Dear Parent, Hari OM!
Thank you for your interest in Bala Vihar! Now is a great time to join. We will be having information sessions for those who would like further information, please select dates and times provided in this invite. Please do join us! Zoom link and alternate dates will be sent to you. Registration is ongoing.
What is Bala Vihar?
This program is affectionately called "Bala Vihar": a place for the whole family, from 1.5 years through to teens, parents, and grandparents, to come and imbibe our great teachings and values with joy, through age-appropriate modern techniques. The program will resume in-person from September 2022.
Importance of Bala Vihar:
Character-building begins in childhood, but given the fast pace of life, the absence of the ancient Gurukula system, and the decline of joint family-living, children of Indian heritage are rarely exposed to the beauty and greatness of Indian culture. Bala Vihar offers a modern-day alternative in which loving sevaks and sevikas teach children what they ought to know in a fun way, with the love of a parent, the doting of a grandparent, and the discipline of a teacher. Bala Vihar is a value-based education for the entire family! Guided by our spiritual guides, our teachers follow a world-renowned structured curriculum in Hinduism customized to the needs of each child at every age.
Pujya Swami Chinmayanandaji inspired the Bala Vihar system to enable parents to raise children with reverence for our Indian culture, to create self-confidence, and inspire children to serve and act cheerfully. Bala Vihar provides children an atmosphere to grow with noble ideals and fulfill their potential.
What to expect from Bala Vihar?
When you enroll your child/children in Balavihar, the entire family is included and encouraged to participate. Children will experience a world-renowned structured curriculum in Hinduism with age-based classes that focus on learning through fun, and parents engage in weekly spiritual classes as well. Also, families get opportunities throughout the year to participate in co-curricular activities such as celebrating festivals, showcases, and bonding events. Classes will resume in-person this September.
For more information and registration
Is there a cost?
While there are costs associated with administering the program, Chinmaya Mission Toronto believes that no child should be excluded from Balavihar due to an inability to provide the minimum requested donation. Please call Swaminiji at 416 824 2851 or Ginaji/Devji at 647 889 4462 if you would have any concerns/hesitations in this regard.
With Prem and Om,
BV Registration Team