Life at Shilpapitha
“We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded, and by which one can stand on one’s own feet.”
– Swami Vivekananda
The sylvan campus of Shilpapitha is a kind of wonderland to all its denizens. Students spends the college hours with joy and vivacity. They are disciplined, but not bounded by sheer rules. The idea–“maximum of freedom and minimum of restraints”—can palpably be felt here, resulting in the spontaneous growth of its members. A harmonious development of the ‘hand, head and heart’ is the secret of their growth. The very philosophy of Shilpapitha– “Growing Together”—seems to have its reach to the heaven and rooting in the ground.
In Shilpapitha festivals are celebrated throughout the year. ‘Sri Sri Saraswati Puja’, ‘Bhratri Baran Ceremony’, ‘Raksha Bandhan’, ‘Viswakarma Puja’ and ‘Holi’ are some of its evergreen festivals celebrated with solemnity and grandeur. The celebrations like ‘Sports’, ‘Technical Exhibition’, ‘Group Lunch’ and ‘Teacher’s Day’ are also observed with true spirit. Besides, we re-unite once every year to celebrate and reminisce about the golden days we spent in Shilpapitha. The reunion serves as an unbreakable bond between the present-students and the ex-students.
In short, every function is planned and organized by the students under the wise supervision of the respected monastic members & the faculty members of Shilpapitha. Everybody participates whole-heartedly and enjoys the festival. These celebrations strenthens the integrity among all the members of the Shilpapitha Family.