A New Experiment in the Field of Education
Anuvrat Balodaya is a programme based on child psychology that orients
a child towards nonviolence and peace by bringing about behavioural
changes in his personality. It does not teach through traditional
methods of school education. It endeavours to make use of various
child-oriented activities to establish a rapport with the child and
provides an environment where it feels at home. Balodaya Programme
incorporates the principles of Anuvrat and Jivan Vigyan (Science of
Living) and is a creative effort to instil the culture of non-violence
and peace in the heart and mind of a child.
Acharya Tulsi, the founder of the Anuvrat Movement, believed that the
making of a nation depended on the all-round development of children.
He thought that a nation which did not have any programme for the
proper development of its children could never be a strong nation.
Inspired by Acharya Tulsi, the well-known follower of Gandhian
principles and the initiator of children’s cultural movement, Shri
Mohan Lal Jain started working on the Balodaya project with the
establishment of Anuvibha. It was his vision that enabled him to
transform a deserted hillock into a children’s paradise. Today, it is
no less than a lighthouse for the transformation of new generations.
Recently, he has been honoured with the highest award of the country,
Rajiv Gandhi Seva Puraskar in recognition of his unique services
towards child welfare and development.
Acharya Mahapragya, a great thinker and man of highest spiritual order
thinks that the primary need of the modern age is to train every
individual in nonviolence using the methods of Jivan Vigyan (Science of
Living) and Preksha Dhyan for an effective transformation of the
society. Science of Living and Preksha Dhyan are at the basis of
Balodaya Programme. It is a complete course geared to the emotional and
spiritual transformation of a child. The Balodaya Programme gains
special significance in the perspective of “The Decade (2001-2010) of
the Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World”
declared by the UNO. All the activities of Balodaya are focused on this
Balodaya does not believe in imposing knowledge on children, it rather
tries to instil it into their hears. The principle that Balodaya
follows is: “presentation in a conducive environment, curiosity through
presentation, and satisfaction of curiosity.” The principle, based on
child psychology, attracts children naturally, enables them to adapt
mentally, and becomes a forceful medium to inspire them to take to
peace, non-violence, ethics and good conduct. To achieve these
objectives, several museum corners have been set up at the Global Peace