RUPANTAR by Sri Aurobindo Society is an umbrella educational programme, transforming the quality of education in the government schools in various states of India. It aims at harnessing the power of the people and existing resources. In September 2017, RUPANTAR, with its flagship project of ZIIEI organized many events to make the initiative more robust and holistic.
The highlight of Sri Aurobindo Siksha Kendra, Bishnupur, this month was the ‘Independence Day’ celebration on August 15, 2017, apart from Raksha Bandhan festival and regular classes held in the school.
RUPANTAR by Sri Aurobindo is a platform where State and Central governments, nonprofits, corporates and volunteers are working as one team for development of a progressive government education system in India, by harnessing the power of the people and existing resources. A number of new projects were launched under RUPANTAR in various states in August 2017.
RUPANTAR by Sri Aurobindo Society is an umbrella educational programme, transforming the quality of education in the government schools in various states of India. It aims at harnessing the power of the people and existing resources. In July 2017, RUPANTAR, with its flagship projects of ZIIEI and CMHE, spread to more and more states in the country.
The ICIE team of Shivakumar and C. N. Shanker visited the two AuroSchools in Bengaluru from May 29 to June 2, 2017, with the objective of understanding and contributing to the education imparted at these schools. They interacted with the teachers and staff, witnessed the functioning of the schools, and then conducted workshops on Integral Education.
From July 3 to 7, 2017, a five-day ‘Theatre Arts in Integral Education Camp’ was held for Master Resource Persons of the Ministry of Education, Puducherry. Conducted by Ravi Shanker and Kiran – both practitioners in the field of Integral Education at Sri Aurobindo Society – 20 participants underwent a transcendental journey via this camp. It was held at three venues in Puducherry, namely, DSE Complex, Society Hall and SAS Sharanam Amphitheatre.
On July 8, 2017, Mirambika School for New Age (MSFNA), Bengaluru, hosted a workshop for principals on “Innovations in curriculum design and challenges in the present-day education system”. Conducted by Bangalore Sahodaya Schools Complex at the MSFNA campus, the workshop was attended by around 60 school principals.
A three-day workshop was organized for pre-primary teachers of AuroMirra International School, Bengaluru, from May 29 to 31, 2017. ICIE Research Associate, Shanker, conducted the workshop and introduced several Integral Education concepts to the 10 teachers attending via indoor/outdoor games, group discussions and craftwork, among others.
A couple of workshops on ‘Explorations of the Inner Self’ were held on June 1 and 4, 2017, at the Society House in Puducherry for 20 students of Sardar Patel University, Gujarat,. The workshops were facilitated by Ravi Shanker and Kiran – both practitioners in the field of Integral Education at Sri Aurobindo Society.
Sri Aurobindo Society conducted its annual workshop on Integral Education ‘Basic Course in Integral Education—Theory and Approaches’ in Puducherry, from May 10 to 20, 2017, for teachers, principals, educationists and parents. The pan-India 45 participants undertook a transformational journey through the principles and practice of Integral Education, as envisioned by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.