Ambidextrous MP School Where Students Can Write With Both Hands May Shut Down. Here’s Why!

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Ambidextrous MP School Where Students Can Write With Both Hands May Shut Down. Here’s Why!

Madhya Pradesh is home to India’s only ambidextrous school. The meaning of “ambidextrous” is someone who knows how to write using both left and right hands. The ability to write using both hands is known as ambidexterity. Veena Vadini Public School in Madhya Pradesh’s Singrauli district is an ambidextrous school. But this school may soon shut down due to the inability of the school’s administration to pay its staff.

India’s Only Ambidextrous School

Veena Vadini Public School was established in 1999. By far, about 480 students have graduated from the school and are ambidextrous. The founder of this school, Virangat Prasad Sharma, says that he is sure that his students are two times faster than students from other schools. He was inspired by the then-President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, who could write with both hands. 

Apart from this skill, the students at this school have also acquired language skills. They can also write in six different languages, namely English, Sanskrit, Roman, Hindi, Urdu, and Arabic. Another surprising part is that many of these students can write in two different languages simultaneously. Researchers from across the world have visited this school to conduct a study on ambidexterity.

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Other Unique Schools In India

There are some schools in India that stand out as they focus on other important skills rather than just the syllabus or curriculum. Here are some of them:

  1. Aurinko Academy, Karnataka: Here students can select the subjects that interest them apart from the subjects in the curriculum. 
  2. SECMOL, Ladakh: The emphasis of studies is more on practical knowledge and allowing the children to make decisions on their own. 
  3. The Yellow Train School, Tamil Nadu: Apart from the curriculum, students are taught farming, pottery and gardening to keep them close to nature.
  4. The Smart School, Maharashtra: This school has replaced textbooks, blackboard and files with digital mediums. 


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Our country needs more such schools! What do you think?

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