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Sikshana – Early Days

The Story with a Personal Touch

Published by E S Ramamurthy at Smashwords

Copyright 2011: E S Ramamurthy

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Chapter 1: Entry into Schools

1.0 Pre-amble

I have been covering my personal experiences during the early days of Sikshana in my talks to various fora and my infrequent writings. I was asked quite often why I have not gone ahead and documented them since some of these could be useful for those who may want to enter into the field of public education system now or in the future; at the least, it will help those who are interested in Sikshana to understand the program and its evolution better. Whether it really serves these goals or not, it would most certainly be a very happy and satisfying exercise for me.

I had two options here - to write about them from the Organizational angle of Sikshana or to do so from my personal view point. Here I have adopted the latter since the narrative is bound to contain my own views on many issues, which in all fairness should not be foisted on Sikshana.

Many of the incidents covered here date as much as eight years back; I could possibly be off the mark in some of the minor details for which I tender my apologies in advance. I can only promise to keep the spirit of the events true to reality in all cases. Regarding the names of persons involved in the narrative, I will give the real ones where those concerned have given their consent or have no reason not to; as for the rest, you will find that I have used abbreviations.

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