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Japanese impressed by Bihar’s Super 30

A free coaching centre, Super 30, which helps children of labourers, tea stall owners and peons in Bihar reach the prestigious IIT engineering institutes, has impressed people in Japan too, its founder Anand Kumar says.

He says that in the last few years, Super 30 has became quite popular in Japan after several newspapers, magazines and TV channels covered his inspiring life story and the impact of his ‘Super 30′ school, which has so far helped 236 students from underprivileged families clear the highly competitive IIT-JEE, drawing worldwide attention.

“All the eyes of Super 30 students shine with hope, while the eyes of Japanese children look exhausted due to computer games,” said a Japanese in his response to a documentary on Super 30, which was shown on Japan’s popular TV Channel NHK channel.

Another Japanese described the Super 30 as a “learning experience”. “We realized how crucial education is. We really have to learn from India how to survive in the 21st century,” he said after watching the documentary on Super 30.

These are from among responses of dozens of Japanese that were sent to Kumar from Emiko Amagawa, producer of NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation, to show the kind of praise his efforts have fetched in that country.

“Watching Super 30 students at the Ramanujan School of Mathematics make tremendous efforts to become engineers and contribute to the community and the country, I understand why India can and will grow dramatically,” another Japanese said in his response.

“We have been receiving phone calls and messages from the audience in Japan. They are very impressed by all that you are doing and the passion of your students,” Emiko Amagawa informed Kumar.

“The response of the Japanese after watching a documentary on Super 30 has encouraged me to work hard to provide more opportunity to talented poor students,” Kumar told IANS.

He credited the success of Super 30 mainly to his dedicated team of teachers and sincere bunch of students, who toil to achieve their goal. “I am happy with the recognition Super 30 has got. It was started to help talented students from poor families, who would otherwise find it difficult even to continue studies. Such recognition will give me strength to continue,” he added.

Two weeks ago, the journalists of NHK came up with a book, “Indo No Shougeki”, published by Japan’s well-known publisher Bhunshun. The book has a chapter exclusively on Kumar’s struggle and the success of his pioneering Super 30 initiative. Priced at 1,800 yen (RS.1,050), the book describes him as a ‘wind of change’, who is contributing to India’s rapid progress.

The book is quite popular among the students of the Japan Management School. “We had seen and read a lot about Super 30 through TV programmes and newspapers. It is amazing and shows how and why India is progressing fast. The answer lies in education and the passion for it,” said Takyuki Doi, a student from Tokyo, who visited Super 30 a few days ago.

The book revolves round India’s development story. It says that education is at the root of India’s progress march and people like Anand Kumar are lending strength to it. It says how Kumar, who could not go to Cambridge for want to money, is helping several talented students from the underprivileged families reach out for higher education.

Former Miss Japan Norika Fujiwara came to Patna to make a film on Super 30 for Man Union. Japan’s leading newspaper Yomiuri also carried an exhaustive feature on Anand and his Super 30 School.

Kumar, who started the Ramanujan School of Mathematics in 1992, founded the Super 30 in 2002.

Most of the successful candidates have been from the underprivileged sections of society. They are provided with free food, lodging and free coaching.

The students have to pass a competitive test to get into Super 30 and then commit themselves to a year of 16-hour study each day, Kumar said.



Application Procedure for Yoga Sadhana & Health Management

To apply you need to do the following:

Fill in the application form.
Attach a copy of your recent medical reports.
Send the completed application forms, remittance & medical reports to:
  Bihar School of Yoga, Ganga Darshan, Fort, Munger, Bihar 811201.

 Those who require assistance in their personal routine and daily activities will not be accepted. Those with chronic ailments, communicable diseases, drug or alcohol addictions should not apply. Applicants between the ages of 12 and 75 years will be considered for admission.

If accepted for the course, you will be sent a provisional admission letter which will indicate the date and time you need to arrive and depart from the course venue. When you come for the course bring the provisional admission letter and the remaining board and lodging charges. Admission will not be granted in the absence of the provisional admission letter. After your arrival your formal admission will be decided.

All applications and correspondence regarding these courses should be directed to:

Bihar School of Yoga, Ganga Darshan, Fort, Munger, Bihar 811201.
Ph: (06344) 222430 Fax: (06344) 220169.

For reply, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

Yoga Sadhana & Health Management 2010

Course Details

Yoga is the key to sound health, vitality and a clear mind. It enables you to restore the harmonious balance of body, mind and emotions, which creates total health and renewed energy, whether you are suffering from physiological or psychosomatic problems or are interested in maintaining and perfecting a state of good health. The practices of yoga, combined with a yogic lifestyle and diet, will bring definite and perhaps surprising benefits.

Since its inception in 1963 the Bihar School of Yoga has been recognized and respected world-wide as a teaching institution of the highest standard. People from all parts of the world come to receive yoga training and to participate in an inspired vision of life based on the yogic traditions.

Now Bihar School of Yoga is dedicating more time for Yoga Sadhana and Health Management Courses in view of the great demand and the good results achieved in past years. The following courses will be conducted at Bihar School of Yoga, Ganga Darshan, Munger, Bihar during the year: Read the rest of this entry »

Yoga Teacher Training


This year Bihar School of Yoga will be conducting Yoga Teacher Training for those Indian nationals, who wish to teach yoga within their community.

The Yoga Teacher Training provides a systematic understanding of practices and the method of teaching.

Below are the Yoga Teacher Training programs to be held at Bihar School of Yoga, Munger in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

1 Year Sannyasa Training Course 2010-11

From June 2010 to May 2011 Bihar School of Yoga will be conducting a one year fully residential Sannyasa Training Course at Ganga Darshan, Munger.

This is a one year course designed to promote sannyasa training for modern aspirants who sincerely wish to dedicate themselves to the awakening of their spiritual potential.

In order to develop the skills required for balanced development in spiritual live, the disciplines of seva, swadhyaya, tyaga and yoga have to be understood, internalized and applied in day to day life. This can only be experienced and learnt through continued, unbroken, participation in the disciplines and routine of the gurukul environment.

The daily schedule will be rigorous and challenging, from 5.00 in the morning until 7.30 at night. Only those of strong physical, mental and emotional character, who can face challenges and difficulties with faith and positivity, should apply.

This course is open to Indian nationals only, both males and females between the ages of 18 and 60, who have the minimum qualification of High School Matriculation. Females must have written consent from both parents.

For an application form, or for further information, contact Bihar School of Yoga, Ganga Darshan, Munger, Bihar 811201.