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School in Ajmer observes Independence Day as a community celebration
A school run by NGO Bal Sansar Sanstha in Ajmer celebrated Independence Day as a community celebration of the National Day in which besides the students and teachers, other children from the neighbourhood, parents and community members presented cultural items and addressed the gathering.

An attempt was made to turn the observance a participatory community event rather than a formal school function.

Consequently, the observation become a spontaneous celebration in which children felt at ease and natural rather than sitting stiff watching the items being presented. Even the chief guest was awed by the spontaneous participation on the joyous occasion of 70th Independence Day. He mentioned that schools need to give freedom to be natural rather than imposing control and strict discipline on them. This can only happen when school is treated as a community based organization and people-oriented management structure.

Since the school is being run for children from the deprived groups and low-income families  in an erstwhile village near Foy Sagar Lake which has now become a part of the expanded city, it is a school with a difference. The school is setting an example of low-cost good education with emphasis on community-school relation resulting in mutual respect between teachers and parents.

According to the school management,  respecting children and parents and forging good relationships is taken as a pre-condition for fostering and facilitating the innate potential of children. 

Also, the school, if supported with funds by donors, would like to provide freedom of pace of learning and learning with diverse styles along with carrying on research work related to putting theory into action.

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