Gurukuls

As the Donyi Polo Cultural and Charitable Trust, we firmly believe that education is a powerful weapon for bringing about positive change. It has the potential to overcome any hurdle and achieve significant milestones. Recognizing the lack of smooth transmission of traditional values among the younger generation of indigenous communities in Arunachal Pradesh, we embarked on a journey to save the rich cultural heritage from fading away. To accomplish our mission, we decided to establish gurukul-style schools that serve as beacons of indigenous knowledge and modern teachings.

We are proud to have successfully established three such gurukuls: Nyubu Nyvgam Yerko at Rang and Nyubu Nyvgam Yerko at Mwya in the East Kameng district as well as Menjik Meqkok Rwgu at Basar in the Leparada district of Arunachal Pradesh so far. 


In the coming future, with the support of our esteemed donors, we envision to establish more of such schools in various parts of the state.

Gurukuls

As the Donyi Polo Cultural and Charitable Trust, we firmly believe that education is a powerful weapon for bringing about positive change. It has the potential to overcome any hurdle and achieve significant milestones. Recognizing the lack of smooth transmission of traditional values among the younger generation of indigenous communities in Arunachal Pradesh, we embarked on a journey to save the rich cultural heritage from fading away. To accomplish our mission, we decided to establish gurukul-style schools that serve as beacons of indigenous knowledge and modern teachings.

We are proud to have successfully established three such gurukuls: Nyubu Nyvgam Yerko at Rang and Nyubu Nyvgam Yerko at Mwya in the East Kameng district as well as Menjik Meqkok Rwgu at Basar in the Leparada district of Arunachal Pradesh so far. 


In the coming future, with the support of our esteemed donors, we envision to establish more of such schools in various parts of the state.

The Gurukuls at a Glance

The establishment of gurukuls goes beyond imparting knowledge of traditional values; it is also about preserving and revitalizing the rich cultural heritage of Arunachal Pradesh, which is unfortunately on the brink of extinction due to the presence of gap between the older and the new generations. Our NGO stands to eradicate that gap by taking various steps. One of the steps taken is the establishment of indigenous schools (Gurukuls) in Arunachal Pradesh. At our gurukuls, we have taken a comprehensive approach by strictly following the annual NCERT syllabus while incorporating classes on the indigenous cultures of the state.

The structure and design of our gurukuls reflect a deep appreciation for traditional artistry, aiming to foster a sense of connection and pride among the students. Each class accommodates up to 30 students, and we offer education up to the 8th grade. 

It is heartening to witness the ever-increasing enrollment of students year after year, signifying the growing importance and acceptance of our approach.   We understand the significance of co-curricular activities in the holistic development of students. Hence, we have introduced traditional games and sports as an integral part of our school's co-curricular activities. These activities not only promote a healthy lifestyle but also provide a platform for students to explore and appreciate the diverse range of games and sports practiced by indigenous communities in Arunachal Pradesh. 

These activities, such as Dapo Nyarka Sunam (Bamboo Wrestling), Dak-Dal Dakasunam (Stick Walk), and Upuk Apka Sunam (Archery), making bamboo crafts etc. not only provide a fun and engaging experience for the students but also help inculcate traditional values in them.

The establishment of gurukuls goes beyond imparting knowledge of traditional values; it is also about preserving and revitalizing the rich cultural heritage of Arunachal Pradesh, which is unfortunately on the brink of extinction due to the presence of gap between the older and the new generations. Our NGO stands to eradicate that gap by taking various steps. One of the steps taken is the establishment of indigenous schools (Gurukuls) in Arunachal Pradesh. At our gurukuls, we have taken a comprehensive approach by strictly following the annual NCERT syllabus while incorporating classes on the indigenous cultures of the state.

The structure and design of our gurukuls reflect a deep appreciation for traditional artistry, aiming to foster a sense of connection and pride among the students. Each class accommodates up to 30 students, and we offer education up to the 8th grade. 

It is heartening to witness the ever-increasing enrollment of students year after year, signifying the growing importance and acceptance of our approach.   We understand the significance of co-curricular activities in the holistic development of students. Hence, we have introduced traditional games and sports as an integral part of our school's co-curricular activities. These activities not only promote a healthy lifestyle but also provide a platform for students to explore and appreciate the diverse range of games and sports practiced by indigenous communities in Arunachal Pradesh. 

These activities, such as Dapo Nyarka Sunam (Bamboo Wrestling), Dak-Dal Dakasunam (Stick Walk), and Upuk Apka Sunam (Archery), making bamboo crafts etc. not only provide a fun and engaging experience for the students but also help inculcate traditional values in them.

Our Projects

         Nyubu Nywgam Yerko

           (Rang)

Our Activities

Dapo Nyarka Sunam 

(Bamboo Wrestling)

Dapo Nyarka Sunam is a traditional wrestling game played by the Nyishi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh.

Upuk Apka Sunam

(Archery)

Archery, known as Upuk Apka Sunam in the Nyishi community, a traditional sport in Arunachal Pradesh

Zingchi - Zingmo

(Bamboo - Crafts)

In addition to academic education, students at our gurukuls actively participate in traditional craft-making sessions.

Social Impact

Empowering communities, driving positive change, and shaping a better future through collective action and innovation

98%

Families Reached through
Community Outreach Program

1100+

Patients Benefited through
​Health Camps

200+

Students Enrolled

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