Re: theos-talk Update on Krishnamurti School in TS Adyar Property
Jan 31, 2012 10:56 AM
by Sampsa Kuukasjärvi
MKR, you are right that there should be more transparency concerning the
General Council discussions. Nevertheless, in Finland where I live, the
members of the TS (Adyar) get information on international administrative
issues of the Society pretty well.
Of course, the Krishnamurti School is for rich people, and the Olcott
School for underprivileged people. However, I understood that there could
have been a fruitful alternative to the decision that was made: not either
- or, but both and. Krishnamurti School would have payed well for
additional lease, and maybe even the Krishnamurti School teachers might
have taught something to Olcott school pupils.
It would indeed be interesting to see documents and proposals that were
presented to the GC members.
Yes, Damodar Garden is TS property. It seems that the Krishnamurti School
made a mistake that it took the lease land granted, though the School is
not at all a part of the Theosophical Society. The strong lobbying that was
done for the School came too late.
2012/1/31 MKR <mkr777@2tCzj_DX3yBcWRCaosWF2AL-U5OiCTtqJ0MwKdGoA7F0BN0kgQVoxKNnqkh98CwNTWts4NLAGF9p6A.yahoo.invalid>
> Thanks for the additional information you have provided.
> It is the lack of transparency and secrecy surrounding the discussions and
> decision on the K School in Damodar Gardens that does not help anyone,
> especially the members of TS.
> Damodar Gardens is TS property acquired from the donations of several
> ordinary TS members and specifically meant for the activities of
> Theosophical Society.
> For all said and done, everyone in Chennai knows K School caters to the
> kids of super rich and the fat cats in Chennai who support the school can
> surely find alternative location.
> Expansion of the Olcott memorial school vocational program is the best
> thing that can happen to the poor and needy kids from the fisherman
> community in Adyar who will benefit.
> K School knew for quite some time that the lease expires in 2014 and why
> they want till 2016 to move out needs explanation.
> Also if any documents and proposals were presented to the GC members as
> part of the push by K School supporters to continue the K school in Damodar
> Gardens, why not make them available for everyone to see so that we all can
> come to our own conclusions. We can also see any spinning the supporters
> tried to do.
> In all matters where money and property are involved, all kinds of politics
> automatically gets into it. TS is no exception.
> Also, it is the lack of transparency of the GC meetings that makes members
> to take everything with a grain of salt, after all that happened since the
> last International Election especially the failed ultra secret attempt by a
> quartet from the West to disenfranchise all the members around the world
> and seize control of the President.
> Anyone having more info on the topic is welcome to post it here or can
> email me off list.
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