conducted by teachers of Sri Aurobindo Bal Mandir on 17th and 18th November 2021.

Mental Health of Children



An awareness programme on mental health of children was held at Sri Aurobindo Bal Mandir on 15th September 2019 with eminent psychiatrist Dr. Soumitra Basu as the resource person. Parents and guardians of KG classes attended. The session began with a general presentation on the important points parents must adhere to regarding mental health of children, followed by a long interactive session where parents discussed specific problems and received suggestions on ways to deal with them.

Education Workshops in North Bengal


JULY 2019

Sri Aurobindo Bal Mandir (under Sri Aurobindo Sakti Centre) teachers’ team held day-long workshops for teachers at three places in North Bengal. The first of such workshops was held on 5th July 2019 at Belakoba (district Jalpaiguri) where 24 teachers from 7 primary schools of the area attended. The second workshop was held at Naxalbari (district Darjeeling) the next day i.e. 6th July 2019, attended by 42 teachers from 5 primary schools, while the last one was held on 7th July 2019 in Siliguri Town at Sishu Malancha, a primary school of repute, where 34 teachers from 5 primary schools attended. Sessions were conducted on training of the senses and how learning can be made interesting for students, keeping in mind the thoughts of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother on education. Books on Sri Aurobindo and The Mother and their thoughts on education were on display and procured by many participants.

Workshop on Integral Education and Youth Session


21st JULY 2019

A day-long workshop was held by Sri Aurobindo Society at Sri Aurobindo Sakti Centre & Sri Aurobindo Bal Mandir, New Alipore, Kolkata on 21st July 2019. The workshop was conducted by Sri Shivakumar, Director, Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Integral Education & Reserch where teachers of Sri Aurobindo Bal Mandir as well teachers from Mirraloke, Sri Aurobindo Centre of Education – Purulia and Sri Aurobindo Society School of Maithon participated. Centering around the theme Integral Education, there were interactive sessions and group activities. Starting at 10.30 am, the workshop concluded at 3pm with a short lunch break in between.

In the evening, at Sri Aurobindo Sakti Centre, there was a programme of AuroYouth conducted by Sri Shivakumar, who is also the National Director of AuroYouth. The theme of the session was “My Inner Self”.