Noida's BGS Vijinatham School - Shared Commitment Between Teachers And Students
| Ashok Dixit - 16 Oct 2018

Noida's BGS Vijinatham School - Shared Commitment Between Teachers And Students

By Ashok Dixit

Noida (Uttar Pradesh): Education gives us knowledge of the world around us and changes it into something better. It develops in us a perspective of looking at life. It helps us build opinions and have points of view on things in life. People debate over the subject of whether education is the only thing that gives knowledge.

“The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things.”

So said Jean Piaget, an early 20th-century Swiss psychologist, known for his work on child development.

He further went on to say that, “It is with children that we have the best chance of studying the development of logical knowledge, mathematical knowledge, physical knowledge, and so forth.

Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations. This view more than ever sums up the motto and philosophy of the Balagangadharanatha Swami (BGS) Vijinatham School that is coming up in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

The BGS Vijinatham School in Noida is one of many educational institutions being nurtured and managed by the Sri Adhichuchanagiri Shikshana Trust under the leadership of His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Dr. Nirmalanandanatha Mahaswami, the Pontiff of the Sri Adhichuchanagiri Mahasamsthana Math located in Karnataka’s Mandya District.

In the 45 years of its existence, i.e. since 1973, the Sri Adhichuchanagiri Shikshana Trust has acquired a phenomenal reputation in the southern part of India as an institution advancing the cause of education and diffusion of knowledge among school and college students without distinction or socioeconomic discrimination.

Today, this trust, under the guidance of Sri Sri Sri Nirmalanandanatha Swamiji, manages more than 450 + schools and colleges in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, having a strength of over 10 million students focused on acquiring qualifications in medicine, nursing, engineering, management, general education, education, pharmacy and Ayurveda etc.

Having established an envious reputation down south, a confident Sri Adhichuchanagiri Shikshana Trust has already made a foray in the field of school education in North India by establishing the BGS International Public School in Sector 5, Dwarka, New Delhi, as far back as 2003.

Taking the message of the Math, the trust and Pontiff-cum-President Sri Sri Sri Nirmalanandanatha Swamiji that education is the tool for uplifting not only the individual but also the nation from ignorance, impoverishment and dependency forward, the Sri Adhichuchanagiri Shikshana Trust believes there is an urgent need for spreading this campaign of education not only in Delhi but also in the extended National Capital Region (NCR), which includes Noida, Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh and  Faridabad and Gurgaon in Haryana.

Getting the desired result and success with the school in Dwarka in terms of student footfall and performance, the trust and its trustees say they feel encouraged to take that all-important next step of branching out to create a similar, if not improved state-of-the-art school in Noida.

Vijnatham implies knowledge about supreme self) through which what is unheard becomes heard, what is un-thought of, becomes thought of, what is unknown becomes known. The word Vijnatham is an amalgamation of three words- (Vigyan ) Science, (Gyan) Knowledge and (Tantragyan) Technology..

During a recent interaction with key administrators of the school, the message put forth was that it is a mission with a dual objective -- first, “to educate and turn each and every student into cohesive learning paradigm” and second, “to render service to society…for the betterment of mankind and all beings.”

Sri Sri Sri Nirmalanandanatha Swamiji has described the upcoming school, which will open in April 2019, as a progressive, learning-centric, co-educational institution committed to creating individuals who can become a part of an evolving global environment.

“We believe a child is the seed in the garden of an environment. Our school truly serves as a lighthouse beaconing to the rising generation of human beings for health and vigour, for strength and determination, for zeal and zest; for efficiency,” he says in a message appearing on the school’s website.

“Our children are our future. They must be nurtured and given the right environment for developing as complete individuals who will help in nation building process and contribute towards the welfare of society. It is our effort to establish a quality school where excellence is driven by values; success is strengthened by ethics and modernity is fortified by tradition…. We believe in holistic education which encompasses curricular activities, co-curricular activities, extra-curricular activities along with life skills training so that we can rear a level of young minds that are bustling with self-confidence and motivation,” he adds.

Through this message, some wards of the nearly seven lakh-strong population of Noida can be assured of receiving meaningful education at this school. 


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