Nyubu Nyvgam Yerko - Rang

The establishment of the Nyubu Nyvgam Yerko at Rang, East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh marked a significant milestone for the Donyi Polo Cultural and Charitable Trust. The trust places a strong emphasis on education, and as part of its focus, it established a Gurukul-style indigenous school on March 20th, 2020. The school offers education up to the 8th grade, with a maximum capacity of 30 students per class. One of the remarkable aspects of this initiative is that admission to the school is completely free, including boarding and other expenses, providing a great benefit to underprivileged parents in the region.

The Nyubu Nyvgam Yerko school follows the CBSE-based syllabus while also incorporating classes on indigenous values and teachings. By blending traditional and modern approaches, the school aims to equip students with a well-rounded education that encompasses both academic knowledge and cultural awareness. It believes that by integrating indigenous values, it can instill a sense of pride and understanding of their heritage in the students.

Taking a holistic approach to education, the school recognizes the importance of co-curricular activities and has decided to include traditional games and sports as part of its program. Activities such as Dapo Nyarka Sunam (Bamboo Wrestling), Dak-Dal Dakasunam (Stick Walk), and Upuk Apka Sunam (Archery) not only provide a fun and engaging experience for the students but also help to inculcate traditional values in them. These activities promote physical fitness, teamwork, and a deep connection to their cultural roots.


Furthermore, the school is committed to providing a natural and serene environment that promotes learning and development. It offers outdoor spaces where students can engage in various activities and connect with nature. This approach recognizes the importance of environmental stewardship and aims to foster a sense of appreciation and responsibility for the natural world. 

Discipline and decorum are also emphasized within the school. By maintaining a disciplined atmosphere, the school aims to help students understand the value of discipline in their lives. Simple daily tasks that students complete on their own encourage self-reliance, while community tasks within the school compound prepare them to become responsible and contributing members of society.

In addition to physical activities and academic pursuits, the school recognizes the significance of mental and emotional well-being. To promote a healthy lifestyle and holistic development, the school has introduced meditation and yoga sessions for its students. These practices have been shown to reduce stress, enhance focus, and improve overall well-being. By incorporating these practices into the daily routine, the school aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop mindfulness, self-awareness, and emotional regulation skills. Creating a peaceful school environment through meditation and yoga sessions fosters a sense of community and belonging among students.

Activities

  • Indigenous knowledge system of the Nyishi community.
  • Nyishi language basic course.
  • Knowledge and ideas to live with nature.
  • Various forms of cultivation.
  • Various ritualistic festivals.
  • Construction of various ritual altars.
  • Construction of various forms of shelters.
  • Cultivation of various medicinal herbs.
  • Chanting of hymns and folklores.
  • Making of indigenous crafts items.

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