Gokulam is the place where Shri Krishna blossomed in to a divine incarnation. It is here that Krishna’s magical days of childhood were spent and his 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 US 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. This is a program of the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS), whose goal it is to promote Hindu heritage and to unite the Hindu society.
Children will have lots of fun while they learn. Activities are planned for their physical, intellectual, social and spiritual development. Weekly activities for children aged 5 Years and older include :
Festivals: 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 are 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 in Bay Area come together for an unique event, “Baala Sangam”.
Community Service: 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.