The children of 'Kartavya' would not be bound to their desks with their noses in their books. They will be active participants in Kartavya's vision of protecting and restoring the world damaged by industries and the onslaughts of modern-day living. By teaching the child to care for nature, 'Kartavya' seeks to build an organic connection between the learner and his environment.
The whole school will be built on an area of 15 acres, of which a full 2 acres will be dedicated solely to the garden. Apart from this, there will be a mini-park and playground with swings and slips and a swimming-pool. Each 'Kartavya' school will ensure that it plays its role in balancing the ecosystem by developing this huge tract of land and by planting a multitude of different trees and plants within its premises. Children will learn to recognize and name different species of trees, as well as be acquainted with general knowledge about the productive uses of flora, thus reviving a knowledge that is already dead in cities.
Mahatma Gandhi in his system of NaiTaleem, repeatedly talked of the importance of using one's hands and senses in the learning process, as well as the importance of shram or labour. In the process of growing their own kitchen-gardens, children will get their hands and knees dirty and thereby imbibe knowledge of the earth that is lost to so-called 'civilized' people. They will claim an intimate relationship with nature through gardening, which will be part of the curriculum.
Most importantly through all this, we hope to instil the love of nature deep in the hearts of our children so that they grow up to be lovers and protectors of the earth and its people, something that is crucially important in a world hurt by the callous living practices of its citizens and hurtling towards extinction.
'Kartavya' will offer opportunities for playing and practicing games like volleyball, basketball, football and cricket. We will encourage an aptitude for playing such games as well as athletic talent, and a child desiring to take these up professionally will be fully supported. Swimming, undeniably an essential skill, will be a compulsory activity here.
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