Samskara varg Prashikshan Shibir was conducted from 29th to 31st December. Out of total 30 participants, one was from Thiruvananthapuram and the rest were from in and around Kodungallur. Three student resource persons and karyakartas of Madurai centre, Sri Braghaspathi, Arun and Karthik came with Sushree Sumitra didi, all the way from Madurai to train the children. Sushree Chaitanya, nivasi karyakarta from Thiruvananthapuram came to train the children in Science and Mathematics models.
Pranta Sanghatak, Sushree Radha Didi, along with Adaraneya Lalita Didi too were present to give overall guidance to the trainers. Apart from 8 participants out of 10 from Kodungallur who were present in the previous Prashikshan Shibir held in the month of April 2016, the rest were all new.
The routine was from 9 am. in the morning to 5 pm in the evening. Within the three days, participants learned a lot of Sanskrit slokas, games, Suryanamaskar, slogans, commands and songs. They were also introduced to drama performance based on the stories on the life and message of Swami Vivekananda. The Science experiments based on surface tension, eye coordination etc and Maths models based on Geometry, were eye-openers for many of them.
On the concluding day, all of them promised to increase the number of members in their already existing Vargas, and also start new ones in their locality. But for the guidance and active teamwork of all those who have been in the organizing team, the Shibir would not have been successful.
In the concluding programme Man Lakshmi Didi and Radha didi chaired the session. In her address, Sushree Radha didi highlighted the salient features of the camp and Man Didi told the children how values are important in their lives.