Building Character Through Education: KL/Selangor Educare Carnival 2011
By Dhurga Devi, Sri Muda
The principal behind Sathya Sai Education in Human Values (SSEHV) is to raise a generation of boys and girls who have a clean and clear conscience.
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba says ‘The actual syllabus is not as important as the creation of an atmosphere where noble habits and ideals can grow and fructify.’
With these ideals in mind, Sathya Sai Baba Central Council of Malaysia (Educare Wing) recently organized the KL/ Selangor Educare Carnival 2011 in SJKC Sg Way on Sunday, 26th of June 2011. The carnival involved all the Sathya Sai Baba centers from the Central Region. Various different competitions were held during this carnival for the Balvikas / EHV children and the Teen Youth. The competitions were divided based on the age group. Activities include story telling in Malay, Tamil & English for Group 1 children (6 to 9 years old), Choral Speaking, Action Song also in 3 languages and Public Speaking in 4 languages including Mandarin for the Group 2 (10 to 12 years old) and Group 3(13 to 14 years old).
The respective centres which won more that 1 category in the competitions includes SS3, Sri Muda, Brickfields, Cheras, Subang Jaya, Bandar Klang, Kajang, Port Klang, Sai School and SJKT.Sg.Renggam. Group 4(15 to 17 years old) students divided into the Boys and Girls Team, participated in the Act Out competition. Hareindranath Sivam emerged as the Best Actor from the Boys Team whereas Pavitri Apparao, as the Best Actress from the Girls Team. The competitions were held simultaneously at different locations within the school compound including the classrooms and main hall. Around more than 1000 people attended the carnival. Besides the SSE competitions a number of other activities were held around the school compound. These include CCC (Community Cleaning Club) by several youths, and mini book shop selling books and audio CDs on Bhagavan and His Teachings.
It was a memorable event especially for the graduating students for their endurance in successfully completing the SSE syllabus and further embark on a lifelong journey of imbibing and spreading the Values of Sathya Sai through their thoughts, words and actions, as well as the Sathya Sai National Educare Academy for shaping the young minds.
Heartiest congratulations to all graduates of Sathya Sai Educare Academy and of course, not forgetting all the participants and students of the Sri Sathya Sai Educare Academy.