Adhisthan & Sankalpa

What is Adhisthan (अधिष्ठान) Day?

Chanakya Mandal Pariwar was consciously founded on August.10, 1996. Exactly 10 years before this, Gen. Arunkumar Vaidya was assassinated in Pune by Khalistani terrorists and the same day A.B.Dharmadhikari received his appointment letter for IAS : this was the time when A.B. Dharmadhikari was working as a full time social activist, a teacher and a freelance journalist. Gen. Vaidya laid down his life in service of this country and now Chanakya Mandal wants to develop the army of youth who would live in service of the country and the world. In March 1996, A.B.Dharmadhikari resigned from IAS after 10 years of service, to establish Chanakya Mandal Pariwar. Hence the conscious choice of the date August 10. On August 10, 1996 Chanakya Mandal Pariwar was established at the hands of Smt. Kiran Bedi (IPS). Every year this day of August 10 is observed as ‘ Foundation Day ‘ (Adhishthana Diwas) Adhishthana : ‘Adhishthana means to begin . ‘Beginning education , consciously beginning to develop one’s character on one’s own is the meaning implied in ‘Adhishthana’.
Students' request to teachers - अथातो ज्ञानजिज्ञासा ......
Madam and Sir, Please accept me as the student of Chanakya Mandal Pariwar because, I have carefully studied our prospectus, I believe I have understood our vision, I want to be the professional with national character, I want to have global consciousness and competence. To realize this vision : I will continually strive to understand my true natural inner ‘self’, develop excellence
and creativity in my chosen walk of life. And thus serve our nation, people and humanity. I am happy to think of Chanakya Mandal Pariwar as my family, my temple of worship to perform the meditation of life. So Madam and Sir, please let me have fun, let me enjoy and learn at Chanakya Mandal Pariwar. Please accept me as the student of Chanakya Mandal Pariwar.
Teachers' acceptance and blessings
We are happy that you came to Chanakya Mandal Pariwar, our home, our temple as students anxious to study and gain knowledge. We will hand over to you whatever knowledge we have with all necessary additions. While giving knowledge to you we too will gain knowledge. May you all become students with independent thinking minds, who will make our culture prosperous. So now, let us all together, with a clean and pure mind begin our penance for acquiring knowledge.

The Sankalpa

Those who have made their decision to become ‘Sadhakas’ in their own chosen walk of life take the following resolve (Sankalpa). The word ‘Sankalpa’ indicates a strong decision – a resolve that one consciously makes with oneself, within one’s own mind, heart and soul. Concept of ‘Sankalpa’ at Chanakya Mandal Pariwar is one small, but significant expression of the ultimate principle of responsibility, of accountability : that is : one is ultimately accountable – answerable to one ‘Self ’. As of now two ‘Sankalpa’ are suggested for every one at Chanakya Mandal Pariwar : First Sankalpa is for everyone and the second one will differ from profession to profession. One presented here is for thosewho want to join civil services. Taking ‘Sankalpa’ is certainly not compulsory – that is against the spirit of ‘ Sankalpa’. Only when one really wants to make such a resolve, to oneself, is this ‘Sankalpa’ to be taken.