Time and again, the importance and essence of reconnecting with one’s roots and being keyed in with the age-old traditions have arisen.
Keeping the same in mind, Divyaa Doraiswamy, a 33-year-old city-based entrepreneur decided to take the onus of helping young children get acquainted to intriguing science of Shlokas —by setting up a state of art mobile Shloka school in the city.
Two years since it’s inception, the enterprising individual is now planning to offer detailed sessions at blind schools and ngos in Bengaluru for free of cost. In a candid chat, she shares the inside track with us...
Enthusing how it was the healing powers associated with the science that egged her to start out, she says, “I have always believed in contributing to society in my own small way and hence chose blind schools and government schools. Moreover, from my personal experience, I strongly vouch for the therapeutic effects of learning shlokas— it made me calmer and in control of myself! That’s when I decided to spend one hour every week in such schools, thereby helping children to deal with anger, restlessness, anxiety through the vedic way.”
Taking little but steady steps with about fifty kids at present; the ‘shloka-preneur’ who is armed with a masters degree in Economics, tells us how the entire experience has been nothing short of deeply insightful.
“The fact that I get to interact and teach children is a truly enriching experience. I like how it helps me grow in the process. But the biggest takeaway is how parents have been kind enough to acknowledge how much of a difference it has made to their child’s life.”
While teaching the chants takes up most of her time, she enthuses about her other interests. “I love my “Me time”.
I spend a lot of time blogging; swimming helps me stay sane! My other interests include reading and I love listening to music.”
And when she isn’t doing any of these, it’s family time for her.” I’m fortunate when I say that it’s my very supportive family, that keeps me going. My dad is my strength, my mom is my motivator and my sister is my best critic. Their positivity and support is what keeps me going. I have come a long way because of their constant motivation. So family time is what I always make time for!”
Speaking about what’s next on the radar, Divyaa states, “At present, I conduct classes in pre-schools, dance schools, apartments and studios. The idea is to take shlokas to as many children as possible and reach out to a zillion kids. While I’m thinking of setting up a fully operational school by the end of this year, I intend to make many more little ones aware of our rich culture!”