Delhi-based Knowledge Society has recently come up with its first English medium CBSE-affiliated residential school, Gyanarth Public School, at Daspalla which is completely based on learning through conceptsEducation cannot be confined to the four walls of classrooms. But when education meets a system that can combine learning with joys of practical wisdom, it begins the transformation into knowledge.
Far away from the maddening crowd of the cities, the clamor of grades and race for commercialism, Gyanarth Public School is one such welcome departure where education means much more than textbooks and annual scores. The first English medium CBSE-affiliated school by Knowledge Society, Gyanarth was recently unveiled at the picturesque Daspalla in Nayagarh district. This residential school is the first such venture by the not-for-profit society in India and is completely based on learning through concepts.
The objective of the school is to provide high- quality education at affordable cost to students from the semi-urban areas. Knowledge Society plans to offer classes till Plus Two.
When MCL team met Prof Hukum Singh, President of Knowledge Society, Delhi, he was emphatic that the school is meant to cater to the quality educational needs of the region in general and Science and Mathematics education in particular.“The school will strive to provide education for holistic development of the child and help build their knowledge for solving daily life problems. We would try to discover the real talent of the student and they will be provided education based on practical knowledge,” he said.
“Odisha is the land of peace, culture, discipline and talent, and we are sure that with cooperation of people from the region, the school would be able to produce many scientists, mathematicians, doctors, IAS officers, defence personnel, social workers and musicians in the days to come,” Singh added.
Secretary of Knowledge Society Arundhati Mukherjee said the school will operate under the aegis of Knowledge Society and aim at providing opportunities to children coming from the hinterland of India. Through experimental education, theoretical, skill, value and application based learning, the school will create an atmosphere for individual and social empowerment, she added.
“We have come a long way by giving our children the best education and emerged among the most exciting nations of the world today. However, we are still a long way from realising our demographic dividend. As a nation, we can realise our demographic dividend only if quality education is made available to each and every child from the small towns and villages of India. Knowledge Society is an effort to devise the best quality education and therefore provide the best opportunities to children from the nook and cranny of India,” the secretary further informed.
While quoting Malala Yousafzai, Odisha head Krishna Mishra told MCL, “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. I feel extremely honoured that I have been able to contribute to the future of Daspalla through my support for Gyanarth Public School.”