NHE Teachers Training

Patna, India

A NHE teachers training programme was held at the WWD (Women’s Welfare Department) premises in Patna from August 4th to 8th. Teachers from two Ananda Marga schools as well as local schools in the area attended for the full five days. All 58 participants enjoyed the twice daily routine of yoga-asanas and kaoshiki yogic dance-exercise, singing of Prabhata Samgiita songs composed by Shrii P. R. Sarkar, kiirtan and meditation. All the participants learned a personalized form of meditation.

This NHE teachers’ training is a continuation of efforts to upgrade the quality of education in eight schools in Mainpura, Sisheshwar Nagar and Patna as well as to improve the quality of our Children’s Homes which are attached to the schools. Regularizing the existing practices and focusing on sustainable NHE practices was the theme of the training program.

The training programme covered the basics of NHE philosophy and teaching methods, yoga for children (YES), ideas for ecology (ELF) and Student Volunteers (STUVOL). There was a public programme with presentations and competitions.

These local teacher training programmes help to equip the schools with modern teaching aids and implements. As a result of the training, one more hour was introduced into the daily curriculum as part of the regular course to include fine arts, music, classical and folk dance, gardening, regular physical training and parade with a band. New elements in the school flow are rhymes and stories, regular yoga-asanas, kaoshikii and meditation by all the students.

This NHE Teacher Training was facilitated by Didi Ananda Jyotirekha, Didi Ananda Snigdha Acarya and Didi Ananda Sujata. A certificate for attending the programme was also distributed to the registered participants.

Renaissance Universal Symposium

Delhi, India

Renaissance Universal organised a special symposium on Shrii P.R. Sarkar’s contribution to Philosophy and Science at Prachin Shiv Mandir, Chirag Delhi on July 18th 2010. Prof. Uttam Pati, Prof. of Biotechnology, JNU was the Chief Guest and spoke on Microvita. Dr. Ramnath Jha, Special Centre for Sanskrit studies, JNU, was the Guest of Honour and spoke on Shrii P.R. Sarkar’s contribution to Philosophy. Shrii Shyam Bang, RU Secretary Delhi presided over the function.

In his talk, Prof. Pati discussed the concept of size and form of microvita, and there being a continuous conversion of matter into microvita and reconversion of microvita into matter. Matter is made of microvita where as idea is the constituent of microvita. This symbolic shuttling is the definition of crude vs the subtle; ie life vs death. The question is does size matter if the manifestation could be realized in daily lives even in attempting to prove that it exists. If idea is the constituent of microvita, then this is enough for one to live in idea rather than to visualize or understand the importance of size. For example: mind has three entities: the extro- internal, the intro-external, and the movement of mind towards spirit. In the extro-internal state, the subject receives the information from the external world; in the second state, the subject transmits the internal idea to the external world. In the third state, one goes beyond the crude world to enter the subtle state and bring new wisdom to store in the second state.