Let positive, strong, helpful thought enter into their brains from very childhood.
- Swami Vivekananda
What is Balagokulam?
Gokulam is a place where Lord Krishna’s magical childhood days were spent. It was here that his divine powers came to be recognized.
Every child has that spark of divinity within. Balagokulam is a forum for children to discover and manifest that divinity. Balagokulam will enable Hindu children in UK to appreciate their cultural roots, learn Hindu values in an enjoyable manner and make good friends. They will also develop a sense of Sewa, Service to humankind.
Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh's (HSS) goal is to promote Hindu heritage and to unite the Hindu society.
Balagokulam Goal is …
- To facilitate children to appreciate, learn and practice Hindu way of life.
- Instill pride and confidence in Hindu children about their identity.
- Raise Hindu awareness in the society around.
- Develop social awareness and leadership skills among children.
Every Saturday at Edinburgh Hindu Mandir : 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Children will have lots of fun while they learn. Activities are planned for their physical, intellectual, social and spiritual development. Weekly activities include:
~ ~ No Admission Fees ~~
Hindu Festivals like Ganesh Pooja, Raksha Bandhan and Guru Pooja are celebrated with a special focus on children's participation. Children will perform the pooja themselves and the meaning behind the festivals will be explained.
Hindu Heritage Camp
Vacation can be magical. That's the time to explore, enjoy and make more friends. Hindu Heritage Camp of HSS conducted during summer vacation has been a favorite event for the children. In winter, children from all Balagokulams of the neighboring areas come together for an unique event, "Bala Sangam".
Sewa or service is the best way for us to realize the divinity in all and serve the needy. Children from HSS Balagokulam have visited elderly people in convalescent hospital, volunteered at Hindu Mandirs, actively participated in Human Race and have worked with other voluntary groups in serving the community.
I enjoy going to Bala-Gokulam. I would miss a birthday party for Balagokulam.
- Nisha (10)
I made many good friends in Balagokulam.
- Bharat (11)
Whenever I come to Balagokulam or Hindu Heritage Camps, I feel there is a place, where I belong.
- Kavita (13)
A friendly atmosphere which inculcates Hindu pride in every child. Looks simple but its effects are profound.
We have been taking our daughter to Balagokulam for over 3 years and she simply loves it. We like it too as discipline, team work and Hindu ethos are taught through games and stories. It's amazing …
My kids are able to relate to India more easily than I could ever think. They take pride in their Hindu Heritage. They like every activity in Balagokulam.
I wish I too was a kid !!!
Mithun Bhat – 07726839905
Himanshu Verma – 07580143678
Arul Krishnamoorthy - 07591635950