Gokarna: Vishnugupta Vishwa Vidyapeetha, launched by Sri Ramachandrapura Matha for the revival of Indian culture and Dharma, will be dedicating two special Gurukuls – Halakki Gurukul and Chandragupta Gurukul to the society.
Gurukuls that have already been started at VVV have received tremendous response from the society. Taking inspiration from the same, and in order to preserve the culture and tradition of Halakki community, Halakki Gurukul and for the overall development of Mukri community belonging to scheduled caste, Chandragupta Gurukul will be started at Gokarna from next academic year.
These two Gurukuls will be established by creating an environment that sheds light on the special features of both these communities at an estimated cost of Rs. 10 crore.
In both these Gurukuls, the academic year 2021-22 will start from sixth class. Along with Indian traditional education, modern education based on NIOS curriculum will be imparted. Along with residential education, students are allowed to travel to and fro from their homes daily for studying.
In both Gurukuls, along with introducing the students to the unique arts, culture, rituals, food, traditions and beliefs of the respective community, they will also be introduced to the richness of the Hindu culture. Thus, by providing these students with the best contemporary education, the intention is to develop these students as an asset to the society. Due to the influence of Western ideology, each and every branch of traditional Indian knowledge, has either lost its original form or has lost its meaning. The rest are on the brink of extinction. The Gurukuls have been started with the idea that revival of these dwindling branches of knowledge should begin from the ground up.
Even amidst the corona pandemic, VVV Gurukuls have received tremendous response in its first year itself and VVV will gradually open up to higher education. In this regards, VVV Vidya Parishad and Vyavastha Parishad have come up with a working plan and once VVV will become fully operational, it will be called as the resurrection of Takshashila.
Indian culture is a unique blend of cultures and traditions of hundreds and thousands of races and tribes. Halakki Gurukul is being established to protect the unique heritage and culture, rituals, folk culture, arts, festival rites and rituals, dialects, costumes, food and excursions of the people belonging to Halakki community who are found in large numbers in Karwar, Ankola, Kumta and Honnavar taluks of Uttara Kannada district.
The aim of the Gurukul is to create an environment in which the Halakki’s are born and brought up and to use it to introduce them to the greatness of their culture at a very young age. The aim of the Gurukul is to create social yoddhas (soldiers) who are proud of their heritage. It will be gradually developed into a permanent center for holistic study of Halakki community.
For holistic development, comprehensive education itself is the means. With the expectation that no section of the society should be deprived of knowledge, the Gurukul named Chandragupta is being launched for the overall development of the scheduled tribes especially those belonging to Mukri community in this area,
The two backward communities of this part, the Halakki and the Mukri community, are the traditional disciples of Sri Matha. Sri Matha has regarded their development as a priority. The intention of the Gurukul is that the people of this community should join the mainstream society retaining the individuality and uniqueness of their culture. Hence, for the overall personality development, emphasis is being laid on introducing the students to life skills based on Indian arts and culture, traditional education, special skills along with contemporary education system based on NIOS curriculum,