Chinmaya Vision Programme
The Chinmaya Vision Programme is what makes the Chinmaya Education Institutions ‘schools with a difference’. It concretises Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda’s vision of education.
Yathaa drishti tathaa srishti -As the vision so the world appears to us.
If man’s vision is narrow and disturbed, the world also seems filled with strife. If the vision is broad and love-filled, so too is his world.
Chinmaya Vision Programme (CVP) was born to enshrine the philosophy of education developed by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda in the heart of every growing child to bring out the best in him or her.
Chinmaya Vision Programme is a comprehensive educational programme for schools which integrates the best in our culture and philosophy of education. It aims at giving children a true vision of life to help them face challenges in a positive and dynamic manner and heartily contribute to society.
The child is the focal point of this programme. The programme also embraces the school management, teachers and parents. Through them, the light of this vision spreads to the society, country, and the world at large.
The Chinmaya Vision Programme can be identified under four heads
Universal Outlook refers to an appreciation, sensitivity and commitment to universal issues. After years of mindless pillage of nature, the world needs to come back to a universal holistic view of life. A universal outlook helps the child view himself / herself as a responsible citizen of the world (including world issues), live in harmony with creation (environment education and the synthesis between science and religion) as well as become aware of being an intrinsic part of the macrocosm.
Chinmaya Vision Programme augments the role of teachers, parents and the management in this ennobling endeavour.
The teacher is guided into this programme with the help of the CVP Manual, seminars and newsletters. Teacher’s assessment scales enable him/her to assess self-worth and effectiveness.
The parent is gently drawn into the programme through Manuals, parenting workshops, child assessment, self-assessment and expert advice.
The school management through its active participation significantly helps this programme which aims at all-round “man-making” education and not just academics at the cost of other aspects of a child’s development.
Thus chinmaya Vision Programme makes significant breakhrough in the character-moulding and personality development of growing children complementing academic excellence which is what true education is all about.
CVP is not an activity but a vision-inducing programme – the very spirit behind all activities in the Vidyalaya. It is not a ‘value add’, but the Vidyalaya culture. It is not portion-based, but attitude-based.
CVP is Value Education and Value-based Education. Value Education is when a specific time is allotted for inculcating values through stories, activities, games etc. Value based education is when values are given in and through all the academic subjects and co-curricular and extra curricular activities of the Vidyalaya. CVP is not only value education, but also value-based education.