Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): In a commendable initiative to foster a deep-rooted connection with Indian culture, the Madhya Pradesh State Open School (MPSOS) and Sanskrit Sansthan are collaboratively establishing pre-schools where young minds will be immersed in the richness of Sanskrit and the diverse aspects of Sanatan Dharma.
This visionary project aims to create a total of 330 Sanskrit pre-schools across the state, designed to cater to children aged 3 to 6 years. The curriculum will not only focus on imparting the Sanskrit language but will also delve into various facets of Indian culture through the engaging medium of story-telling.
The inaugural pre-school is currently under construction at the Government Sarojini Naidu Girls School, a joint effort by MPSOS and Sanskrit Sansthan in partnership with Extra Childhood. The Sanskrit play school is set to be ready in just 20 days, marking the beginning of a transformative educational journey.
Sanjeev Dubey, representing Extra Childhood, emphasized the significance of introducing children to the fundamentals of Indian culture during their formative years. He stated, “Children’s initial years play a crucial role in shaping their development. Therefore, it is important to introduce children to the basics of Indian culture from the very beginning.”
Dubey further elaborated on the unique features that will set these Sanskrit pre-schools apart:
Special Features of Sanskrit School:
- Aushadhi Upvan (Medicinal Garden):
- The school will boast a medicinal garden where students will plant 101 medicinal saplings. Each student will adopt a plant, fostering a sense of responsibility and environmental consciousness.
- Meditation Vatika:
- A dedicated space for meditation and learning Sanskrit shlokas (verses) will be established, promoting holistic development and a sense of spiritual well-being.
- Recycled Playground:
- The playground will feature swings and equipment crafted from recycled materials, instilling values of sustainability and resourcefulness in the young minds.
- Teacher Room and Training Center:
- A designated room for teachers will serve as both a monitoring space for student activities and a training center for continuous professional development.
- Proportional Fee System:
- The school will implement a unique fee system, requiring parents, regardless of their profession, to contribute two days’ worth of their salary as their children’s fees. This approach aims to ensure a sense of community involvement and commitment to their child’s education.
The Sanskrit pre-schools aspire to create an immersive and culturally enriching environment, where children not only learn the language but also imbibe the values and traditions embedded in India’s ancient heritage. This innovative approach marks a significant step towards fostering cultural pride and a strong foundation for the young generation. As these pre-schools take root, they promise to be the cradle of cultural nurturing, preparing children for a future deeply rooted in the essence of Indian civilization.
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