In Sri Lanka, when children reach Grade Six, one of the school items that is needed is a math/compass set (ruler, pencil, compass, eraser, sharpener in a box). Many families are not able to purchase this small item (valued at $1US) so the children need to use each other’s set which is very inconvenient during exam times. This math/compass set is used by the students from Grade 6 to Grade 10 and is a valued part of their instruction supplies.
Operation Math Compass is one of the educational projects of the Sri Subramuniya Kottam of Kopay. This project is providing a math/compass set to all the less fortunate students who do not have the set.
Mrs Sivalosani Kanagaratnam handing over the math sets to deserving students at the Pandaitharippu Maha Vidyalayam and Kopay Navalar School.
As October 2010, the Kottam distributed math/compass sets to 820 students in the Jaffna and Kilinochchi districts.
This small gift was very much appreciated by the students, their parents and their teachers.
Bodhinatha continues with his weekly series of commentaries on The Path to Siva. In this past Sun One talk, he elucidates the four key beliefs in Hinduism, the three pillars of Sanatana Dharma and Gurudeva's three stages of faith. Primary to Hinduism is the key belief that God is within each of us. To have a well-rounded understanding and experience of Hinduism, to make spiritual progress, adhyatma vikasha, we need scripture, humility, temple worship, devotion. To fully experience God we need the guru to give the spark for meditation and deeper wisdom.