Dormitories and Dining
Balancing Independence with Inter – Dependence:
"As children grow up to be worldly inquisitive and indulgent, it is necessary to lay the foundation of discrimination, rather than a dominating the makes them revolt! Later self discipline naturally follows discrimination,”…..
Sage Vasishta counseled King Dasharatha -
(as narrated by Valmiki in the ‘Ramayana’)
Bracing Attitudes from ‘Me’ to ‘We’
In their anxiety to reach the top, most people Endeavour to develop their brains and bodies, forgetting the fact that a ‘whole person’ always includes feeling, emotions, competencies, attitudes and spirit. Essential human competencies such as self-confidence, self-reliance, self-restraint along with appropriateness of emotion have a large bearing on the success of an individual. Behavioral scientists advocate that individuals can achieve complete emotional balance only through ‘community living’ – during the growing year. Very often, innocent expression of parental love beyond a certain age, keeps children trapped in a ‘childish dependency’ – making them naive and helpless and in love with themselves! When ties are cut from both parents at an appropriate age and the child learns to grow independently in a community; a transformation occurs! Children learn that: ‘They will receive as much as they give and realize that Freedom and Responsibility are two sides of the same coin! This evolution will make their future roles in career and society more mature, fulfilling and successful.
The Abhyasa environment facilitates community living by simulating the larger society with students from all over India and abroad. The school is a replica of the larger world where individuals from different social and cultural backgrounds learn to live and work together until they reach a new level of consciousness.
Abhyasa Provides comfortable hostel accommodation with spacious dormitories, individual cots and cupboards, round-the-clock hot water facility, assistance by ayahs (nannies), laundry, hair saloon, a tuck shop with toiletry, confectionery and stationary items, a tailor assistance.
Abhyasa provides well-balanced and nutritious vegetarian food for the students under the guidance of a dietician. Daily diet consists of wheat & ragi porridge, Milk (four times a day), protein cereals, seed sprouts, fresh greens, vegetable salads & fruits apart from a variety of rice, chapathi, snack and sweet items which cater to various regional tastes. Egg and Banana are served every day during the 11am break. Teachers dine along with the students and personally look into each student’s diet habits. Teachers and students serve food by rotation so as to create a family environment on the school campus.
Students’ Mess Committee
The Committee prepares the weekly menu and ensures that children get ‘what they like’. They also strictly monitor and control wastage of food. Teachers and older students serve food by rotation, dine together with the younger children and even feed the younger children whenever necessary-thereby creating the ambience of a single ‘close knit family’. Teachers & Masters who dine along with the students personally look into each student’s diet habits. Students of the Mess committee monitor the quality of milk, vegetables and groceries supplied to the school mess every day. Lacto meters are used to detect adulteration of milk and all the food items are tasted by a panel of teachers and students before it is served to the rest of the school.
|Breakfast (7 AM)
Sprouts and Milk with any Two of the following items:
|Snacks (5 PM)
Milk with any One of the following items:
|Idly with chutney & Sambar||Savouries such as Mixture, Muruku etc.|
|Vada or Mysore Bajji with Sambar||Boiled Chole or Ground Nuts|
|Bread with Jam & Chutney||Maggie Noodles or American Chopsuey|
|Fried or Boiled Egg||Bhelpuri with Chutney or Puffed Rice Mixture|
|Vermicelli Upma or Pulihora||Poha Upma|
|Chapathi with curry||Palak or Onion Pakoda|
|Bansi Rawa or Bombay Rawa Upma||Bun with Chutney|
|Pav Bhaji or South Indian Rice Pongal||Sabudana Vada & Curd|
|Sabudana Khichdi or Green Gram Dal – Rice Khichdi||Masala Wada or Alu Bonda or Mirchi Bajji|
|Pesarattu or Uttappam or Dosa with Sambar & Chutney||Panipuri|
|Vegetable & Egg Noodles||Vegetable Burgers or Vegetable Puffs|
|Puri with Curry or Chole – Batura||Alu Samosa or Kachori|
|Macaroni pasta or Com Flakes with Milk||Pav Baji or Vegetable Cutlet|
Lunch (1 PM – 2PM)
Dinner (8 PM – 9 PM)
|Vegetable Salad||Rasam or Soup|
|Fried Rice with Masala Curry||Vegetable Curry|
|Vegetable Curry||Freshly Ground Chutney|
|Dal or Sambhar||Tur Dal|
|Plain Rice and Chapathi||Plain Rice & Chapathi|
|Curd or Butter Milk||Curd Rice|
|Papad or Fryums||Dessert, Fruits (alternative days)|