Director & Founder Principal
Knowledge is as vast as the Universe. Even if someone were to spend every minute of his life in the acquisition of knowledge, he would not even cover 1/7 of it. So what are we actually trying to teach our children by drawing-up syllabi, framing Courses and awarding Certifications ?
Schooling has to essentially Prepare the Child for Life in such a way that he/she is able to find moments of Happiness all along the way and not just at the end of the road ! By the time every parent realizes that Happiness cannot be measured by Success and Money, the child would have already completed its share of grueling to prepare for another similar living that his/her parents have gone through.... A vicious cycle thus continues for another generation! The problems in the present education system began when the parents of students started interfering with it. In any profession, a practitioner is most often trusted to execute his expertise. But when it comes to schooling, parents are extremely overbearing about how their children should be taught or even treated by their teachers ! Standardization and Commercialization of education commenced this way. Nativity and Creativity have taken the back seat and the result is a mass production of Uneducated Literates !
Abhyasa is an Institution that upholds the Right of every Child to discover itself to his/her fullest potential and evolve into a Complete Human Being under the observation of teachers who are just facilitators and guides. We have consciously chosen a residential form of schooling, as children need to be drawn away from the comfort of parental protection and put into 'simulators' that replicate the larger society. Can a child learn to swim by just dabbling it's legs in water, without entering a pool ? Similarly, how can a child learn to face Life without completely stepping out into the external world ? "The love of a parent for a child is the love that should grow towards separation", said Kahlil Gibran.
"Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, and though they are with you, yet they do not belong to you.
You may give them your love, but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts ! You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you... For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let our bending in the archer's hand be for gladness; For, even as He loves the arrow that flies, He loves also the bow that is stable!”
- Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)
Abhyasa is an Exclusive School - for those parents who can understand and appreciate the aforesaid Verses.... If you feel that you are one such enlightened parent, here is an invitation to give your child - the best of schooling...because your child is the best thing that happened to you in life! Abhyasa provides unlimited opportunities - through a wide spectrum of curriculum - for a Child to discover the World in all it's vagaries and choose his/ her goal for life, consciously and cautiously !