Education has been identified as one of the prime factors for the growth of the human civilization. It makes the further development easy as it gives an insight of what has been achieved on a particular area.
Shree Kalyanika Himalaya Dev Sthanam works for the redemption of the education techniques based on the ancient education system of India, known as- Gurukulam. Education should not just remain as a source of information but it should also work towards the overall development of the individual. The idea is to ignite the love for wisdom within the individual. Apart from the schools working at the elementary level, the Ashram is also looking at building and developing a community of students and teachers who think that the current education system needs to be revived. The success of the modern education system counts on the individual's ability to earn money. This clearly shows that it doesn't include the rest of the values which are also very important in order to bring out the overall development of a being. Shree Kalyanika Education Society aims at achieving the multidimensional growth of the students by practicing the four fold value system of human religion, material growth, fulfillment of desires and liberation.
1. The Gurukulam: Established in the year 2006, Shree Kalyanika Veda Vedanga Sanskrit Vidya Peetham is an in-house residential facility equipped with modern amenities. This is a first Gurukulam of its kind where Vedic and Yogic education is given to the students along with subjects such as Computers and English. The aim is to provide education to the underprivileged class of the society.
2. Kalyanika Village schools: In order to educate the children in the remote areas the Ashram opened its first village school in the year 2006.
The Ashram provides nutritious and satvik food recommended by Ayurveda to all of its inmates as well as visitors.
In ancient India the presence of cows was mandatory in each and every household because of its usefulness; today also the cows hold key position when it comes to the development of the rural areas. The new discoveries show that even cow waste such as cow urine possesses many therapeutic qualities. So the Ashram serves cows in order to promote cow rearing in the locality which is highly underdeveloped. Currently the Ashram has a Goshala (cow shed) with the capacity of around 40 cows.
There are many factors in nature which keep the environment surrounding us viable for living beings. Trees determmine the presence of two of the most important factors- oxygen and the temperature of the environment. The Himalayas are a home to many such species of flora which need to be preserved in order to restore the climatic condition and make the environment viable for living beings. Scientific researche confirms that the presence of trees in the Himalayan region can save the world from threats like Global Warming and other such problems related to nature. Keeping that in mind the Ashram initiates and manages many programs ranging from tree plantation, arranging environmental awareness camps, seminars on the effect of depleting environmental conditions and takes initiative to keep the area free of polythene. The Ashram also plants thousands of trees every year to keep the surroundings green. Many visitors attend these programs and take a vow to keep their home- the earth clean and green.
Pujya Tapaswi Baba Kalyan Das Ji Maharaj says that, "The service rendered to a living being is the true service offered to God", therefore, the Ashram strives towards attaining excellence in the field of social welfare programs. Along with the Schools and Gurukulam the Ashram also works with children who have dropped out of schools; they guide these students and help them in resuming their education. The Ashram provides free of cost residential and tuition facilities to these students. The Ashram also conducts many activities such as organizing cultural events, training and health camps,through Kalyanika Community. Shree Kalyan Sewa Ashram runs a fully equipped Charitable Hospital to benefit the tribes of Amarkantak and does free of cost surgeries with the help of an international health society named 'Holland Inter Plast'.