Ongoing crisis – which faction of parents has caused the real damage?

In the present search for Truth, Mirambika has been really damaged by those parents who have received some help / benefit from the School Management. This help / benefit may be in the form of admission of their children in Mirambika and or MIS against DOE norms and or economic gains from the day to day or other requirements of the Ashram, MIS & Mirambika and or as contractors / suppliers / vendors for the ongoing construction etc activity at the Mirambika Building, and or a social climb for those looking to get cosy with the Management and or financiers, etc of the ongoing construction activity. This selfish lot of parents is the Most Vicious source of voluminous emails condemning and judging parents who question the Management even as they selflessly devote time, effort & resources to protect Mirambika and the land it was situated on before 14/4/2015. This compromised faction keeps attacking any conflicting view to prove its loyalty to the Management to sustain its existing benefits and gain more. Instead of advising and helping the Management to act transparently and be compliant with the rules, this faction believes that the same need not be done because that may limit the Management’s ability to give them more alms.

6 thoughts on “Ongoing crisis – which faction of parents has caused the real damage?

  1. Think! May 16, 2015 / 8:08 pm

    The prime land was allotted for a college, not to be misused for a school for just 170 children. That is where you are wrong. Don’t you think it is against larger public interest that 10 acres of prime land meant for a college is misused for a school of just 170 children, which is Mirambika?

    You really don’t have a case if you are asking that 10 acres of prime land meant for a college be considered for a school of just 170 children. However, you do have a case if ask that the school be properly accommodated on Ashram land, students not made to suffer, and the proposed Engineering college is not misused to allegedly generate illegal money by way of donations in admissions after shifting of the school.

    You need to ask TJ & PJ to build a new building for MBK on the Ashram land. There is plenty of land on the east, south east, north & west of the main buliding. Infact MBK can run from the 3 blocks of which is The Mother’s Health Centre. Almost all of its 30 odd rooms open just for a hour or two for once or twice a week…

    I think for long SAES/SAA and its affiliate organisations have allegedly played with lands acquired by them for a song, and tax exemptions granted. Both of which require a scrutiny.

    Consider the following:

    1. About 5 of the 10 acres of prime land allocated for a college, and about 4 acres land to the best of my knowledge of a public park (total about 9 acres) is used for a school of just 170 children, whereas students passing out of schools from Delhi have to seek admissions in other states due to severe shortage of seats. There is shortage of public parks for children to play. Public interest warrants a college or a school of just 170 children on this land?

    2. Another about 6~7 acres of prime land acquired for expansion of The Mother’s International School is converted into a parking, and some 5~6 acres of land meant for a college is used as a football ground. Every year there is such a hue & cry for Nursery admissions. But to the insensitive management, parking of Neta & Babus cars to whom admission too is allegedly given through the back door matters more. Public interest warrants an expansion of the school or parking?

    3. A large part of the Ashram land and building is used as junkyard. What people donate is first stored and then allegedly sold! Further, some 30 odd rooms of The Mothers Health Centre are seldom used, but vocational trainees and aspirants live in dormitories/shared rooms. Empty rooms, or proper living spaces?

    So now ask yourself, do you want a MBK which stands on land acquired legally for that purpose or a land/building that is being misused as a junkyard, or would you use your good offices, resources and connections to further falsehood? If you decide on the later, then there is no truth, is is just selfishness. How do you blame the management’s falsehood then? No difference left.

    Give it a thought!

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    • Shampa Srivastava June 18, 2015 / 7:04 am

      This is a ridiculous argument. The land belongs to the Ashram. The children get excellent education and care. So now we want crowded classrooms instead of the freedom these children receive in their mode of education and in the atmosphere of Mirambika which is conducive to better intellectual development. Schools are mushrooming in India (for money-making purposes) and there is no dearth of them. Why can’t this haven be left alone? The engineering college (Whose idea was that? Not Shri Aurobindo’s I bet.) can be built in the rest of the space that is owned by the Ashram. Why should the school have to vacate a building that was built for them and not for an engineering college?

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  2. Think! May 16, 2015 / 8:16 pm

    Correction in the last para of the comment made at May 16, 2015 / 8:08 pm above:

    “So now ask yourself, do you want a MBK which stands on land not acquired legally for that purpose or a land/building that is being misused as a junkyard? Would you use your good offices, resources and connections to further falsehood? If you decide on the former, then there is no truth, is is just selfishness. How do you blame the management’s falsehood then? No difference left.”

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    • parents May 17, 2015 / 1:34 pm

      You make some good points but please do read the two lease deeds, SAES Secy Mr Kashyap’s affidavit & DDA internal note about that (all going back to 1984) before accepting that the land (5 acre for building & 4.84 acre for playground) was given for college and cannot be used for Mirambika + teachers training + library + auditorium. Even if you think otherwise, the mid 1960s recommendation by the Ministry of Education for allotment of 15 acres of land to SAES is clearly based on ‘college affiliated to the DU’. SAES cannot open an AICTE affiliated technical / engg college on DDA land leased to it at a marginal price for a ‘college affiliated to the DU’. By planning to do so, SAES is risking termination of the leases and repossession of the land by DDA.

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  3. savemirambika June 21, 2015 / 11:05 am

    There are cases where the courts have held that once a school has been established, the land on which its premises are set up, belong to the school. After 25 years of having existed in a building built with DDA approval and running with DOE recognition, the land on which Mirambika existed till 14/4 belongs to Mirambika. It cannot be used for an engg college. Any action to the contrary by SAES will end up in DDA repossessing the land.

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