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 is doing her second year 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 6th year

(ii)Textbooks for students. Yogi Rummun's Advanced Hinduism for HSC students already released. Textbooks for Forms I-III in preparation and partly published.

   Shraddhanjali: Repeat of items on the Finals at Goodlands on 7th July 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.

   Antavas or Spiritual Camps/Residential Seminars at our newly-built Yoga Centre by the sea at Riambel for boys and girls separately in November and December. 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 .....