Brilliant Public School has been the only most important part of my growing up years as a human. I learnt from seeing my mother running, caring far more, acting, and not just trying but making a difference to each and every living being that came in her contact, be it plants. She still goes out each day of her life creating her own world for the women who found themselves wanting to merely breathe from the clutches of our patriarchal society. Hundreds of children who have gone through our school, i feel proud to say were involved in more ways than one in day to day life at school, developing as debaters and artists. I made sure they question more than an average Indian child is supposed to. We showed monthly films and called theatre friends to spare sometime and give them invaluable life lessons of stage. I grew up here. I grew up seeing growth happening each and everyday. It was a study in itself. A life long learning. I attribute my everything to this education system that was founded in my own home.
Anyone who in coming weeks, months or years comes across this post, must know that we are always on a look out for someone who is happy and wants to share a bit of his/her joy with children and women. Ones who are carrying colors, words, artists, illustrators, designers, Photographers and filmmakers, theatre artists and the ones in academia are wholeheartedly welcome. They must come and teach to learn, share with the ones who altogether are the ones making a fabric of our society.
Brilliant Public School was founded in 2001 with only four children and mother and I as teachers on the first day.
विद्या विनयेन शोभते :
Nari Jagran Shakti / नारी जागरण शक्ति
Founded in 1991, Nari Jagran Shakti was started as a civil society with the prime objective of empowering women and girl child for self-reliance and elemental education.
Founded by Amita Sharma, the organization has been working in the villages around the National Capital Region in Delhi for more than two decades.
Since 1991 the organization has trained over 2 lac women, with the only objective of making them self-dependent by educating them in sewing, embroidery, cooking, painting, music, Yog, singing, Classical dance Kathak, beautician and self-defense etcetera without ever charging any fee since 1991.
In 1997, the organization was honored by the highest state award for its work in making a difference in the lives of numerous women by the government of Delhi.