The National Education Policy 2020 documents the goals of the Education sector of India, one of which is the achievement of 100% literacy among youth and adults of the nation. Manthan SVK’s contribution to this nation building goal has been substantial in the past decade. Under the banner of this holistic education initiative of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan, we also run Syahi Adult Literacy Centres. During the pandemic, Syahi was shifted to virtual platforms along with Manthan SVKs. Nonetheless, the objectives of Syahi remain intact.
In this context, an 18-day "Hastakshar Shivir" was organised for people of ages 45 and above, wherein those who are not able to read or write were introduced to alphabets and taught how to write, marking the beginning of their educational journey. People from across India participated in the camp with great enthusiasm. They were introduced to several basic aspects of learning such as alphabets, numbers, phonetics, telling the time on the clock, recognising basic numbers on buses and houses and writing their names. The participants were also taught basic spoken and written Hindi language through interesting and simple methods. After the successful completion of the camp, a virtual Convocation Ceremony was organised on 27 June 2021.
Several beneficiaries of the camp shared their experiences from before and after joining the camp. Sadhvi Deepa Bharti Ji presided over the Convocation Ceremony. She congratulated them for the successful completion of the camp. Sadhvi Anisha Bharti Ji, Preacher, DJJS, spoke about the dynamic change in the personalities of the participants after completing the workshops. Swami Arjunanand Ji, Preacher, DJJS gave his concluding remarks about the ceremony as well.
The session was also graced by respected guests like Prof. Gopal Prasad Ji (HOD Political Science, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Uttar Pradesh), Shri Ramavtar Gupta Ji (Councilor, Ward No. 70, Nagar Nigam Jaipur Gr., Rajasthan), Ms. Shobha Shukla Ji (District President, BJP Mahila Morcha, South Delhi), Shri Ajay Nigam Ji (Kshetriya Mantri, BJP, West Uttar Pradesh) and Shri Bhalluram Kheechad Ji (District Education Officer, Department of Secondary Education, Jodhpur, Rajasthan).
SYAHI - The Adult Literacy Initiative was established under the banner of Manthan Sampoorna Vikas Kendra (SVK). It has been working relentlessly towards helping adults gain literary skills, reducing gender discrimination and boosting confidence among adult learners so that the educational disparities can be reduced.
Manthan SVK, established with the blessings and inspiration of His Holiness Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, seeks to provide free and value-based education to underprivileged sections of the society with an aim to create holistic individuals.