Philosophy & History
All the cultures of the world are supposed to have their origin in Indian culture. The Sanskrit substitute for ‘culture’ is ‘sanskriti’, which stands for all the activities and behavioral patterns that are virtuous.
The word ‘culture’, now a day is used in so many peripheral contexts that its original meaning has been masked. An emerging drug or pub culture among the youngsters of today is an example related to this. That’s why there is need for an educational system which could mould the mentality of the society’s back bone i.e. Students.
This is well known to everyone that education has been much professionalized and commercialized. The lust of earning more and more money through educational institutions has deviated it from its main and fundamental basic aim of building a multidimensional personality of a student in order to prepare them to face the challenges of practical life.
YUGSHAKTI GAYATRI PUBLIC SCHOOL ( YGPS ) is an exceptional creation, a unique SCHOOL of its kind. A divine device of the almighty got executed through a sage, saint, and seer, vedmoorti, taponistha, Pt. Shri Ram Sharma “Acharya”. He had a vision to revive old rishi traditions and to re-establish and uplift it in a renovated form from the current deteriorating state.
Vandaniya Mata Sarla Devi visited all the places in Agra . She went into the deep reverie for a few moments when she visited this place at Subhash Nagar Agra . On awakening, she commented that the land was supremely charged by divine vibrations. Construction work began after the sacred ritual of Bhoomi-pujan (in 1993) and YUGSHAKTI GAYATRI SCHOOL came into existence.
YGPS Subhash Nagar Agra has completed Nineteen years of its foundation. It is a matter of great pride for the management, administration, teaching faculty and innumerable students of the school who have studied or are studying here. We would like parents and students to know about our school to be a part of our success because each one of you has helped the school to write this story of achievement. It has made us ponder over our shortcomings, the areas where we need to strengthen ourselves, not only to rest on our laurels but also to reach newer heights. For, this was the vision with which the school was established. The school has bloomed from a tender shoot to a nourishing tree. Yugshakti Gayatri Education Society was founded by Late Shri Shanti Swaroop, Mata Smt Sarla Devi,Shri Narendra Prakash , Mr. Akhilesh Kumar Mrs Anubha Kulshrestha in 1995.Mr.Akhilesh Kumar a young visionary, suffused with nationalism, zealously took up the cause of imparting value based education. Yugshakti Gayatri Education Society established a small school in Subhash Nagar Agra in the year 1995. Prompted by its success, the society decided to set up another school in Sainik Nagar Near Avadhpuri Shahganj Agra present school building in 2003.
Financial resources were limited but the zeal was abundant and that alone nurtured the school in those difficult years. Gradually the bud started unfolding its petals. Untiring efforts of a small group of teachers began to pay off when in 1982 the Ist batch of class X appeared for the board exams.
As the school carved a niche, it started attracting more and more students. To augment the building infrastructure the past decade has seen phenomenal construction activities. In 2011 a double storeyed new block was constructed. Spacious rooms, colourful furniture and bright floral draperies created a joyous ambience for the tiny tots. The primary & Junior classes are colour coordinated with matching furniture.
In 2013 the right wing of the second floor was constructed. The following year commenced the construction of the left wing. The year 2014 saw the renovation of all ground floor classrooms. Old flooring was redone with highly polished Kota stone, fiberglass green boards were fitted in place of conventional black boards.
Reading is the backbone of knowledge. To instill reading habits, better reading facilities were created. For this purpose a new, more spacious library was constructed in 2014 . The school is now equipped with library with a large collection of books, Spiritual, journals and magazines. Course books, reference books, career guidance books, encyclopedias, classics, fiction, children’s books and the latest bestsellers and a plethora of magazines make the library a reader’s delight. Every year new books are added to improve the existing stock. In 2014, the reception, office and Principal’s room were aesthetically renovated. In this year the second floor was completed with more classrooms, a beautiful new art and craft room.
Computer education has become an integral part of modern education. The school started computer education in 2003 with just 02 computers. Today the school has a big computer lab .The school has one broadband connection .
On the one hand the school was growing structurally and bringing laurels on the academic front, on the other hand, special care was being taken to improve the overall personality of the students through carefully planned co-curricular activities. In order to develop a competitive spirit, students were grouped in four houses. Inter house competitions like debates, quizzes, dance, music, theatre, elocution, declamation, fancy dress etc. keep the children on their active and creative toes and bring out their hidden talents. To inculcate a sense of responsibility and leadership qualities in students for coordinating and organizing various activities, a multi-tiered student cabinet was constituted in 1995 headed by a Head-girl and a Head-boy. Every year a new cabinet is elected which carries on the assigned task throughout the year.
Unity in diversity is the soul of our motherhood. To bring diverse cultures, traditions and religions close to each other the school celebrates all festivals like Dussehra, Deepawali, Christmas, Eid, Lohri etc. with great fanfare. The entire school joins in the festivities and the air reverberates with the sound of mirth, laughter and happiness.
Tele viewing and studies have put the present day children under almost house arrest. Vigorous physical activities and sports, so natural to children, have given way to video games and blitzkrieg from satellites. To fill the lacuna, the school began a regular games periods, aerobics, yoga and tae-kwon-do classes were introduced and are conducted by trained coaches. Many sports teams of the school both junior and senior have been winning many inter-school tournaments. The school has hired the services of professional coaches for basketball, football, cricket, table tennis and badminton to give the teams a winning edge.
The school along with its commitment to academics & co-curricular activities also keeps track of the health of each student. During free annual medical check- up by competent doctors special care is taken to examine eyesight, oral health, weight & general health of the students. Suggestions for follow up actions are given in case of medical problem. Keeping in mind the waterborne diseases like cholera, typhoid and jaundice, all the water coolers in the school have been fitted with aqua guard.
This is just the beginning. The management has ambitious plans, which will take shape as time unfolds.