Rashtriya Anuvrat Shikshak Sansad (National Parliament of Anuvrati Teachers)

It is an important division of Anuvibha and ever since its inception, it has been engaged in mobilizing thousands of teachers and students against unethical practices in society in India.

(a) Popularizing ANUVART Code of Conduct among Teachers and Students

A few years ago the late His Holiness Acharya Tulsi expressed the view that teachers could play a vital role in popularizing the Anuvrat Movement among the intelligentsia. They also have formative influence on the minds of children. He suggested that a separate wing of teachers willing to commit themselves to anuvrat (small or basic vows) be formed and a campaign to inspire teachers and students to live the good life be launched at national level. Acharya Mahapragya lent his support to this project and provided a conceptual framework for making the body of teachers instrumental in regenerating moral and spiritual values in our country.

A view of the annual convention of Rashtriya Anuvrat Shikshak Sansad

The first session of RASS (Rashtriya Anuvrat Shikshak Sansad) was held at Ranawas (Rajasthan) in 1990 under the auspices of H.H. Acharya Tulsi and Acharya Mahapragya in which more than one hundred teachers participated. It has made rapid strides. Already more than 15 conventions have been held at various places so far. A separate Parliament of Anuvrati Students was created to involve students and expose them to an environment conducive to the growth of moral and spiritual values. Thousands of teachers hailing from 168 districts and 20 states of India have voluntarily joined the network of self-transformed teachers (Anuvratis). The national convener undertook an extensive tour of the country and formed local committees. The number of anuvrati teachers and anuvrati students is growing day-by-day.

(b) Ahimsa Prakshikshan Kendras (Nonviolence Training Centres)

As has already been explained global campaign for nonviolence training has become the most important mission of Acharya Mahapragya.

The responsibility for establishing and administering Ahimsa Prashikshan Kendras across the country also devolved on RASS. It is a matter of great satisfaction that RASHTRIYA ANUVRAT SHIKSHAK SANSAD is running these centers effectively. Hundreds of young and old people are being trained in nonviolence in various parts of the country.

Nonviolence training being imparted to the prisoners of Nabha (Punjab) Jail

Their training programme is based on the four dimensions as laid down by Acharya Mahapragya. They are:

1. Theory and History of Nonviolence

2. Transformation of the Heart

3. Nonviolent Lifestyle

4. Right Means of Livelihood and Training in Self-employment

Guided by these dimensions training in nonviolence is being imparted at these centres. More than 200 nonviolence training centres in different states of India are being run by this unit of Anuvibha.  



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