"The Vedic culture is an ‘abiding culture’ while the western culture is a ‘becoming culture’ – abide in the peace that you already are, by shedding the restlessness, born of wrong thinking!"
No educational system is complete without imparting the wisdom of living. We may receive education in Science, technology and humanities, an insight into what is right living is essential. A person who has knowledge in discipline may be an informed person, but not necessarily a person with wisdom. So any education which deals with culture heritage and human values is complete education.
Essential principles of our culture and heritage, exposure to various value structures and beliefs form an important part of education, which is offered by the PurnaVidya system. The moral and cultural education therefore is indispensable to make education complete in the real sense of the term. Only such an education can give one an inner fulfillment.
Vedic tradition pervades in and through the culture. The culture that touches every aspect of one's life is not taught formally in Indian schools, but grows upon a person as/he or she grows up in this cultural environment. In olden days, this culture was imbibed naturally from parents and grandparents within one's immediate community. In the absence of such a system PurnaVidya will play a virtual role in imparting this knowledge.
The PurnaVidya Teaching Program provides all the information required for one to teach the subject matter. Guidelines for parents and teachers on how to teach the program in a systematic manner are also given. No prior experience in teaching is required for this. The subject matter has been organ into three volumes of twelve parts, tailored to suit all the ages of children. Each volume offers subject topics relevant to the child's age and level of comprehension.
No, this is cultural education. Language, dress, home, food, customs, manners and fine & performing arts are the elements that constitute the Indian culture. None of these have anything to do with religion. The culture of India is to Indians of all faiths.
Growing up in the modern society implies exposure to the global cultures and media. With modernization, urbanization and the shrinkage of family units, children do not have the same opportunities as their earlier generations did, to know the Indian culture. Therefore, children need to study the Indian heritage in an instructive and deliberate way if they are to imbibe it in their own lives. In this situation, we have to provide them with an opportunity to learn about the culture in a classroom situation.
Schools can take up this program and implement it based on their convenience for all classes. Institutions can have a cultural and heritage class once in a week. The school can have PurnaVidya text books for the students and teachers if needed, teachers can be provided with PurnaVidya teaching guidelines books for the corresponding text books given to the students.
The program has supplementary teaching tools to make learning easy for children. By working on the games and playing learn Indian Heritage, but also the art of learning. The exercises cover topics parallel to the text material. They illustrate the same ideas through word-search games, puzzles, fill-in-the-blanks, circle the right answer, match the columns, journal writing, field-work, points-to-ponder and many more. These would help review the topics covered and encourage participation among children. Children can also enact the play given during any school function.
The teachers who are already handling any moral instruction classes in the school can teach PurnaVidya. Once a year the school can send their teachers to PurnaVidya Teachers Training Seminars. This seminar will give the teachers an insight into the subject matter and equip them with the teaching methodology. The teachers can also learn to chant the Vedic mantras and perform the puja.
Not necessarily. The program is designed to blend with the school curriculum over a period of twelve years from standards one to plus two. Even individuals interested in taking up such a cultural endeavor may organize community classes at a place of worship or any other public place.
Yes, extensively. Over a hundred schools in different parts of the country and abroad made this program part of their curriculum over the past decade and have expressed immense satisfaction.
Yes, there are hundreds of groups in India and abroad teaching this program successfully.
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