Champaran school teaches all the four Vedas, free of cost
Motihari, Sept. 5: When the world is copying the West, a school is striving to teach its disciples the four Vedas — once the crux of the Indian society. The objective of this school is to impart education about the Indian culture to the new generations.
Welcome to Ved Vidyalaya. A school with a different dimension altogether, its founder and principal Sushil Kumar Pandey said he believes the education of Vedas has a “miraculous effect” on the students as they have scientific power.
“The objective behind founding the school was to make the Vedas popular. This is more important in today’s context because every relationship has become extremely mechanical and the society has reached a point where there is no sense of unity among people. People are just on their own today,” he said.
“Right from a person’s birth to death, Vedas play an important part. It represents human culture,” the principal said.
Ved Vidyalaya is the only school of its kind in the state, which teaches all the four Vedas to its students over a period of six years.
Nearly half of the students here are boarders, the principal told The Telegraph.
The other Ved Vidyalayas in the state are in Darbhanga, Bhagalpur, Lakhisarai and Madhubani. However, they impart knowledge only on Shukla Yajur Veda.
After the completion of the six-year course, the second batch would appear for the examination of “Ved Vibhushan”, which is equivalent to an Intermediate examination, in December this year. All the six students of the first batch of the school that appeared for the examination last year came out with flying colours.
Students Guddu Kumar Pathak, Krishna Kumar Pandey, Saheb Kumar Dwivedi, Brajesh Choubey and Purushottam Kumar Tewari, who are students of different classes from I to VI, hail from various districts, including Champaran. They said they wanted to preserve and spread the rich Indian culture with the knowledge of the Vedas.
Akhilesh Kumar Dubey, a student of Class VI, wants to join the post of a dharma guru in the Indian Army and wants to “serve the nation in a different way”.
Raj Kumar Jha, a student of Class II, who hails from Vaishali district, has a different ambition.
“After completing my academic career, I am determined to make use of my skill as a priest,” said Raj, adding that after the closure of Goraul Sugar Factory in Vaishali, his father Shakti Nath Jha had to earn a living as a priest.
Most of the children who come to this school are aged between five and 10. After passing out many of them would head to Varanasi for further studies on the subject. Even though the school has not got any financial assistance from the government so far, it does not charge the students any money.
“The school depends on donations to meet the day-to-day requirements as well as the payment of salaries to the 13 school teachers, all of whom are postgraduates in their respective subjects,” Pandey added.
Source: The Telegraph