Vrindavan Balavihar Houses
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Sewa Diwali, Treats for Troops, Paracord Bracelets and Soup Kitchen Seva by Bala Vihar Children and parents along with our Sevaks.
Nearly 2000lbs of food items were donated to the Monroe Township Food Pantry as part of our Annual Sewa Diwali Drive. Children helped sort, estimate and load the items donated.
The Bala Vihar community shared all their excess candy from Halloween and the children along with parents packed and wrote nice cards for the troops. Children also write nice cards for them. These were then delivered to the National Guards base in New Jersey as part of the Soldier's Angels program.
Middle and High schoolers along with parents learned how to make paracord bracelets to be sent to the deployed troops in care packages.
Every month a couple of Bala Vihar classes take up the responsibility to give food for the 80 people in the Family Shelter and Men's shelter in Edison. For Thanksgiving, as a Treat, we catered a special dinner on Nov 26th with the contributions of our Bala Vihar parents.
House Inaugural - Sep 29/Oct 1
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Bhajanotsav event on April 29th 2023
17 teams participated with nearly a hundred children in the first ever Bhajanotsav. Teachers and parents mentored the children who all sang two Bhajans each beautifully.
Shlokathon event on March 18th 2023
More than 120 children participated in the Shlokathon event on March 18th. All participants were given House points and prizes for participation according to their scores.
HOUSE SPIRIT DAY ON FEB 24/26th
A Balavihar session full of fun Team building activities for the children. There was a final activity for all the children in the temple hall. Bajrangi's Bolts were the overall winners across the 3 sessions!
Pre K - Puzzles, Pin the weapon on Durga, Story sequencing and Memory Games
KG - 3rd Gr - Cup Tower Challenge and Crabwalk Challenge
4th - 7th Gr - Paper Tower Challenge and Chopstick Challenge
Gr 8-12 - Da Vinci Popsicle Bridge, Rangoli, Tangram, Picture Puzzle
Final Activity - Pipeline Challenge
HOUSE INAUGURAL ON OCT 28/30th
All children walked into the House Assembly waving flags of their House color and their House cheer. After singing the House Bhajan, there was a small team activity based on the theme for this year Bhakti! All houses were given 4 picture puzzles of devotees of their House Deity and had to work together to quickly finish and put it up on a poster board. The House captains had to unscramble a short paragraph about the Devotee and then read it in the Assembly. Children had fun working together. House Contests were then announced including the new Bhajanotsav contest in April 2023.
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House Inaugural on Oct 29th and Oct 31st
8th-12th graders were put in breakout rooms based on their House - they were given the Game of Dice scene in the Mahabharata and asked to come up with responses in the form of Tweets by the characters from the story - which they then presented as a TV Newsdesk would with commentary! Click here for the Videos of the presentations by 8th-12th graders!
Kindergarten - 7th Grade had a quiz based on ancient maps of India from Ramayana/Mahabharata times to recent times - See below for some pictures from their activity. PreK/Toddlers had their own set of activities in class.
Gallery : 2020
House Inaugural on Oct 30th and Nov 1st
Story Telling and Sankaranti Program
House Spirit Day 2021