BV is an integral part of all Sathya Sai Schools in Odisha, which are affiliated to
Sathya Sai Trust Odisha. BV is being conducted in all Sathya Sai Schools in our state
since their inception. To give momentum to this activity, our State Organisation is
putting extra effort by inducting a Joint State Coordinator for School BV in its
Education Wing. Now the Education Wing of Sathya Sai Organisation Odisha has a
State Coordinator with two Joint State Coordinators – One for BV and one for School
School BV is a Noble Value-based Nine Year Program which aims at the Overall
Personality Development of Children within age group of 5 – 14. After successful
completion of this Nine Years Program (divided into Three Groups each of Three
Years – Group I, Group II, and Group III), children are awarded with Diploma
Certificates (Diploma in Sathya Sai Education), issued by the All India Sri Sathya
Sai Seva Organisation. However, after completion of each Group, our State
Organisation is awarding Group Completion Certificates to the Children. There are 17
Sathya Sai Schools in Odisha which are now affiliated to our State Sathya Sai Trust.
All these schools have in place the BV System, guided by Sri Sathya Sai Organisation
Odisha through its District/Samithi Units.
As observed by an Education Commission – “The destiny of a Nation is shaped in its
Class Rooms”, BV helps in a very great extent to make this observation true. A less-
Heavy (Academically) and more-Weighty (Spiritually) Syllabus has been evolved.
Teachers are becoming Gurus - They are given systematic Training and Orientation.
Lesson Plan to be imparted both within and without Class Room has been developed.
Both Syllabus and the corresponding Lesson Plan are attached herewith to make the
Modus Operandi crystal clear (Appendix I & II). Two continuous periods in the
School Time Table (Duration 75-80 minutes) have been allotted for the BV Class.
One Senior Teacher is assigned with the Overall I/C of BV Program in the School –
She/he is the Contact Person regarding all BV Activities in the School. BV Gurus
from the local Sai Samithi are being invited to take the BV Class in special occasions
on some specific topics. As the Syllabus is not Examination Oriented and the focus is
on Values, a less-stressed Evaluation Mechanism has been designed to assess the
Progress of BV Children at the end of every year. Children are encouraged to excel in
all facets of their personality – Physical, Mental, Psychological, Emotional,
Intellectual, and Spiritual – through the use of Teaching-Learning Tools of Story
Telling, Group Singing, Silent Sitting, Group Activity, and Prayer.
The Sri Sathya Sai Organisation is the Major Source of All Resources, needed to
accomplish the Noble Task of Nation Building through School BV. Experienced BV
Gurus, Sevadal Members more specifically Youths, Bhajan Singers, Event
Organisers, Soft Skill Trainers, Motivators, and last but not the least, the Loving
Mothers of local Sai Organisation are of a great help to BV in the schools.
When Avathar descends, He comes with a Master Plan to set the World in order – BV
is the most significant item in His Master Plan. Whatever Avathar does in His Life
Time, its Impact lasts for Generations. The Effect of BV, therefore, is far reaching and
its Efficacy will last from Generation to Generation. The Divine Vision will never fail
and the BV Mission will go on and on....
All stakeholders of the school are direct beneficiaries of School BV. Benefits are
derived at macro and micro levels. Micro Level Changes involve Transformation of
the Individual - Students, Teachers, Parents, and Management Members, all get
benefitted; and Macro Level Changes take place in the Society at large.
With the help of Sai Organisation, the school organises BV Awareness Programs for
Devotees, Parents’ Orientation Programs, Value Festivals, Gurus’ Refresher/Training
Programs, Social Involvement Programs, and other such Programs. One Major
Outreach is to Reach at those Schools whose promoters believe in Sai Ideology of
Education. Some of these schools are currently running BV Program in their schools.
They need to be more systematic and at par with the Guidelines of Sai Organisation.
Utmost importance is to be given to the Spread of School BV, both Quantitatively and
Swami says, “A school is a Place where Consciousness is Aroused and Illumined,
Purified and Strengthened, the Place where the Seeds of Discipline, Duty and
Devotion are Planted and Fostered into Fruition...” And School BV is the Best Way
to Achieve This Fruition.. Swami would be Happy to see His Children grow and are
nourished in this Divine Atmosphere. Gurus would realise the Divine Dictum – “The
Gurus now belong to Me and to the Nation.”
Swami says, “Modern day teachers, 90 out of 100, have no Spiritual Knowledge.
They should recognize the truth that because of these conditions they are doing great
injustice to their country. Teachers should come out of the notion that they are just
working for salary and instead should sacrifice their lives in shaping the future of the
students... The teacher is the most important asset of a school. It is the teachers who
make or mar a school...” The message is very clear. The chemistry between teachers
and students in a class is certainly not ideal for the conduct of a BV Class. These
aspects, therefore, need to be addressed to.