Swami Vivekananda defined education as the 'manifestation of perfection already in man'. Our Vision is to actualize Swami Vivekanda's fundamental educational ideals of imparting life-building, man-making, and character-building education. We strive to develop an educational system wherein the rich and spiritual heritage of our country with its hoary tradition of values like sacredness of knowledge, shraddha,purity, devotion of truth, etc., are taught on the one hand; and on the other, are taught the western values of scientific temper, rational investigation into the truth of the world we live in, objectivity of approach through science and technology, work efficiency and team work. In Swamiji's words - "Education is not the amount of information that is put into your brain and runs roit there, undigested, all your life. We must have life-building, man-making, character-making assimilation of ideas. If you have assimilated five ideas and made them your life and character, you have more education than any man who has got by heart a whole library. If education is identical with information, the libraries are the greatest sages in the world, and encyclopedias are the Rishis. The ideal, therefore, is that we must have the whole education of our country, spiritual and secular, in our hands, and it must be on national lines, through national methods as far as practical. Of course this is a very big scheme, a very big plan. I do not know whether it will ever work out. Young children of todays, my hope is in you. Will you respond to the call of your nation? Each one of you has a glorious future if you dare believe me. Have a tremendous faith, in yourselves, like the faith I had when I was a child, and which I am working out now. Have that faith, each one of you, in yourself that eternal power is lodged in every soul and you will revive the whole of India."Education is not merely filling the brain with information that may remain undigested. Education should bring in all-round development of the students and make them worthy citizens of country.
Ramakrishna Vivekananda International English High School Chakulia is one of the very few schools that still caters to academic and spiritual studies in subjects like Cultural Instruction by Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansha, Maa Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda and Sanskrit. The School has a reputation for maintaining exemplary discipline in the campus as well as outside and for achieving consistently high standards of academic performance.
Based on Swami Vivekananda's principle of combining education and spirituality, this school, while offering courses of study which would enable the students to make a decent living and stand on their own feet, also caters to the total needs of a student in terms of his personality development. "The ideal of service of man in the spirit of worship of God as a way of manifestation of one's own divinity and the idea of the class room as a place of worship of the divine sparks in the students by the blazing fire of divinity in the teacher through the imparting of knowledge and counselling" is stressed in this RVIEHS Chakulia. The various programmes offered in the school aim at this holistic approach.
Swami Vivekananda's Philosophy of man-making education forms the basis and directive principle of our curriculum–content. The syllabi of our courses have been framed with a view to mould the character and skills of the students and to enable them to become good, productive and dutiful citizens. At the beginning of every unit test the faculties prepare lesson plans. The lesson plans are periodically reviewed for ensuring theirs implementation and necessary changes are made whenever required.
Shyamal Kumar Khan