Srila Prabhupada speaks on daily schedule of students

Srila Prabhupada speaks on daily schedule of students

"I am very glad to learn that you are enthusiastic to teach the children. Most of your questions I have answered as above to Satsvarupa. Simply follow the program of the elders, let the children associate as much as possible with the routine KC program, and when the others go out for working and business matters, the children can be given classes as you describe. They can learn our method of Krishna Consciousness by rising early, cleansing, plus knowledge of Sanskrit, English, a little Mathematics, history,geography."
Letter to Aniruddha - Calcutta 7, March, 1972

Daily schedule at Bhaktivedanta International Varnashrama College

(for children from 10 to 18 years)

*Modules:1.Deity worship; 2.Cooking; 3.Lecturing; 4.Sankirtana; 5.Management; 6.Fighting skills; 7.Agriculture; 8.Cow Protection; 9. Trading; 10.Book Distribution; 11. Accounting etc.

    • 3:30 to 4:30 a.m Wake up & get ready for mangala arti
    • 4:30 to 5:00 a.m Attending mangala arti, Narasimha arti & Tulsi puja
    • 5:00 to 5:15 a.m Honouring mangala arti sweet prasadam
    • 5:15 to 7:00 a.m Chanting Japa
    • 7:00 to 7:15 a.m Refreshment Prasadam
    • 7:15 to 8:00 a.m Daily Cleaning Services
    • 8:00 to 8:30 a.m Attending Darshan Aarti and Guru Puja
    • 8:30 to 9:30 a.m Srimad Bhagavatam Class
    • 9:30 to 10:15 a.m Honouring prasadam(Chapatti, Dal, Rice, Sabji, curd, butter milk, sweet etc.)
    • 10:15 to 10:30 a.m Free Time
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    • 10:30 to 11:10 a.m English Class(five minutes free time)
    • 11:15 to 11:55 a.mMathematics Class (five minutes free time)
    • 12:00 noon to 12:30Hindi Class (Friday and Saturday Computer class)
    • 12:30 to 2:00 p.mDay Time Rest
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  • 2:00 to 2:30 p.m Afternoon refreshment Prasadam
  • 2:30 to 3:00 p.m Sanskrit Class (five minutes free time)
  • 3:05 to 3:30 p.m Sholka Learning Class
  • 3:30 to 4:00 p.m Musical Instrument Learning (Mon, Wed & Friday) and Module* (Tue, Thu & Sat)
  • 4:00 to 4:45 p.m Musical Instrument Learning (Mon, Wed & Friday) and Module* (Tue, Thu & Sat)
  • 3:30 to 4:00 p.m Washing Cloths and taking bath
  • 4:45 to 5:45 p.m Play Time
  • 5:45 to 6:00 p.m Bath
  • 6:00 to 6:30 p.m Prasadam
  • 6:30 to 7:00 p.m Tulasi Puja and Sandhya Arati
  • 7:00 to 7:45 p.m SP video clips or any other Krishna conscious videos
  • 7:45 to 8:00 p.m Sayan Arati
  • 8:00 to 8:30 p.m Milk & discussion on the topic of Krishna
  • 8:30 p.m Sleep

Note :-

  • 1. We take them out to visit temples on everySunday. At least 2 times in a year we take them on a tour to holy places.
  • 2.The children are being fed sumptuously milk, fruits, fresh food etc. and also have free time to play.
  • 3. They have no burden of studying nonsense subjects like Physics, biology etc, giving complicated examinations, mugging up big-big books so that they can happily execute devotional service to Krishna.
  • 4. In hot summer months of May and June these children will be shifted to Uttranchal with their teachers. It will be like a spiritual picnic for them as this place is amidst hills and rivers with pleasant climate.

For more details, please refer to Q.No.12 in the Magazine - Back to Srila Prabhupada's Gurukula


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