Inaugurating of modern school building for nomadic tribals at Yamgarwadi RSS Sarsanghchalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat inaugurated a modern school building complex for the nomadic tribe ‘Pardhis’ at Yamgarwadi village near Solapur in southern Maharashtra, on 14th April. ‘Pardhis’ is nomadic tribe community, which the British had branded “criminal tribes” because they were the most militant in the anti-colonial struggle. Even today, people belonging to these tribes suffer from extreme poverty and social exclusion, and rank lowest in formal school education. Inaugurating the school, Shri Mohan Bhagwat reiterated the need for enhancing the work in such areas and said “our brethren are being subjected to inhuman discrimination. The society needs to take care of all its subjects and Sangh parivar would stand in the front for doing so”. He lauded the initiative as a watershed development and novel initiative, which has brought the Pradhis into the national mainstream. The Sarsanghchalak said “This effort at Yamgarwadi is an example an illustration to replicate and learn for not only the Swayamsevaks but to the world too. I appeal to the Pardhi community to grab the opportunity and take the journey to development in their stride”. The inauguration was held on the auspicious day of birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar. ‘Susajja Vidyasankul’is a RSS-inspired school founded by Girish Prabhune, a social activist and author whose lifelong and widely acclaimed work for the social uplift of the nomadic tribes in Maharashtra The modern school is constructed in with modern campus of 38 acres. The BHATKE VIMUKH VIKAS PARISHAD has been working in and around YAMGARWADI Osmanabad dist, Maharashtra for decades and now has forced the administration repeal the Stamp of CRIMINAL TRIBE on the PARDHI. President of Khanabadesh Vimukt vikas Pratishtan Sri Vaijnath Latore, Yamgarwadi Project President Dr Abhay shahpurkar and Dr Alka Mandke also graced occasion.
Source: http://www.rssonnet.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=156 and http://www.indianexpress.com/news/rethinking-rural-education/599729/
Very good observation and worth implementing solution by Sudheendra Kulkarni “isn’t it astounding that agriculture is not a subject in secondary schools in rural areas, although most students studying in these schools come from kisan families? Similarly, the school curriculum completely bypasses the native skills, traditionally acquired learnings, and the rich artistic-literary heritage of our various “backward” castes and tribes in rural India. No wonder, children belonging to these communities perform poorly in the formal school system and end up swelling the ranks of the “uneducated” and “semi-educated” “