Mata Amritanandamayi Math runs schools from pre-primary to senior secondary classes in the country. One of the major objectives of this popular chain of schools is to deliver modern education in a traditional way, similar to India’s ancient system of Guru-Shishya Parampara. Most of the schools under this chain are affiliated to the CBSE and have day and boarding systems. The Amrita Vidyalayas are spread all over the country and are self-financing institutions and most of the schools offer English as the medium of instruction.
Besides imparting education, the Amrita chain of schools try to impart Indian values in the students.
Brahmacharini Samapika, Principal of Amrita Vidyalayam, Delhi, echoes the sentiments of the organization when she says that they are trying to instill cultural values that have eroded over a period of time. “The concept of the nuclear family concept is taking us away from our original culture. So, we are trying to give the best scientific education instead of so-called modern education. We think our children should be deep-rooted in our culture and we also believe in nation-building. Our children should do something for our country through selfless service and we motivate our children for that. We start this practice from the beginning, from the nursery onwards.”
The journey of Amrita schools
The first Amrita Vidyalayam was started in the year 1987 in Kodungallur, Kerala. The school was born w