Children are the life-stream of a nation. It is only through the proper development of the young, that the foundation of a strong nation and dynamic society can be laid on solid ground. Bearing this premise in mind, a new educational pattern should have been evolved in free India. Unfortunately, the government, from the very beginning, ignored initiatives for children. This has resulted in a situation that has had a disastrous impact on the natural process for the blossoming of our budding citi-zens.
A new era of individualism has begun in human relations. Even the closest associations have become mean-ingless. The goal of earning maximum wealth and living a luxurious life has crossed all limits. The inhuman outlook, projected through an individualistic lifestyle pattern, is dominated by a philosophy that life is meant to enjoy the pleas-ures - at whatever cost this can be managed; and that every problem can be solved through money. A stage has been reached when the element of sharing the pleasure and pains of others is missing from every community.
With a view to fulfill this extremely important yet, totally neglected task of nation building, Deendayal Re-search Institute has taken the initiative of evolving an ideal model of pre-primary level quality education.
Nanhi Duniya (Little World) is the foundation stone on which the structure of human development shall be built. Childhood is the most precious phase of social life. Hence, Nanhi Duniya is a noble initiative towards nation building and the remodeling of society.
Nanhi Duniya shall ensure children‘s closeness to Mother Nature. The aim of the education imparted at Nanhi Duniya will be on preparing sons and daughters of the soil who are committed to nationalism and humanism. They may not turn out to be political leaders or administrators but will definitely prove to be enlightened citizens of the country, and may serve their nation as the torchbearers of moral values and selfless service.
The age to which our pre-primary level school going children belong (i.e. from three of five years), is best suited to promoting their observational qualities that add to their capability of mental receptivity through the approach of ‗learning while playing‘. At this age, the role of teachers should be to act as facilitators of the learning process. It is worth considering that the children going to Nanhi Duniya leave their family environment for the first time.