On September 28, Jeeyar Gurukulam Alumini met for the first time in JIVA campus to receive mangalasasanams of HH Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji. All the graduates of Jeeyar Gurukulam from year 2004 to 2013 who are currently studying B Tech, BE, Degree, B Ed, Law, MBA and Intermediate came to the meet. The first batch teachers who got training from HH Swamiji directly for 2 years also attended the meeting.
In the afternoon, they arranged a program and invited HH Swamiji. Students and teachers shared their experiences. All these students knew only Gond and Kolami languages – their tribal languages. They did not know Telugu. After joining Gurukulam, they learnt Telugu, Sanksrit slokas, Yoga along with their school curriculum. They passed 10th grade with flying colors, the topper got 9.8 % and stood second in District level, first in the mandal level.
In the meet, they expressed their heartfelt gratitude to HH Swamiji for giving them a golden opportunity to excel in their studies. They shared how their friends who did not join gurukulam are living a low standard life taking care of cattle and whiling away their time, and living in poverty. They felt proud that many students are now doing B Tech, BE, Degree, B Ed, Law, MBA living a metropolitan life enjoying the comforts.
A few students who completed their 10th grade recently joined Intermediate and shared how their education in Gurukulam made them superior in standards, discipline and learning compared to their classmates.
Teachers also shared their experiences and expressed their opinions on the next steps to be taken to bring a change in their locality. They requested for assistance and suggestions from HH Swamiji in this regard.
HH Swamiji giving mangalasasanams assured them all kind of support and help in their resolve to improve their community. The students and teachers enthusiastically came forward to do whatever HH suggested.
As an initial project, on Oct 2nd they are going to distribute a plant to each house and urge the villagers to take care of it. This is the first step towards environment protection and to keep the surrounding clean and tidy.
Though the meeting was supposed to be for one hour, HH spent 5 hours with them. HH Devanatha Ramanuja Jeeyar Swamiji, Smn. Bhavani Prasad ji, Krishna Kumari ji, Usha Sri ji also attended to this Alumni and offered their best wishes to students and teachers.The students and teachers felt elated and came up with ideas to serve their community. They had sumptuous prasadam and left the asram with new infused energy.