Om Namah Shivaya
JJK Gurukulam for boys was started in 2006 on April 16th with the blessings of Pujya Swamiji Dayananda Saraswati. At this golden milestone of our forward journey we fondly remember our generous donor Smt. Vasanti Jayaswal. Without her support nothing could have been achieved. We pray for her and her family for good health and peace.
During the last twelve years many boys who stayed with us continued their higher studies, got a job and some of them got married and are living happily with their families.
Our Boys from Trivandrum Gurukulam did well in their final exam. Jagan, Sanalkumar and Sankaranarayanan who were studying in the 12th standard passed their final exam and they will continue their studies in ITA and degree. Akshay and Yadhukrishnan who were in 10th passed their final exam and they will continue their studies in their home town. All other boys succeeded in their final exam and will be studying in the next level in the school.
This year we have 4 children who joined us from Attapadi, a remote place in Kerala. Two of them are studying in the 4th class and one in the 6th class and the other one is in 7th class. They are slowly getting into the Gurukulam disciplines.
Adhavan who joined us this year is now in the 4th class; he is very alert in his behaviour and he notices everything what is happing around him, even though he is only 9 years old, he has a good sense of humour. Sumesh is very practical, he is physically fit and puts his heart in his studies.
The Girls’ Gurukulam in Thrissur has successfully completed its first academic year with 8 girls and this year we started with nine more girls. Now totally we have 17 girls and five on the staff. Our youngest ones are Sreevidya and Archana and they are doing well.
Nidhiya and Pavitra are coming from the same tribal area as the other children. Both of them are studying in the 2nd class. They just started learning the alphabet as nobody in their home could help them in their studies. Now they love going to school with the others and they are proud of being part of the Gurukulam.
Anisha and Ramya are coming from Attapadi, a remote village, where they have to walk more than 5 kilometres to go to school. Their house is located inside the forest. Therefore, it is difficult for them to attend the school. Sometimes while going to school they have to encounter wild elephants on the way. Anisha is now in the 8th class and Ramya in the 5th. Manju and Nitya are coming from the same Attapadi. Both are studying well. Manju is really a bright student.
We are happy to send this report to you as it is people like you who helped us to realise this dream. Without your support nothing could have been done. Thank you for your continuous support to the Gurukulams. Please come and visit us when you have time. You are always welcome.
Pray for good health and peace.
With Love and Om Shanti
Swami Tattvarupananda Saraswati