Mirambika Parents Rep Election – a page from the history with no comment

From: Nalini Dhariwal <nalini.dhariwal@gmail.com>
Subject: {Mirambika All Parents} The Ability to Let Go
Date: 26 May 2015 at 9:05:11 AM IST
To: mirambika@googlegroups.com” <mirambika@googlegroups.com>

The ones who signed the impleadment and continue to stick by it, I believe that we demonstrate:
  • the ability to let go of positions caused by the sudden 14th April move
  • the ability to forgive mistakes that often we all make out of fear
  • the ability to accept change and look forward to a new future
  • the ability to Trust management to do the right thing whether or not that takes us back to the old building
  • the ability to deal with ambiguity
I am proud to know that there is such a large group of people like that in Mirambika and I am sure the teachings of Mirambika have helped us in this.
Thank you the 50+ parents who continue to stand tall.
Nalini



“The first principle of education is that nothing can be taught” – Sri Aurobindo
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Mirambika Epitaph in the Kalu Sarai Graveyard –  by the Wretched Prince

Here rests her high head under the dirt and dust of my land

An evergreen flower killed by me – her own.

The fair applauded her rise from humble grains of sand,

But I killed her for reasons my own.

 

Large was His bounty upon her soul sincere,

Even heaven can’t recompense her loss to the world

So I rejoice in the misery that I have inflicted on all her dear,

As I gain further from hell the reigns of the underworld.

 

Not much farther I needed to see her merits disclosed,

But I blindly drew blood from her tenderness with glee

While her meek dear trembling alike in fear reposed

Their dead hopes in the cold bosoms of  the Mother and Sri.

PJ led SAES restricts Mirambika timings even as justice gets delayed

Emboldened by the ongoing delay in the Delhi High Court pronouncing its judgement on the petitions earlier filed by Mirambika parents (perhaps also due to some feedback from their counsel about which way the camel is going to sit), successful frustration by the Teen Devis of the continuance of the senior-most group of students at Mirambika and allegedly in response to a DoE circular issued in Jan 2016, PJ led SAES has now adopted a devious strategy to cripple Mirambika “Free Progress” School by inter alia changing its timings  from 815 am to 330 pm to 730 am to 1 pm and making most Saturdays working. The convoluted explanation given is that the school has to complete the working days as per DoE requirement while the teachers / Diyas need time for preparation. However, the background to that DoE circular is the time lost due to harsh summer – winter – odd/even numbered traffic, etc lost in the session that is already over so how can that time be recovered in the new session.

The approximate reduction in time spent in school works out as follows: 2 hours per day x 22 days / month – time spent on Saturday = 32 hours / month Green Group (Wednesday early day), 36 hours / month Yellow through fifth, 28 hours / month 6th and above.  The foregoing is nowhere mandated by the DoE circular relied upon by PJ led SAES.

We all know that Mirambika isn’t a mainstream school and its teachers / Diyas need far more time and patient engagement with the children for their Free Progress & Integral Education than say those in Vasant Valley or even the SAES cash, political & bureaucratic influence earning cow MIS. Such engagement would not be possible under the new timings being imposed by PJ.

Consequently, Mirambika parents are once again agitated and they may approach DoE (which indulges SAES no end as some of its top babus and their bosses have children studying in MIS) before approaching the Delhi High Court against the new timings.

Lets now decipher what the hell is PJ up to. There is an obvious connection to his engineering college pipe-dream here. Recall that his reason for shifting Mirambika was the now debunked DDA  threat. He is now using the DoE circular of Jan 2016 to change Mirambka timings in an attempt to free up the Mirambika campus for that damn engineering college (may the curse of all Mothers be upon it) while nothing of this sort has been done in MIS or other schools. Maybe he has understood that the petitions filed by Mirambika parents would be ultimately decided against SAES and so he is planning ahead to kill Mirambika itself and create space for his hollow dream. If he continues down this way, the encroachment of public land by SAES / Ashram is sure to get agitated to put the culprits on leash.

Ms SarKoDi: Shall I order a pizza for you?

Trying times indeed! The other say some girls told the chief lady supporter of an engineering college in place of Mirambika, Ms SarKoDi (neither a Sarkozy relative nor a Shakespearean Jew, loved and respected like a mother by most Mirambikans until she turned unreasonably hostile in favour of PJ) that they were hungry as the food in the dining hall had finished before their turn. While that’s not unexpected under the donation fed PJ led SAES,  Ms SarKoDi asked these girls:

‘Shall I order a pizza for you?’

Alas! The boys took that as an offer and nodded their unsolicited approval – anticipating a mouth watering treat. None came forth and the kids – True Mirambikans – overcame their hunger pangs by engaging themselves in some activities. The case would have closed there but Ms SarKoDi reported these kids to their parents as ‘asking for a pizza!’ To her unaffected thick skin, all the kids – True Mirambikans indeed – politely rebutted her lies with the truth of the matter.

We feel sorry for Ms SarKoDi and pray to Lord Ayappa to prod her toward the right path and help her regain the love and respect that most Mirambikans had for her until she gave up her Diya Dharma to support PJ’s Adharma. Amen! Om!

Mirambika receives 373 applications for admission into the Red Group

This has happened despite active discouragement by PJ & Gang. There are reports that (1) some parents who sought a clarification or two about the application were brushed off or sent on a wild goose chase; (2) EWS admission is possible to be brokered through an old blabbering keeper of the school gate; (3) a sibling admission has been verbally discouraged / denied as the family lives in a locality not fancied by SAES; (4) children of PJ’s chamchas have been assured of admission in the Mother’s International School as and when they choose to leave Mirambika; and (5) some petitioner parents – whose children would be exiting from the senior-most class of Mirambika (as SAES is now refusing to support Mirambika children preparing for the 10th Board exams through NIOS) – have been told that their children will not be admitted into the Mother’s International School come what way. Clearly, PJ led SAES is hell bent on inviting more legal action and that invitation will be honoured if SAES does not immediately mend its ways!