Welcome to Bharat Lok Shiksha Parishad (BLSP)

BLSP was founded & registered on 3rd March 2000 by a group of persons comprising with a vision to bring an all round development of the remote tribal and rural villages of India.

2000

Dr. Subhash Chandra anointed Chairman of Ekal Global

30th June 15 is the Red Letter Day in the history of Ekal Movement when Dr. Subhash Chandra, Zee Group, humbly accepted to be the chairman of Ekal Global...

2015

Won S R Jindal Award in the year 2012

Award Received By Shri Sat Narain Bandhu on behalf of Bharat Lok Shiksha Parishad given by Shri Ravi Shankar Ji & Justice R.C. Lahoti from S.R.Jindal Foundation

2012

Received Lala Diwan Chand Award in the year 2012

Award Received by Shri Shyam Ji Gupt, Founder Member of Ekal Abhiyan, given by former Chief Justice of India J.S Verma from Lala Diwan Chand Trust

2012

Participation of EKAL TO OLYMPICS

Ekal student Pinki Karmakar ran for India with London Olympic Torch, in Nottingham Square on 28th June, 2012 at 12 Noon (London Time).She studied in Barbaruah Tea Garden Village Ekal Vidyalaya for three years.

2012

The 1st PHD on Ekal

Dr. Sunanda Sham Palkar is awarded Ph.D on “Ekal Vidyalaya-Special School for Non-Formal Education - A study” on 09/12/2011 by Pune University.

2011

women empowerment

Rukmani Prajapati learned tailoring at the Ekal’s activity centre at Birsa Sewa Sansthan, Karanjo Jharkhand. She is leading a self respecting life and helping her family.

2014

AN ISO 9001:2008 Certified Organization

Registered with the (IICA) // 2016

Welcome to Bharat Lok Shiksha Parishad (BLSP)

Founded & Registered on March 2000

Dr. Subhash Chandra anointed Chairman of Ekal Global

inaugural celebration // 2015

Won the prestigious S R Jindal Award in the year 2012

Award Ceremony // 2012

Received Lala Diwan Chand Award in the year 2012

Award Ceremony // 2012

Participation of EKAL TO OLYMPICS

Participation // 12 March 2012

The 1st PHD on Ekal

programe // 9 Dec 2011

women empowerment

programe // 2014

ekal vidyalayas

Ekal Vidyalayas that is the One Teacher Schools (OTS) that has taken education to the doorsteps of the tribal and the under privileged populace. Our founding members have had a thorough knowledge of the tribal life and they understood that such a non-formal education system is the ideal and perhaps the only solution to deal with the illiteracy issue.

The poor communication system, the non-availability of even the basic necessities and the lack of any prominent government initiative made people from other areas unwilling to take up teaching jobs in these regions. Under such circumstances we took it on ourselves to train local youth to take the responsibility of teaching around 25 – 30 kids for three hours a day. Field functionaries are trained to maintain regularity of the schools and also the consistency in the level of education. The training of Teachers and supervisors is an on-going and continuous process.

To ensure involvement and participation of the villagers, a Gram Samiti is formed from amongst the enthusiastic villagers. The committee is involved in the location and timing of school, selecting the teacher and day to day supervision. This committee through several Vikas and Jagran programmes is raising awareness and contributing to better attendance in school. `Caretaker families’, usually prominent urban families regularly visit the schools to interact with the students and the teacher and to make sure that they do not remain unaware of the bigger world outside the village.

The concept of `One Teacher School’ was suggested by Late Sri Bhao Rao Devras to Late Sri Madan Lal Agarwal in the year 1986 who established about 60 schools near Dhanbad. Dr.Rakesh Popli (a USA-returned nuclear scientist) and his wife Rama Popli (a child education expert) inspired by Swami Vivekananda and the concept of Late Sri Bhao Rao Devras polished the concept of `One Teacher School’ and set up Ekal Vidyalaya for the tribes of Gumla in Jharkhand.

Ekal Vidyalaya is run in the open under trees or in a room provided by the villagers. Funds for running such vidyalayas usually come from the donors who are inspired with our achievements so far and believe in building a prosperous Bharat in the truest sense of the term. The involvement of villagers has a huge bearing on the long term sustainability of the programme. It is the community participation that made OTS saw the face of success. The active involvement of the villagers conveys the message of non-imposition of an alien culture and value system.

The Ekal Vidyalayas have yielded extraordinary results. If the absolute numbers are taken into consideration almost 25 lakh children have benefited from the OTS system. This not only increased literacy levels, but also a sharp decline in diseases caused by unhygienic practices, witchcraft and alcoholism. However, we have to strive hard to achieve the desired goal.

We, at Bharat Lok Shiksha Parishad are working days in and days out to raise more funds necessary to build one lakh OTS throughout the tribal belt by 2014-15. It is the participation of the society at large that can only make our dreams of having a better India true.