Rabindra Jayanti was celebrated, this year from our homes. Teachers of Sri Aurobindo Bal Mandir, with students and their parents got involved in sharing videos of their performances – song, dance, recitation, in their homes in these lockdown conditions and paid their respects to Kaviguru Rabindranath Tagore. Some videos have been posted which may be seen following the relevant link from the Homepage…….
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
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”.