Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Balijan
BALIJAN School, started in 1977 and it is one of the first seven VKVs started in Arunachal Pradesh in that year. Initially though it was a Boys’ School, it was later converted to Girls’ residential with boys as day-scholars. It is a co-education school. School is having Boys and Girls from class I to X. This school is up to Secondary Level, and is of residential nature with hostel facilities for Girls only.
BALIJAN School is located in the Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh. The school is connected with motor-able road and is 67 kilometers away from Itanagar.
Balijan H.Q. is a village situated in Balijan Block of Papum Pare district in Arunachal Pradesh. The district is bounded by Kurung Kumey District in the North, Lower Subansiri District in the East, East Kameng District in the West and state of Assam in the South. The name of the district is derived from the two major rivers called Papum and Pare. Nyishis are the local inhabitants and they are believed to belong to Tibetan-Mongoloid stocks. Balijan H.Q. village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village.
As per the 2011 Census the population of BALIJAN is 982. It has moderate climate throughout the year.
The persona of Swami Vivekananda and Mananeeya Eknathji, the founder of Vivekananda Kendra, are at the heart of the Institution. Vivekananda Kendra’s core values of selfless service, patriotism, character-building, man-making and nation-building permeate the entire educational experience.
We Believe: "We believe that every human being is empowered to develop her/his best potential".
We See: We see empowerment as the distinguishing feature of all our educational effort and are convinced that it takes place best in a school which is a dynamic entity involved in discerning the needs of our times and flexible enough to readjust its structures and activities to respond to them.
We Recognize: We recognize that it requires an atmosphere where all the values of selfless service, man-making and nation-building are lived out by all and where striving for excellence at the level of one’s potential is an essential element.
We Accept: We accept that this demands a certain level of awareness at administrative and staff levels so that it becomes a continuous process affecting staff, student and parents and taking precedence over all other motivations.
We Recognize and Strongly Affirm: We recognize and strongly affirm that the special thrust of our Institution becomes credible in India today, where ‘Service before self’ is lived out both in attitude and structures.
We Prioritize: We prioritize the practice of the important human values and encourage Students to gain confidence so that they grow as the responsible citizens of the country.
We, in Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas aim to give all round development i.e Physical, Mental, Emotional, Intellectual & Spiritual development to the students through various activities so that the hidden talents are developed to the fullest.
The Management, staff, alumni and parents share a collective vision and mutual purpose in education so that the students may fruitfully contribute to the wider society and address the realities and concerns of our country and of the world.