Inauguration of ‘Heritage Horizons’, an International Youth Camp

The first international youth camp on Indian Knowledge Systems, ‘Heritage Horizons’ was inaugurated yesterday at the CEG campus of CVV. The camp will be held from 9th to 22nd July 2024.

The camp has been specially curated for ten students, aged 12-16 years studying in grades 7 and above from New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Washington and Chicago in the USA, along with two parent chaperones. The themes to be introduced at the camp are –

  • Introduction to Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS)
  • Indian Mathematics
  • Indian Sciences
  • Temple architecture
  • Kalaripayuttu 
  • Yoga
  • Sanskrit (Basic spoken skills)
  • Indian games and sports
  • Indian classical music and dance
  • Seva
  • Vedic chanting
  • Fun and team-building activities

Dr. Sunitha Grandhee (Dean, Lifelong Learning and Wellness, and Director of Applied Indian Knowledge Systems, at CVV, welcomed the gathering. Pujya Swami Swatmananda, Acharya, Chinmaya Mission, Mumbai, gave the benedictory address. Dr. Appa Rao Mukkamala, Managing Trustee, CVV, and Shri Vinay Nair, Co-founder of Raising a Mathematician Foundation and Mentor for highly abled/gifted students of Mathematics, also spoke on the oLorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.ccasion.

Though many Indian children in foreign countries like the USA, UK, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore etc. have been attending Balavihar classes of Chinmaya Mission, which teach them about Indian culture and traditions, not many know that India has, for millennia, been a treasure house of various knowledge systems which have formulated and enriched modern sciences, psychology, commerce and various other knowledge streams. The camp was a unique opportunity to expose the children to the rich heritage of Indian Knowledge Systems.

Students will be able to embrace new experiences, forge meaningful connections with Bharat, develop pride in the knowledge, incorporate it into their learning skills and be empowered to step outside their comfort zones and discover their potential.

The camp will culminate with a 4-day trip to the majestic Brihadeeswarar temple to enable a greater understanding of all the mathematics and temple architecture they study.