The power of our value-based education model has come to the fore in Covid-19 times. Our 104 Chatralayams are located close to a neighbouring school. The presence of such hostels ensures that students from rural India are guaranteed with education and after school education, boarding and 3 nutritious meals. In addition, our hostel coordinators ensure daily mental and physical well -being of all students via yoga and prayers.
So while educational institutions are shut for the moment, our Chatralayam students continue to pursue their daily routines and they are utilising the extra time to do Seva in their own small way. Thanks to the inculcation of the daily praying habit, boys from the Shri Giridhari Lal Seth & AB Seth AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Boys, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, are chanting Hanuman Chalisa five times every day, seeking protection for everyone from the deadly Corona.
In their free time, the boys are watching (distances well-maintained) Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana and B.R. Chopra’s Mahabharata which is now being re-telecast on national television. The re-run of two hugely popular Itihaasa based serials during the 80s and 90s is being done to prevent lockdown blues and reduce stress levels.
Sports is an important element of our value-based curriculum model. While a national lockdown has prevented people from playing sports outdoors, we are happy to share that many of our Chatralayam students are bonding with each other by playing indoor games. Carrom playing is now a regular feature at the Madhu & Rajkumar Nigam AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Girls, Kusumbhi village, Unnao district, Uttar Pradesh.