Festivals play a vital role in community celebrations. Ganesh Chathurti is one such festival welcomed by all. We at Heartful Kids, Omega celebrated the festival with our tiny tots. The celebrations commenced by invoking the blessings of Lord Ganesha with a prayer song. This was followed by Sloka chanting, storytelling, and a speech on the significance of this festival by the upper kindergarten children.
Children made gifts like the Paper cup Ganesha, stick puppet Ganesha, and Ganesha facemask and proudly carried it home. Overall, it was an exciting experience and enabled children to take back lovely memories of the celebration.
On August 18, we commemorated the birth of the vibrant Lord Krishna. The whole of KG school gathered in front of the Heartful Kids block. Ms. Rajalakshmi and Ms. Manju coordinated the event.
Children sang a bhajan they had learned a week earlier, “Gopala Gopala Devaki Nandana Gopala,” and they afterwards joined their teachers and friends in dancing to the uplifting hymn Jaya Janardana.
One of the spectacles of the celebration was Matka breaking/Uriadhi. For the UKG kids, this became the most enjoyable moment. Overall, everyone participated with great zeal and enthusiasm.
The pleasant humming of Gopala Gopala is frequently audible throughout the school’s dining hall, park, and classrooms.
On August 3, 2022, the Bunny Program was inaugurated at Heartful Kids, BMA. Mrs. Lakshmi Mazumdar, a former national commissioner, developed the Bunny programme. The Bunny programme aims to promote overall development in kids aged between 3 and 6.
About 120 students from lower kindergarten and upper kindergarten took part. The Bunny Aunties’ Prayer Song opened the programme, followed by the pledge and bunny salute.
It was adorable to see the little ones giving the bunny salute and reciting the bunny rule, “I shall be a good girl/boy,” dressed in their bunny aprons. Fortnightly, sessions comprising of songs, stories, and activities are conducted with the goal of instilling values in little bunnies.
We at Heartful Kids, KG convened on the auspicious festival of Guru Purnima to consciously recognise and express our gratitude to all the esteemed masters, parents, and teachers, the guiding sources of knowledge.
The day started with a special assembly led by the teachers; the tiny tots presented the event and elucidated the meaning of Guru. They enthusiastically participated in the Guru bhajan, “Jabse pyaara Ishwar aaya,” followed by a dance performance to the soul-stirring, “Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu…” Shloka.
Our COO, Mr. Kamalakannan, was present, adding to the significance of the occasion by interacting with the children and discussing the importance of Matha, Pitha, Guru, and Deivam. The atmosphere was serene and the children were full of joy. We culminated with the hope of crossing over the great ocean of ignorance.
On 07 May 2022, Lalaji Memorial Omega International School inaugurated “Heartful Kids” block at Babuji Memorial Ashram, Chennai.
Dr. K. R. Maalathi, CEO of Auuro Educational Services and President (TN) of the Association for Early Childhood Education, presided over the ceremony.
Heartful Kids is an extension of Lalaji Memorial Omega International School
(LMOIS), a flagship school of the Heartfulness Institute that provides holistic education to students with Heartfulness guiding principles. Heartful Kids will focus on the education of kindergarten children.
Speaking on the launch, Dr KR Maalathi said, “The inauguration of Heartful Kids is yet another milestone for Lalaji Memorial Omega International School because of the beauty of the concept. Little children are introduced early on not only to higher order thinking and quality academics, but also allowed to naturally blossom in a loving and compassionate learning environment through heart-based approaches, that can facilitate holistic growth and development. This is especially important in the current times when children are influenced by the digital world, and they must be enabled with strong minds and hearts to uphold human values and make right decisions and choices.