Sanctified by Bhagwan
Swaminarayan nearly 200 years ago, Sarangpur has always been a
special pilgrim venue for the Swaminarayan Sampraday.
It is a small village located near Botad and is host to two grand
The BAPS Mandir in Sarangpur was built by Brahmaswarup Shastriji
Maharaj in 1916 and is the second highest Hindu mandir in Gujarat.
It is on the grounds of the BAPS mandir that Pramukh Swami Maharaj
inspired the opening of a residential school on 17 June 2002.
The Vedic opening ceremony was performed by the kothari of Sarangpur
mandir, Pujya Gnaneshwar Swami.
The school will cater for students studying from standard 5 through
to standard 12 in both Gujarati and English mediums. Following
the common standard 10 board exams, students will be able to opt
for the arts, commerce or science streams for their standard 12
The first intake consists of 104 students studying in standard
5 and 8. Teaching hours are from 8.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. and include
eight regular periods, plus two tuition periods.
To ensure a high standard, tests are taken weekly. Also, spot
tests and oral questioning ensure that the students remain up-to-date
with all work. Group discussions also help to reinforce and develop
the students' understanding.
In addition to the regular subjects, many extra-curricular activities
are also available to ensure the all-round development of all
Students will be able to learn art, public speaking, electric
maintenance, plumbing, computing, music - both vocal and instrumental,
and other similar activites.
Th school will provide a high standard of value-based education,
in which students will also be taught the importance of a virtuous
character as advocated by India's Vedic tradition.
Values, such as, honesty, prayer, patience, compassion, forgiveness,
non-violence, respect for parents and elders etc. will equip each
student with a sound moral base.
- School will have facilities such
as library, laboratories, computer labs, gymnasium, etc.
- Daily physical fitness and yoga
- Each student will be taught self-dependent