A shakha or branch is the smallest block of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh where people of all ages come together and do many things. It includes games to increase integrity, songs to build unity and team spirit, intellectual sessions called ‘baudhik’, physical and mental games called ‘khels’, yoga and surya namaskar or sun salutation. The normal duration of a Sakha is ninenty minutes and most of the Sakhas in Alberta occurs regualrly every week. The average number of particpants in a Sakha are somewhere between twenty to sixty.
Based on age group the particpants in a Sakha are classified into various activity group called Balagokulam ( for children) Hindu YUVA – Hindu Youth for Unity, Values and Action. All the Sakhas in Alberta are family sakhas in which the whole of family can participate.