Pre-Primary Chitmu

Ánanda Márga Village Pre-Primary School

This school is situated in the Chitamu Village. There are three classes, two teachers and 60 students. There are 2 rooms that is very old and the school doesn’t have a boundary wall, neither doors or windows. It needs flooring, plastering and a sign board.

Metyala

Ánanda Márga Village Primary School.

This School building has been donated for use since a few years already. It is not our own building. There is only one hall, two teacher, blackboard in two side and two teachers. It needs only a sign board and some repairing work. There are about 60 students.

Post-Primary Chitmu

Ánanda Márga Village Post-Primary School

This school is up to class 5. There is three rooms but without doors and windows. There are two teachers, 45 students and 5 classes, needs repairing of rooms and boundary wall.

Belamu

Ánanda Márga Village Primary School

This school is running in pure tribal village being a very interior and neglected area of Ánanda Nagar. It has two rooms, two teachers and four classes. This school building is donated by the villagers but it is very old. Needs repairing, plastering, flooring & painting.

Nutun Rola

Ánanda Márga Village Primary School

This school has only one room that was donated. Regularly has 58 students and two teachers. Need minimum two classes more. There is also need of boundary wall and one class room. In that area there is no any Govt. school.

Kaoshiiki (Purnadih)

Ánanda Márga Village Primary School

This school has two teacher and two rooms for classes for 45 students. School has own building but not flooring and plastering. It needs flooring, plastering, boundary wall, door, windows and painting. Students are coming from two nearby villages.

An ancient landscape

Every place on earth is as old as the planet itself, but the land of Ananda Nagar doesn’t only have an old geological aspect, with its original mountains turned into gentle hills by the countless climatic changes it has witnessed, but it is truly ancient especially from the human civilization point of view.

History

2234672489_746e3a881c_zThe materialization of Ánandamúrtijii’s dream of Ánanda Nagar started in 1963 with an act of generosity by a local Raja who donated to Ánanda Márga the first 500 acres of land, and it has grown since with the selfless sacrifice of countless volunteers who have donated their time, minds and energies to translate it into a reality that has been the undisputed engine of autonomous local development in the area of Purulia, which hosts Ánanda Nagar.

The presence of Ánanda Márga’s flag rural development project has touched many lives there because the tribal people who had always been neglected by the central and local governments finally found people who would respect them and freely provide support and guidance to improve their living standards.

Not only many local people found work in the construction of roads, dams and buildings within the Ánanda Nagar proper, but they also benefitted from the better communication and increased crop production such infrastructures provided to all.

Their children were given the possibility to get an education despite their economically downtrodden status and in many cases they have helped raise their families out of poverty, by becoming teachers, engineers, chemists, doctors etc.

Those who have remained farmers have learned new farming and irrigation methods that have contributed in raising their yearly income, and that is exactly the concept of seeding all-round and self-sustainable progress that Ánanda Nagar is all about.

Twice a year Ánanda Márga has been holding a large gathering at Ánanda Nagar and many thousands of members flock there from every corner of India and the world, bringing new ideas and renewing their commitment to Ánanda Nagar’s development, because Ánanda Nagar’s spiritually energizing atmosphere is uniquely inspiring.

This ancient land is a powerful magnet for spiritual seekers since the birth of human spiritual awareness, and the vibration of yogis and yoginis who have reached enlightenment there is still felt across Ánanda Nagar.

 

Tribal Life

Tribal life is often seen as an example of intellectual backwardness and misery, and yet tribal people aren’t necessarily unhappy. In fact for many aspects they live a life in tune with nature, supported by a social togetherness long forgotten by ‘develop’ societies.

The Dreamland

DSCN2611Materialistic thinking people often consider the existence of an ideal society as mere wishful thinking, as a reality that can never be because history shows how such dream of peaceful and progressive coexistence have never survived the ravages of human selfishness.

Humanity though has an infinitely high spiritual potential that does requires a harmonious environment to express itself beyond the odd cases of individual enlightenment, and the dream of Ánanda Nagar is the answer.

By sowing a seed of practical idealism into the apparently infertile soil of a society plagued by utter poverty and backwardness, Ánanda Nagar wants to demonstrate that with proper care, any downtrodden society can revive itself and become the cradle for the all-round progress of its people.

Ánanda Nagar wants to prove that the extreme urbanization of this planet has long reached its useful end and that the future lies in smaller and more integrated communities, where people can find fulfillment through a neo-humanistic education and way of life based on the sacred right of peaceful existence and self-fulfillment of all living beings.

Large cities are the perfect breading ground for the type of selfish competition that inevitably increases social degeneration. Human togetherness and purpose is best expressed through smaller integrated communities, and Ánanda Nagar is an example of how cultural, scientific and spiritual advancement can and must coexist.

Only by producing, processing and consuming locally as much as possible of the energy, food and all the other necessities of life can people be made to realize the relevance of every individual contribution towards the happy and meaningful existence of every individual.

Ánanda Nagar wants to be a beacon of what human society can and must become, an extended human family in which all individuals find enough encouragement and opportunities to discover their unique excellence and fulfill their worldly and spiritual aspirations.