November 5, 2016

Teachers Party!

All work and no play makes jack a dull boy 🙂 What a day it was. All the school teachers were dressed in beautiful attires, the stage was set and decorated and beautiful music played as everyone walked in. Everyone was so excited for the Teachers Party!  The Party began with beautiful classical dances, followed by performances by the teachers themselves. Irrespective of what subject they taught at school, we discovered that our teachers were so talented at dance, poetry, singing etc.  The performances mesmerised everyone. What followed next were games that made everyone remember their childhood. The teachers laughed their heart out as many of them participated in different games. Towards the end the gifts were distributed to everyone present and following that everyone danced in a group to their hearts content.  A big thank you to Adi Vickers and her friends who funded organising this party. All the teachers were […]
November 2, 2016

Little Hariram’s Birthday

Hari Rama is a young boy from Australia that came to Vrindavan to celebrate his 5th birthday. He visited our Sandipani Muni School to play with the kindergarten children that are about his age. Most of them are newly enrolled in our school and they are more than 100. He distributed a chocolate bar and a tulasi necklace with a nice pendant to each one of them. Being an auspicious period of Navaratri(when the people in India worship Mother Durga), the family organized an outing with all the children to the Vaishno Devi temple. Whoever that have visited Vrindavana must have seen the huge statue of Mother Durga on the main road. We were not allowed to take photos inside the temple premises, so we took a group photo  outside. It was a very very hot day but the kids really had a lot of fun! A very special birthday […]
November 2, 2016

Rare Sanjhi Art Workshop at SMS

In a 3 days workshop at Sandipani Muni School, our girls learnt a beautiful art form called Sanjhi. Sanjhi is a word derived from word like “Sajja, “Shringaar”, and “Sajavat” which all means decoration. This art painting is rooted in the folk culture of the Braj Region. Presently, the art of Sanjhi Painting has become rare and is practiced by only a select few and remains a living tradition only in some temples of India. The teacher Shri Sumit Goswami , is the principal representative of these arts among the present day generation. The training also included making Sanjhi Painting on water. The girls were stunned to know that something like that was possible. Everyone who saw the artwork was amazed at the talent of Shri Sumit Goswami and his team. The girls loved the workshop and benefitted greatly from it. We are grateful to these talented artists who came […]