Vatsalya Shiksha Abhiyan
Samvid Gurukulam is well known for its unique education system; if you want to see the gurukula practice flourishing along with modern methodologies of education even in today's world, then come down to Samvid Gurukulam at Vrindavan. When we think about Vrindavan, the only thing that comes into our mind is temple; but this place is not about only Gods & Goddesses and temples but there are some more attractions there which one must find out to get the whole essence of Vrindavan. The quest for education in human mind arrived much earlier in the beginning of the civilization and even for Vrindavan knowledge is the only thing that can make a better human being. The Samvid Gurukulam is a place where education sweeps into human life in a traditional way. The Samvid Gurukulam is located on the Mathura-Vrindavan road. This international school is well known for institutionalizing new methods of education in India with traditional wisdoms. The Samvid Gurukulam is founded (in May 2005) by Param Pujya Didi Maa Sadhvi Ritambharaji who is the founder of Vatsalya Movement in the world. The most interesting thing about the Samvid Gurukulam is that this school still follows the ancient Guru-Sishya pattern of India.
Campus : Samvid Gurukulam is ideally located on Mathura-Vrindavan marg and has a beautiful lush green pollution-free campus with plenty of space to move around and play and ample space for school activities. There is regular physical training that the pupil has to undergo during the comfortable hours in the day. It also has beautifully designed building, required play grounds, well equipped computer science laboratory, modern science laboratory, mathematics laboratory, well furnished library, hostel for residential students, dining hall with kitchen and staff accommodation.
Faculty : The highly qualified faculty with years of teaching experience behind them provides the students with guidance & training of unmatched excellence. All the faculty members are dedicated & attached at individual level with the students. The association of these faculty members at one place with one goal is the strength of Samvid Gurukulam which inspires students at large.
Study Materials : Samvid Gurukulam aims at teaching how to think rather than what to think. To our perception, through all round development of Indian women, India can secure its respectful stand in the world. We sincerely believe that all greatness lies in that one word “motherhood”, which swings the cradle of humanity, which shapes the civilization and which paves the path of enlightenment for the mankind. Therefore, we strive to make every child manifest the treasure of real wealth it has already been gifted by God. We are committed to put into practice the saying of Pujya Didi Maa Sadhvi Ritambharaji and thus entire curriculum is designed accordingly. Each & every enrolled students of Samvid Gurukulam are benefitted with research based, updated study material. The language is simple that can be grasped by students easily.
Tests and assignments : At Samvid Gurukulam, maximum assignments & self practice tests are provided to the students. This is an innovative method through which solving objective problems & time managements skills of students are enhanced. The questionnaires provided to the students are CBSE as well as entrance based.Methodology of regular classroom program : Synchronization of modern teaching methodologies with the ancient gurukula traditional wisdom is the uniqueness of Samvid Gurukulam teaching.
- Conceptual & Basic Fundamental Classes.
- Topic wise tests.
- Detailed discussion of tests.
- Feedback to the parents through Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM).
- Shortcut methods, tips, & time management techniques for solving objective questions, etc.
Daily Routine of the Gurukulam : The Samvid Gurukulam has a unique schedule for its students throughout the day as presented in the table. The students get up very early in the morning, say their prayers, and go for bath.
The important aspect to be noted here that Samvid Gurukulam provides coeducation up to 5th standard and thereafter it becomes a girls’ school providing education only to the deserving girls, both as day-scholars as well as residential.Strength in 2009-10 : The strength in the school during the academic year 2009-10 are furnished in the table
Sanskar Kendra : is a unique initiative of PSP to offer education in Hindi Medium in Vatsalya Gram, Vrindavan which was inaugurated on 2nd January 2002 (on the occasion of Birth Day of Param Pujya Didi Maa) with the following objectives-
- Providing education to the children of construction workers and other labors within Vatsalya Gram.
- Providing education opportunity to the children of working class form the neighboring villages of Vatsalya Gram.
This being a welfare activity of Vatsalya Gram, the education with culture (sanskar) is provided free of cost while a token of Rs.10/- per month per child is collected towards academic fee; similarly, Rs.100 per child per month towards transportation fees per month per child. Though, no other fee is collected from the students but Sanskar Kendra provides the following services/ facilities to the students-
- Free text books and note books to all the students studying in this school.
- Subsidized transport facility form home to school and back.
- Free uniform to all the students and
- Free lunch as nutritive food for their proper physical growth.
The Sanskar Kendra also has a committed team of qualified and trained teachers to provide quality education as well as sanskar to the children of needy communities from the neighboring villages. It has served thousands of children since its inception in 2002 and the strength in the academic year 2009-10 was as per the table.