Elementary & Secondary Schools

Elementary – High School at Pawapuri, Nalanda District, Bihar

Pawapuri is the place where Tirthankar Mahavir gave discourses, including his last discourse at the Samosaran Temple, where he attained Nirvana (Self realization). The village has many temples, including the famous Jalmandir, but lacked the temple of learning (school). The lack of education has resulted in the severe underdevelopment of this area.

The Tirthankar Mahavir Vidya Mandir commuter school, located nearby the Temple, is equipped with science laboratories, computer laboratory, sewing learning center, and library, along with playground, and medical facility. Bus service is provided to children between home and school. The school has proven to be a fountain head of inspiration to many, inculcating high moral values along with formal academic education based on a CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) curriculum.

  • School Established: School year 2005-06
  • CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education – Government Board) Certified
  • Education: From 1st Grade through 10th Grade with arrangements for 11th-12th Grades at a school in the capital (Patna) of Bihar, a couple of hours away.
  • Current Enrollment: Approximately 1,194
  • Current annual admission of new students: Approximately 300 per year
  • Number of Students Completed Education: Approximately 2,000

Elementary – High School at Lacchuar, Jamui District, Bihar

Lacchuar is the birth place of Tirthankar Mahavir. Veerayatan determined that the best way to overcome the challenges of the lack of education and provide hope for the people of Bihar was to create a place that offered world class education. This Tirthankar Mahavir Vidya Mandir commuter school was established while celebrating the 2600th anniversary of Tirthankar Mahavir’s Jayanti. The principal, teachers and Sadhvijis went door-to door in the town to invite families to send their children to the school. They especially encouraged that the girls should go to school as this was not the local custom.

The school is equipped with science laboratories, computer laboratory, sewing learning center, and library, along with a large playground. Bus service is provided to children between home and school. The school has proven to be a fountain head of inspiration to many, inculcating high moral values along with formal academic education based on a CBSE curriculum.

  • School Established: School year 2001
  • CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education – Government Board) Certified
  • Education: From 1st Grade through 10th Grade
  • Current Enrollment: Approximately 940/li>
  • Current annual admission of new students: Approximately 300 per year
  • Number of Students Completed Education: Approximately 1,500s

Elementary & Secondary Schools at Jakhania, Kutch, Gujarat

The Veerayatan Vidyapeeth schools at Jakhania are on the Bhuj-Mandvi Road between Bhuj , the District headquarters of Kutch District, and the ancient old seaport of Mandvi. The buildings have all been architecturally designed and constructed to be earthquake resistant. Even though it is located in the Raan (desert) of Kutch, a semi-arid region, the campus is vibrant and colorful with vegetation due to the vision of Acharya Shri Chandanaji.

  • Schools set up to serve the local community; Most children’s parents don’t have higher education
  • At present 800 children are studying in the school to receive elementary and secondary school education/li>
  • The first time experience of formal education for many children and the first time many girls have ever gone on to secondary school
  • A well-rounded education includes Physical Education , music, public speaking and debate as well as focusing on good habits and laudable values
  • Children come from challenging backgrounds but compete and achieve distinction level recognition in district level competitions
  • Great success in the 10th Board examinations; Students have been achieving very good grades every year since the school has been in operation
  • Some of the students stay in the dormitories and some commute

Elementary School at Rudrani, Kutch, Gujarat

The commuter Veerayatan Vidyapeeth Elementary School at Rudrani Village is a short distance outside of the city of Bhuj. The individual classroom buildings were architecturally designed, by a local Bhuj architect, in oval shape to be complementary with the round village houses.

  • Started by providing free education for the children of families migrating from the border areas of Kutch after the earthquake in 2001
  • Students are provided uniform, books and stationery free of charge
  • This school in Rudrani Village is for the village children, many of whom are the first in their families to experience formal education
  • Free transport, a nutritious breakfast and midday meal are also provided
  • The school has become a focal point and place of hope for the community
  • Since its inception, there has been a vast increase in the number of girls at the school as local people are recognizing the importance of education for girls and women
  • The Elementary School goes through 7th grade.
  • The number of students has grown from 250 to 450 to 600 (with another 100-150 on the waiting list.). The plan is underway for accommodating up to 1000 students by 2015