Most children in the Gurukuls come from non-Hindi speaking remote areas. These children are given primary education in house for one to two years to learn Hindi and English language to prepare them for admission to the regular schools. They are also granted basic training in Mathematics, hygiene, social etiquette, Sanskrit language and poetry. All children are made to study thereafter in formal schools till higher secondary level.
The children receive formal education in contemporary schools run by the CBSE/State Boards. They learn languages, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Civics and Computers. Computer laboratories have been made in a number of Gurukuls to help the children develop good computer skills. Most children are educated in English medium schools and Kendriya Vidyalayas.
Music and Dance
Children are encouraged to learn music and dance. Special programs are organized to develop these arts. They are asked to do artistic performances at social and public functions at national festivals and events to develop self confidence. Children with talent are given special coaching in dance and music by tutors. The children run a Mandli, which is a band with various musical instruments, and they sing religious and nationalist songs at various events. They have also participated in Ramlila.
Health & Hygiene Education
The children are granted education to maintain a healthy habitat, a healthy lifestyle and prevention of disease. They are made to exercise regularly to maintain a healthy body. They are taught good hygiene and sanitation habits.
The children are encouraged to play regular games at school and at the Gurukuls. A large number of boys come from areas where football is popular and so they are enrolled in football training camps to improve their game. Softball is very popular amongst the children and a number of children from the Gurukuls have been selected to play at State and National level. A few students have also represented their state at the national level in Athletics.
Meritorious students are funded for higher education in colleges including professional colleges. A special scheme has been launched for funding exceptional students to undergo coaching for placement in elite government services such as IAS and IFS.
Children with vocational skills are sent to vocational colleges like ITI for training in professional skills. A number of students have been placed in companies after completion of such courses.
Dignity of Labor Education
The children are taught cooking and made to help in cooking for their Gurukul to develop ability to sustain themselves later in life. They are assigned these duties by turn. This community practice also helps building bonds amongst the children. They are taught that no work is inferior and so they clean their own utensils and living area.
Social Values and Ethics
The children are brought up showcasing ideal social values and ethics. The atmosphere of the Gurukuls is kept free of corruption, guile, anger, negative thoughts and scheming methods. The children are not exposed to unethical behavior and practices. They do not view television programs with anti-social and derogatory content. The aim is to expose the children to the highest positive social values and impeccable ethical behavior.
The students are given a foundation in Vedic culture. They are taught from the Vedas, Ramayan, Geeta and Satyarth Prakash to inculcate knowledge for promoting nation building. They are taught to serve the community based on the teachings of Swami Dayanand’s ten principles of Arya Samaj.
Vedic values are inculcated in the children. They recite Vedic Sandhya daily and are taught how to do Yagya.