Workshops and Seminars
Vijnana Vihara is not an Island or an ivory tower. We would not like to remain uninfluenced by the needs of other schools. Hence we have been helping other schools in implementing moral education and yoga by organizing workshops at various places in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam districts.
Six state level seminars were organized with themes – “Bharatiyatwa in Education”, “Curriculum Changes suggested for Tribal education”, “Moral Education”, “Yoga Education”, “Primary Education”, “Secondary Education” and `Indianisation of Education’. Eminent educationists, Principals, Head Masters and Teachers participated in good numbers in these seminars.
Summer School (Vidyarthi Vikasa Kendras)
A month long summer school was being organised for Class – IX students, for the last 23 years at Vijnana Vihara, Gudilova. Apart from education, sports, personality development, singing, debating-techniques etc. were taught. Tribal students, poor students from different schools were given opportunity to utilise. The services of talented teachers of Vijnana Vihara, Gudilova and others in these three districts are sought in order to coach students. This is done in good spirit, and with service attitude by teachers.
During 2006 May, 247 students (146 boys + 101 girls) from 131 villages of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam districts participated.
Bala Samskara Kendras
A month long summer school was being organised for Class – IX students, for the last 23 years at Vijnana Vihara, Gudilova. A unique programme, to teach young boys and girls about, good habits, ethics, morals in small ballet forms, songs, and stories has been taken up by all teachers of Vijnana Vihara, as part of their social service activity in adopted rural areas.
The above programme has two dimensional aims, which consists of (1) inculcating spirit of service among teaching community. (2) The local, rural children are together with different children and learn good manners and customs and traditions through songs, plays, skits and stories. Apart from main regular studies, this extra-curricular activity has been yielding good behaviour response in rural populace. We are running 23 kendras in 23 villages.