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58686Re: theos-talk Olcott Memorial School

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    Jan 7, 2013
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      There is some info at the school website: <www.*olcott*-*school*-chennai.org
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      MKR


      On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 11:52 AM, M. Sufilight
      <global-theosophy@...>wrote:

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      > Allow me to ask:
      > Is it a Sectarian School or a Non-Sectarian one - within a non-sectarian
      > Theosophical Society promulgation freedom of thoght?
      >
      > Sectarian in the sense - that someone teach a certain well defined
      > doctrine on behalf of the Theosophical Society - as a belief and not as a
      > science?
      >
      > M. Sufilight
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: .:.
      > To: theos-talk
      > Sent: Monday, January 07, 2013 5:13 PM
      > Subject: Re: theos-talk Olcott Memorial School
      >
      > The school is making progress in building a vocational center built in a
      > small area of the Damodar Gardens cleared by Krishnamurti School.
      >
      > The value of land in Chennai has skyrocketed and the school enjoyed 1973
      > lease amount which is peanuts in today's price and there was no escalation
      > clause (why this was left out is a mystery) and hence the school continues
      > to enjoy the freebee to the detriment of TS which owns the land.
      >
      > The school is very expensive and you will not find the fee details in their
      > website. A visitor commented that even Krishnaji as a student could not
      > afford it.
      >
      > The parents of current students unsuccessfully tried various means of
      > continuing to stay in Damodar Gardens. Those who decided not to renew the
      > lease and use the property for the benefit of Olcott Memorial School should
      > be commended and it is the most theosophical decision anyone can take. We
      > should all rejoice.
      >
      > Anyone who can financially support the school would earn very good Karma
      > since the school serves the most needy segment.
      >
      > MKR
      >
      > On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 1:39 PM, MKR mkr777@...> wrote:
      >
      > > **
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > As we all are aware of the discussions about Krishnamurti School vacating
      > > Damodar Gardens to make room for expansion of Olcott Memorial School.
      > >
      > > Tuition at K School is very expensive and hence only fat cats can afford
      > to
      > > send their kids. So the decision of TS to make them move is the right
      > thing
      > > to do.
      > >
      > > I just read the statement of Olcott when he started the school for
      > > panchamas or untouchables.
      > >
      > > 'He founded schools for the outcastes in South India. Colonel Olcott
      > > stipulated that no school
      > > fees should be charged; that the school hours were to be convenient for
      > the
      > > occupations of the
      > > domestic servants and others who might seek education; that no Christian
      > or
      > > other proselytism
      > > was to be permitted; Tamil (reading, writing and correct spelling) as
      > well
      > > as arithmetic, English
      > > speaking and Hindustani speaking were to be taught.'
      > >
      > > I also want to point out his emphasis on Hindustani. Today it is the most
      > > widely used language across India and ability to use it is invaluable.
      > >
      > > MKR
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