One of the greatest gifts of India to the
world is its culture. We all wish that
our children cherish it and that some part of this Great Tradition
becomes part of their lives so that they can benefit from the wisdom of the
great thinkers and sages who among other things gave us the Vedas, Yoga, Bhakti
& Sadhana etc.
Balavihar was started to teach our
children our religion, culture and about being good citizens of this country
and this world. At Balavihar we endeavor to teach them the importance of being
good and that good always prevails. The
purpose of Balavihar is also to make our children proud of their heritage and
roots. All of this is done with examples
and information from the Hindu scriptures.
We also teach them the true meaning of various customs and festivals in India.
The classes range from kindergarten to
high school. This Balavihar was started in 2004 and has grown through the past
few years. The classes are conducted at the new building adjacent to the main
hall. The feedback from the parents and children has been very positive and
this has encouraged all of us to strive to strengthen our commitment to
This new building has 6 classrooms, a
Library and their own bathrooms.
Every one of us gives donations for
various good causes throughout the year. This particular donation is for our
children. We still encourage donations and
services for the continued growth and expansion for all the activities that we
envision for Balavihar in the future. You may think of this as an investment in
our children and local Indian community as a whole. We are striving to teach our children the
knowledge of good and bad. Knowledge is the
greatest form of wealth. Knowledge given
to our children now will help them to be better parents and perhaps will pass
down for generations to come. We hope
Balavihar will benefit our children for years to come.