My name is Khushboo Odedra. I am an alumini of the CIRS school in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. CIRS was the vision of Swami Chinmayananda, to provide an integrated education system of modern knowledge along with Vedantic values so that children can become good human beings or leaders. CIRS completely transformed my life. Before CIRS, I was an average student in Porbandar, who hardly knew few sentences in English, close to zero opportunities for sports & extra curricular activities and had a limited view of life dependant on family life fluctuations. After CIRS, I gained the confidence to become an Engineering graduate, outperform myself within the Banking industry in the UK and most importantly, found my deepest motivation/love to keep growing, to make family & all others around happy.
I have undertaken this campaign because I believe that the right education is the foundation for life’s journey. I was fascinated by the 3 pronged approach of this campaign and the impact it will make. This is truly about REIMAGINING EDUCATION.
1)The uniqueness of the Chinmaya University (CVV) – a global university that will transform the lives of future generations of students. This will impact and change the future.
2) In the immediate present being able to impact the lives of underprivileged students from Chinmaya Vidyalaya’s across India by supporting their education is a very high-impact initiative. The parents of these students are typically daily wage workers and many of them are illiterate and do not realise how critical education is.
3) Again in the present the Chinmaya schools need better infrastructure. The lack of it definitely impacts the quality of education and the school environment & this is a critical need.
Brick by brick, let us come together and make sure that this ‘One Knowledge – One World’ initiative is realised within our lifetimes.