“Teach your children the tradition. Teach when they are young. Because when they grow up, they will not learn. Don’t bother if they don’t develop in the speed you want. Let them at least get introduced.”
-HH Sri Ganapati Sachchidanada Swamiji
Bala Datta program was started under the guidance and divine blessings of His Holiness Parama Pujya Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji. Ever since, the program has spread all over the US and abroad, inspiring hundreds of children worldwide.
Lord Dattatreya is the Adi Guru, Trinity form of Brahma, Vishnu and Siva – The Sadguru Tattva. The name of the program “Bala Datta” is taken from this concept of Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu Gurudevo Maheshwarah.
Our Vision: To make children grow spiritually and inspire them to be good human beings.
Bala Datta program was introduced in Maryland in September 2013. With the support, encouragement and participation from the teachers, volunteers, parents and friends and the children, Bala Datta has grown tremendously over the last few years.
With Parama Puja Swamiji’s blessing and guidance, Bala Datta is an ever growing non-profit Sunday school which cherishes and treasures the importance of early childhood and encourage kids to become great individuals.
Bala Datta Pledge:
As a leader of the future,
I pledge to do service, and be dedicated and compassionate to the society I live in,
through mentoring, random acts of kindness,
and volunteering my time and efforts to local causes.
As an individual, I pledge to make a conscious effort for personal
and spiritual growth to be a better human being
and to accept the ideas and contributions of others.
I pledge to be a helping hand to those who need assistance or guidance
and to comfort them in a way that they feel secure.
I pledge to make a difference with everything I do to respect others,
to feed the hungry, and to set a worthy example for all children to follow.
Sri Swamiji, please give me the honor, integrity, self-control
and courage to help make a better, more peaceful society for everyone.