Today, we gather at Jaipur to share information about our 17th & 18th CSR activities that include the historic occasion of the Lokarpan of a beacon of hope and knowledge – The Smt. Triveni Devi Dhanuka Higher Secondary Adarsh Vidya Mandir, celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of our beloved mother. The purpose of our today’s press conference is not just to announce the beginning of an institution that possesses the power to transform lives and shape the destiny of future generations. The Lokarpan of Smt. Triveni Devi Dhanuka Higher Secondary Adarsh Vidya Mandir on 18 August at sacred place of Lord Balaji Shri Salashar Dham, is not just a moment of celebration but also a significant step towards empowering our society with the gift of knowledge.
Education is the key to a brighter future, not only for individuals but also for communities, nations, and the world at large. It empowers people, creates opportunities, breaks the cycle of poverty, fosters strong communities, promotes global understanding, and addresses pressing global issues. By equipping individuals with knowledge and skills, education transforms lives, builds prosperous societies, and fosters a more united and sustainable world. Investing in education is crucial for progress and development on all levels.
Vidya Bharti Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Sansthan, the largest non-governmental educational institution, encompasses over 13,000 schools educating more than 35 lakh students. Its history dates back to 1952 with the establishment of the SaraswatiShishu Mandir. Motivated by ancient Indian scriptures, Vidya Bharti has achieved a prominent identity globally. It works relentlessly to instill moral values among the youth for their overall development and promotes the concept of “VasudhaivaKutumbakam” (the world is one family) in society.
Vidya Bharti was initiated to counter the negative impact of westernization on today’s youth and inspire them to embrace the great values, morals, and ethics of our nation. Our country became independent in 1947, but unfortunately, we continued the old system of education created by McClay to create clerks to work for them, instead of an education system that creates committed and dedicated citizens to work for the nation. This was realized by Vidya Bharti, and we appreciate their initiative in bringing back the traditional education system of Guru-shishya Parampara, where shoes are left outside, and students touch the feet of Gurujans. Additionally, class teachers visit the homes of every student once a month.
It is a matter of privilege and pride that last year, out of 652 schools of Vidya Bharti in Rajasthan, all three toppers in commerce were from our schools. We already recognized them during the annual function on 11th Feb 2023, on the birth celebration of our beloved father. Five such students will be honored by Shri. Ram Nath Kovind, along with Principal Sh. Lokesh Chaumala and the major architect of the building, Sh. Pramod Gupta, who has been associated with such social projects of the Dhanuka family for the last 25 years and has not charged a single penny but has rather visited the sites at his own expense.
In addition, we commend the government’s initiatives to enhance the education system, particularly the introduction of the new National Education Policy in 2020. This policy aims to develop “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat,” fostering self-dependence and entrepreneurial spirit among students.
Dhanuka Family has always been dedicated to various social activities for the betterment of society. The govt. has introduced CSR policy in the year 2014, but our family has been contributing to society for more than 100 years. Our forefathers migrated from Rajasthan 100 years ago and the first social project by them was an ashram at Vrindavan which was a jungle at that time with small Kutiyas, where Sadhus were living and around 100 people were given food daily in the morning. Now it has been converted into a modern guest house with 60 AC rooms and an AC Hall. On the path of CSR & social services, Dhanuka family is also constructing an ashram with 150 rooms in Ayodhya& running one school in Ratangarh. Dhanuka family is also going to dedicate one must-needed waiting lounge at AIIMS Delhi Hospital on 21st August 23. We are looking forward to AIIMS waiting lounge inauguration by Vice President of India Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar Ji.