The IMCTF Concept — Triangle of Themes, Symbols and Samskarams
The IMCTF’s concept and module are founded on the Ancient Indian Philosophical text of Isavasya Upanishad that reads ;
“Ishaavaasyam idam sarvam yat kim cha jagatyam jagat
Tena tyaktena bhunjithaah maa gridhah kasyasvid dhanam”
–which means everything down to the tiniest atom is Divine. Mahatma Gandhi translated the verse as “The divine pervades that is to be found in the universe down to the finest atom.”
The idea that the entire creation is Divine [God] is a cultural foundation of this country. Without this country the world will be bereft of this high consciousness of the whole creation as manifestation of God. That is why the motherland itself is revered as divine in Indian tradition. So whether it is trees, snakes, cows, elephants, plants, rivers, earth, father-mother, teacher, elders, girl children, women, nation or its national war heroes who fought for her cause – all are manifestations of the divine.
In IMCTF’s view, the Nation [Desam] itself is Divine [Deivam] which is not separate from our value system [Dharmam] and all the three – Desam, Deivam and Dharmam are therefore in-separably interlinked.
This unique ancient Indian philosophy is the spirit behind Thematic Samskaram presented through the triangle that depicts Themes, Symbols and Samskarams which are mutually connected.
The Symbols and Samskarams serve as vehicle to relate the theme in the mind of the young boys and girls undergoing the Samskaram voluntarily and will produce the thematic effect. Samskarams are inherited through the age-old traditions, which this great country has preserved.
IMCTF modified the Samskarams as a Thematic Samskaram with specific emphasis to impart a value called theme to the performance of Thematic Samskaram like a Cow [Symbol] revered through Go Vandanam [Samskaram] will make a student recall the whole animal world in Preserving Ecology [Theme].
The IMCTF has worked on cultural, sociological and psychological tools to devise the thematic Samskarams tabulated here to inculcate Virtues and Values in young Indians, through Reverence which the Themes and Symbols signify:
Param Veer Vandanam