Pujya Shastriji Maharaj was a great visionary saint in founding the first Swaminarayan Gurukul in Rajkot. He clearly understood the need for character building in human beings and that if started at a young age the results are evident when boys grow to men. Great philosophers like Aristotle or successful businessmen such as Bill Gates, or recent historians like Mahatma Gandhi all had clear visions of their future and so they led such lives from childhood. It is necessary that children be nurtured from the right age so when it’s time for their decision making they can clearly differentiate between right and wrong, be it financial, family, ethical, moral or economic.
Technology and science have advanced fast in the past few decades and so have the opportunities along with distractions. To help children set clear priorities about education, recreation and maintain focus while attending school and interacting with peers and at the same time conduct themselves with parents, elders and fellow satsangis and to also advance on the spiritual path, Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul USA conducts weekly Bal Sanskar Classes for kids. Three classroom sessions are conducted for three age groups. The classes are conducted from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM every Saturday.