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“Education is this civilizations greatest leveler. It has the power to empower the weakest of the weak, bring peace to the world and alleviate poverty. It is often seen as the only lit path in the pursuit of happiness.”

~ Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

About Us

The Care for Children program was founded in 1981 during the construction of the Art of Living International Centre in Udayapura village, Bangalore, India.

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar noticed the many small children of the men and women who were constructing the center and recognized the need to provide proper education, food, clothing and medicine.

This led to the creation of Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth, a school providing a combination of modern and holistic education to children from rural communities.

Holistic Child Development

Besides a robust academic program, emphasis is given to personality development, and daily breathing interventions(pranayama) & meditation. Additionally a number of other extra-curricular activities are taught to promote holistic physical, mental, and spiritual growth

Teacher - The Change Agents

Teachers are trained in methods of holistic education, pranayama and meditation practices.

Community Development

Conducting yoga and pranayama programs, health and hygiene awareness camps and constant communication with parents, helps bring about a positive environment for the children to be nurtured in

Impact Stories

True tranformation with our holistic approach.

Priyanka N, First Woman Metro Operator, Bangalore

It was on 21 October, 2011 that the maiden voyage of the Namma Metro in Bengaluru saw 21-year-old Priyanka N piloting the train. As the first technical diploma holder from her village, Priyanka has been using her newfound recognition to promote education. “My village people are so proud of me that they are now willing to listen,” she says simply. And with her encouragement, 14 children from her village joined the Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth (VVMVP) Rural School, only three bus stops away from Priyanka’s small village on Kanakpura Road, on the outskirts of Bengaluru.

From a student to a local celebrity and still “learning every day,” Priyanka, who is now a technical engineer there, may be blazing trails and an inspiration to many but what matters as well is the fact that rural development via education also creates a platform for the empowerment of girls

Ridalin Lyngdoh Lyngkho

Ridalin came to the Bangalore Ashram in 2009 and joined the Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth school. She showed signs of being a brilliant student since her early days in school. Her talents were recognized and nurtured by the teachers. Apart from studies, Ridalin also excelled in extra-curricular activities. She joined Taekwondo coaching at school and went on to represent Karnataka at National competitions. Ridalin passed her Staff Selection Commission(SSC) exam in 2015 with a distinction score of 84.8%. She joined Amrit Bharathi Higher Secondary School in Mangalore and completed her 12th Standard again with distinction, this time with a higher score of 91.5%.

Ridalin aspires to become an Architect one day and to give back to the community that supported her in tough times. Her aim is to have an impact in reducing smoking, drinking and child marriage. When asked about how education has changed her life, she says, “If I had stayed back in Meghalaya I would have been married at a young age whereas here I got education and now I feel that I can achieve something in life.”

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