A watershed day in the history of Mirambika

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The school has been wiped clean….as if it never existed in the space… all memories… all memoirs… the mark of creativity of each child that walked into the arms of Mirambika over the last 30 years…all wiped away… the sand pit, junior park, neem grove and THE Sunlit Path… all snatched away in one stroke…all is left is the smell of the chemicals.

Here are some reactions from parents on mail and Whatsapp… I am sure a lot of other parents felt the same way but chose not to share:

This hasty departure shows no signs of the humility and trust that we all speak highly of.  Why do we not agree that the forces at play aren’t the hands of beauty that created this haven. The children have worshipped this space – must they not atleast touch their foreheads against the stone. As respect and perhaps farewell?

What I saw this morning was ugly. The level of intolerance in this deeply spiritual space was painful. ALL the parents love Mirambika in their own way & are working to save Mirambika as per their own understanding. No one is right. No one is wrong. The only thing that has been compromised, for whatever reason, is the ‘truth’. Truth sacrificed at the altar of Fear. And this is really my understanding & I’m sure many of you think I’m mistaken. So be it. I am grateful for the three years my child was celebrated in that beautiful environment. May the blessings of the Mother always continue to shower on all of us.

Very Shocking and heart breaking Why? Why? Like this

I for one don’t see ANY justification for this. So any form of protest is too mild

Let’s stand up to this tyranny. Do they realize what they did today is a form of violence?

Let’s get together and talk at least – is this how a school should move? Without even a farewell for our children? They have worshipped this space – must they not atleast touch their foreheads against the stone. As a mark of respect and farewell.

I think a good closure would have been to call the kids and get them to clean the place out..at leat they will gave closure.

Well i am sure the diyas will know how to deal with their questions… Because I have no answers.

The way they have approached this entire episode in a haphazard way, hurrying, one decision over another. What to expect. We parents were no where.

This hasty departure shows no signs of the humility and trust that we all speak highly of. Why do we not agree that the forces at play aren’t the hands of beauty that created this haven.

It is her way of mourning the way our children never got a chance to bid farewell to the space they made beautiful with their own hands

This is a calamity. For those wishing calm, allow us our grief and mourning.

I want to cry and i cannot as I am at work… Never knew the day would turn out like this.

I am feeling similarly ambushed, by the happening and by my feelings.

my first day in the admissions line I was told in v clear terms that M is a 3 way partnership… child school & parents.. is this a reflection of that, even remotely?

What a shame…in the name of higher spirit the shift in the most shoddy manner suggest that it is not the positive atmosphere but the illogical, autocratic, authoritarian drive, writing is on the wall my way or highway. We teach our kids through diya’s of transformation even when we move year on year…n what is this move does it reflect any of that.

Sad turn of events.children shld have been mentally prepared and involved before taking this step.

This is shameful, children’s works everything wiped out in a day.

Truth sacrificed at the altar of ‘manufactured’ Fear. Feeling disappointed. They are using our beloved Diyas as a shield. COWARDS!!

Reacting to the pictures of the new setup in the ashram, one parent sarcastically reacted:

Look at the pictures, folks. Wowwww !! That’s really divine indeed. Flow of happiness about leaving those dirty, ugly-looking, monstrous hexagon buildings that used to give us nausea. Thank God, we are out of those gloomy, lifeless blocks of dead cement! Aren’t we blessed?

Tell us… is this the act of Divine or of the Devil. Please comment below.

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