Programs and Activities
BalaVihar (Heritage Class)
BalaVihar is held every Sunday in the Cultural Center from 10:45 am to 12:30 pm during September through May.
The goals of BalaVihar are to Promote, instill, and foster Indian culture in children of our community to build character, self-esteem and leadership to raise them as responsible and compassionate citizens.
The class follows the BalaVihar curriculum, which is the version of Chinmaya missions Vedic Heritage teaching program (balavihar). Prayers, Shlokas, Stotras and Yoga are also taught.
Class Structure and Curriculum for 2017-18:
Kindergarten : The Alphabet Safari
“Children are not vessels to be filled but lamps to be lit. The seed of
spiritual value should be sown in young hearts…It must be cared for with
the warmth of love and affection, and such a tree shall blossom forth
flowers of brotherhood, love, peace, bliss, and Perfection.”.
– Pujya Swami Chinmayananda
We try to make the classes very interactive and fun for the children. We celebrate festivals. We sing, chant, and explore our rich heritage through many stories! We end the academic year with the Annual Heritage Day which showcases the students’ knowledge learned throughout the year.
~ BalaVihar Sevaks and Sevikas
Contact Vijay Oruganti at 518-364-8642 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
1ST & 3RD Friday
Yoga Classes (Call or email to register)
Dance and Music Classes
(Bharatnatyam, Folk and Semi Classical)
Odissi Dance Classes
Current batch Friday 7 pm – 8 pm
Manita Bhat @ 518.698.3786
Basement Classroom 1
(Bollywood and Semi Classical)
Angana Patel of Nrityangana Dance Academy
Bollywood,Semi classical Classical,Folk (8 sessions) for ages: 3-6 yrs Fee: $120 per child Saturdays, 9:00am-10:00am Contact: email@example.com or 518.312.6488