6850 N Adams Rd, Troy MI 48098
248-879-2552

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09:00 AM - 12:30 PM                  09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
05:00 PM -  09:00 PM                 04:30 PM  - 08:30 PM

Sat & Sun 
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM                  09:00 AM - 08:30 PM

Office Hours:

Mon - Fri
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM                   09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

05:00 PM - 09:00 PM                   04:30 PM - 08:30 PM
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09:00 AM - 09:00 PM                   09:00 AM - 08:30 PM                      

Contact details

Temple Office    : (248)879-2552
Email: officemgr@troy-temple.org

 

Priestly Service : (248) 878-7072

Emailreligious.bttemple@gmail.com

"The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful." 

    -SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

"A spiritually illumined soul lives in the world, yet is never contaminated by it."

 

    -SWAMI BHASKARANANDA

"You are what you believe in. You become that which you believe you can become."

    -BHAGAVAD GITA

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Our Mission

Here at BalBharati, we aim to work together to spread compassion and a love for our community where we live. From holding monthly soup kitchens to organizing and running events, we hope to show children of all ages how they can work together to get involved and make a difference in our society and make friends.

Our Services
  • Soup Kitchen

  • Youth Competition

  • Singing/Sloka Competition

RESPONSIBILITIES of Youth Executive Committee

The Youth EC works under the direction of the Adult BB committee members. They help plan and participate in all the Balbharati events. Good attendance is mandatory! If you cannot attend the meeting/event, please send prior notification to the Youth Committee President and the Adult Committee Chair Person.

 

President

  • Attend all Junior & Youth committee meetings

  • Attend all Soup kitchens

  • Preside & conduct all the committee meetings

  • Help Adult Committee organize events

  • Represent youth committee at temple functions

  • Remain fair and impartial during organization decision-making processes

  • Send emails regarding meeting reminders, events & updates to the youth group

  • Assign tasks / roles for other executive members

  • Maintain Junior & Youth volunteer hours spreadsheet

  • Organize the Balbharati Closet. Keep track of the inventory and post the updates behind the door of the closet

 

 

Secretary

  • Attend all Junior & Youth committee meetings

  • Attend all Soup kitchens

  • Take control in the absence of the President.

  • Assist president in maintain order and focus

  • Send the event information and fliers to temple media publicity, miindia, dtwdesi.com, radio stations( Mumtaz Haque, Subhash Kelkar amd Narendra Seth)

  • Send out all Soup Kitchen and Meeting information to the Balbharati mailing list in timely manner

  • Take notes about valuable information to include in emails (important dates, times, etc.)

  • Assist the President in organizing events, find youth volunteers for every program

 

 

Balbharti Youth Liason

  • Attend all Junior & Youth committee meetings

  • Attend all Soup kitchens

  • Recruit and register new members in Balbharti

  • Sunday Drive to recruit new members

  • Post the flier on all temple bulletin boards, local grocery stores, restaurants etc. for publicity

  • Help the President to take pictures at volunteering opportunities, events, religious discussions, soup kitchens, etc. and loads them on Picasa, or send it the Adult Committee Chair

  • Bring the sign-in sheets for every meeting, event, and soup kitchen and give to the President

  • Take pictures at volunteering opportunities, events, religious discussions, soup kitchens, etc. and loads them on Picasa, or send it the Adult Committee Chair

 

Soup Kitchen Coordinator

  • Attend all Junior & Youth committee meetings

  • Attend all Soup kitchens

  • Set tables up for soup kitchens

  • Assist the President with the organization of the Balbharati Closet. Keep track of the inventory and post the updates behind the door of the closet

 

Volunteer Coordinator

  • Attend all Junior & Youth committee meetings

  • Attend all Soup kitchens

  • Assist the President in organizing events, find youth volunteers for every program

  • Attend Temple events like Anand Bazaar, Charity events as a Balbharati representative

 

If the executive youth member misses 3 meetings/events in a row or does not satisfy mentioned requirements, the adult committee has the authority to replace him/her.

Download BALBHARATI YOUTH COMMITTEE  NOMINATION FORM 2020

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FAQ

WHAT IS YOUTH COMMITTEE?


The BalBharati Youth Committee is a group of teenagers who volunteer to do community service at the temple.
There is an executive committee within the youth committee that coordinates and organizes all the meetings and events. Elections to hold a position on youth committee are once a year.
We organize fundraisers, help out at temple events, and participate in service-based activities.

 
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR JOINING YOUTH COMMITTEE?


You must be between the ages of 13-18.
 
HOW DO I JOIN YOUTH COMMITTEE?


To join, simply download the form from here. Fill out a membership form and email it to youthsecretary@gmail.com.
 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF JOINING YOUTH COMMITTEE?
 

There are many benefits to joining youth committee. One of the benefit is community service, if your school has a requirement for community service, you can talk to your counselor at school about getting hours from the temple. Participating in youth committee will also look great on a college application, and you really become immersed in the temple community.
Some experiences may even help you write college application essays.
Finally, you make new friends, meet great people around the temple, and get the self-satisfaction of knowing you're making a positive difference in your community.

 
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE VOLUNTEERING OPPURTUNITIES IN THE TEMPLE?


There are many activities conducted by BalBharati team and the temple. We help out at Basant Bahar, Anand Bazaar, Youth Prasad, Health Fair, Youth Competitions, and more. We are also counselors for Youth Camp during the summer, which is an overnight camp for kids (ages 6-12). Other fun events are Holi, Garbhangra and Desi Fusion, which are fundraisers we organize ourselves.  
 
ARE THERE ANY VOLUNTEERING OPPURTUNITIES THAT YOUTH COMMITTEE OFFERS OUTSIDE OF THE TEMPLE?


There are plenty of opportunities like walks, Habitat for Humanity, Forgotten Harvest and service projects that take place outside of the temple if you are interested. In addition, we prepare sandwiches once a month at the temple to be delivered at the shelter in Pontiac.
 
WHAT IS A TYPICAL MEETING LIKE?

Meetings are always on Sundays. Every 2nd Sunday of the month the meetings start at 10:30AM.  
When we get closer to a BalBharati event meetings become more frequent. We explain what’s going on at the upcoming event, sign up for service projects, discuss fundraisers, and more. You will be notified when there is a meeting via email.
 

WHERE ARE MEETINGS HELD?


Meetings are always held at the temple… usually downstairs. They are generally either on stage or in the cafeteria.
 
HOW MUCH OF A TIME COMMITMENT IS YOUTH COMMITTEE?

 

It is encouraged that you attend meetings regularly. Though it is understandable that you may be busy some Sundays, you should still make an effort to come to as many as you can. As for events, it really depends on the event. Some events have quick 2 hour shifts and others can last longer.
 
APPROXIMATELY HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN YOUTH COMMITTEE?


It is hard to say because the group is constantly growing. New members are always welcome and encouraged to join.
 
IS THERE A FEE TO JOIN YOUTH COMMITTEE?


No. There is no fee for joining youth committee but we encourage you to be a Temple member.
 
 
 
 
Compiled by
Snigdha Paruchuri – President Youth Committee 2009
Shama Kenkre – Chairperson Balbharati Committee 2009
Updated by
Preetam  Vupputuri – President Youth Committee 2018