PANCHA MUKHI SIKSHANA PADHATHI
The Vyasa vidyanikethan education prospect is multidisciplinary, which brings various branches of learning together. The entire system has been developed on the Vedic principle of education ie – “ the devine light that would liberate the child from all bondages and lead to identify her/his real self “. The unique multidisciplinary pancha mukhi padhathi attempts to unfold child’s inner perfection. The following five aspects are incorporated in this module.
1) SAREERIK SIKSHAN (Physical education)
Physical fitness is the basic pre-requisite of all human accomplishments. The sayings such as “ Sareeramadyarn khalu Dharma sadhanam “, “A sound mind in a sound body” emphatically authentify
this maxim. Despite having a great tradition of physical practices, Such as Kalari, Yoga and many other fitness activities, our school provides facilities for total excellence in the field. The initial component of our Panchamukhi Sikshana padhathi is Sareerik Sikshan. Vyasa vidyanikethan has a unique system of physical education. Every day, along with prarthana sabha(prayer session), we practice a ten minute warming up programme, which will help the children to enhance their physical energy level. Besides, Vyasa vidyanikethan has configured physical training activities for our children with different age group. The basic objective of all our physical training program is to bring up our children with physically active and vigorous, capable of withstanding every physical endeavour. In order to guide and monitor these activities, Vyasa vidyanikethan has an organizationally built up physical education department comprising of even physical fitness masters.
Yoga is one of the greatest gifts that our ancestors have awarded to human race. Asanas and Pranayamas are very powerful tools that unearth hidden potential and boost positive energies by removing tension and enhancing strength and balance. The practice is like a soothing balm for the body that permeates deep into physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the body. There is a perfect integration, perfect healing and perfect balance. The mind then becomes calm and alert, the brain is refreshed, the body is light and there
is high level of energy to face the challenges of life. Various methods in Yoga control the ego so that the internal energies could be utilised constructively for personal growth and selfless service.
Realising its immense virtue and capability in designing and regulating our young pupil’s life, Vyasa vidyanikethan has made yoga one of the most important components of Panchamughi Padhathi. Our yoga department headed by distinguished yogacharyas guides and supervises all aspects under this discipline. A separate yoga syllabus has been prepared and put into practice in our vidyalayas Short term and long term yoga training programmes for teachers are being convened at regular intervals.
3) MUSIC (Sangeeth)
There is music in all things an everywhere. The entire universe is bound by the integral connection formed with music. One of the key elements in the unification of our existence is music. It has the ability to permeate and penetrate through the boundaries of reality. This makes music one of the purest known civilizations. That is the spirituality of music.
Our children should understand the music in them and should communicate with the music of universe. This will help them reach at the rhythm of life and tire beauty of unity. Every child has musicorhythmic ability, if promoted, may enhance their potential calibre. Hence Vyasa vidyanikethan has included music as an important branch of learning in Panchamughi module. We give practice in music to all students in our vidyalayas with the guidance of a carefully designed syllabus. An expert panel of musicians takes up all responsibilities and regular inservice training courses are given to our teachers.
Sanskrit is the classical language considered as the mother of all human languages. The world’s most ancient human ideologies are narrated in this sacred language. Scholars around the world confirm that they find something in Sanskrit literature that they will not find anywhere else. Many world universities have declared Sanskrit as compulsory academic language.
As the boundless philosophical treats and values embedded in this holy language will enlighten the children with the life touch of our national heritage, Vyasa Vidyanikethan has put Sanskrit one of the panchamukhi components. We teach Sanskrit in all classes. Eminent Sanskrit scholars give guidance to our teachers, when teach Bhagavat geetha, Veda and Upanishad hymns and many other motivational verses.
5) NAITHIK EVAM ADHYATMIK SIKSHAN (Moral and spiritual education)
The basic objective of education is to mould the child into a true citizen, imbibing ethical and spiritual values of our heritage. Here education works as a purifying factor. There is a perfect co-relation between ethics and education.
Quality of social life cannot merely be measured by its economic prosperity. Civilized societies maintain certain soft potential values as signs of its qualitative entity. Actual strength of a society sustains on the ethical and moral values the people observe, rather than their financial empowerment. The roots of these values are in the traditional costumes and observances of the society. A family system society based on “purushartha Dharma” is the unique trait of our social life. But the foundations of such invaluable social structure are being shattered under the sorrowful influence of a commercialized educational system.
A holistic curriculum should encompass this pivotal aspect. The inner strength of the node is to be upheld. Hence we include Naithik and Adhyatmic Sikshan in Pancha mukhi Padhathi.
“Mathru Devo Bhava, pithru Devo Bhava, Acharya Devo Bhava, Athidhi Devo Bhava. Rashtra Devo Bhava”– this is the basic principle upon which our ethical lessons are built up.
6) GHOSH (Band Troupe)
Vibration is the key element in the balance of life. In order to explore the musico rhythmic talents of the learners, Vyasa Vidyanikethan has been giving ample importance in training Vadyamelarn. Most of our HSS, HS and UPS have band sets. Daily practices are being given to pupils, both girls and boys at schools. Periodic training camps are also being scheduled at Sankul
and District levels. State level yearly ghosh camps are also being organized. The real orchestra among the sounds of different instruments disciplines the minds of the participants. The symphony of co-relation can bring them all together under one melody.