Atreya is a beautiful venture to connect people to support the cause of free education through music. Atreya supports the Free, Holistic and Value based education to the underprivileged children in India that is provided by The Art of Living to over 67,000 children in 618 Rural, Tribal and Slum schools.
Music is a universal language of communication that does not require words. Atreya presents a platform for Classical Musicians (Hindustani & Carnatic) to reach out to thousands of music lovers across the globe overcoming all barriers ofrace or religion to be a part of the “Gift A Smile” project that supports these schools.
Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth, Bangalore Rural
This is the first free school established by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in 1981. Located opposite the Art of Living International Center, the school has students from 53 surrounding villages.
The school, which started with 30 students, is now providing holistic education to 2000 underprivileged children. They are not only provided free education but also books, uniforms, bags, transportation and Mid-Day meals. Yoga, pranayama and meditation is part of their daily curriculum with emphasis on human values.