Deputy Prime Minister visits Hare Krishna Primary School

Deputy Prime Minister visits Hare Krishna Primary School

The Hare Krishna Primary School (Gurukul) invited the Deputy Prime Minister the Rt Hon Oliver Dowden MP to make a special visit, as it is such an unique school which lies within his constituency of Hertsmere. They wanted him to see the importance of a spiritual education and the difference it makes to the students and their families.

Mr Dowden was taken on tour of the school by the Headteacher Gunacuda dasi, who explained the aims and values of the school: To provide a Krishna conscious education in a nurturing environment where children feel safe and can develop their happy personalities and good character.

After having a delightful exchange with the Rama class, he entered an assembly with pupils from Year 3 – 6. The children asked questions such as ‘How and why did you become a politician? What are the obstacles you face in your work?  How closely do you work with the Prime Minister? What is important about your role? ‘

He also spoke to Bhaktivedanta Manor’s President Visakha dasi, Mohan Luthra (the School’s Chair of Governors) and Tulsi Seva (the School’s Business Manager and member the Board of the Religious Education Council for England and Wales).

Mr Dowden’s wife works in a primary school in St Albans and therefore also has a keen interest in education.

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