A DREAM PROJECT- Avinash sharan

Written By Avinash Sharan

15th February 2019







The soul of a country lives in its villages. Villages have a very beautiful and attractive lifestyle. They are free from bustle of a city life. It is pollution free where one can breathe fresh air. Village Lifestyle is simple, peaceful and healthy. If you are nature lover, the scenic view makes you elated. People in villages have rigid believes and still follow the age old customs and traditions. They are not ready to change their mind set even for good. This often makes life hard and difficult. SHRI SITA RAM SARASWATI VIDYA MANDIR IS DEFINITELY MY DREAM PROJECT.


A lot of people think that it is just impossible to live in some under-developed rural areas while modern city life can provide a person with almost everything that one could only imagine. However, such active and bustling way of life is not for everyone. There are a lot of people who do not pursue a crazy success and luxury and just want their life to be simple and plain
This is an amazing story of a couple Prof.M.B.Sharan & Mrs.Savita Sharan (my father & mother), who has transformed the face of a school in an extremely remote village in Bihar. Such is their passion and commitment to the children of the village. It continues to this day because they will not rest till they get better resources and facilities for their school. With help from five other teachers, they are trying to make school more interesting for the children by involving them in events like Independence Day, Republic Day, Yoga etc. They also invite the children’s guardians and their families to the school to witness their progress and involve them in their kids’ educational process.The school has a stage and mike where students give impressive performances. Students are also taught to play musical instruments like tabla and harmonium apart from academics. Mrs & Mr. Sharan also started counselling the villagers suffering from addictions, marital problems and holding meditation sessions for them.


The children who study here either work as labour on farms or are just too poor enough to afford going to a school.https://shapingminds.in/do-you-know-that-you-are-unique/ During last summer holidays I saw a lot of things and it somehow surprised me. Girls still don’t have the privilege to be a part of such an institution as it is difficult to convince the parents that the girl child also needs to study.

On my last visit, I was invited to teach the children so that it would inspire them to keep trying to learn. The logic being that an outsider would have greater impact on the kids rather than someone close harping about its importance day in and day out. I mulled over what to teach such a lot because I was sure that hardly anything would make sense to them.

Having no choice I started by telling them about the map of India and a bit of social science. The response was overwhelming .Before leaving; one girl asked me, Bhaiya ji “humko doctor banne ke liye kya padhna padega?” (What do we have to study to become a doctor?) https://shapingminds.in/मैडम-को-apple-की-स्पेलिंग-नहीं-आ/At that moment a lot of conflicting emotions hit me- I was so touched and glad that they have the hunger to learn and yet saddened by the fact that though the hunger exists, the opportunities were not going to be easy to come by.

While returning from my village I was thinking though these kids are coming to school, there is no guarantee that they will remain in school. For most it will be back to the fields in the hot scorching sun and remembering a fading dream. In short, ‘shri sitaram saraswati vidya mandir”is trying to put a smile on their little faces and to light up their eyes.

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