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“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

Children in Need

Millions of children and families have been devastated by natural disasters, poverty and forced migration in Odisha, one of India’s poorest states. After the super-cyclone blasted Odisha's coast in 1999, years of drought, flooding and even more cyclones have left Odisha with thousands of destroyed villages, countless casualties and virtually no social services. Among the living, the surviving children have been hit the hardest, left without basic care or the opportunity for an education. Who will support Odisha's impoverished children, and give them a foundation for the future?


More than a Dream

On a rainy day in September 2002, over one hundred educators from Odisha gathered in an old building under a tarpaulin roof to dream and plan for the little ones of Odisha...

Almost two years later, on July 29, 2004, Hariharananda Balashram was founded with the support of Paramahamsa Prajnanananda, whose love for children and education has translated the educators' dream into a reality. This nonsectarian school is named after his beloved master, Paramahamsa Hariharananda, who educated and cared for many poor children during his life.

The school is located on 9.9 acres in the beautiful little village of Arua, surrounded by lush green paddy land, mud huts and picturesque rural villages. Arua is in the Kendrapara District of Odisha, India.

Today, Hariharananda Balashram houses 438 children of Odisha who receive quality care and education free of charge. The school has obtained Composite Provisional Affiliation for Secondary School from Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi (Affiliation No.: 1530184 valid till 31/03/2017).

The school prepares students for higher studies and offers vocational and life skills training so that students are well-equipped to assume a meaningful role in society. Forty children are admitted each year, ages 4 to 5, and in 2015 the school will reach its capacity of 480 students.

Guided by a commitment to excellence, Hariharananda Balashram utilizes the best eastern and western methods of education to create a dynamic and loving environment for the children’s development. Its holistic approach provides a balanced and nurturing foundation for the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual growth of the child. The school helps each child reach his or her highest potential.

The school encourages every student to dream of the life that they choose and to make it a reality. The school logo, reflecting this spirit, proclaims Make Your Dream A Reality. more..

Name of Trust/Society/Company Registered under section 25 of the Company Act, 1956.: Prajnana Mission Period upto which registration of Trust/ Society is valid: Eternal

  • Name of Trust/Society/Company Registered under section 25 of the Company Act, 1956.: Prajnana Mission
  • Period upto which registration of Trust/ Society is valid: Eternal

Area of school campus

  • In Acres: 4.32
  • In sq. mtrs.: 17482.42
  • Built up area (sq. mtrs): 1851.48 (School Building
  • Area of playground in sq. mtrs: 3280
  • Other facilities:
    • Swimming pool : under construction
    • Indoor games : Ludo, Chess
    • Dance rooms : 75.34 sq. mtr
    • Gymnasium : NA
    • Music rooms : 36.80 sq. mtr
    • Hostels : Boys Hostel –2481.09 sq. mtr
      Girls Hostel-2817.6 sq. mtr
      Nursery Hostel – 730.33 sq.mtr
    • Health and Medical check up : The school has been organizing regular health check-up of the students. Through the Village Health Project organized by Hariharananda Charitable Health Center, health camps are conducted in the school. Doctors have been visiting to the school on Wednesdays and Fridays. As and when required, children are referred to specialist doctors in SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack and Shishu Bhavan, Cuttack. School has an ambulance for transporting students to hospitals. Dental camps are organized on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. Eye check-up camps are also organized once in a month by Dr. Debabrata Sahani, eye specialist. The school has a nurse (ANM) and an Asst. health worker who take care of the health of the children.

Details of fee structure
(i) Pre-Nursery (ii) Nursery (iii) I to V (iv) VI to VIII (v) IX & X (vi) XI & XII
No fee collected from the students. All expenses of the students are borne by the school. The school is funded by Prajnana Mission.

Transport facility
Own buses All students are staying in the hostels which are located within 200 m from the school. No buses are required to transport children to school.
Buses hired on contract basis For excursions and study tours buses are hired.
Details of transport charges Not Applicable

Particulars of teaching staff (to be updated time to time)
Designation Total No
Principal 01
Vice-Principal **
PGT **
TGT 04
PRT 08
PRT (PET), TGT (PET), PGT (PET) 02 TGT(PET)
Health Wellness Teacher **
Librarian 01
Others 08

Details of salary being paid by the school to teaching staff / non-teaching staff (to be updated time to time)

Designation

Total Emoluments

 

Principal

From
Rs.

To
Rs.

7700+DA+HRA

13000+DA+HRA

Vice Principal

 

 

PGT

 

 

TGT

5500 + DA + HRA

9000 + DA + HRA

PRT

4240 + DA + HRA

6000 + DA + HRA

PTI

5500 + DA + HRA

9000 + DA + HRA

Counsellor

**

**

Librarian

5500 + DA + HRA

9000+ DA + HRA

Others

2980 + DA + HRA

4500 + DA + HRA


Mode of payment of salary

Name of the Bank through which salary is drawing:  : Bank of Baroda
Through single cheque transfer advice:         : Yes
Individual cheque : No
Cash  : No

 

Library facilities

    Size of the library in sq. feet

1251.7 sq. ft.

    No. of periodicals
6
    No. of dailies
-
    No. of Reference books class-wise

General Reference

230

Science Reference

245

History Reference

155

Geography Reference

45

Computer Reference

10

Mathematics Reference

35

    No. of magazine
22
Others

Item

Nos.

Globe

02

Environmental Map

05

Science Map

04

Geographical Map

05

Science Project CD

01

Cambridge Dictionary CD attached with Dictionary

01

Grammar VCD

01

Know our World

01

 Atlas CD attached with Atlas

20

Champak Jogo Disk attached with Magazine

07

Kriya Yoga VCD

02

Panchatantra VCD

02

Good Habits VCD

01

Bhajan Audio CD

02

Progress in Mathematics CD

07

Nutan Sarala Hindi CD

03

LKG DVD

01

UKG DVD

01

Fruit Rhymes CD for Nursery

01


Name of the grievance/ redressal officer With E-mail, Ph. No. Fax No.: -

Members of the sexual harassment committee: -


Section wise enrollment of school for the current session

Class

Section

Enrollment

Nursery

1

40

KG

1

42

I

1

40

II

1

40

III

1

41

IV

1

39

V

1

37

VI

1

39

VII

1

44

VIII

1

37

IX

1

39

X

 

 


Academic Session Period: From 1st April to 31st March


Vacation Period:

From 15th May 2014 to 3rd June 2014
From 30th  September  2014 to 9th  October 2014
From 25th  December 2014 to  1st  January 2015

Admission Period: From 1st April to 31st May


Below is a short video presentation about Hariharananda Balashram, which was made on 2006-2007.



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