Eklavya foundation

Eklavya Foundation

Eklavya foundation

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Eklavya is an Indian (NGO) in Madhya Pradesh working in the field of education. Registered as an all India society in 1982, the organisation is named for Eklavya, the protagonist of a story in the Mahabharat. The character of Eklavya is sought after not as someone who lost his or her thumb but as some one who learned with his own determination. Where the guru was an ideal and it was the effort of the student that led him to be successful and become better than the master and master's own favorite student.<blockquote>The Eklavya legend from Mahabharat inspires us to bring the best in education within the reach of everyone; to support each one's effort to learn and discover, question and create.</blockquote>

The organisation traces the beginning of their educational programs to an earlier program called Kishor Bharati and Friends Rural Centre, Rasulia , in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. And popularly called the Hoshangabad Experiment or the Hoshangabad Science Teaching Program. This education program professed to contest many of the traditional ways of teaching sciences in schools, emphasising instead on experiments. They believed and successfully promoted the educational practice of learning by doing. The noted Indian populariser of science, Arvind Gupta, participated in this experiment.

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Broadly their areas of work are: with schools and community. They are involved in educational programs through publication and research . Their...
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