AIMS OF THE HINDUISM MOVEMENT IN SCHOOLS

 Focus attention on the need to integrate our educational system, making it complete, not merely functional, job-oriented, and thereby fulfil a need longfelt by thinking Mauritians;

 Make youth aware of the rich heritage of Hinduism and thereby satisfy the aspirations of parents and others concerned;

 Give teachers the opportunity to play the role they are eager and expected to play as "dispellers of darkness";

 Lead to the promotion of effective religious understanding in the school, and thus

 Help in the flowering of the Mauritian personality, giving it the soul it badly needs, and making our country a real model to the world.

HOW IMPLEMENTED AT PRESENT

  Three Seminars on HSC Hinduism every year at Curepipe and Goodlands for the benefit of students.

  Various competitions on Hinduism with finals on Hinduism Day every year.

  Hinduism Scholarship Trust in formation to reward the best HSC Hinduism candidate yearly. Meanwhile the 1995 winner Rajshree Beneymadoo has just passed her B.A Hons (Philosophy) exams at Banaras Hindu University, the scholarship being granted by Yogi Rummun himself.

  Book Project: Importation of advanced Hinduism books from India for the benefit of schools, teachers and students. Very popular in the school world, the project is being extended to Municipalities and the public. Anyone interested to have such books at cost price should contact us immediately.

  Publication of:

(i) Arunodaya, now in 7th year

(ii)Textbooks for students. Yogi Rummun’s Advanced Hinduism for HSC students already released. Textbooks for Forms I-III in preparation, partly published and used at the Presidency Colleges.

Shraddhanjali at Triolet: 29th June

  Shraddhanjali: Repeat of items on the Finals at Triolet on 29th June 1997 for the benefit of those who could not attend at Octave Wiehe Auditorium. It was an offering to our forefathers and present-day elders who worked and are still working for our religion and culture.

  Antavãs or Spiritual Camps/Residential Seminars at our newly-built Yoga Centre by the sea at Riambel for boys and girls separately in April and July. As will be seen presently, they are successfully filling a great cultural vacuum. All school holidays will henceforth be devoted to them.

Song of the Hinduism Movement

Children of Immortal Bliss

We’re children of immortal bliss
Moving on from height to height
One heart, one voice, one goal ours:
Rise to promote Truth and Dharma .....

So sang in Veda, Gita, Kural
Angirasa, Atri, Vyas, Tiru,
Buddha, Shankara, Mira too
Namdev, Jay, Daya, Arvind
We’re children .....

Resting in Yoga, science of soul,
Taking matter to cosmic age,
Op’ning man to dawns sublime,
One with his Maker, one with All
We’re children .....

In work and play and song and dance,
Boldly holding His sacred flag
In town and village we’ll light His torch
And thousand sparks will blaze the trail,
We’re children .....

One in spirit, one in the Movement,
Girdled strongly in dharmic bonds,
Let’s pledge aye to live our life
As true rishi santaans everywhere
We’re children .....