Vijaya Viswanathan “Why I withdrew my children from school & opted for home education” Vijaya Viswanathan LIVE with Madhu Kishwar

Vijaya Viswanathan is a manufacturing Engineer from University of Massachusetts and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton Business School. She is associated with School of Vedanta, Carnatic Music and Musicology. She is the Head of Infinity Foundation, India.

The teenage Sanskrit scholars: Impressed by the Vedanta discourses of Swami Dayananda Saraswati 14 years ago, Vijaya Vishwanathan began to study the Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads and Brahmasutra and learn the language. “I learnt Sanskrit along with my sons at Samskrita Bharathi in the USA and we used to write exams together. It was the official secret language in our household,” says Vijaya, an alumna of Wharton Business School, who runs a pharmaceutical consulting firm based out of the USA with her husband.

Born and brought up in the US, her two NRI teenage sons also tutor people in Sanskrit via their YouTube channel ‘Sanskrit Corner’.

Vijaya took her children out of their elite private school in Pennsylvania and started home schooling. She says, “The school they went to had children from highly well-to-do families and immense peer pressure to confirm to pop culture, which was not aligned with our core values. That apart, I felt home schooling will teach them far more than what they learn in schools.”

Both boys state that they don’t miss formal school. They have time to pursue music and play the violin, apart from attending Veda classes and teaching Sanskrit. They are also learning Carnatic music from Trivandrum G. Seethalakshmi Ammal and the violin from Charumathi Raghuraman.

In today’s interview, we get more interesting insights into the lives of these Sanskrit scholars.

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