About Vijoy

Experiments for a cause
Experiments for a Cause

Vijoy Prakash was in Indian Administrative Service.  He has wide of working at the top level in  state    in the field of Human Resources, Agriculture, Planning and Development, Social Welfare, Rural Development, Co-operation, SC & ST Welfare, Extremely Backward & Backward Welfare, Transport, industries  and Vigilance.  Widely acclaimed for his researches in the field of creativity and innovation, he is also credited to have developed an innovative system of education known as ‘Creative Learning’. He has applied this theory for holistic development of human beings. Especially this has been used to empower underprivileged by developing their creativity. He has also developed a large number of books and teaching learning materials for the development of concentration, memory, thinking, imagination, visualisation, power of observation and emotional management.

Biographical Summary Sheet

Vijoy Prakash,

Chairman ,

Bihar Vidyapeeth, Sadaquat Ashram, Patna, Bihar

Cum

Chairman cum CEO

Atal Incubation Centre Bihar Vidyapith Foundation

email: vijoyprakash@gmail.com

website: http://vijoyprakash.in www.creativelearning.in

Education
M.Phil. (Physics)     Delhi University(1980)
M.Sc. (Physics)       Delhi University(1979)
B.Sc. (Physics)        St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi(1976)
Intermediate           St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi(1974)
Secondary              Netarhat Residential School, Netarhat, Jharkhand(1972)

Experience
Joined Indian Administrative Service in 1981.

Professional Experience

  • Agriculture Production Commissioner, Bihar
  • Principal Secretary, Department of Planning and Development, Govt. of Bihar
  • Principal Secretary, Department of Vigilance, Govt. of Bihar
  • Principal Secretary, Department of Transport, Govt. of Bihar
  • Principal Secretary, Department of Rural Development, Govt. of Bihar
  • Principal Secretary, Department of Cooperation, Govt. of Bihar
  • Principal Secretary, SC and ST Welfare, Govt. of Bihar
  • Principal Secretary, EBC and BC Welfare, , Govt. of Bihar
  • Principal Secretary/Secretary, Social Welfare, Govt. of Bihar
  • Secretary, Welfare, Govt. of Bihar
  • Secretary, Human Resources Development, Govt. of Bihar
  • Chairman cum Managing Director, Bihar State Industrial Development Corporation
  • Secretary-cum Inspector General, Department of Registration, Bihar
  • Secretary, Department of Minority Welfare, Bihar
  • Administrator, Bihar State Cooperative Land Development Bank
  • Secretary, Higher Education, Govt. of Bihar
  • Managing Director, Bihar State Export Corporation
  • Managing Director, Bihar State Credit & Investment Corporation
  • Commissioner Kosi and Purnea Divisions
  • Director, Mass Education, Bihar
  • District Collector/Dy. Commissioner of Jehanaba, Sahibganj and Aurangabad.
  • Dy. Development Commissioner of Aurangabad and Jehanabad
  • Sub Divisional Officer, Araria

Social Activities
Managing Trustee, Netarhat Alumni Educational Trust
Executive President, Association for Promotion of Creative Learning

Chairman, Bihar Vidyapeeth

Chaiman, Deepayatan

Committees

Chairman, Pay Revision Committee for University Teachers and Non Teaching Employees

Chairman, NPA consideration Committee for Medial and Veterinary doctors 2013

Achievements
Was awarded President’s silver medal for outstanding performance in Census operations in 1991
Was honoured by Indian Society of Creative Arts and Budha Mission of India

Land reforms

As SDO, Araria and District magistrate, Jehanabad and Aurangabad  launched a special campaign for land reforms. Took special initiative for acquisition of land surplus under ceiling laws from big landlords without favour. Also passed order of acquisition of ceiling surplus lands pertaining to families of influential people of society including those occupying high posts in government.

At Araria in 1883-85 took initiative to distribute land rationally to poor and underprivileged to solve the decade old problem of Land Grab movement. By properly rehabilitating the so-called land-grabbers who were basically landless people in search of a house site and decent living. By settling govt. land with them the major dispute was resolved as they left right over the so called grabbed land and confined to the settled land.

Extremist problem

Believes that the extremist movement is basically a product of socio-economic- cultural imbalance in the society as modernization has led to new orders, which is yet to stabilize leading to frustrations in the lower strata of society.

Extremist problems can be solved by solving the local issues by taking into consideration of the perspectives of the poor people and providing good governance

As a Collector in Naxal infected district of Aurangabad launched special programme in 1991 for land reforms under the name of ‘Operation Todermal’ to contain naxal movement. It contained solving the contentious issues related to land which included settlement of Gairmazarua land, ceiling surplus land and Bhudan land to poor and underprivileged, giving possession in the cases of wrongful dispossession, mutating cases of transfer of land to update land records, etc. One of the major contentious issues encountered was of dispute related to Mahua flowers. Mahua was non saleable under forest act. However, landlords in Tandawa region used to sell it by getting it picked from the forest region. Later when Scheduled caste people who used eat the fruit protested, a bloody dispute followed for several years leading to the death of several persons including several Mukhias of the region. The problem was finally resolved by giving right to pick Mahua flowers to those families who used to eat it as staple food. A family was given right to collect the flowers of maximum five trees at a token payment of Rs 5 per tree. Initially it was resisted by higher caste people, but later administration backed the Mahua right holders, the issue was resolved for ever leading to peace in the area.

Anti Poverty Programmes

Believes in organization of poor to be the best means for amelioration of their conditions by giving them better bargaining power and giving them benefits of economies of scale

Launched special programmes to organise weaker sections for economic activities. Organised more than 50 cooperative societies for economic rehabilitation of rural poor in Jahanabad, Aurangabad and Sahibganj.

Organised DAMUL (Daudnagar Milk Union Ltd) – a milk cooperative at Daudnagar (Aurangabad)
Was first in the country to organise the all women union of Dairy co-operatives JAMUL (Jahanabad Milk Union Ltd) in Jahanabad district

Was one of the first in the country to organise DMSS (District Marketing and Supply Society) in Jahanabad, Aurangabad and Sahibganj to provide backward and forward linkages to the economic activities performed by poor people

Recognising the Unrecognised

Believes in development of underprivileged by recognizing, nursing and developing the inherent creativity and creative skills in them

Organised ‘Shanti Mahotsav‘ in the extremist affected district of Aurangabad to recognise the inherent talents in different segments of society particularly the underprivileged

Developed pictorial storybooks depicting life of Shabari, the mythological character being worshiped by underprivileged sections of society, for giving recognition to their mythological symbols.

Composed poems in honour of the most marginalised community ‘Musahar’

Developed mathematical stories depicting pigs, the animal being reared by Musahars and Doms, as heroes

Developed slogans for recognizing the contribution of underprivileged in the community

Rehabilitation of Beggars

Believes that each individual is creative and love to lead a creative life. The poverty in society is basically an outcome of the imbalance between existing creative potential of the people and the opportunity for their conversion into economic activity.

Also believes that Beggars are highly creative people and their lot can be changed by converting this creativity into useful productive vocations

Persuded Govt. to form a separate registered society named State Society for Rehabilitation of Ultrapoor for rehabilitation of beggars and street children and launched a special programme named Pahchan for this purpose.

Rehabilitation of Kinnars

Believes in working separately using the points of strength of each marginalized community. As principal secretary Social Welfare initiated rehabilitation of Kinnars who are one of the most marinalised group of the society. A separate action plan was made for the purpose.

Communal harmony
Did maintain almost incident-free communal harmony in Sahibganj district in the wake of famous Bhagalpur Riots 1989-90

Tribal Welfare

Has deep interest in tribal welfare.

Did a lot of innovative works for welfare of Paharia Community (an aboriginal tribe whose population has stagnated) of Sahibganj district. One of the main reasons for the stagnation of the growth of the population was the serious identity crisis in the community. The life of Paharia community was dependent on forests and wild life. It was integrated with the rhythm and rhyme of nature. They enjoyed wandering in forests enjoying fruits and flowers and singing songs and playing flute. Hunting was the main passion. As the forests dwindled and wild life reduced, they have started finding no useful purpose of living. Made a comprehensive effort for the development of Paharia community. As the tribe had great interest in singing and dancing, they were given opportunity of dancing and singing on all occasions. Their team was sent to Delhi to participate in the function organized on Bihar day.

For the first time organised Paharia Adivasi Mahotsava at Sahibganj in 1991 for the development of Paharias. In this 72 special stages were prepared for their dancing in the stadium. As each group kept dancing for the entire day, it was a historic day for them.

Was first to make a tele-film in Malto language-PUNE ASARA in which all actors were Paharias to organise Gram Sabha to free them from the clutches of moneylenders. The film was shown in local video halls. It attracted lot of crowds, who were greatly amused to see their own kith and kin in the movie. Several hundred Gram Sabhas were organized in the process.

Earlier housing was planned for Paharias at the downhill but it was found that they never lived in these pucca houses at the downhill and even the bricks were stolen. It was learnt that as the life of Paharias were integrated with the hills, removing them from their natural habitat would serve no purpose. So, it was decided to give them assistance to make mud houses at the top of the hill itself. The experiment was great success as they constructed beautiful mud houses and lived in them also.

In order to integrate them with the mainstream they were also given preference in employment of 4th grade.

Literacy, Creativity and Education

To work for children particularly poor and underprivileged children is his passion.
Organised literacy movements in the state of Bihar which led to substantial increase in literacy of the state
Planned and organised special Non-formal educational schemes for non school-going children and school dropouts
Sincerely believes that promoting creativity in society can solve the problems of modern day world.
To propagate creative learning in society, developed a different system of education called CREATIVE LEARNING.
Has established a not-for-profit society Association for Promotion of Creative Learning in 1997 as founder Executive President to promote Creativity and Creative Learning in society
Was instrumental in establishing an innovative CBSE school in the name of School of Creative Learning at Patna in 1997
Has developed a large number of teaching learning materials, games, and books for promotion of creativity.

Creative Visualisation

Based on Yogic methods of learning, has developed a series of exercises known as Adrishti (Mental Visualisation), which is used to develop Imagination, Concentration, and Emotional Management. It has been found to be extremely useful for low achievers on account of  emotional disturbance.
Offers free consultancy to children creative development (multiple intelligence) and thus  helped large number of children in overcoming fear of failure

Has developed a model for braoadstreaming of education for underprivileged and established Shabari Ashrams for ensuring right of education to underprivileged people particularly Musahars

Presentations
Has delivered lectures on topics related to creativity and creative learning at  various national level institutes and made presentation in various national conferences including  IIM, Ahmedabad,  NCERT, New Delhi, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Patna University, Ranchi University, etc.
Conducted Training programmes of DPS, DAV, Nirankari group of Schools at Delhi and St. Xavier’s, St. Michael’s and St Joseph’s Convent Schools at Patna

Prakriti jodo movement
Has launched Prakriti Jodo Movement to promote nature consciousness by organising PRAKRITI MELA,
Has developed various books like Exploring Nature series and Cassettes like Aadrishti

Education for democracy
After doing a survey of inculcation of democratic values among children in different schools has developed a model of Social Science Laboratory in schools
Has established School Science Laboratories in schools of Bihar and Jharkhand

Export Promotion
Has participated in International Trade fair at Frankfurt (Germany)

Scientific Research
Before joining IAS, was actively engaged in the research related to black hole and also got published a paper in Astrophysical Journal

Publications
1.Creative Learning Pub: VIVA Publication Pvt Ltd., New Delhi
(A special presentation ceremony was organised at Rashtrapati Bhavan New Delhi where the book was presented  to HE the President of India Sri APJ Abdul Kalam on 17.11.2006)
2. Abhivanchiton ka Sikshadhikar: Ek Srijanvadi Prayog (with Prof S. K. Srivastava) Pub: Rajkamal Prakashan, New Delhi

3. Art of Developing Concentration Pub: Association for Promotion of Creative Learning, Patna

4. Concentration Development Kit Pub: Association for Promotion of Creative Learning, Patna

  • Develop Concentration (Ekagrata Badhayen)
  • APCL Concentration Circle
  • APCL Concentration Stairs
  • APCL Concentration Triangle
  • APCL Concentration Cave
  • APCL Concentration Sri Yantra
  • APCL Concentration Corridor
  • APCL Concentration Wave 5-9. Developing Mind: Step I to V, (Graded book for development of concentration, Reasoning, Imagination, Questioning for primary schools),    Pub: Creative Learning, Patna

Books for learning about nature in Botanical Gardens
10-11. Exploring Nature (Plant Learning CardsPart I &II) (Ed) Pub: School of Creative Learning
12. Exploring Nature (Animal  Learning Cards ) (Ed)     Pub: School of Creative Learning
13. Exploring Nature (Birds Learning Cards) (Ed)      Pub: School of Creative Learning
14. Exploring Nature (Fish Learning Cards) (Ed)       Pub: School of Creative Learning
( The books were released by HE Governor of Bihar Sri Vinod Chandra Pande)

Books on Non-formal Primary Education
15-18. Parhen Barhen part I-IV (Direction)  Pub. Non formal Resource Centre, Patna
19. Sune Seekhen part I (Direction)   Pub. Non formal Resource Centre, Patna
20. Vatavaran Nirman Kaise Karen(Direction) Pub. Non formal Resource Centre, Patna
21. Khelen Seekhen(Direction)   Pub. Non formal Resource Centre, Patna

Creative Mathematics
22. Sahaj Pahara Pub: Creative Learning
23. Multiplication Wheel (Gunan Chakra) Pub: Creative Learning
24. Universal Calendar Pub: School of Creative Learning
25. Three little Pigs Pub: School of Creative Learning

Social Sciences Laboratory Books
26. Prayogshala Gatividhiyon Ka Ek Samuchchaya (with Prof S. K. Srivastava)
Pub: Creative Learning
27-30. Prayogic Samaj Vijnana Vol. VI-IX (with Prof S. K. Srivastava) Pub: Creative Learning
31. Nanhi Shabari (with Prof S. K. Srivastava) Pub: Creative Learning
32. Kishori Shabari (with Prof S. K. Srivastava) Pub: Creative Learning
33. Tapaswini Shabari (with Prof S. K. Srivastava) Pub: Creative Learning
34. Education for Democracy (with Prof S. K. Srivastava) Pub: Creative Learning

(The book was released by HE Governor of Bihar Sri R. L. Bhatia on 7.3.2009.)

Audio Cassettes
35. Adrishti (Script)      Pub: School of Creative Learning

Video cassette
36. Pune Asara, first video-film by Paharias in Malto language in 1991 (Concept and Direction)

Research Papers and Articles
37. Constructivist Practices at Primary Level: Experiences of Creative Learning (This paper was presented in NCERT, New Delhi on 5.5.2006.)
38. ‘Concentration Development: A Primary Condition for Education for Life‘ in National Report on National Consultative Meet on ‘Education for Life’ under ‘Sarva Siksha Abhiyan’, Department Of Elementary Education, NCERT, New Delhi, 2002
39. ‘Children First’, Times of India, 14.11.1998
40. ‘Can you teach me the way I want’, Hindustan Times, 17.2.2001
41. ‘Dalit Bachho ko Einstein Nahin, Edison Banayen‘, was published in more than a hundred magazines
42. Mathematics Education and Theory of Multiple Intelligence: Presented in Chhotanagpur Mathematical Society, Jharkhand
43. He Mushar Tumhe Pranam (Song), Hindustan
44. Accretion Spectrum onto Kerr Black Hole, 1984, Astrophysical Journal, USA

45. Paper on ‘Broadstreaming through Creative Learning: An approach towards educational Inclusion’ published in the book Approaches to Educational and Social Inclusion: International Perspectives, theory and Key Challenges published by Routledge, UK

Planning 

45. Approach Paper to 12th Five Year Plan

46. Annual Plan 2010-11

  1. Annual Plan 2011-12
  2. Annual Plan 2012-13
  3. Annual Plan 2013-14
  4. 12th Five Year Plan 2012-17

Guided development of following Books/ Reports of Directorate of Statistics and Economics

  1. Bihar Sankhyiki Hast pustika 2010
  2. Bihar Sankhyiki Hast pustika 2012
  3. Anganbari Sevika sah Upragistrar Janma Mrityu Nibandhan ke liye Margnideshika
  4. Analysis of State Govt. Budget for 11th Plan (2007-12) & 2012-13 (BE)
  5. Chhathi Arthik Ganana ke Praganakon evam Paryavekshakon ke liye Margnideshika
  6. Pancchayatstariya Fasal Katni Prayog evam Fasal Sarvekshan Hetu Anudsh Pustika
  7. Bihar Sankhyiki Darpan, Mar 2012
  8. Bihar Sankhyiki Darpan, June  2012
  9. Bihar Sankhyiki Darpan, Sept. 2012
  10. Bihar Sankhyiki Darpan, Dec 2012 to Mar 2013
  11. Bihar Ek Jhalak- 2010@Bihar At A Glance-2010
  12. Bihar Ek Jhalak-2011@Bihar At A Glance-2011
  13. Bihar Ek Jhalak-2012@Bihar At A Glance-2012
  14. Bihar Ek Jhalak-2013@Bihar At A Glance-2013
  15. Bihar Sankhyiki Diary- 2011
  16. Bihar Sankhyiki Diary- 2012
  17. Bihar Sankhyiki Diary- 2013
  18. Bihar Sankhyiki Diary- 2014
  19. Janma registrikaran Abhiyan Prashikshan Margnideshika
  20. Janma Nibandhan Abhiyan Sanchlan Margnideshika
  21. Trends in Growth & Pattern of SDP Bihar 1948-49 to 2011-12 (A centenary     celebration document)
  22. Report on Non Profit Institution
  23. Bihar Through Figure-2011
  24.  Analysis of Budgetary Transaction 2007-08 to 2011-12
  25. Prison Statistics, Bihar
  26. SDP 2004-05 to 2010-11(Adv.) DDP 2004-05 to 2007-08 Bihar
  27. Annual Report of Births and Deaths- 2010
  28. New Series of State Domestic Product Bihar: 2009-10
  29. Bihar State Strategic Statistical Plan (BSSSP)
  30. 5th Economic Census
  31. Development Research of Bihar, 2000-2010 through Institute of Human        Development

Supervised Evaluation Studies done by Directorate of Evaluation on

  1. Mid Day Meal
  2. SC Residential School Scheme through CERPA(Centre for Research               Planning and action), New Delhi
  3. SC Hostel Scheme through CERPA(Centre for Research Planning and              action), New Delhi
  4. Hand Pump Scheme under ARWSP through Datamation Consultants               Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
  5. IAY through DRS, New Delhi
  6. Supplementary Nutrition Programme
  7. Rural Pipe water supply Scheme
  8. Pre Matric Scholarship Scheme
  9.  Mukhyamantri Balika Cycle yojna

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