Anand Niketan, a Nai Talim School, was re-started in July 2005 at Sevagram. The school re-started with the firm belief that Gandhiji’s ideas on Education are as relevant today as they were 75 years ago. We do take into consideration the developments of educational thoughts and the challenges of modern context.
Anand Niketan aims towards holistic development of a child covering the three Hs – Head, Heart and Hand. The school equally aims for the development of responsible citizenship, intellect with compassion, humility and respect for all life forms and due consideration for the mother earth.
We believe in a transformative role of education – transformation towards a just and sustainable world. Since education is getting ready for life, learning process ought to be integrated with life.
Why this Experiment?
The existing mainstream educational system encourages rote learning and produces a huge crop of unconcerned individuals. Not only this, the present educational system is also insensitive towards the basic nature of the child and altogether is doing little good either to the individual or to the society.
A number of problems are arising out of the worldwide fast-growing consumer culture. The widening socio-economic gap between the intellectual world and the world of physical labour needs to be reduced and ultimately eliminated. Therefore, an urgent need to attend these issues was felt.
An effort towards this end through education could only be proper integration of the two along with the development rational-analytical mindset based on humane values.