Umanivas Rarh School Underway
Can you imagine spacious classrooms with plenty of light and ventilation which have an abundance of all kinds of educational material on shelves for the children to use, which have tables and chairs and enough space to assemble, sitting on the floor? Can you imagine a child-friendly learning environment which stimulates the child’s curiosity and wonder? Can you imagine a class teacher who facilitates the classroom flow, whose main role is observing and helping children individually when needed, or drawing the whole class into a fascinating lesson?
This is what the new Rarh School will be about in the rural setting of the ancient land of Rarh – ‘the cradle of civilization’ as Shrii P R Sarkar names it. He further said, that once in the hoary past these people were perched on the summit of civilization … nowadays they are neglected, yet with glowing eyes of hope to be again uplifted and feeling the Supreme Benevolence giving them their rightful place in the garland of today’s humanity.
In the architecture and school environment we would like to incorporate the art and style of the local people’s dwellings in their mud houses… let this school be ‘their school’ – an extension of the best in their cultural life.
The proposed Rarh School will serve 300 children from Nursery to Standard 4. After Standard 4 the students are absorbed by the nearby successful Umanivas High School. The present Rarh Hostel where the Rarh School is now crammed in will continue to serve as a hostel for children from remote areas where there is no transportation to schools.
We are fundraising for the construction of this new Rarh School which will be located in the spacious adjacent Kanchan Compound . We hope for your generous contribution of this noble endeavor of a model school at our global headquarters.
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Vishalgarh, Tripura, India
Tripura School Building
On 31st January, a beautiful four story newly constructed school building was inaugurated. The total area of this building is 15000 square feet. The building was constructed with the help of local members of Ananda Marga and public support. The inauguration programme included Kiirtan and collective meditation.
The public response was overwhelming. About 1500 people attended the programme. The total number of students is 700 including 150 newly admitted students. During the inauguration a beautiful cultural programme was also organised.
The Department of Commerce of Ramjas College, Delhi University invited Dr. Shambhushivananda to speak on “Neohumanist Economics” on March 23, 2017. See speech included in this issue.
Dr. Shambhushivananda also addressed another interdisciplinary group at Delhi University on March 28, 2017. Here, he is seen with the dean of social sciences, faculty and selected students after the talk on “Self-Realization”.
On Feb 15th, Dr Shambhushivananda also held a memorial lecture on the subject of “Human Values” for over 250 faculty and students of NITTTR in Chandigarh.
Talk On “Coping with Stress through Meditation” was given by Dr. Shambhushivananda at the ICICI bank’s zonal headquarters in Chandigarh on March 22, 2017.
Dr. Shambhushivananda was the invited special guest at the
Annual Samskrta Day Celebrations at the PL Auditorium of Punjab University on March 2nd, 2017. He was honoured by Prof. Shankar Jha, the Head of the Dept of Sanskrit and spoke on the occasion on “Role of Samskrta in the Modern World”.
Dada Shambhushivananda visited Sri Lanka at the invitation of Mr. Isuru Codippily and taught meditation to several interested persons. Iishvara Deva has begun spiritual lifestyle training in Neohumanist philosophy.