Gyanshala and Youth Forum Annual Day was celebrated on 5th June, 2016 at the JVBNA Center for Peace and Meditation in the auspicious presence of Samani Sanmati Pragyaji and Samani Jayant Pragyaji.
The event was inaugurated with blissful Navkaar Mantra by Samanjis followed by Gyanshala prayer led by students, teachers and parents Gyanshala students presented their beautiful annual projects. This annual project gave the glimpse of knowledge what each group of students had learned during the year. Three groups of Gyanshala: Gyan, Darshan, and Charitra all presented their annual projects in the form of dioramas, skits, and tri-folds. Gyan group students presented and explained about their diorama on Jaatis and Kaayas. Darshan group’s diorama topic was Karmas. Lastly, Charitra group created original Jain stories that were presented in the form of a trifold brochure.
Youth forum presented a skit portraying what they learnt during the year. They presented an act about kindness. One of the youth presented a Jain advertisement. This was followed by presenting of trophies, gifts, marksheets and special certificates such as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and those to who were able to recite Bhaktambar Sutra from heart. All the Gyanshala teachers were acknowledged for their hard work and dedication and given certificates.
Finally, Samani Sanmati Pragyaji’s Swadhyay was interactive and involved the children and audience. She made the parents and audience aware of the importance and benefits of Gyanshala on children and families. For example, she explained how each student before starting their speech, greeted Samaniji and audience first. This expresses their culture being surrounded by the environment and teachings of Gyanshala. Samani Sanmati Pragyaji concluded the program with Mangal Path. The event was followed by potluck dinner arranged and volunteered by Gyanshala parents. To make the program more memorable, kids were entertained by stalls of carnival games. Children thoroughly enjoyed every game like balance the coins, pin the tail, and many more. It was a memorable and fun filled event.