Faces of India – 259

Faces of India,

a series through which I intend to portray the various characters of my country whom I met during my travels. See more here

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He is a student at the Gurukul in the Ashram of Shri Ravishankar in Kanakpura Bangalore. The Veda Agama Samskrutha Maha Patashala, the Heritage school is a dedicated school in Vedic and Agamic studies. The institute offers both Vedic shastra (knowledge) and Agama shastra (pooja rites). I saw several students engaged in different activities there.

The age group for the Veda school is 11-14 years. There is no particular criterion for selection of students. Children from any caste can join the course. They sit on floor to study and each student has a table kind of furniture which doubles up as storage place for books. I found their uniform interesting. One of the students agreed to pose for my faces of India series. Click the second pic to get a good view of the same. It is difficult to imagine city kids donning something like this!

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