“I want to break free.” That pretty much sums up the mood of everyone. After a voluntary ‘stay put at home’ for 18 months on account of the pandemic, people have now started to step out.
Across our Chatralayams, we organise outdoor trips that help break the monotony of everyday hostel life. Such excursions help our students to unwind and enjoy each other’s company in an informal environment.
- Students from Dudhiya and Bodidra Chatralayams, Gujarat, were taken on a one day trip to Galteshwar temple, Dakor in Kheda district. The students first reached the destination via train. They had never travelled in a train before. They visited the places near to the temple by local transport. On the whole, it was a fun filled trip.
- Ten boys from the Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Boys, Amboli, Maharashtra, recently had a day long outing to a waterfall nearby.
- The girls from the Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Girls, Yelahanka, Karnataka, were taken out on a day long educational tour by their yoga teacher and AIM for Seva supporter, Sri. Sathya Murthi to the Ranganathaswamy temple, Shri Shirdi Sai Baba temple, Shri Ghati Subrahmanya Temple and Sriranga Sagara water falls. Twenty eight girls have come back to the Yelahanka Chatralayam.
“ It is good for our students to visit places as it will widen their knowledge and they will understand better the richness of our Sanatana dharma,” Ms. Sheela Balaji, Chairperson and Managing Trustee of AIM for Seva said.
In the words of our coordinator, “When students practiced the samskaras they learnt at the hostel, people around came to know about us and the good work that we are doing for society. It is important for the local people to know that we teach our students the value of samskaras and this is for life.”