The Inauguration Of Chinmaya Hanuman
On July 9, 2018, Pujya Swami Swaroopananda visited London, Ontario to inaugurate London’s ashram, Chinmaya Hanuman. Several Chinmaya Mission families along with community leaders attended the ceremony and had the opportunity to meet Swami ji. Among the community leaders were Harold Usher and Maureen Cassidy, two councilors for the City of London. Swamiji gave a brief talk and unveiled a plaque mounted upon the wall in the shrine of the ashram. Swamiji took a walk around the ashram grounds and was very happy to see the enthusiastic and dedicated community. London is very grateful and humbled by Swamiji’s visit, and hope he visits again in the near future.
Camp Dhronacharya Bala Vihar Camp
During the week of July 23- 27, 2018, Camp Dhronacharaya was held at Chinmaya Hanuman in London Ontario. Fifty five Balavihar students ranging from the ages of 5 to 13 attended the camp. The students were grouped into classes, named after the five Pandavas. Three CHYKS, Swati, Ardra and Priya, devoted their time to teach the younger three classes at the camp and Vivekji taught the eldest class. During the course of the week the students learnt the Yamas and Niyamas how they can be practiced in their daily lives. The Balavihar students participated in classes in the morning and cultural activities and sports in the afternoon.
Vivekji facilitated both opening and closing sessions held every day where all the students got together. The campers participated in a variety of activities such as playing soccer with Vivekji, learning Bharatnatyam and Bollywood dancing and everyone’s favourite … archery!