The Ananda Marga Gurukula headquarter campus at Anandanagar continues to develop. Currently, the circular reception center is in the final stages of completion. Two solar street lights were installed with the support of ANDS. The plans for the establishment of the Ayurveda College & Faculty of Yoga & Intuitional Science still exist and are awaiting the posting of qualified persons to lead this initiative. The construction of the main building of Cakradhuri and the Kulapati residence will follow after the completion of Reception Center. The Gurukula campus is being actively supported by Mr. Verinder Mehta, the Secretary of the Ananda Marga Gurukula association registered with the Govt. of India. Gurukula is thankful to all anonymous donors who continue to support the establishment of this futurist project. Four rooms attached to staff quarters were renovated and have been prepared to be used as storage spaces.
Four cows have recently joined the Cakradhuri family. One of them was born in Cakradhuri on April 6, 2022. The two dogs have developed a friendship with the new calf and feel like one family. It is wonderful to see the emergence of a Neohumanist family at Cakradhuri that includes flora and fauna and is under the care of a Neohumanist educator Bro. Maheshji.
The three large flower fields that brought color and charm to Cakradhuri in the early part of this year now have the presence of ten beehives. The organic medicinal Madhuhive project in Cakradhuri got a boost with the installation of ten hives. These might grow to one hundred in the days to come. Cakradhuri Campus is lush with medicinal herbs and a wide variety of trees whose flowers are a boon for these bee.
Agricultural fields have given an abundance of production of paddy, arhar dal, mustard oil, watermelons and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Cucumbers, beet roots, tomatoes, broccoli, string beans, cauliflower, cabbage, okra (ladies’ finger), bitter gourd (karela) are just some of the vegetables being grown. Jackfruits, mangoes, jamun, guava, oranges, papaya, banana plants are also giving fruits. Sunflowers have now been planted and will flower in a month or two.
The Cakradhuri headquarter campus of Gurukula was visited by Ac. Vishvadevananda Avadhuta. He was part of the original construction activities eighteen years ago as Mahasachiv of Gurukula. He was amazed to see the progress made in the last two years. The campus was additionally blessed by visits of scores of Gurukula sympathizers from all over India. We expect more visitors from around the world as travel becomes easier. We are fortunate to be part of this initiative to build a peaceful world.
Ananda Marga Gurukula Higher Secondary School
Ac. Svarupananda Avt began the construction of a CBSE (a national Central Board of Secondary Education) school in the Pundag area beyond the railway line. The school is close to Tarun Anandanagar, in the north eastern portion of Anandanagar. A long queue of students is awaiting to join this school which will meet the CBSE standards besides having neohumanist curriculum specialities. It will be very big building having 18 class halls, 6 labs, office complex, a large meeting hall, wash rooms for students etc.
Chitmu Gurukula Higher Primary School
The Chitmu Gurukula Primary School is improving its quality. Regular Samskrta classes are being conducted by Bro. Arup. Children continue to do ten minutes meditation daily as well as learning new Prabhata Samgiita. We are still looking for passionate volunteer Neohumanist teachers who may want to serve these children.
The school hall for the children is now in its final stages of being built. Three toilet rooms for children have now been completed also as part of the massive construction project. Dada Shambhushivananda took the children on learning journeys to Belau Hill where the children meditated sitting on stones. They also visited the dams, agricultural projects, sanctuaries, dairy farms, Cakradhuri campus and other historic sites of Anandanagar area. Probal Bhattacarya has joined the staff of the school.