School Project Launched in Hyderabad

Dear Friends,

Jai Nandalala!

We are happy to inform you that one more dream project of Sri. Akka, Mathi Oli Vidhya Bhavan under the management of Yogasaras Educational Academy (Unit of Nandalala) was launched on Monday, July 14, 2008 at Hyderabad. We give below a brief note on the school.

We attach the invitation for the function and extend our warm invitation to one and all to make the happy occasion a grand success.

About the School ‘Mathi Oli Vidhya Bhavan’, Munirabad, R.R.District, A.P.

The school ‘Mathi Oli Vidhya Bhavan’ is a long cherished brain child of Pujyasri ‘MathiOli’ R. Saraswathy, President Nandalala Seva Samithi Trust, Chennai which has become a reality thanks to the munificence of Dr. Kris Yogam. As President of Yogasaras Educational Academy which will manage this school Pujyasri ‘Mathi Oli’ R. Saraswathy plans to make her dream a reality, shaping this school into a model that everyone can look up to. The work that she undertakes, be it her organization ‘Nandalala Siruvar Sangam’ (Nandalala Children’s Forum) which she has been running for more than a quarter century in Chennai or the Nandalala Temple in Chennai, unfailingly stands apart as a landmark and the standard it sets is not easily met by others.

Mathi Oli Vidhya Bhavan will aim at the overall development of the child making the child experience the traditional values that India stands for. The school will follow the CBSE pattern of syllabus using the play way method, especially in the primary section, to allow the children to learn the basics through experience. For instance, the school plans to develop a herb garden which the children will help nurture. This project will take the children through lessons on the environment, the basics of botany, the art of managing a garden and also teach them the nutritional values of many of these herbs. The produce from the herb garden will also go to the kitchen of the school which will provide nutritious meals for the children, inculcating sound nutritional food habits in the children. In addition to this, the school will also teach yoga, encourage sport activities and hold regular sessions of clay doll making, dancing, story telling, dramatics, drawing, painting etc. Thus the school will aim at the all round development of the child rather than a lop-sided ‘studies-only’ approach. Even in the matter of studies the school will aim at providing continuous feed back of the learning process, encouraging interactive learning and principles of mutual cooperation among students rather than allowing unhealthy competition.
Jai Nandalala!
D. Subramanian