There is a proposed project of a model primary school at Uma Nivas. At present the primary school has 144 children but is crammed into the Rarh Hostel which has 45 children living there. The new school will be located in the adjacent Kanchan compound which is a lush garden with over an acre of land space. This is an ideal place for a model school that will have an orchard and vegetable gardens.
The nearby girls High School has 150 students from grades 5 to 8. Recently it was inspected by the local government authorities who like this school very much and they recommended that they apply for grade 9. And in the same vicinity there is the plan for the Women’s College which has its own spacious land.
There is a vibrant learning culture and a conducive spiritual atmosphere at Uma Nivas.
The physical premises of the primary school in Kithandur (Karnataka) in India has undergone much improvement with the support of the Ananda Marga Gurukula Helping Hands Initiative. Rs. 500,000 helped the school to start building a boundary wall as well complete the unfinished building. Many thanks to Dada Shambhushivananda and Mohamukta in Taiwan for coordinating the fundraising for this project.
Renaissance Universal, Chadigarh, India
In August, Dr. Shambhushivananda was invited by Renaissance Universal, Chandigarh, to speak on Proutist Economics at the one day national seminar on “Contributions of Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiiji” held in Panchkula, India. Among other prolific speakers were Prof. Shankar Jha, Dr. Ram Nath Jha, Prof. Uttampati, Prof. Nandita Shukla Singh, Prof Pankaj Mala, Shri Shyam Bang, Prof. Deswal, Prof. S.M. Mishra, Dr. Satyamurti,
Dr. Shreyansh Dwivedi and Dr. Someshvar Dutta.
NITTTR (National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research), Chandigarh, India
Teachers Day is celebrated in India on the birth anniversary of Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan every year on September 5th. Dr. Shambhushivananda was invited by the director of the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research (NITTTR) to speak to the faculty and students of NITTTR on that occasion. The sublime message of spirituality uplifted both the faculty and students. Dada Shambhushivananda also had the opportunity to inaugurate the IT division of NITTTR and addressed thousands of teachers across the country through the remote relay systems of NITTTR.
NERI (Neohumanist Education Research Institute), Chandigarh
Dada Shambhushivananda met with the local members of the NERI team in Chandigarh. The united efforts of the NERI staff contributed greatly towards the success of the International Conference on Educational Futures sponsored by NERI-NITTTR Joint Initiative.
University of Delhi
Dada Shambhushivananda spoke at the CPDHE (Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education), an initiative of UGC (University Grants Commission), to
150 educators drawn from all over the country, who were undergoing a one month refresher course under the aegis of the University Grants Commission.
Visva-Bharti University, Santinketan, West Bengal
A paper by Sunandita Bhowmik, on “Neohumanist Education: its Theory and Practice for Wisdom Society”, was presented at the 5th World Conference of the Global Educational Research Association (GERA), hosted by: Vinaya Bhavana (Institute OF Education), Visva-Bharti, Santinketan, West Bengal India. She also led a discussion session on the different aspects of Neohumanism along with Prof. Saamdu Chattri of Bhutan.