"The purpose of Balavihar is to impart values to the children and art of right thinking among the youth."
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The greatest boon given by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda to the younger generation is Balavihar. Balavihar provides a spiritual and cultural orientation to the children of the modern age. The rationale of the Balavihars as elucidated by Pujya Gurudev in the "March of the future" talk is summarized below:
To train the children and inculcate in them the reverence for our ancient culture, and inspire them to live up to it with correct understanding.
To create self-confidence to serve and act cheerfully.
To generate a true affection in all contacts, inculcate personal discipline and a true spirit of leadership.
To mould their capacity to express and assert their individuality.
To bring out their dormant faculties and detect defects; cultivate and improve their creative abilities.
To help children to develop a healthy resistance against temptations in the atmosphere in which they grow.
To provide an atmosphere to grow with noble ideals, healthy emotions and physical discipline.