Junior Group – 7 Years to 10 Years
Senior Group – 11 Years to 14 Years.
As Srila Prabhupada said in a lecture on Shrimad Bhagwatam 1.5.13 given in New Vrindavan in 1969 “When one can understand Shrimad Bhagwat am in true perspective then it is to be understood that he has finished all his educational advancement . Avadhi mean “this is the limit of education – Vidya Bhagavatavadhi”
Keeping this objective in mind Hare Krishna Sunday School started the Bhagavatham centred education with the help of ‘Shrimad Bhagvatam – A Comprehensive Guide for Young Readers’ by HG Aruddha Mataji.
As part of the lesson planning they ensured that they cater towards different learning styles, while meeting devotional, cognitive and language objective of a growing child in Krishna consciousness.
Through this course they attempted to give the highest knowledge in an interesting way so that children may access the Bhagavatam on many levels, including high level thinking and application to their lives as well at artistic , dramatic and journalistic approaches.
This Shrimad Bhagwatam (certificate course) was started from June 2021, with 4 groups comprising of
2 Senior Group – with a total strength of 70 Children
2 Junior Group – with a total strength of 80 Children
With the help of 8 teachers, they have completed first 17 Chapters of Canton 1
The main focus while doing each chapter is:
Discussing this stories
Talking about the main theme
Knowing about great personalities
Enhancing the creativity of children
Innovative methods of engaging children
Building a foundation so that children could become confident of their spiritual identity.
Sowing the seed of bhakti so that children could develop good character & saintly qualities.