Students from tribal villages located in remote interior hilly tracts do not have schools easily within their reach. In the past, many children from these areas were completely devoid of any opportunity for formal education.
A movement began to open residential schools in interior areas whereby the students from such areas could learn and grow.
Shrimad Rajchandra Vidyavihar is one such residential school for rural children, located in Tamachhadi village of Dharampur taluka in Valsad district. More than 230 students from 22 villages attend this school.
Shrimad Rajchandra Vidyavihar is a school which is rooted in local culture while providing students the wings to explore beyond. Inspite of coming from economically deprived backgrounds, students are rich in their values and culture and enjoy a serene environment nestled in nature for their formal education and overall development.
The medium of instruction is Gujarati. The languages of English and Hindi are also taught in the higher levels as second languages. After the school was adopted by SRLC in 2004, we have increased the standards each year - from standard 7 up to standard 10. With the increased support from volunteers and teachers, there is a marked improvement in student learning levels and performance at the State level exams.
Some of the activities that we undertake, in addition to academics, are:
Nestled in scenic surroundings overlooking the river bank, Shrimad Rajchandra Vidyavihar consists of:
The Annual Day Programme of Shrimad Rajchandra Vidyapeeth and Shrimad Rajchandra Gurukul was jointly organised at the Shrimad Rajchandra Vidyapeeth ground on 24th January, 2018. The function was attended by more than 1100 people, including Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care trustees, principals of other schools, teachers, parents of the students and SRLC volunteers.
The programme began with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp, a performance by the Love and Care Stompers, followed by a video enumerating the educational initiatives of the Mission. The occasion saw the students present a total of 17 performances, including garba-raas, a traditional Rajasthani dance, a mime Act depicting incidents from the lives of Mahatma Gandhi and Bhagat Singh, skits on moral values and positive attitude – inspired by the teachings of Pujya Gurudevshri, an act on Helen Keller highlighting the importance of a teacher in one’s life, etc.
Shrimad Rajchandra Vidyavihar
Tamchhadi, Chulliyapada, PO. Dhamni,
Dharampur 396050, Dist. Valsad, Gujarat. India.
Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care
Patel Chambers, 3rd Floor, Plot No. 13,
Mathew Road, Opera House,
Mumbai - 400004, India.
Tel: +91 22 40023377
Contact: +91 9820007752 (SRLC)
Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram,
Mohangadh, Dharampur - 396050,
District Valsad, Gujarat, India.
Tel: +91 7285040000