The announcement of the Date sheets for the Class X and XII boards exams heralds the end of another academic year. And for the Heartfulness team at Trichy, it's time to chalk out strategies to take the Conscious Living programme to more schools. Thus the idea of 'Conscious Living Curtain Raiser' was born.
To ensure maximum attendence by school representatives, it was decided to club the 'Conscious Living Curtain Raiser' with the 'All India Essay Writing Prize Distribution Event'.
After a lot of behind the scenes planning, co-ordinating, shuffling schedules, extending invitations to the school authorities personally, the D-day for the Conscious Living Curtain Raiser arrives.
The Venue: Kalai Kaveri, Cantonment, Trichy.
Our Team welcoming the Principal of Kalai Kaveri, Rev. Fr.S.G. Saminathan to the event.
The Registration Desk: Volunteers waiting in readiness for the invitees arrival.
Sr. Radhika directing the students
Invitees being served tea and snacks
Volunteers waiting to explain the concept of Heartfulness meditation to new seekers.
Volunteers explaining to the invitees what the event is all about.
The seats are filling up...
Br. Ravi, walking the delegates through the steps of guided relaxation and connecting the gathering to the divine source.
A view of the audience in a state of relaxation.
Sr. Kanchana, delivering the welcome address.
Fr. Saminathan addresses the gathering.
Ms. Kalpana, Principal of JR Polytechnic addresses the gathering. She spoke of the Trichy Heartfulness team slowly but surely wormed its way into the heart of her institution. She went on to reveal the specific changes the Heartfulness experience brought in the attitude of her students. Our team has been conducting Heartfulness sessions at her college since 3 years.
The institute caters exclusively to students from rural, lower economic bracket. She explained how the weekly Heartfulness sessions slowly helped her students channel their energy into productive creativity instead of the destructiveness they normally gleefully indulged in.
Ms. Devaki Chellaiya, Principal of Karthikeya Polytechnic, Manaparai, addressing the gathering. Our team had conducted a 3 day HFN session for her students. She stressed the need for blending technical education with values.
Br. Harikrishnan presents "The Heartfulness Way" to Ms. Kamala Sasilatha, Principal, Saraswati School. A teacher from her school has attended the Conscious Living Session Conducted at Chennai.
Our team has been conducting 'Conscious Living' sessions for classes IX and X and 'Heartfulness experience' sessions for classes XI and XII between June and Dec 2017 at Saraswati School Manaparai. She was therefore invited to share with the audience how the sessions helped her students.
She spoke about how the sessions have helped the kids start thinking for themselves and that she plans to continue with the sessions during the next academic year. She also said the sessions and the change in the students have inspired her teachers.
The Prize winners of the Essay Event and their parents waiting for the prize distribution.
Sr.Chitra demonstrating Brighter Minds to the audience
Br. Ravi explains the concept of the Conscious Living programme to the audience.
The Prize winners of the Essay writing Event Posing with their certificates.