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Unlocking the Secrets of Childhood and Evolution of Humans : Classes begin for NEEV Vidyalaya, Hurlung

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Even as the construction of new NEEV Vidyalaya at village Hurlung continues, classes have begun at the NEEV Herbals unit with 25 children on board. Thus sails out the ship of NEEV to the scarcely chartered lands of true education. Not only that, NEEV Vidyalaya becomes a center of enrichment in an environment bereft of anything ennobling for the children of Village Hurlung. Given the class distinctions that prevail in our world, for the child are reserved only the material, moral or intellectual resources of the family into which he/she was born. And if in his family there are no such resources, the child has to develop in material, moral and intellectual misery. With NEEV Vidyalaya, a whole new vista opens out for the children of Hurlung.

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The ship of NEEV Vidyalaya sails out – Shibu of LKG with his drawing

Education as it is today

Most of us think education to be a trivial affair – a routine affair of transferring skills like the 3 R’s, passing examinations, getting degrees and becoming subsumed in the vast socio-economic machine of society. Educational institutes are well oiled organizations clanking out mass stereotypes. Our economic system must create men who fit its needs; men who cooperate smoothly; men who want to consume more and more. Our system must create men whose tastes are standardized, men who can be easily influenced, men whose needs can be anticipated, men who will fit into the social machine without friction.

We are concerned to the degree of obsession with what we will make of our children and begin engineering them at an increasingly early age. Not content with school at six years of age, we have continued the logical regression into preschools, early learning, infant education, pre-natal music, ultra sound screening and what not. We are certain that we will create the perfect child through all of this, but would we recognize perfection if we came upon it through all our manipulation.

For those who see the child as born failed and broken, in need of repair and redirection, education will mean a revamping of the child that is, into the child that “should be”. We are all adults who “should be”, and we are never enough with “what is”. We can easily implant this essential dissatisfaction in our children and induct them into the cult of unhappiness that looks to materialism for its solace.

What concerns most parents is that their children should pass the examinations  and learn their lessons as quickly as possible, so as to save time and money. It is not learning in itself, the attainment of a loftier culture that concerns the families, but the response to the summons of society, to the obligations imposed, an obligation which they find burdensome and which cost money nonetheless they consider it important that their children should acquire their passport into the life of the society in the shortest time possible.
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Explaining to Parents the Vision of NEEV Vidyalaya

The Effects of Today’s Education on Individuals and Society – Repression

In all discussion about how best to teach children, we don’t often hear about the purpose of education from the children other than a social obligation and preparation of the child for the adult world of work. We don’t hear much about the child, and almost nothing from the child.

Perhaps all that education aspires to be is the preparation of the young person for their role in the larger society. This is certainly a good idea for society, but in the efficiency of producing citizen workers, are we missing the deeper meaning and higher purpose of learning? Have we forgotten about the spirit of the child, the unique and fragile expression of a passionate and integrated life?

Perhaps we are a little afraid of happiness. We were educated (away) from that state long ago, molded into a set of skills and a catalog of information. Our education was not to fulfil us but to fulfil the needs of productivity in the market place. But children are born knowing the creative life, and fortunately creativity is hereditary – we can easily inherit it from our children.

Psychoanalysis shows that memories evoked from the subconscious are sufferings that occurred in infancy and lie latent in the consciousness, shaping and guiding human behaviour outside of his volition. These sufferings were caused by repression of spontaneous activity of children by adults who wielded authority over them. And the surprise of surprises is that the person who does wiled the maximum authority in early infancy is none but  – the mother. The next wielder of authority is of course the school.

So society as a whole is populated with repressed adults who are driven by extrinsic motivations like money and power, chasing a chimera rather than fulfilled individuals led by intrinsic motivators like love for work, nature and humans.
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Story telling time – A very special activity for the growth of children. The stories told are not from textbooks or history. Rather they are spontaneously made up on the spur by observing intimately the behavior of each child during the day. The story every day centres around a particular child in the class and talks about how that particular child faces some challenging situation. It is an effective way, a psychological tool for catharsis of the child, relieving him of his/her repressions and boosting self- esteem. 

The Only Way for the World to Change is through Education

We look forward to science, technology, politics or economics to change the world. However, it is education that may point the way to the normalization of the adult world. Such a social reform would not come about through theory or the energies of a few organizers, but through a slow constant emergence of a new world in the midst of the old – the world of the child and the adolescent.

From this world the revelations, the natural guidance necessary to the normal life of society, would gradually evolve. It is truly absurd to suppose that theoretical reforms or individual energies could remedy so colossal a void as that made in the world by the repression of the child. No one can remedy the ever growing evils of which the first roots lie in the fact that men are all abnormal because their infancy could not develop along the lines traced by nature, who therefore suffered irremediable deviation. Every good thing comes to a naught with deviated men who seek to possess it for themselves and seek to make of it a means of power. Then every good thing is destroyed before it can be of service, and thus becomes a danger to human life. That is why every good thing, all progress, all discoveries, can increase the evil afflicting the world as we have seen in the case of machines, which represent the most tangible form of social progress for us all. Every discovery that might mean elevation and progress can be used for destruction, for war, or for self enrichment. The progress of physics, chemistry and biology, the perfecting of means of transport , have only magnified the danger of destruction, wretchedness and the appearance of a cruel barbarity. We have therefore nothing to hope from the external world till the normalization of man is recognized as a basic achievement of social life. Only then will all external progress be able to lead to welfare and a higher civilization.

The unknown energy that can help humanity is that which lies in the child.

We need a reorientation of education, a radical and fundamental realignment of the purpose of education. Can education shift from it’s current model of shaping children into components of economic production, into an active experiment in optimizing the creativity of the whole child? We have been so busy educating our children that we have missed the heart of education, the creation of a happy child.
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The Aim of Education – A Happy Child (A very difficult aim )

A happy person, fulfilled in their connection to their friends, family, and community and in the expression of their vocation, is likely to be useful and productive in their life and to help weave the collective fabric of a functional society. What else should a society need from education other than the happiness of its people?

According to the 5 S philosophy of NEEV – Education is no longer about people taking exams and proceeding on that verification from that secondary school to the university, but of individuals passing from one stage of independence to a higher one by means of their own activity, through their own effort or will, which constitutes the inner evolution of the individual.

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“Precious things are conveyed to the younger generation through personal contact with those who teach, not – or at least not in the main – through text-books. It is that which primarily constitutes and preserves culture” –  Albert Einstein

Taking an Unknown Journey Along with the Child in Education

If we don’t see children as broken at birth, then what are they if not a mystery. Can we join them in exploring the unknown in their life and have strength to reveal that we live in the unknown too. In that, we are not trying to change them, or ourselves for that matter, but rather we are revealing in the amazing discoveries that life holds for all of us. We cannot teach our children to drink deeply of life because the knowledge of life is not transferred by will. But children can understand so easily if they are not stopped, more so if they see that the adults in their life are continuously learning.

We heartily thank all of you who have supported us so far to create this unique journey of NEEV possible, and who have joined hands to create a transformation in human consciousness through education. The journey is long, relentless, back-breaking but at the same time an adventure of a lifetime. We sincerely look forward to all your support for this journey which is always just beginning…………..

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Jaya of Nur – Beginning her life’s journey with her new partner in NEEV Vidyalaya

Admissions begin : The Unique ‘5 S’ Philosophy of NEEV Vidyalaya, Hurlung

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A silent revolution is beginning to stir the sleepy little hamlet of Hurlung as NEEV Vidyalaya begins admissions. At Rs. 200 per month, NEEV Vidyalaya is going to provide high quality Integral Education in the village. The philosophy of the school can be encapsulated by 5 S. The 5 S principles are stated in the ascending order of development of consciousness of an individual.

5 S stands for

  1. Sadachar – self discipline
  2. Swadhyaya – self Knolwdge / self study
  3. Svavalamban – self reliance
  4. Swarajya – self governance
  5. Samrajya – Self Realization/Global Mind ( note the capitalization of ‘s’. Self in Vedantic language denotes Brahman or the entire universe. Self realization is the acme of human consciousness in which an individual realizes unity with the whole universe – both manifest and unmanifest.

The 5 principles of NEEV Vidyalaya are the pillars of Integral Education. Being Integral in nature means they encompass development of head, hands and heart. Being Integral also means they encompass psychological, spiritual, social, ecological, political and economic principles. Being Integral also means that they encompass the individual as well as the universe. We have formulated this philosophy after two decades of working in education. I shall be elaborating each one of them in further mails.

The principles are the guiding lights for the way education would unfurl at NEEV Vidyalaya. There is no defined limit to which these principles can be explored and developed. There is no standard form, either; no fixed mould in which the children are going to be cast. Rather each child shall flower in his/her own intelligence as they learn to explore each principle in their own unique way. The pursuit of same principles can give rise to infinite variations and diversity of expression. This shall be our humble attempt at NEEV Vidyalaya.

The teachers as well as students are the students of this path. At no point can one say that the journey has been completed. Theoretically, learning continues till infinity at each 5 S level. Education at NEEV Vidyalaya is not about pomp and show, rather it is about simplicity and silence – a life lived in the oceanic depths of the inner in harmony with the beauty of nature.

I would like to thank all our friends who have supported our journey so far. Without your support it would not have been possible to create a unique school like NEEV Vidyalaya – Hurlung. Our very special thanks to T G Sathish who gave us the strength to convert our vision to reality.

As I indicated in my previous mail, we are trying to raise about Rs. 8 Lakhs this year – apart from the contingency fund of Rs. 50 lakhs we have created – to manage the school construction for this year. We would also require your regular support for further construction and expansion of the school. So I look forward to continued support from each one of you.

I am sharing a few pics just to give you a sense of the rustic surroundings and villagescapes of NEEV Vidyalaya.

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And finally, the pic of the personality we had hired for doing publicity of our school 😊

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Sitting right in front of our school gate, a rooster rooting for our school !

World Consumer Rights Day : NEEV finds a mention in Guardian Magazine & Sarai at Toria

World-Consumers-Rights-DayToday is World Consume Rights Day. I take this as an opportunity to remind all of you the power you hold as consumers to change the world you live in. Your simple act of buying, purchasing or choosing how and where you spend your vacation can be an act of making this world a better place. Even as you enjoy, you can rest with a much deeper satisfaction of having played your part in taking care for the earth.

No purchasing decision exists that does not itself imply some moral choice, and there is no purchasing that is not ultimately moral in nature. So Ethical consumerism can be defined as the practice of purchasing products and services produced in a way that minimizes social and/or environmental damage, while avoiding products and services deemed to have a negative impact on society or the environment.

As you already may know that NEEV being a social enterprise, your decision to buy NEEV products helps in social and environmental ways.

  • Socially : Provides dignified employment to rural women. Helps young women to complete their degrees. Aids housewives to complement their household earnings. Provides a humane atmosphere of work, free from exploitation and in dignified labour. NEEV also runs a low cost English Medium School in the village for Integral Education of children, thereby causing all round development of society.
  • Environmentally : Creates products with absolutely no or very few chemicals. No pollution caused to surroundings. No sound, smoke or effluents produced in the process of manufacture. More and more land being brought under cultivation of herbs, thus leading to greening of the village. At present NEEV grows it’s own Aloe Vera, Mehendi, Rose and some other herbal plants.

NEEV Herbal Products are supplied to various other Social Enterprises, one of them being Sarai at Toria, an Eco Lodge situated in Panna National Park, Madhya Pradesh. Recently one of the travelers to this lodge, Mr HM Jackson, happened to use NEEV products and was enthused enough by them to make a small mention about them in the Guardian Magazine. Since the article mentions several Socially responsible initiatives in India, I thought today would be a good day to share not only the article but also about our good friends – Sarai at Toria.

The article can be found at https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/mar/07/india-local-heroes-readers-tips-delhi-mumbai-kerala

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Joanna, who along with her husband Dr. Raghu founded the eco-lodge, has been a great friend of NEEV and has not only religiously stocked NEEV products at her lodge but has actively been spreading the word of NEEV to all travelers. Our sincere thanks to them for being such good friends and for their wonderful initiative. Their website is http://www.saraiattoria.com

I am including a detailed write-up along with pictures about Sarai at Toria so that if any of you are interested, you may consider spending your vacations here.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day : Article on Shikha in Womenia Magazine

Dear Friends,

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Today is International Women’s Day. On this occasion, I am reproducing an article on Shikha and NEEV Soaps that appeared in online Womenia Magazine last month. The article can be found at http://www.womeniaworld.com/home/ContentPage?ContentId=1387 . I am reproducing the same article below.

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The  aim of Womenia Magazine is to “help the new Indian women to break free of limitations, and disempowering thinking, get in touch with their own needs, and achieve balance and harmony in all areas of her life and get connected to the news world.” It profiles women achievers who have overcome obstacles or demonstrated courage to rise above their circumstances and get where they are today.

Shikha wrote a beautiful forward to this article, which I am sharing below. Following it is the article which appeared in Womenia Magazine. It is Hindi.

I often wonder what is special about Neev Soaps, and what would I want people to know about it. For sure it is a social enterprise giving dignified livelihood to rural women. But every time, I say this much, I feel that I haven’t been able to convey the true essence of what Neev Soaps is. It is surely not about how many soaps we sell and to how many shops. It is about the radiance on the face of each girl who is a part of the Neev Soaps team. It is about their giggles, their unique role in the whole process which they carry out completely on their own, energized by their spirit rather than by any kind of fear. It is about their spontaneity, their natural and true being, their togetherness and their creativity. To my eyes its a miracle what these girls achieve, laboring ever so happily for hours together, producing fragrant experiences for us. The photographs enmeshed in the article catch some essence of the spirit of Neev Soaps. I am grateful to Priya Shandilya for  writing and publishing this article on Neev Soaps.”

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प्रिया शांडिल्य

देसी और हर्बल प्रोडक्ट की ओर लोगों का रुझान बढ़ाने के लिए शिखा ने नीव की शुरुआत की थी और आज इसकी लोकप्रियता इतनी बढ़ गई है कि विदेशों में भी इसकी खूशबू फैल रही हैं. शिखा की आठ साल पहले शुरू की गयी हर्बल प्लांटेशन के प्रोडक्ट की  भारत सहित जापान, सिंगापुर, न्यूज़ीलैंड आदि देशों में भी खूब पसंद किया जा रहा है.

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शिखा मूलरूप से फरीदाबाद की रहनेवाली है. शादी के बाद शिखा झारखण्ड राज्य के जमशेदपुर में बस गयी. साल 2007 में अपने पति अनुराग जैन के साथ मिलकर शिखा ने एक छोटी सी हर्बल प्लांट की शुरुआत की. इससे पहले नीव ट्रस्ट नाम से उनकी एक संस्था चलती थी. जो की गरीब तबके की महिलाओं और लड़कियों के हित में काम करती है. यह संस्था जमशेदपुर के पास ही हुरलुंग गांव में स्थित है. जब शिखा इस संस्था से जुड़ी तो उसके मन में महिलाओं के लिए कुछ अलग करने की ख्वाहिश जागी. अपने इसी ख्वाहिश को नीव उत्पादों के ज़रिये आकार दिया शिखा ने.

जब हर्बल प्लांटेशन की नींव रखी गयी तो इस फैक्ट्री में प्राकृतिक उत्पादों का निर्माण तय किया गया. फिर आस- पास के गांव की लगभग 200 औरतों को हर्बल साबुन, शैंपू, तेल, इत्यादि घरेलू सामान बनाने की ट्रेनिंग दी गयी. धीरे धीरे और महिलायें इससे जुड़ती गयी. शुरुआत में तो दस बीस उत्पाद ही बनाये जाते थे, मगर आज नीव हर्बल प्लांटेशन की अपनी 100 से ज्यादा उत्पाद है. वर्तमान में 30 से ज्यादा महिलाओं को शिखा ने नीव के ज़रिये रोजगार से जोड़ा. आज वह महिलायें खुद का और अपने परिवार को आर्थिक मदद देने में समर्थ है. शिखा की इस पहल से आगे और भी महिलायें को रोजगार मिलेगा.

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नीव प्लांटेशन में प्राकृतिक जड़ी बूटियों से हर्बल प्रोडक्ट बनाये जाते हैं. वुमनिया से बातचीत में शिखा ने कहा कि  नीव का मक़सद लोगों को आयुर्वेद और एरोमा थेरेपी का एक मिश्रित स्वाद देना है जिससे लोग अपनी प्रकृति से जुड़े और खुद को स्वस्थ रखें. भारत में 175 जैविक (आर्गेनिक) दुकानों में नींव के उत्पाद सप्लाई किये जाते हैं. इसके अलावा 7 अन्य देशों में भी नीव के उत्पादों की काफी मांग है.

नीव की खासियत है की ये फल फूलों से बना होता है और इसमें किसी प्रकार का कोई केमिकल नहीं इस्तेमाल किया गया. शिखा को नीव हर्बल प्लांटेशन के लिए उन्हें बेस्ट खाद्य विलेज इंडस्ट्री के लिए राष्ट्रपति से भी सम्मानित किया गया है. शिखा को फेमिना मैगज़ीन के लिए भी नामांकित किया गया था. इन सब के अलावा शिखा को उनके कार्य के लिया काफी सराहना मिली है.

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NEEV Vidyalaya – Hurlung : A Small Monument Created by the Large Heartedness of People

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Shikha and Anurag at the NEEV Vidyalaya, Hurlung Construction Site

Dear Friends,

Usually schools are created by governments, businessmen or politicians. Very rarely are they created by common people who have a passion for education. This is because building a school involves massive capital as initial investment. Unlike a business, the returns are very slow. And to compensate for the returns, schools have to charge high fees. The result is that all good schools are built for the rich, by the rich. Not only that, the education system belted out by these schools have to cater to market demands of mere skill development rather than the total development of children – body, heart and mind.

Meanwhile the poor are relegated to an inferior education system with poorly qualified, disinterested teachers and a languishing environment. For generations they suffer a life of inferiority complex and disempowerment. Of course there are always exceptions, the few who flower in the barren wastelands of educational institutions catering to the poor.

It took almost two decades of personal journey and a decade of NEEV’s journey to come to a point where we could materialize our dream for opening a small English Medium School for children of Hurlung Village. This could have in no way been possible without the unimaginable support we received from all our friends of NEEV over the years. I would like to especially mention our college mates – T G Sathish and Vivek Gahlaut – who have helped us with Rs. 30 Lakhs and Rs. 13 Lakhs for helping us in the school construction. Of course there are several others who donated us to the tune of I lakh rupees and many more who have donated in thousands. By not mentioning them I am aware of the injustice I am causing to them. I hope I shall be pardoned, considering that it would become untenable for me to mention all the names. Thus NEEV Vidyalaya, Hurlung is a small monument that embodies the large heartedness of common people; people who are not businessmen, politicians or corporates but people who have a passion for creating a just society on the basis of good quality education.

Following are the costs involved in the school construction.

Purchase of Land                                                                                               : Rs. 16,25,000 Lakhs

Design and Construction of First Floor                                                      : Rs. 34,80,400

Furniture, Electrical and Plumbing Fittings and Fixtures:                  : Rs. 4,00,000

Total Estimated Cost for the first floor                                                 : Rs. 55, 05, 400

We have received Rs. 47 lakhs as donation from various donors for the school construction. We are falling short by Rs. 8 lakhs. The costs have kept on escalating since we initially conceptualized the school. This is because we wanted the school construction to be based on indigenous materials. But considering the  long term stability and maintenance issues we had to go for more conservative and modern constructions as we went along. We are still trying our best to minimize the costs, so hopefully we may be able to shave off some expenses.

I would be really grateful if all our friends who have come together to bring NEEV to this point can help us with the remaining amount of Rs. 8 Lakhs.

You all may know that we have stopped the Rural Kids Sponsorship Scheme because we would like the school to be self – sustainable, at least in its operations. However we would require help from our friends for further construction and planned expansion of the school.

For the sake of meeting our operational expenses and contingency, we have created a Contingency Corpus Fund of Rs. 50 Lakhs and would like to increase it to Rs. 60 lakhs depending on future plans. The interest from this along with the nominal school fees we shall receive from the village school children would help us meet the operating expenses as well as my monthly honorarium of Rs. 10, 000 per month. Shikha, who would be teaching the school kids would be giving her time and energy totally on a voluntary basis.

We are planning to take admission of around 50 kids this year from Nur to Std. 3. The total monthly fee we are charging from them is Rs. 200.

I hope this gives a fair picture of the finances involved in the construction and operation of NEEV Vidyalaya.

Following is a plan of the school prepared by our Architect

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The school shall prepare the children in English Medium for NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) Board Exams. It is the same board from which my daughter too passed her 10th Std.

At present we have finished with the boundary wall construction and foundation work. The roof for the office block and the first room is ready to be casted next week.

Shikha in her daily inspection visit of NEEV Vidyalya, Hurlung construction

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Looking Back – Beginnings of  NEEV Vidyalaya in Aug 2016 – (8 months back)

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We could take this unbelievable journey only due to the support we got from all of you. I hope we can continue to take forward this dream of by the continuation of your support. All those who would like to make a donation of any amount to NEEV to help us with the remaining 8 lakhs, can write to me or donate in our bank account

Bank Name – IDBI

Branch – Telco

A/c Name – NEEV

Savings Account

A/c No. – 903104000120197

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Looking forward to blessings from all of you 🙂

Madhu: The Head Mistri who is constructing our school: asking for God’s blessings before the staircase casting. His son Raja would be studying in our school in UKG

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Architects of Future : Children’s Day Celebrations at NEEV

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Collage of some cards lovingly handmade by NEEV School teachers for the children

Dear Friends,

If the world today has to come out of the mess it finds itself in today, it requires new architects who are educated differently. Does education mean training children to develop technical capacity to get a livelihood or does it mean to help them understand the vast significance of life? Is education a means to create docile, imitating minds that fit in society or does education means creating minds that can question and learn? Does education mean creating cogs that service the vast industrial-consumeristic machine of society or does it mean to create sensitive human beings who care and nurture for the earth.

For five thousand years man has not learnt to live without conflict. Wars, environmental catastrophes and social inequalities have been the norm rather than an exception. Instead of developing a life of love, freedom and beauty on earth we have created inequity, strife and destruction. For years we have relied on authorities and experts to solve our problems. We have looked up to kings, priests, sacred books, politicians and scientists to tell us what is life and how to live. The result of abdication of this responsibility has been nothing but a vastly insensitive society where each individual is conditioned to ruthlessly strive and scramble to the top of a heap or else pigeonhole oneself in comfortable social roles that promise security. While the world simmers with wars, reeks with environmental pollution and languishes in poverty and misery, we continue our lives as usual – unconcerned, non-chalant, ignorant and self-seeking.

NEEV Vidyalaya is a place where we learn how not to go to sleep. It is a place of questioning and freedom. It is a place where young minds are not doused by authority and fear to cower down and become meek participants of a society that loves and rewards docility, compliance and imitation. It is a place where children learn to know themselves and discover their conditioning imposed by society. No revolutions in the outer, no system changes by governments can free man of conflict till he himself does not take up the responsibility of knowing himself/herself. Without self-knowledge, there is no transformation, no revolution that can free man from suffering on this earth.

So on Children’s Day, I thank all the friends who have come together to create NEEV Vidyalaya through their sponsorships, a unique and vital space for a work of such tremendous importance because it is only through right education that humanity can be transformed. I am including some pics to help you get the feel of what it is to be a child or a teacher at NEEV.

Love,
Anurag

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Card on Children’s Day created by a NEEV CIL Member using natural colours

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Some of the Cards written by me to Std. 10 students who are going to leave school next year

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Teachers of NEEV singing Kishore Da’s song – Aane Waala Pal Jaane Waala Hain for children

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Anjali and Simi – NEEV CIL Members and NEEV Vidyalaya Teachers singing the song Yeh Jo Des Hai Mera

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 Myself talking to children of NEEV Vidyalaya on what makes our school special

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Shikha wishing the children a Happy Children’s Day

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Our daughter Harshal who has passed NEEV School having a happy reunion with her friends of Std. 9

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Biscuit eating race for children of Kindergarten

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 Balloon blowing race for children of LKG

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Wearing the shoe race for children of Std. 1

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Hopping race by students of Std. 3

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Bursting the Balloon Race for Std. 2

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 50 m dash for Std 4

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Spoon and Marble Race for Std. 5

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 Three legged race for Std. 6 & 7

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 Musical Chairs for Std. 8, 9 & 10

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 Shikha commenting on the state of affairs

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 NEEV CIL Members and teachers giving cards to their students

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 The NEEV Vidyalaya Senior School Students and Teachers – A Happy Community