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CMDFW Bala Vihar will be held in a VIRTUAL format in the Fall 2020. This year classes will begin on Sunday, August 23, 2020 in the new format. There will be only 2 online BV sessions and both sessions will be on Sundays.

Below are some more details around the timings and structure of these sessions. 


The timings for the two online eBV sessions will be:

  1. eBV1: 9:00 – 10:30 AM (Sundays)
  2. eBV2: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (Sundays)
  • Cultural ClassesThe eBV sessions will be immediately followed by virtual Cultural classes (Geeta Chanting, Shlokathon, Music, Dance, and Language). Each cultural class will be in a separate 1-hour session. This will allow children to attend multiple cultural classes. More details to follow.
  • Adult satsangs (Saturdays @ 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.) will continue to be held virtually. 
  • Teachers’ satsangs (Sundays @ 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.) will continue to be held virtually. 

    eBV Assignments

    Current Session eBV Assignment Timing (Sunday)
    C1, F1 and S1 eBV1 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    C3, F2, F3, S2, S3 and S4 eBV2 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

    Although we strongly encourage you to stay in the default session, all members will have the option to transfer within the eBV sessions if the default recommended assignment is not conducive with their schedule.  

    • Those who have already registered for Bala Vihar the adminstrator will allocate the default eBV1 or eBV2 session. No further action is required on your part.
    • Members who have NOT yet registered for the upcoming Bala Vihar sessions will have to select the appropriate eBV session.

    eBV Structure

    • BV coordinators and teachers will be actively involved in conducting/teaching the eBV sessions.
      • A series of detailed hands-on training sessions for BV coordinators and teachers are being planned in late July/early August. These trainings will focus on technology management (Zoom)content development, and content delivery
    • We’re also planning additional Zoom sessions for parents, probably closer to the BV start date. More details to come on this.

    We hope you will join us in embracing the new format, as we respond to the unprecedented COVID pandemic in a way that will keep the continuity in our BV and other related vedantic/cultural offerings.

    If you have any questions regarding the new BV format or have registration related issues, please contact membership@cmdfw.org.

    Stay safe and stay healthy…

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