A message from Prime Minister

The Education Crisis

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), as of 2020, a staggering 763 million young individuals and adults still lacked essential literacy skills. Recent crises – the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change impacts, and conflicts – have only worsened the existing challenges.
In India, in terms of education level, 9,30,531 children were identified as out of school at the elementary level and 3,22,488 at the secondary level. (National Education Ministry, 2022-23)
The literacy rate in rural India is 67.77 per cent, while in urban India, it is 84.11 per cent. Although the literacy rate gap in urban and rural areas is steadily declining, the divide still exists.

1.2 Million

Children out of school


Children dropped out of scchool at the ELEMENTARY level


Children dropped out of scchool at the SECONDARY level

About Us

Founded in Delhi in 2000, Bharat Lok Shiksha Parishad (BLSP) aims to unlock the hidden potential of Rural and Tribal India, fostering their social and economic empowerment as a catalyst for India’s progress.
BLSP is dedicated to bridging the urban-rural gap, minimising disparities, and integrating marginalised communities into the national development narrative.

5 Types of Learning

Ekal Vidyalaya’s mission extends far beyond meeting minimum learning standards. Its approach is multifaceted, aiming to empower rural communities across five key areas :
Functional Education
This vertical goes beyond conventional academic learning. It focuses on imparting practical knowledge and skills that are directly applicable to the daily lives of individuals in the village. This could involve teaching vocational skills, basic financial literacy, agricultural techniques, or other practical know-how that enhances livelihoods.
Healthcare Education
Ekal Vidyalaya recognizes the critical role of health in community development. It educates villagers about hygiene practices, disease prevention, nutrition, and basic healthcare. By fostering health awareness and providing essential knowledge, the initiative aims to improve overall well-being and reduce preventable illnesses.
Development Education
This aspect is about fostering an understanding of broader societal and developmental issues within the community. It could involve discussions on social dynamics, community organization, access to government schemes, and understanding the broader developmental context affecting their lives.
Empowerment Education
Empowerment comes through knowledge and agency. This vertical likely focuses on building leadership skills, fostering confidence, promoting gender equality, encouraging active participation in community initiatives, and empowering individuals to take charge of their own development.
Ethics & Value Education
Building strong ethical foundations and instilling values is integral to holistic development. Ekal Vidyalaya emphasizes the importance of ethical behavior, values like empathy, integrity, respect, and responsibility, which are crucial for fostering harmonious community relationships and sustainable development.

Our Pride

Anand Yadav of village Atva of Mishrikh block in Sitapur, UP completed his high school and came to know about the free computer education services provided by Ekal GRC at Nemisharanya. He says, “I am very grateful to Ekal GRC for this free education given to us. ”Anand says, my wish was fullled by GRC. After completing the course, I opened up a shop where I made vehicle number plates with radium cutting etc. At present, I am earning Rs15,000/- per month. Read More

- Anand Yadav

An Ekal Vidyalaya student, Karn Singh from village Rajol, in Kotla block of Himachal Pradesh competes in national wrestling. Karn, from the very beginning was a sports lover with special interest in wrestling. He used to participate in all bouts around. He later performed very well in the state championship and won several awards. He performed very well in the national hampionship. Similarly, a girl, Shabina, from the same Ekal Vidyalaya, excelled in Kho-Kho and Kabbadi at state level. Read More

- Karn Singh

This is the story from Silli block in Ranchi district of Jharkhand. Sunita (now 21 years), a resident of Kareydih village of the Silli block is now serving in the MGM Medical College & Hospital as a staff nurse. In the year 2004 to 2006 she was a regular student in Ekal Vidyalaya in the village. After this she was directly admitted to sixth grade in the local government school. Later, she graduated passing the Jharkhand Academic Council examination. She took training for nursing and got employment with ease...Read More

- Sunita

Ekal Vidyalaya alumni Chandan Kumar Yadav, a resident of Muzaffarpur, Sanch Sikarganj (Jageshwar Dham) Kashi, told us that they had Ekal Vidyalaya in their village. Acharya Shri Prabhu Pal, conducted daily classes in the evening. Acharya ji used to come to my house repeatedly and take me to school and tell me sports stories. I started practicing Karate and slowly my passion grew. Starting with participation in district level competitions, I moved ahead and competed... Read More

- Chandan Kumar Yadav

Shri Dinesh Singh Tomar was born on 18th October 1967 in village Bhaina, Tehsil Garhmukteshwar, District Hapur, Uttar Pradesh. He completed his studies up to intermediate while in village only. His father was a farmer. He also had a brother and a sister. During studies only, he was selected as a constable in BSF in 1987. From 1987 to 2009, he was posted at various border posts from Jammu & Kashmir to Mijoram and took voluntary retirement in August 2009 while he was posted in Barmer district of Rajasthan. Read More

- Shri Dinesh Singh Tomar

Short structured Km Mansi from village Bhajrala, Tehsil Jogender Nagar, District Mandi, Himachal Pradesh started her studies as student of Ekal Vidyalaya in 2006. After that she studied in local Government school and completed 10th in rst division. Meanwhile she some how remained associated with Ekal Vidyalaya. Thereafter she pursued further studies from Santraj College, Baijnath district Kangra. She has two younger sisters and a brother. They have also studied in Ekal Vidyalaya...Read More

- Mansi

I went through a formal training to become a Kathakar. This training was organised by Ekal Abhiyan Sanskar Shiksha at Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh for 9 months which has enabled me to go to various places singing the praises of Shri Krishna and taking my great civilization and culture to many people. We narrate the great stories of our Gods and ancestors during various festivals and occasions like birthdays, anniversaries and house warming etc. These occasions have brought a lot of transformations...Read More

- Manisha Negi

Year 2023 Achievements

As on February 2024
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Make a lasting impact through hands-on interaction and help shape brighter futures for our youth. Join us in making a difference today!