We invite children and youth attending 2016 VSNA Convention to register for various workshops that are scheduled for day 1 and day 2 of the convention. Please note the designated age group for participation for each category and the type of activity in which you are interested. Some of these sessions may run in parallel and thus you are urged to check the program details for the workshop schedule on the convention website. Please be on time for the signed up activity. Kindly bring it to our attention if there are any conflicts as many of you may be participating in more than one activity.
It is mandatory that all participants including children should register for the convention before registering for the competitions. Please fill out the form on the web and submit it before June 1, 2016. Children and youth are encouraged to participate in more than one activity.
You can download the copy of the guidlines from the below links:
This is open for young children of ages 11 or less. Children should narrate a story/incidence related to sharaNas work of the past or present. E.g., compilation of scriptures, philanthropy /charity done by an individual uplifting a community in terms of education, sanitation, social reformation, social work, running orphanage, etc. .Duration not exceeding 10 min per child
It is open for both children and youth. Candidates will go thru the biographical sketches and/or vachanas or lifetime work of sharaNas such as Basavanna, Akka Mahadevi, Allama Prabhu, Channabasavanna, etc. Duration of presentation: 10-15 min and depends on the number of speakers for that session.
This requires advance preparation. Children and youth can bring DVDs describing important religious places of interest to veerashaiva community such as Koodala sangama, jyothirlinga, Basava kalyaNa, sharaNas life story and achievements, etc.
Some of the items to be covered in posters are: photographs with captions/short narration of religious places of interest to the community, vachanas with meaning in English, narrative story on a sharaNa (photograph if available, short biography, work, vachana and its meaning). Please use font size 28 for caption/header and size 24 for text displayed on a poster. We will provide thumb stack to pin the posters (22" x 28" ) on the board (size 22" (width) x 28" (vertical), which will be placed on easels. Please click here to see a model poster board on a vachana (PDF file). Work will be exhibited in the corridor, ballroom, dining areas and during youth session.
We are planning to have two sessions.
Those who are participating in this workshop should bring their own clothes (saree/dhoti). Instructors will demonstrate the art of wearing these dresses.