#SaveMirambika – SAES playing victim before the Red & Blue Group parents

With most of the PJ chamchas, Interweiners and so called #HappyAtMirambika twee-parents having withdrawn their children from Mirambika (some of these children have been given admission in MIS in breach of DoE guidelines for mid term admissions and advertisement of vacancies), the unprincipled support for SAES cause in the Court has dwindled significantly. At the same time, the petitioner parents are holding on to Mirambika with very little attrition in the number of their children continuing in Mirambika against all odds including staff de-resourcing by SAES, threats of classes 6th – 7th – 8th shutting down, victimisation of their children by yet to grow up PJ’s Ashram based mothers, etc. Even the very few petitioner parents forced to withdraw their children from Mirambika are contributing time, effort and money toward the #SaveMirambika campaign. To balance the equation, SAES cronies are now busy influencing parents of the Red & Blue Group children against the petitioner parents. These Red & Blue Group parents need to understand the following. Firstly, their children could join Mirambika only because the #SaveMirambika campaign legally forced SAES to admit children into these groups in 2015-16 & 2016-17. Secondly, they have little or no experience of the Mirambika as it stood till 14/4/2015 and the restoration of which is being fought for by the petitioner parents. Thirdly, the petitioner parents have not removed their children from Mirambika and are fighting for its continuance for generations of children including the present Red & Blue Group children. Fourthly, most SAES cronies trying to influence them have already withdrawn their children from Mirambika. Fifthly, Mirambika’s present location is illegal (the land on which the new building is situated does not belong to SAES and is not earmarked for the purpose of a school by law) and that renders it vulnerable to de-recognition by the DoE. Lastly, if Mirambika is not restored as it stood till 14/4/2015, DoE has the right to take it over at the place where it was recognised and stood till 14/4/2015.

SAES and the Ashram continuing to act contrary to Sri Aurobindo and the Mother’s philosophy and teachings

 

  1. Inviting a very senior AICTE official as Chief Guest to an Ashram function and filling his mind with false stories against petitioner parents to prepare the ground for AICTE approval for MIST (the Mirambika Institute for Science & Technology) despite the Delhi High Court’s status quo order covering the land and building where this Institute is proposed to be located.
  2. Hiring the son of a sitting Delhi HC judge to appear for SAES in the Delhi HC before his father’s brother judges in an attempt to blunt the case of the petitioner parents against SAES.
  3. Allegedly visiting a judge before the hearing to request him to drag the matter as long as possible and decide in favour of SAES.
  4. Allegedly tapping a senior judge to speak to his subordinate judge to work in favour of SAES – in vain.
  5. Exploiting the rift between the offices of the Delhi CM and the Delhi LG to delay the CBI enquiry and derail DoE actions.
  6. After the political change at the Centre, letting his Realtor & Financier friends from Haryana & West Bengal (who are now mired in controversies of their own) not be visible in and around the Ashram.
  7. Getting their lawyers to openly make statements against the Delhi CM and Deputy CM in the Court before a judge known for his anti – Aam Aadmi Party / Delhi Govt actions.
  8. Distancing from Congress, the main benefactor of the Ashram since its inception in the 1960s, which gave SAES the DDA land, etc where Mirambika existed, MIS exists and attempts are on to locate MIST.
  9. Using the politician aunt of a Mirambika parent to try and influence the present Central Govt and its think tank such that its politically committed appointees in various regulatory agencies ignore the merits of the case put forward by the petitioner parents.
  10. Dividing the Mirambika parents by selectively admitting some Mirambika children (of parents grovelling in PJ’s favour or spinelessly neutral) into MIS and using the Ashram’s influence over some bhakt grandparents and parents of Mirambika children.
  11. Threatening and politicising the junior-most groups of Mirambika parents, who have no experience or history with Mirambika, to join hands with those Mirambika parents who blindly support PJ and work against the petitioner parents.
  12. Completely marginalising Sulochana Didi and using other Diyas to defend PJ’s actions as they interact with Mirambika parents.
  13. Involving ex DDA and ex DoE bureaucrats, who have experience in lobbying with govt agencies and dealing with CBI investigations (at least one involving his own self) to meet the challenge posed by petitioner parents using RTI applications etc to bring out the correct facts before the Court and in the public domain.
  14. Altering the pre 14/4/2015 Mirambika building in an attempt to render it very difficult to be used for a school even when the Court orders restoration of Mirambika.

….BUT none of the above can take away the fruits of kukarma that PJ and Company shall taste in this very life.

ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय । तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय । मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय । ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

 

Mirambika Parent Rep declines to sign incorrect MC minutes

Here’s the Parent Representative’s relevant email to Mirambika All Parents:

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: ‘nanni Singh’ via mbkallgroups
Date: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 5:28 PM
Subject: {Mirambika All Parents} Management committee meeting
To:

Dear parents,

As you are aware, the last management committee meeting of the year was held on the 4th of March. I had carried with me the following list of agenda items that I received from parents, that covered quite comprehensively all current issues at school. All the agenda items were tabled and discussed at length. The following is the list-

1) Shortage of teachers-Teachers need to be hired for specific areas if there is a resource shortage, as has been expressed by the school to the parent community. There are certain subjects that could use domain specific help and it would be a good option to look for teachers to fill those gaps.

2)Reinstating volunteers– many parents across the board are willing to volunteer… its a v good idea to bring back old committed volunteers as well as look at new openings.

3) Some parents feel that all current entry level classes must be filled to 20 seats as required, this will ensure 44 new children including the current incoming red group.

4) No students in higher classes should be encouraged to leave MBK by offering them MIS seats, instead we should find resources to teach those students so that the higher classes grow and everyone has confidence that this school will be there till Class X. The school had given us 10 points and made us sign an acceptable of NIOS for Class X, we would like to ensure the spirit of that declaration is maintained.

5) Since the school called parents in to encourage them to leave and said that 6,7,8 would shut down, we request an official confirmation that they are continuing these three classes.

6) We would like to ensure that all activities for the children continue and grow and all the activities that have been withdrawn be reinstated. 

7) We request that the school stay with the once- a – term schedule for group meetings.4 or 5 in all, through the year.

8) Siblings admission– An appeal for the admissions of three siblings, was made by Siddharth Sahib Singh and Manvi Siddharth. This was a management quota request and also an appeal for siblings to get admission, in keeping with the schools mandate.

9) Food in the next year.

10) Talks between SAES and petitioning parents.

11) Talks between the school principal and Diya’s with the parent body

12)Issues with regard to complaints concerning parents-I began by requesting that the parents names be removed from the last meeting minutes. Upon this refusal by the MC, I recorded my dissent and filed the parents response. In the future,I  requested that we follow a process whereby we know in advance, so that we can call parents in to express their versions simultaneously, else have a separate forum for this altogether.

In addition, there were concerns regarding the change of school timings, that I had raised at the discussion that followed the announcement. The three concerns were-
1) 9am is unbearably hot in the summer, is this appropriate an appropriate time for the children?
2) How will working parents manage?
3) It’s a cut-back of another 45 minutes in the children’s school day. How will this be made up time-wise.
There were responses and deliberations on each point, after which we moved to the next agenda item.
There were prior to these items, discussions around the pre- set agenda items.The minutes that have been published since have omitted some of the agenda items I tabled and that were discussed at length. I wrote to the management committee requesting these items to be included. They have not agreed to do so. I have therefore declined to sign the minutes, in their present form. I shall mail the minutes when I receive them.
Warm regards,
 Nanni

 

SAES rechristens its aborted MRICIEHV engineering college to MIST to get AICTE approval in breach of the Delhi HC’s status quo order

Mirambika Institute of Science &Technology (MIST) is the same old rancid wine “Mirambika Research Centre of Integral Education and Human Values or MRICIEHV” bottled by Sri Aurobindo Education Society (SAES) in a new bottle. Read on.

  1. In early 2015,  SAES sought AICTE approval for setting up an Engineering college in the name of MRICIEHV.
  1. AICTE granted SAES approval for MRICIEHV vide communication dated 30th April,2015, despite complaints about concealment of material facts by SAES.
  1.  AICTE instituted a One Man Justice Committee, under the chairmanship of Justice Tiberwal, which submitted its report on 14th May,2015.
  1. The High Court of Delhi vide order dated 6.05.2015 ordered “Status quo” with regard to the building where Mirambika Free Progress School was housed prior to 14th April, 2015 as follows:

“In the meanwhile, the Respondents shall maintain status quo as to the premises in which the School was housed prior to 14.04.2015.”

  1. On 15th May, 2015, SAES filed an application in the High Court of Delhi praying that the Court

“a.Set aside, discharge and vacate the order dated 06.05.2015, to the extent the Respondents have been directed to maintain status quo with respect to the premises in which the school was housed prior to 14.04.2015.”

  1. SAES’ above application dated 15th May, 2015 was dismissed vide order dated 8th July, 2016 by the High Court of Delhi. Thus, the Status quo order dated 06.05.2015 is still in operation with respect to the premises in which the school was housed prior to 14.04.2015.
  1. These facts were brought to the knowledge of the concerned officials in AICTE.
  1. It now appears that SAES, in active connivance & collusion with the concerned AICTE officials has again applied to AICTE as a FRESH CASE UNDER THE NAME “MIST” for permission to set up an Engineering college, on the same site, in the same premises regarding which the Hon’ble High court has passed the Status quo order. As mentioned above, the Hon’ble Court has also dismissed SAES’ application to set aside, discharge and vacate the Status quo order dated 6.05.2015. Therefore, the entire process currently being undertaken by SAES with AICTE is fraudulent and requires investigated.
  1. On 18th March, 2017, SAES surreptitiously put up a hoarding of Mirambika Institute of Science & Technology or MIST on the wire meshed gate which connects three parcels of land (a) Sri Aurobindo Ashram, (b) Mother’s International school, and (b) Mirambika Free Progress School (the area under the Status quo order of the Hon’ble Delhi High Court) and got the same premises inspected by officials of AICTE and the GGSIP University.
  1. The said inspection violates and mocks (a) the Delhi High Court Status quo order dated 6th May,2015, (b) the Order passed by Delhi High Court on 8th July,2016 by which the application of SAES for vacation of the Status quo order dated 6th May,2015 was rejected, and (c) the Order dated 14th May, 2015 by One Man Justice Committee.
  1. It is clear that SAES has made an attempt to mislead AICTE and in active collusion and connivance with the key officials of AICTE violated the Status quo order passed by the High Court of Delhi.
  1. The building and land from where the Mirambika school was forcibly vacated by SAES, was to be used for MRICIEHV in 2015 and now, in a blatant attempt to circumvent the Delhi High Court Status quo order dated 06.05.2015, for MIST, which is nothing but a rechristened MRICIEHV.
  1. On 5th January, 2017, the Delhi Govt ordered:

(a) Physical inspection and document inspection of the building and land where the School is currently running, within two working days……………

(b) Withdrawal of affidavit, filed by Directorate of Education before the Delhi High Court; and

(c) Immediate suspension of concerned officer(s)….

  1. Thereafter, vide order dated 15th February, 2017, it was further directed by the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi to
  • Remove the nominees of the Directorate and the Advisory Board on the Management Committee of Mirambika school and replace them with new nominees;
  • Criminal investigation of the entire matter of the shift of premises of Mirambika School and the role played by officials of the Directorate of Education. The investigation should include (but not limited to) the following act of omission and commission: inspections of Mirambika School, providing information on Mirambika School in response to RTI application, filing the affidavits in Hon’ble High Court, approving the shift of students to Mother’s International School, formation of the inspection teams. Case to be referred to Central Bureau of Investigation for a fair, impartial and through investigation.
  1. Since the Mirambika school shifting matter is being probed by CBI, the SAES request for grant of approval by AICTE , in a different name (MIST), is malafide; if the approval sought by SAES is granted by AICTE ignoring the High Court of Delhi’s Status quo order dated 6.05.2015 and the CBI enquiry ordered by the Delhi Govt., concerned AICTE officials would be inviting serious troubles for themselves and their organisation.

 

 

 

 

Mirambika – ek adhuri purani kahani

Based on Haar Ki Jeet by Shri Sudarshan

बुआ को अपने भतीजे  और किसान को अपने लहलहाते खेत देखकर जो आनंद आता है, वही आनंद माँ भारती के बच्चों कोअपना स्कूल देखकर आता था। भगवद्-भजन से जो समय बचता, वह स्कूल के खुले वातावरण में ख़ुशी ख़ुशी बीत  जाता।वह स्कूल बड़ा सुंदर था, हरा भरा , खुला खुला , आसमान आ – हवा – सूरज – ज़मीन से जुड़ा हुआ ।उससे सुन्दर स्कूल कहीं न था।माँ भारती के बच्चे उसे ‘मिराम्बिका’ कह कर पुकारते, अपने हाथों से उसे साफ़ करते, संवारते और वहीँ पढ़ – खेलकर प्रसन्न रहते ।माँ भारती के बच्चों की इस ख़ुशी के लिए उनके अभिभावकों ने रूपया, माल, असबाब, ज़मीन आदि अपना सब-कुछ कमकर या छोड़ स्कूल के आस पास ही घर बसा लिए , यहाँ तक कि वे भी स्कूल का एक अभिन्न  हिस्सा बन गए और कुच्छ वहां निस्वार्थ सेवा भी करने लगे । स्कूल से जुड़े लगभग सभी लोग एक समाधी के आस पास छोटे-छोटे कमरों में रहते और भगवान का भजन करते थे।”हम  मिराम्बिका के बिना नहीं रह सकेंगे “, उन्हें ऐसी भ्रान्ति सी हो गई थी। वे उसके बच्चों और वातावरण पर लट्टू थे। कहते, “ऐसे चलता है जैसे देवी माँ का यन्त्र जैव  हो नाच रहा हो।” जब तक वे सब सुबह से संध्या तक मिराम्बिका में आठ-दस घंटे  न बिता लेते, उन्हें चैन न आता।

दूर कहीं केचूहा सिंह अपने इलाके का प्रसिद्ध डाकू था। लोग उसका नाम सुनकर काँपते थे। होते-होते मिराम्बिका की कीर्ति उसके कानों तक भी पहुँची। उसका हृदय उसे देखने – पाने के लिए अधीर हो उठा।वह एक दिन दोपहर के समय एक गरीब अपाहिज साधू के वेश में बैसाखी सहारे माँ भारती के बच्चों के पास पहुँचा और अपना परिचय दे नमस्कार करके बैठ गया। दयालु बच्चों ने पूछा, “केचूहा सिंह, क्या हाल है?”

उसने सिर झुकाकर उत्तर दिया, “आपकी दया है।”

“कहो, इधर कैसे आ गए?”

“मिराम्बिका की चाह खींच लाई।”

“अद्भुद स्कूल है हमारा। देखोगे तो प्रसन्न हो जाओगे।”

“मैंने भी बड़ी प्रशंसा सुनी है।”

“इसका वातावरण तुम्हारा मन मोह लेगा!”

“कहते हैं देखने में भी बहुत सुँदर है।”

“क्या कहना! जो उसे एक बार देख लेता है, उसके हृदय पर उसकी छवि अंकित हो जाती है।”

“बहुत दिनों से अभिलाषा थी, आज उपस्थित हो सका हूँ।”

माँ भारती के बच्चों ने अपनी प्रियतम दीदी सुलोचना को केचूहासिंह को अपना स्कूल दिखाने को कहा और खुद केचूहासिंह के कहने पर बाहर निकल पेड़ों के बीच पिकनिक मनाने लगे। दीदी ने स्कूल दिखाया गर्व से, केचूहा सिंह ने देखा लालच से।उसने सैंकड़ो स्कूल देखे थे, परन्तु ऐसा सुंदर, हरा भरा , खुला खुला , आसमान – हवा – सूरज – ज़मीन से जुड़ा हुआ  स्कूल उसने सपने में भी न देखा था। सोचने लगा, भाग्य की बात है। ऐसा स्कूल तो केचूहा सिंह के पास होना चाहिए था, दीदी सुलोचना और माँ भारती के बच्चों को ऐसी चीज़ों से क्या लाभ? कुछ देर तक आश्चर्य से चुपचाप खड़ा रहा।इसके पश्चात् उसके हृदय में हलचल होने लगी की अगर वह स्कूल हड़प ले तो डाकू से राजा बन जाएगा। बालकों की-सी अधीरता से बोला, “सुलोचना दीदी, मैं कुछ समय अकेले ही इस देवी माँ का यन्त्र का अनुभव करना चाहता हूँ , आप भी बाहर निकल पेड़ों के बीच माँ भारती के बच्चों के संग पिकनिक मनाए थोड़ी देर?” सुलोचना दीदी स्कूल का ताला चाबी  केचूहासिंह को दे बाहर आ गयीं और माँ भारती के बच्चों को खोजने लगीं लेकिन माँ भारती के बच्चों को तब तक केचूहासिंह के साथी बंधक बना मिराम्बिका से दूर एक झोपड़ी में लेजा चुके थे।इधर केचूहासिंह ने स्कूल पर अपना ताला लगा दिया और बैसाखी फ़ेंक रावण समान अट्टहास कर सुलोचना दीदी को बोला “अगर तुमने स्कूल लौटने की कोशिश की तो माँ भारती के बच्चों को फिर कभी न देख पाओगी इसलिए चुपचाप मेरे साथी डकैतों की खींची लकीर के पार चली जाओ।” उसका असली रूप देख सुलोचना दीदी का दिल बैठ गया। वह डाकू था और जो वस्तु उसे पसंद आ जाए उस पर वह अपना अधिकार समझता था। उसके पास बाहुबल था और आदमी भी। सुलोचना दीदी ने निकट जाकर उसकी ओर ऐसी आँखों से देखा जैसे बकरा कसाई की ओर देखता है और कहा, “यह स्कूल तुम्हारा हो चुका है। मैं तुमसे इसे वापस करने के लिए न कहूँगी परंतु केचूहासिंह, केवल एक प्रार्थना करती हूँ, उसे अस्वीकार न करना, नहीं तो मेरा दिल टूट जाएगा।”

अपनी मूच्छों के नीचे एक कुटिल मुस्कान लिए बोला “दीदी, आज्ञा कीजिए। मैं आपका दास हूँ, केवल स्कूल न दूँगा।”

“अब स्कूल का नाम न लो मैं तुमसे इस विषय में कुछ न कहूँगी, मेरी प्रार्थना केवल यह है कि इस घटना को किसी के सामने प्रकट न करना।” केचूहासिंह का मुँह आश्चर्य से खुला रह गया।उसका विचार था कि उसे स्कूल  सुलोचना दीदी को जान से प्यारा था, परंतु उन्होंने केवल यह कहा कि इस घटना को किसी के सामने प्रकट न करना। इससे क्या प्रयोजन सिद्ध हो सकता है? केचूहासिंह ने बहुत सोचा, बहुत सिर मारा, परंतु कुछ समझ न सका। हारकर उसने अपनी आँखें दीदी के मुख पर गड़ा दीं और पूछा, “दीदी, इसमें आपको क्या डर है?”

सुनकर दीदी ने उत्तर दिया,”लोगों को यदि इस घटना का पता चला तो वे दीन-दुखियों पर विश्वास न करेंगे।” यह कहते कहते उन्होंने मिराम्बिका की ओर से इस तरह मुँह मोड़ लिया जैसे उनका उससे कभी कोई संबंध ही नहीं रहा हो।दीदी चली गए परंतु उनके शब्द केचूहासिंह के कानों में उसी प्रकार गूँज रहे थे।सोचता था, कैसे ऊँचे विचार हैं, कैसा पवित्र भाव है! उन्हें इस स्कूल से प्रेम था, इसे देखकर उनका मुख फूल की तरह खिल जाता था। कहती थीं , “इसके बिना मैं रह न सकूँगी ।” इसकी रखवाली में वे कई रात सोई नहीं। भजन-भक्ति संग रखवाली करती रहीं, परंतु आज उनके मुख पर दुख की रेखा तक दिखाई न पड़ती थी।उन्हें केवल यह ख्याल था कि कहीं लोग दीन-दुखियों पर विश्वास करना न छोड़ दे। ऐसी महिला, मनुष्य नहीं, देवी है।जैसे ही ये सद विचार केचूहासिंह के मन में आए वैसे ही उसके साथी डकैतों ने उसकी जयजयकार कर उसे अपना डाकूराज घोषित कर दिया और  फिर केचूहासिंह, केचूहासिंह महान हो गए !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAES announces Mirambika Institute of Science & Technology…..

….in a hush hush move after going all out but failing to hush up the Mirambika Free Progress School, in a blatant disregard of the Delhi High Court’s status quo order dated 6/5/2015, SAES this morning unfurled a banner at Mirambika school’s gate for the said Institute. An AICTE inspection and or inauguration party was secretly ushered into the Mirambika school building and some inspection and or inauguration conducted even as the petitioner parents and some Sarvodaya Enclave residents protested peacefully outside the inner campus gate. SAES had earlier written to the Deputy Commissioner of Police concerned and obtained uniformed policemen to scare the peaceful protesters. The Police officer present was shown the Delhi High Court’s status quo order dated 6/5/2015 as well as its order dated 8/7/2016 dismissing SAES application seeking vacation of the status quo order but he did not even go inside the Mirambika school building. He was seen and heard reporting to and receiving constant instructions over the phone.

A Didi was seen mocking the peaceful protesters from inside the illegal building. Another Didi was seen photographing the peaceful protesters from behind the gate. When these tactics did not excite the peaceful protesters, both these more loyal than the king protectors of  the 47 year plus Baby PJ the law breaker, came out to loudly ask them to leave. A finger pointing heated discussion followed between them and some parents and, in a clever move, after having got the same recorded by the already under SAES influence policemen present, both the Mother Hens returned to the barracks.

PJ’s resolve to kill Mirambika is sinister but remarkable in the face of the opposition mounted by the petitioner parents, the Court and the regulators. The petitioner parents have pledged to meet it with all legal means and, if required, drag SAES to the Supreme Court of India.

SAES continuing sinister actions against Mirambika

  1. Removing references to Mirambika from shriaurobindoashram.net website which now only refers to two schools, MIS – Delhi and the other one in Kechla – Odisha;
  2. Banning the attendance and participation of the parents of Mirambika children in Sports Day activities;
  3.  Banning the attendance and participation of the parents of Mirambika children in  Thanksgiving Day activities;
  4.  Stopping food for Mirambika children from the Ashram kitchen/canteen;
  5.  Shifting the entrance of Mirambika to a gate from where the parents are not able to enter the parking are;
  6. Stopping the regular interaction between the Diyas and the parents;
  7. Taking undertakings / affidavits from parents of new Red Group children disclaiming SAES responsibility for de-recognition or closure of Mirambika (already denied by the DoE) without mentioning that it shifted Mirambika to an illegal building built on encroached public land;
  8. Getting Diyas to counsel parents of new Red Group children against the ongoing efforts of petitioner parents to restore Mirambika to its legitimate building and space;
  9. Getting MIS teachers to counsel parents of newly admitted children that the ongoing efforts of petitioner parents to restore Mirambika to its legitimate building and space are against MIS;
  10. Trying to alter Mirambika’s legitimate building and space to render it unsuitable for a school;
  11. Creating a situation where Diyas leave Mirambika and leave it resource-less;
  12. Trying to shut the Red Group last year;
  13. Shutting 9th – 10th classes last year;
  14. Trying to shut 6th – 8th classes this year;
  15. ………………………watch for more……………the list is growing like Pinocchio’s nose!