साई-जन्मोत्सव-गतिविधियां

तुम मेरे सर्वस्व साई

Our beloved Swami’s birthday is fast approaching. On this occasion, we, the Balvikas of Tamilnadu, are humbled to offer ‘You are My Everything’, a special birthday song for our Prema Swaroopa!

Let us make this November 23rd more special by learning the song from the audio given. Balavikas students can learn the song and sing it while cutting the cake for our Swami. Swami’s birthday can be celebrated at home with family or at Balvikas centres. One can even plan a visit to an orphanage or old age home and cut a cake for Swami and distribute the cake and spread joy to the inmates there. What a lovely way to celebrate! As Swami has always said “Always be Happy! Happy! Happy!”

Lyrics :

  • Twameva Maataa Cha Pitaa Twameva
  • Twameva Bandhuscha Sakhaa Twameva
  • Twameva Vidya Dravinam Twameva
  • Twameva Sarvam Mama Deva Deva

  • You are my Mother You are my Father
  • You are my Family Closest Friend I have
  • You are my Wisdom and my Wealth
  • You are my Everything Lord of Lords

  • Happy Birthday Dear Saima (2)
  • Happy Birday Beloved Baba (2)
  • Happy Birthday Beloved Swami
  • Happy Birthday Beloved Sai

  • Twameva Maataa Cha Pitaa Twameva
  • Twameva Bandhuscha Sakhaa Twameva
  • Twameva Vidya Dravinam Twameva
  • Twameva Sarvam Mama Deva Deva

Sai Ranger drama
(A SKIT HIGHLIGHTING the IMPORTANCE OF upholding good values)


Value based role plays and dramas are effective and interesting methods of teaching values to children. When the children enact the play, they learn first-hand about the importance of upholding good values.

Let us celebrate our beloved Swami’s birthday by enacting meaningful roleplays and dramas. To make this easy, we are happy to present the script and audio of the drama entitled “The Sai Rangers”.

The hero of this drama is controlled by the six Shadripus namely, Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Mada and Matsarya. He is lead to the path of self-destruction only to be later saved by the “Sai Rangers” who are the personification of the five core values Sathya, Dharma, Shanti, Prema and Ahimsa. The hero later transforms and understands the importance of Trikarna Shudhi - the unity of thought, word and deed and the true meaning of Educare!

सर्व धर्म नाम नृत्यमाला


Value based role plays and dramas are effective and interesting methods of teaching values to children. When the children enact the play, they learn first-hand about the importance of upholding good values.

Let us celebrate our beloved Swami’s birthday by enacting meaningful roleplays and dramas. To make this easy, we are happy to present the script and audio of the drama entitled, “Sathyam Vada Dharmam Chara”. This drama highlights the importance of truth and righteousness in one’s life.

Ajay, the protagonist of this drama is caught in a web of lies and deceit. Later, he is sent to Sai Niketan, an ashram where the poor are given free treatment. A few incidents here , helps him to see life from a new perspective. He soon understands the importance of human values and transforms into a better person!

सर्व धर्म नाम नृत्य माला

सर्व धर्म नाम नृत्य माला नामक नृत्य, आचार्य विनोबा भावे द्वारा लिखित सर्व धर्म प्रार्थना ‘ओम तत् सत्’ पर आधारित है, जो सभी धर्मों की एकता पर जोर देती है।

स्वामी ने कहा है कि सभी धर्मों के लिए सह-अस्तित्व और उत्कर्ष महत्वपूर्ण है। सभी धर्मों का सम्मान करना और सद्भाव में रहना शांति, एकता और समृद्धि की आधारभूत आवश्यकता है। बच्चों को इस प्रार्थना गीत का अर्थ एवं प्रार्थना में दिए गए भगवान के 36 नाम इस डांस वीडियो की मदद से सिखाए जा सकते हैं।

नृत्य के प्रभावशाली कलात्मक माध्यम से, हम प्रेम, शांति और एकता के सार्वभौमिक संदेश को समझने और फैलाने के लिए अपनी आंतरिक चेतना को प्रोत्साहित करें!

Keshadi Paadam Thozhuden


ज्ञान भूमियिले


दंडालया दंडालया

लोका समस्ता


HUMAN VALUE CHAIRS


PLAYERS :Group II, Group III Children or parents

VALUES INCULCATED
  • To make people understand the importance of values in life
  • To make people aware of the problems arising when there is a lack of values

MATERIALS REQUIRED:
  • Marker,Cello tape
  • Papers/Chart
  • Music Player

PREPARATORY EFFORT:
  • Attach to the back of each chair a paper listing a different value-based word

GAME:
  • This game is played in the same way as ‘Musical Chairs’ but with ‘Human Values’ chairs.
  • Arrange the chairs in a circle. Make sure the number of chairs is always 1 less than the number of participants
  • The participants run around when the music starts
  • When the music stops, participants sit on a vacant chair
  • Remove 1 chair for the next round
  • The participant who has to leave the game (because there is no vacant chair to sit) must remove the value attached to that chair and speak about what that particular value means to him/her and what it would be like in the absence of that value.
  • The last participant remaining in the game wins.

IF THE QUOTATION INSPIRES YOU, PUT IT INTO PRACTICE


PLAYERS :Group II, Group III Children or parents

VALUES INCULCATED

  • To make people learn valuable quotations and inspire them to put it into practice.
  • To practice listening to others.
  • To improve memory.

MATERIALS REQUIRED:

  • A set of ‘Inspiring Quotations’ cards.
  • Pieces of cloth to blindfold the participants.

PREPARATORY EFFORT:

  • Gurus should make set of cards on “Inspiring Quotations”

Example:
  • First be, then do + then tell
  • God is the doer + we are the instruments
  • Help ever + hurt never
  • Love all + serve all
  • Love is giving + and forgiving
  • Service to man + is service to God
  • There is only one God + and He is omnipresent
  • There is only one religion + the religion of love
  • There is only one caste + the caste of humanity

GAME:

  • This game is better played in a big area.
  • The participants spread around the place and the moderator gives 1 half quote slip to each.
  • Participants to memorise the quote.
  • They blindfold themselves, turn in circles to lose the way.
  • At the call “Start” the participants should try to find their half quote by repeating theirs in sweet and low voice.
  • Children can move around with their hands stretched so that they don’t dash against anyone.
  • As soon as they find their partner they should uncover their eyes and must go to the guru to report it.
  • The guru to check the quote. If there is a mistake, they blindfold themselves and go back to the game.
  • The first pair wins.
  • But the game should be played until everybody finds his/her partner.
  • At the end, each pair should represent his/her quote in front of the participants.
  • The guru must emphasise the importance of putting the message into practice in our daily lives and not to be “blindfolded”!

THE INNER BEAUTIFUL DICTIONARY


PLAYERS :Group III Children or parents

VALUES INCULCATED

  • To expand imagination.
  • To inspire people using beautiful words.
  • To enhance the power of comprehension.

MATERIALS REQUIRED:

  • A dictionary.
  • 1 pen and 1 paper per participant.
  • Timer

PREPARATORY EFFORT:

  • Gurus should prepare list of positive words (always select value-based words, feelings, good qualities, etc.)

Example:

  • Peace, Unity, Spirit, Self, Divinity, Service

The guru should give one example to make the participants understand the game:

  • SOUL – ‘The part of the person which is not their body. It remains intact after the body dies’

GAME:

  • The participants should sit in a circle.
  • The guru explains that everyone has an inner beautiful dictionary inside and the game will remind one to put into practice.
  • Then she/he whispers different “abstract value-based” words to each participant (1 word each).
  • The participants are given 1 minute to describe the word similar to what is given in a dictionary, on their paper; none should speak out the word.
  • When finished, the moderator asks the participants to read their descriptions (no one can announce the word) while the rest should guess the word.
  • Children can move around with their hands stretched so that they don’t dash against anyone.
  • The first one to find out the correct answers gets 1 point.
  • The top scorer announced as winners
  • At the end of a round, the guru can read the description of the word from a dictionary.

SEE GOOD, DO GOOD, BE GOOD


PLAYERS : Group I Children

VALUES INCULCATED

  • To develop sense of discrimination
  • To improve concentration
  • To develop Alertness
  • To imitate good deeds
  • To encourage children to ‘see good, hear good, do good and be good’

MATERIALS REQUIRED:

  • 1 pen and 1 paper per participant.
  • List of Good Action words and bad action words
  • Mira says …. Smile (Good)
  • Mira says …. Jump (Good)
  • Mira says …. Sit (Good)
  • Mira says …. Stand (Good)
  • Mira says …. Get angry (Bad, children should sit down and cover their eyes with hands)
  • clap (G), raise your left hand(G), put down(G), push (B)
  • dance (G), eat (G), kick your friend (B),
  • drink milk (G), do namaste (G), shout (B)
  • laugh (G), pray God (G), be rude (B)
  • touch your feet (G), stand straight (G), raise both your hands (G), hop (G), being lazy(B)
  • comb your hair(G), trim your nails(G), wash your hands(G), brush your teeth(G), wear dirty clothes(B)

PREPARATORY EFFORT:

  • The guru should explain that it is a game of ‘Imitating the good acts’ and ‘Not following the bad acts’
  • The guru should also emphasize the importance of ‘Seeing good, doing good actions and to be good in character’ by using the inner sense of discrimination. Basically follow the path of Righteousness.

GAME:

  • Children stand in a semicircle or in a straight line.
  • The guru says aloud a command and the children will have to act accordingly.
  • When a command is about a ‘Good action’, they should perform it.
  • When a command is about a ‘Bad action’, they should not follow it and sit immediately on the floor, covering eyes with both hands till the next ‘Good action’ is given’
  • The last child sits on the floor or follows the ‘Bad action’ leaves the game
  • The game continues till only one player is left, who is the winner.

KEEPING THE VALUE, BURSTING THE VICE BALLOONS


PLAYERS : Group II & Group III children

VALUES INCULCATED

  • To help children to understand the Human Values: Peace, Love, Non-violence, Right Conduct and Truth.
  • To discriminate values against the vices.
  • To realise that by conquering and bursting the vices, happiness is naturally achieved.

MATERIALS REQUIRED:

  • 4 balloons and strings per child (the colour should be such that elders can write on the balloons)
  • 1 marker
  • Music Player (optional)

PREPARATORY EFFORT:

  • The guru should speak about the importance of Human Values in life to be happy.
  • Explain that the game will help them to use the inner sense of discrimination and burst the vices, enemies of man.

GAME:

  • Divide the children in two teams.
  • Each child is given 4 blown up balloons alternating Human Values (Peace, Love, Non Violence, Right Conduct or Truth) and Vices (Lust, Anger, Greed, Delusion, Pride or Jealousy). The guru should make sure that each team is given same quantity of balloons with Human Values and Vices.
  • The participants are asked to ties them around their own legs and arms. If any balloon is burst by that time, the guru may give a new one.
  • No talking is allowed.
  • When the music starts, the participants are given the order to burst the Vices balloons of his/her team by sitting on the balloons.
  • none is allowed to burst the balloons with hands or other parts of body
  • none is allowed to burst their own balloons
  • child should keep carefully the balloons with Human Values
  • none is allowed to interact with others
  • As soon as the music stops, the children should stop bursting the balloons. (The Guru can give ample time before the music is stopped)
  • The Guru will check both the teams. The Guru will give one point for every balloon that has Human values in it and a negative point for the balloons with vices.
  • The team with maximum points will be the winner!

खुशियों के गुब्बारे


खिलाड़ी:प्रथम एवं द्वितीय समूह के बच्चे

समाहित मूल्य:

  • बच्चों को अच्छे और बुरे व्यवहार के बीच अंतर करने में मदद करना।
  • बच्चों को यह समझने के लिए कि बुरे नजरिए को खत्म करने से खुशी मिलती है।

आवश्यक सामग्री:

  • प्रति बच्चे को 4 गुब्बारे और धागा (रंग ऐसा होना चाहिए कि मार्गदर्शक गुब्बारे पर लिख सकें)
  • 1-चिन्हक (मार्कर)
  • संगीत व्यवस्था (म्युज़िक प्लेयर)

पूर्व तैयारी:

  • गुरु द्वारा बच्चों को जीवन में खुश मिज़ाज़ मनोभाव के महत्व के विषय में बताया जाये।
  • समझाएँ कि यह खेल उन्हें अच्छी और बुरी बातों में अंतर करने के लिए विवेक का उपयोग करने में सहायक होगा और सभी बुरे दृष्टिकोणों को तोड़ने में मदद करेगा।

खेल:

  • बच्चों को दो टीमों में विभाजित करें।
  • गुरु द्वारा प्रत्येक बच्चे के पैर और कलाई पर चार गुब्बारे बाँधे जाएं।
  • बच्चों को अपनी आँखें बंद कर लेने के लिए कहें। अब गुरु उनके पास जाकर जल्दी से गुब्बारे पर मुस्कुराते हुए या उदास चेहरे के वैकल्पिक चित्र बनायें (प्रत्येक टीम में आधे गुब्बारे मुस्कुराते हुए और आधे गुब्बारे उदास चेहरे वाले होना चाहिए) 
  • अब बच्चे अब अपनी आँखें खोल सकते हैं। 
  • संगीत शुरू करें। अब प्रत्येक टीम को अपनी टीम के साथी के उदास चेहरे वाले गुब्बारे को, उस पर बैठकर फोड़ना है ।
    • किसी को भी हाथों या शरीर के अन्य हिस्सों से गुब्बारे फोड़ने की अनुमति नहीं है।
    • किसी को भी अपने स्वयं के गुब्बारे फोड़ने की अनुमति नहीं है।
    • बच्चे को मुस्कुराते हुए चेहरों के वाले गुब्बारों को साथ में रखना चाहिए।
  • उदास चेहरे वाले सभी गुब्बारों को खोने वाली पहली टीम को चिल्लाना चाहिए: “हैप्पी! हैप्पी! ”और संगीत थम जाए।
  • गुरु बचे हुए गुब्बारो की गिनती करें। प्रत्येक मुस्कुराते हुए चेहरे वाले गुब्बारा = + 1 अंक / प्रत्येक उदास चेहरा = -1 अंक!

सदैव प्रसन्न रहो (निरूपयोगी वस्तुओं से उपयोगिता की निर्मिती - गतिविधि)


क्या कभी आपने सोचा है कि हमें वास्तव में खुशी कैसे मिलती है?

खुशी, जो कि सकारात्मक और सुखद भावनाओं से भरी मन की स्थिति है, को कई तरीकों से महसूस किया जा सकता है। हमारे दैनिक जीवन में ऐसे अनेक स्त्रोत हैं जो हमारे मन को प्रसन्नता प्रदान करते हैं जैसे बारिश की महक, फूलों के खिलने का नजारा, सूर्यास्त का सुंदर दृश्य आदि । इसी प्रकार प्रकृति की तरह हम भी अपने नैसर्गिक गुणों के माध्यम से दूसरों को खुशी प्रदान कर सकते हैं – जैसे - मदद, प्यार, सहभागिता, दूसरों की देखभाल आदि।

स्वामी अक्सर कहते हैं, "हमेशा प्रसन्न रहो! प्रसन्न! प्रसन्न "। स्वामी के अनुसार, हमें प्रसन्न रहना चाहिए और दूसरों को प्रसन्न करना चाहिए। इससे भगवान प्रसन्न होंगे! इस दुनिया को एक बेहतर जगह बनाने के लिए इससे सरल मंत्र और क्या हो सकता है!

यहां एक गतिविधि वीडियो है जो सर्वत्र खुशी का वातावरण निर्मित करेगा। यह वीडियो हमें दिखाता है कि फोम शीट और पुरानी सी डी से एक भित्ति-दोलन(वाल हैंगिंग) को कैसे बनाएं। स्माइली अर्थात स्मिति के साथ, बालविकास केंद्रों या घर पर लटका हुआ यह वाल हैंगिंग निश्चित रूप से प्रसन्नता पर दिए गए स्वामी के संदेश की निरंतर याद दिलाने में सफल होगा।