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Bihar to revive Gandhian schools

Written By Sambasivarao on Friday, November 2, 2012 | Friday, November 02, 2012

Bihar has begun a move to revive 391 Buniyadi Vidyalayas (also known as basic schools) that were built in accordance with Mahatma Gandhi's concept of providing elementary holistic education to every child.

The schools were meant to provide education that connected seamlessly with lives of children. Training in spinning, carpentry, farming and weaving was also part of the pedagogy in these schools. Here, teachers were also expected to have skills in different crafts Now, the government will run 122 'model' schools in the already existing basic schools to give them a new lease of life. "After the central government approved 122 model schools, the state government has decided to run them in the basic schools set up on Gandhian principles," 
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