Training in Value Education


A networking programme with Educational Institutions

VJC has been conducting many programs in schools and colleges for inculcating values in students and to make them sensitive to the social issues. For such students every drama is a big lesson on socio-cultural, economic and religious situation of the country and the world. Children from affluent families studying in public schools, convent schools and colleges are not aware of poverty, deprivation and hardships being faced by the vast majority of the poor.

Value Education Campaigns were conducted so far in the schools and colleges of:

Agra Durgavati Kalimpong Ranchi
Ajmer Dumraon Kanpur Sambha
Akalpur Fatehpur Karnal Samalkha
Allahabad Faizabad Kudra Sasaram
Anpara Firozabad Kuakhera Shahganj
Aurangabad Gaya Kurukshetra Shakti Nager
Ballia Ghazipur Latehar Shahjahanpur
Barabanki Gorakhpur Lucknow Shimla
Bareilly Guwahati Mathura Shillong
Buxur Hazaribagh Moradabad Sitapur
Chambo Jahanabad Nainital Sonipat
Jaipur Nasik Chandigarh Sonada
Darjeeling Jammu Patna Tundla
Daltanganj Jaunpur Panipat Varanasi
Delhi Joelikot Ramgarh Zamania
Dehradun Kagha Ranikhet

and many other smaller towns of the entire North India.


Performance of Play: PKM performs a play in an artistic, emotional and entertaining style for a group of 60 to 200 students, preferably the High School students. The play is of average 40 minutes. (There are 43 plays at present on varying themes.) The themes are untouchability, communal disharmony, prejudices, youth problems, unemployment, relevance of education, casteism, class divisions, superstitions, population explosion, environmental problem, cause of poverty, corruption students' role and globalization etc.

Discussion: At the end of the 40 minute play, the Director of the troupe comes forward and introduces the actors. He asks the students to share their random reactions to the performance, its theme, dialogues, songs, emotions etc. After hearing them he asks them to recollect the scenes depicted and to compare it with the present day society. The whole process is done through a Socraterian style of dialogue. The students are animated and motivated to pinpoint various problems in the society, the one depicted in the play and those which were not mentioned also. They are encouraged to narrate their own experiences on the theme. They are also encouraged to go into the depth of the problem and to find out the causes and undercurrents of the problem not generally seen outside. Then the students themselves are asked to find out the solutions to the problem.

Resolution and Action Plan: Once the solutions are proposed the students are given some time of silence during which they have to take personal resolution to work against the problem. After this they write their resolution in their school diary. Some are encouraged to read aloud their resolution.

After this the students discuss among themselves their collective plan of action regarding the social issue discussed. The teachers, the principal and the school administration also are generally present and they are also consulted on the viability of the decision taken.

For Value Education Through Dramatics