New Era is a major centre for Baha'i activities

The students confessed that they were going to villages for conduction of Bahai religious classes for children and youths and they were told by their teachers that their course will be completed only when they do these activities. The teacher warned them to be 'TACTFUL' while propagating the Bahai religion. On seeing the Bahai books it became clear for the Police that it was a conversion class. As the "Ruhi Book" that they were having, contained Baha'i religious material and chapters such as "Understanding the Baha'i Writings"

New Era High School is promoting a ‘rape culture’?

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Knee Length


It has been more than 4 years since I left my residential school, New Era Panchgani after spending my entire teenage there. For those who don't know, you might recognise it as the ‘Taare Zameen Par’ School or the one that Twinkle Khanna & Karan Johar attended. I wholeheartedly miss it and will continue to call it my second home for the rest of my life. However, what I will not do is use this nostalgia to justify the kind of misogynistic and oppressive methods that the staff employed for conditioning the girls to ‘not attract the wrong kind of attention’. I understand that some people who are blissfully unaware or haven’t experienced this treatment might call this thread an exaggeration or a ‘rant’. But all the people who know me personally know that I will not level false allegations that tend to have mental, emotional & other grave consequences for any individual. I am certain that majority of the girls (who have been a part of this school during the time I was) will relate with and testify to what I am writing below.

This letter was addressed to our parents signed by our Head Of Administration & Head Of Department.

For Girls:

“They need to be dressed in decent Kurtis and salwars or loose tops that reach mid thighs. Transparent, semi-transparent, body hugging attires including skin tight jeans & T-shirts are not allowed for girls. In case such items are found, they will be confiscated.”

As opposed to -

For Boys:

“Please ensure that boys return to school with decent, short haircuts. They are not allowed to wear hairstyles. Hair color is strictly not allowed. They are also not allowed to wear earrings & studs.”


The difference between the instructions issued to girls versus that for boys is mortifying.

Similar to a lot of other residential schools, we were allowed to wear our choice of clothes only on the weekends but they too were subject to the absurd restrictions mentioned above. Forget luxuries like wearing comfortable t-shirts, jeans and tops, we even had to be careful while selecting our kurtis. Every Sunday before heading for breakfast, Mrs. Puro rotated each one of us like a mannequin and checked our attire to see if our Kurtis reached our knees and covered our thighs or if our bra strap showed accidentally, if the fabric touched our body? We all were so troubled and traumatised a few months down the line that we actively chose to wear our weekday uniform instead of going through the top-to-bottom humiliation of our bodies. Readers of this post might find it trivial right now but imagine being subjected to this objectification for 7-12 years when children are going through mental, physical and emotional changes that are likely to shape their minds, beliefs and eventually, their lives. I firmly believe in rules & reasonable restrictions that are designed to maintain discipline & decorum of a school / college. What I do not believe is oppressing one section of the society hoping that everything else will fall into place. I am saying this about my own school with a very heavy heart but that is the exact definition of promoting a ‘rape culture’. Unlike day schools, we didn't have an option to return home. We went through it 24/7 for months on stretch.

Keeping girls in the dorms so that they don’t go up to ‘bat’. Make them wear stockings instead of socks in summer so that boys don’t peek up their skirts. “Don’t play where boys are playing because you’re trying to seek their attention.”

Let me also mention that we did not have sports shorts like the boys, we were not allowed to remove our sweaters even in 35 degree afternoons because the tunic (THAT WAS DESIGNED BY THE SCHOOL ITSELF) supposedly ‘hugged our body and accentuated our natural body shape’. Ms. Sheena and Ms. Zeena have literally gone to the extent of blaming me for the fact that one of the boys from their dormitory did not score well in his X Std. Board Examinations because he was involved with me. Let me add that I was one of the toppers of Class X when she said this to me.

And this is not even the half of what we were put through on a daily basis.

When we asked our dorm-parents why this preferential treatment existed, they said that they were just doing their jobs as asked by the management. But I seriously doubt that their job profile included scanning our bodies as we entered the dining hall AND with absolutely no subtlety whatsoever.

S0 this is an open letter for Ms. Zareen, Mrs. Sheena Wagh, Mrs. Zeena Nayak & Mrs. Latha Purushothaman. I want you to be aware of the repressive ways in which you body-shamed & humiliated the little girls that considered you their parent. You were called our dormparents because boarding school kids like us have spent more time of our lives with you than with our real parents. We looked up to you and required you to defend us whereas you made sure that we felt wary of our own bodies at every turn possible. I do not know the underlying reasons as to why you chose to do this. Perhaps you were brought up in a conservative background. But as educators and caretakers of 1000s of students every year, you have a greater responsibility. You owe it to all the kids (irrespective of their gender) to keep aside your own beliefs and create a healthy environment. This school is promoted as a co-educational institution that gives us equal opportunities. I will not deny that they have successfully done so in the academic aspect. But I regret to say that NEHS has come up short in providing a safe space for girls socially & emotionally. I am not sure if the higher authorities of the school are even aware of these discriminatory practices at the grassroots of their residential school. However, what I do know for sure is that they goddamn ought to be. The administration is vicariously liable for this breeding of toxic culture through their employees. I would genuinely like to thank and convey respect to our teachers in the academics department for being our emotional pillars through these times.

I sincerely hope that me penning down my thoughts in this post does not sever my ties with any of the NEHS teachers but instead, enables them to identify the sort of discriminatory culture that is being created right in front of them and correct it for the future batches of students. Having said that, I want to apologise to my immediate juniors for not speaking up sooner and actually following up, because if my batch had shown some resistance to this breeding of toxic culture, perhaps you would be encouraged to oppose it too. By the time we had the courage and the ability to speak up, it was the eleventh hour and we were about to graduate. We simply consoled ourselves by reminding each other that we would not have to deal with this ever again after a couple of months. I was wrong. So many years down the line and I still get riled up at the thought of this. What agitates me even more is that I pride myself on my outspoke nature but I did not speak up when it mattered the most. My parents have always taught me to stand up for what I believe in. However, when I told them that I was writing this, they said that I was simply ungrateful to the knowledge that NEHS & my Gurus imparted on me. I respectfully disagree with them because I do appreciate and am grateful for everything that the school has done for me but I refuse to support & perpetuate practices that are fundamentally wrong. This is not defamation, all of this is true. I wish I could fondly remember our boarding school the same way my male friends do, but it isn’t possible because the NEHS that they were a part of and the one that the girls attended was same only on paper. 

Lastly, Kudos to all my girls who came out of this unscathed, Almost.

Baha'i mechanism of converting innoccent people exposed.

Friday, 21 December 2018

It was indeed a great honour bestowed on Malaysia by the Universal House of Justice, when the organizers of the first West Asian Youth Conference held in New Delhi were requested by the Supreme House to include Malaysia as a participating country. For many weeks there was a sad silence from the Malaysian side as eager friends pondered on the problem of finance. At the last moment, the clouds cleared a little, and three Malaysian youth managed to board the plane to New Delhi to soar to new spiritual heights with the youth of the vast continent of India.

The Conference was held at the Gandhi Peace Foundation Hall from the 27th to the 30th of August, and in addition to the participating countries which were India, Pakistan, Ceylon, Iran and Malaysia, there were friends from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Nepal, Afghanistan, Sikkim, Bhutan, Burma and Thailand. The Conference was honoured by the presence of Hand of the Cause, beloved Dr. Muhajir and Counsellors Vasudevan of the North West Asian Zone, and Chellie Sundram of the South East Asian Zone. Malaysian youth who participated were T. K. Lee and A. Govindasamy of the National Baha’i youth Council, and Palani, a youth of Kuala Lumpur. These three were joined in India by Malaysian pioneer Maheswaran and Malaysian students Sree Ganesh and Sreetharan who are presently studying in Mysore. A total of three hundred and fifty friends took part in this first West Asian conference.

A personal account of the whole event as recorded by Govindasamy is presented below:

As I walked towards the exit door of Palam Airport, New Delhi, after the Customs and Immigration clearance, it was approaching three in the morning. My colleagues, T. K. Lee and Palani were already outside chatting with Auxiliary Board Member, Mr. E. Afshin and four members of the National Youth Committee of India who had come to meet us. It was a joyous meeting.

We all squeezed ourselves into a jeep and bumped along the rough road in the stillness of the night to Baha’i House at Canning Road, New Delhi. We hardly slept that night and were up early for a hurried breakfast and an exciting reunion with Counsellor Vasudevan. Then we joined a large group of youths who had gathered in a room. I really did not know why they had gathered — about 45 of them. Beloved Hand of the Cause, Dr. Muhajir soon arrived and then Counsellor Vasudevan announced the purpose of the meeting. They were to be divided into teaching teams and sent to the colleges in and around New Delhi for mass teaching! The three of us were very tired (having arrived in the early hours of that morning) and we hadn't checked into our hotel yet. The idea of going to the colleges did not excite us just then. I grunted, Lee looked sour and Palani pretended to be happy. We were excused. Little did we realize that history was in the making and we were depriving ourselves of the first day of a great spiritual adventure. We spent that day in the hotel grumbling about our stomach upsets and the hot climate

Fully recovered the next day, we were ready and happy to join the teaching teams. I was in a group of about seven, led by Shohre Ashraf, who is presently pioneering in Mysore from Iran. We went to the University of Delhi and spread ourselves around a college canteen. I was given some pamphlets and enrolment cards. I observed what the other friends did, and walked over to tables occupied by two or three college students and talked to them about the Faith the way we do in Malaysia. I did most of the talking and ended by telling them to investigate more, and that if they were interested they could write to the address at the back of the pamphlet for additional literature. A sheepish smile and I was off to the next table. This continued for about three hours. I had already talked to about ten students. Declarations — nil. I went back to Shohre for more pamphlets. The first question she asked me was,

“How many declarations?”

"Nothing," I said.

"Nothing?" she said.

"Nothing," I said.

I felt like a student standing before a teacher awaiting some punishment. She asked me whether I talked about the principles of the Faith. I nodded. "Did you say something about Bab, Baha'u’llah", Abdu'l-Baha and the Guardian?'

"Of course,” I replied.

"Were they receptive?"

"Yes, very receptive" I replied.

"Then why didn't you ask them to enrol?"

"But we must give them some time to think it over.... We cannot simply bring in believers like this."

Patiently Shohre explained "Govin, this is mass teaching. If the enquirer agrees to the principles and the stations of Bab, Baha'u’llah, Abdul Baha, the Guardian and the present day administration, ask him whether he would like to enrol himself as a Baha'i. If he is willing, invite him tosign the declaration card. Don’t hesitate."
Shahnaz Furudi of the NBYC of India with T.K. Lee from Malaysia

And that's exactly what I did after that, and by the end of the day, our group had about 50 declarations — all college students and lecturers! I was simply thrilled. Lee and Palani had similar experiences. The teaching continued for two more days after which the historic West Asian Youth Conference began, heralded by 750 declarations from the colleges in and around New Delhi in just four days!

Govin at the mike during the social part of the Unity Feast, New Delhi.

The Universal House of Justice has called this a "highly significant" event. The teaching efforts continued after the conference, and on the night of our departure on 3rd September, the enrolment from the colleges were nearing two thousand. We were simply flabbergasted. This was something new — we had witnessed a miracle of Baha'u'llah.

Teaching was not limited to teaching trips. The friends even taught when they went for dinner. One night we joined a few Persian friends and went for dinner at a restaurant. Our Malaysians in India, Sree Ganesh (Dr. Sreenivasan's brother) Mahesh- waran (pioneer from Kedah) and Sreetharan (of Taiping) were also in this group. We did not sit together but spread ourselves around. It was hard to believe that we went home that night after a lovely dinner, with 17 declarations!

The Conference itself had its excitements.

What the beloved Master Abdul Baha had yearned to see, was actually happening. ....I kept wondering if this can happen in New Delhi, can’t it happen in Kuala Lumpur? I couldn't get the thought out of my mind.

Publicity

Another thrilling experience was our involvement in publicity work. We were told to serve in the group dealing with proclamation during the conference. Shanaz Furudi of the National Youth Committee of India headed our group. Raymond Peter also joined us. We had to meet some of the top Radio and T.V. directors and organizers. There were three radio interviews, and TV coverage of the Unity Feast and the public talk. The radio also covered the social part of the Unity Feast and the public talk. We also met a multi-lingual press agency and a reporter from a weekly newspaper. This was not all. There were other surprises. One of the main programme organizers from the All India Radio signed up! This was followed by another declaration from the TV staff.... and the official photographer for the Conference completed the picture! The National Youth Committee of India must be congratulated for its wonderful programme. Youths and adults from 14 countries were there. Beloved Hand Dr. Muhajer was there. Counsellor Vasudevan was there. Our Counsellor, Dr. Sundram was there. The Auxiliary Board members were all there. The pioneers were there. The prayers of the Universal House of Justice were with us. We were assured of the blessings and favours of Baha'u’llah. What more did we need? It was a Conference of words and deeds.

(Malaysian Baha'i News, Vol. 7, No. 3,  October 1971)

हिंदू धर्माचा त्याग करून बहाई धर्म स्वीकारण्याची सक्ती,पाचगणी येथील प्रकार

Monday, 19 February 2018

पाचगणीतील न्यू एरा टिचर स्कूलमध्ये शालेय फी माफ करून ‘बहाई’ धर्म स्विकारण्याची सक्ती करण्याचा भांडाफोड


Posted: by Parashuram Patil

प्रतिनिधी/ सातारा

सध्या हिंदुत्ववादी पुरस्कृत केंद्र व राज्यात सरकार आहे. पण आजही हिंदु धर्माचा त्याग करून अन्य धर्मात अमिषे दाखवून सक्ती करण्यात येत आहे. सातारा जिह्यातील थंड हवेचे ठिकाण असलेल्या पाचगणीतील न्यू एरा टिचर स्कूलमध्ये शालेय फी माफ करून ‘बहाई’ धर्म स्विकारण्याची सक्ती करण्याचा भांडाफोड या शाळेतील दोन विद्यार्थ्यांनी केली आहे. याबाबत कडक कारवाई करण्याची मागणी हिंदु एकता आंदोलनाचे पश्चिम महाराष्ट्र अध्यक्ष विनायक पावस्कर, संस्थापक अध्यक्ष चंद्रकांत जिरंगे यांनी पत्रकार परीषदेत केली. दरम्यान पाचगणी पोलीसांनी न्यू एरा टिचर स्कूलवर कारवाई केली नाहीतर हिंदु एकता आंदोलन छेडेल असा इशारा पावसकर यांनी दिला आहे.

जितेश परमार व त्याची बहिण रविता परमार यांनी(रा. आग्रा) यांनी पाचगणीतील न्यू एरा टिचर स्कूलमध्ये जुन 2017 मध्ये प्रवेश घेतला होता. त्यावेळी 1 लाखा 15 हजार शालेय फि भरण्यात आली होती. या शाळेची एकूण फी 2 लाख 34 हजार ही एका वर्षासाठी आहे. ही फी बहाई धर्म स्विकारल्यास माफ केली जाईल असे सांगून बहाई धर्माची शिकवण देण्यात आली. काहीवेळा धमकीसुध्दा देण्यात आली. तसेच सायंकाळी 6 नंतर धर्म प्रचारासाठी विद्यार्थ्यांनी भाग घ्यावा. भाग न घेतल्यास विद्यार्थ्यांना 500 रूपये दंड आकरला जात होता. ज्या विद्यार्थ्यांनी नकार दिला, त्यांना शालेय व निवास सुविधा बंद करण्यात येवून त्यांचे साहित्य बाहेर फेकण्यात आले. या शाळेतील शिक्षक भरत, सपन सिन्हा, चित्ररंजन यांनी रजपूत असलेल्या परमार बहिण भावंडांना हाकलून लावले. याबाबत सामेवार दि. 12 फेब्रुवारी रोजी पाचगणी पोलीस ठाण्यात तक्रार दाखल केली आहे. मात्र अद्यापही पाचगणी पोलीसांनी कोणालाही अटक केलेली नाही. सध्या रस्त्यावर रहाण्याची वेळ या विद्यार्थ्यांवर आलेली असून त्यांना देव देवतांचे फोटो व पुजा करण्याची मनाई करण्यात आलेली आहे.

सात वर्षापर्वी पाचगणीतील न्यू एरा टिचर स्कूल विरोधात तक्रार झाल्यानंतर संस्थेने माफीनामा लिहुन दिला होता. तरीही धर्मांतराची सक्ती होत असल्याने या शाळेतील व्यवस्थापन, शिक्षक व कर्मचारी तसेच संस्थासंचालक शेरॉम, कतारवरून आलेले सेवामिस यांची चौकशी होवून मागणी विनायक पावसकर यांनी केली आहे. पाचगणी पोलीस ठाण्याच्या सहा. पो. नि. तृप्ती सोनावणे यांच्याकडे तपास सुरू आहे. तक्रारदार विद्यार्थ्यांच्या जीवीताला धोका असताना पोलीस कारवाई करत नाहीत. पाचगणी पोलीसांनी या प्रकरणी गांभीर्याने दखल घेवून पाचगणीतील न्यू एरा टिचर स्कूलच्या संस्थाचालक व शिक्षकांवर गुन्हा दाखल करून कारवाई केली नाहीतर हिंदु एकता आंदोलन रस्त्यावर उतरून तीव्र आंदोलन छेडेल असा इशारा पावसकर यांनी बोलताना दिला.

‘बहाई’ धर्मात या, शालेय फी माफ: पाचगणीतील न्यू एरा टिचर ट्रेनिंग स्कूलची सक्ती

सातारा समाचार
February 14 at 6:43pm

पाचगणी पोलीसांनी कारवाई न केल्यास आंदोलन: पावसकर

सातारा : 14

सध्या हिंदुत्ववादी पुरस्कृत केंद्र व राज्यात सरकार आहे. पण आजही हिंदु धर्माचा त्याग करून अन्य धर्मात अमिषे दाखवून सक्ती करण्यात येत आहे. सातारा जिल्ह्यातील थंड हवेचे ठिकाण असलेल्या पाचगणीतील न्यू एरा टिचर स्कूलमध्ये शालेय फी माफ करून ‘बहाई’ धर्म स्विकारण्याची सक्ती करण्याचा भांडाफोड या शाळेतील दोन विद्यार्थ्यांनी केली आहे. याबाबत कडक कारवाई करण्याची मागणी हिंदु एकता आंदोलनाचे पश्‍चिम महाराष्ट्र अध्यक्ष विनायक पावस्कर, संस्थापक अध्यक्ष चंद्रकांत जिरंगे यांनी पत्रकार परीषदेत केली. दरम्यान पाचगणी पोलीसांनी न्यू एरा टिचर स्कूलवर कारवाई केली नाहीतर हिंदु एकता आंदोलन छेडेल असा इशारा पावसकर यांनी दिला आहे.

जितेश परमार व त्याची बहिण रविता परमार यांनी(रा. आग्रा) यांनी पाचगणीतील न्यू एरा टिचर स्कूलमध्ये जुन 2017 मध्ये प्रवेश घेतला होता. त्यावेळी 1 लाखा 15 हजार शालेय फि भरण्यात आली होती. या शाळेची एकूण फी 2 लाख 34 हजार ही एका वर्षासाठी आहे. ही फी बहाई धर्म स्विकारल्यास माफ केली जाईल असे सांगून बहाई धर्माची शिकवण देण्यात आली. काहीवेळा धमकीसुध्दा देण्यात आली. तसेच सायंकाळी 6 नंतर धर्म प्रचारासाठी विद्यार्थ्यांनी भाग घ्यावा. भाग न घेतल्यास विद्यार्थ्यांना 500 रूपये दंड आकरला जात होता. ज्या विद्यार्थ्यांनी नकार दिला, त्यांना शालेय व निवास सुविधा बंद करण्यात येवून त्यांचे साहित्य बाहेर फेकण्यात आले. या शाळेतील शिक्षक भरत, सपन सिन्हा, चित्ररंजन यांनी रजपूत असलेल्या परमार बहिण भावंडांना हाकलून लावले. याबाबत सामेवार दि. 12 फेब्रुवारी रोजी पाचगणी पोलीस ठाण्यात तक्रार दाखल केली आहे. मात्र अद्यापही पाचगणी पोलीसांनी कोणालाही अटक केलेली नाही. सध्या रस्त्यावर रहाण्याची वेळ या विद्यार्थ्यांवर आलेली असून त्यांना देव देवतांचे फोटो व पुजा करण्याची मनाई करण्यात आलेली आहे.

सात वर्षापर्वी पाचगणीतील न्यू एरा टिचर स्कूल विरोधात तक्रार झाल्यानंतर संस्थेने माफीनामा लिहुन दिला होता. तरीही धर्मांतराची सक्ती होत असल्याने या शाळेतील व्यवस्थापन, शिक्षक व कर्मचारी तसेच संस्थासंचालक शेरॉम, कतारवरून आलेले सेवामिस यांची चौकशी होवून मागणी विनायक पावसकर यांनी केली आहे. पाचगणी पोलीस ठाण्याच्या सहा. पो. नि. तृप्ती सोनावणे यांच्याकडे तपास सुरू आहे. तक्रारदार विद्यार्थ्यांच्या जीवीताला धोका असताना पोलीस कारवाई करत नाहीत. पाचगणी पोलीसांनी या प्रकरणी गांभीर्याने दखल घेवून पाचगणीतील न्यू एरा टिचर स्कूलच्या संस्थाचालक व शिक्षकांवर गुन्हा दाखल करून कारवाई केली नाहीतर हिंदु एकता आंदोलन रस्त्यावर उतरून तीव्र आंदोलन छेडेल असा इशारा पावसकर यांनी बोलताना दिला.

The Baha'is have betrayed the Scindia family, the people of Gwalior and the Nation as a whole.

Monday, 10 April 2017

 
An Iranian Board member during his speech to the staff of Rabbani School clearly said that the main aim of Rabbani is to support the moral education program of Baha’is and spread the teachings of Bahaullah in the school and nearby villages. At times we use to wonder whether we are residence of world biggest secular state or Iranian dominated Baha’i country. Least to say that the Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia must not have a remotest idea at the time of gifting such a huge land to Baha’is to open a boarding school that her gesture will be used to destroy the secular fabrics of India and to be against the religion followed by majority of Indians.

https://rabbanischoolblog.wordpress.com/

A real picture of Baha'i Boarding School

Baha’is opened school not for the purpose of education but for the purpose of deceptive conversion. Through there sweet talk they charged a huge fees from the students give them the teachings of Baha’i Faith and in return they take money from the governmental agencies in the name of Educational Aid. If one goes deep into their strategies one will find that they do propagate IMMORALITY in their educational Institutes. This is one of their hidden agenda. Be it New Era in Panchgani, Rabbani in Gwalior, Shantitahm in Thailand or Maxwell Baha’i School in Canada. The purpose is the same. Here is a true story by a student of Maxwell Baha’i School. In his own words:

Here's the official mission statement from their web page:

"Maxwell School is a dynamic learning community committed to scholarship, to the development of spiritual ideals, to achieving excellence in moral and ethical behavior, and to the enhancement of personal character through service to humanity. Maxwell admits students of all religious, ethnic, and national origins who share these values, and provides a learning environment that helps students to think seriously about the world and their own contributions to its growth."

But the Actual Mission is:

Maxwell's actual mission was, and probably still is, to convert all of it's impressionable students to a strict Baha'i religious mold and that excludes any individual thoughts, concerns, or personal feeling that might come in the way.

READ THE COMPLETE STORY:

Maxwell Baha'i School - Welcome to the religious cult school from hell.

To start this off, I need to properly set the tone and explain a little about myself.

Here's what I am not:

Here's what I am:
1) A member of the Baha'i faith

1) A successful, married professional
2) A member of a competing religion or school.

2) A happy, well adjusted person
3) An internet Hoaxer

3) An attendee of Maxwell in it's opening year.
4) An anti-Baha'i or boarding school fanatic.


4) Someone who worries more parents are sending their children to this school.
The school is named after May and William Sutherland Maxwell, early Baha'is Apparently May & William's sense of humor is supposed to set the standard for life at Maxwell.
I attended Maxwell Baha'i school it's first year it was open for business. My parents had brought me to visit it when it was being prepared, and basically decided that I would go there. I wasn't given much choice, but it sounded kind of neat, plus it had a big lake out front so, what' the heck, right?

Here's what's being given as a typical student experience there. Here's what you actually get. A big room with four twin beds, unless you're special like me. What I got was my ass kicked repeatedly by student larger then I. I was one of the smallest students in my group, and if I didn't want to get picked on, I had to fight the big bullies. I didn't win many confrontations, but it made the difference between being picked on every day vs. once a month.

I asked my councilors for help, and immediately assumed the status of troublemaker. Some of my teachers would physically attacked me (shoved me into a wall, and threw me on the ground, hit me in the stomach, and other things) when we disagreed, others would assign me disciplinary time.

Disciplinary time as Maxwell is when you are put into a guarded study hall while all the other students have a social event in the cafeteria. Guess who went to about one social in his time at Maxwell?

But, the real evil of the Maxwell Baha'i School was much, much, much worse.

Here's the official mission statement from their web page:

"Maxwell School is a dynamic learning community committed to scholarship, to the development of spiritual ideals, to achieving excellence in moral and ethical behavior, and to the enhancement of personal character through service to humanity. Maxwell admits students of all religious, ethnic, and national origins who share these values, and provides a learning environment that helps students to think seriously about the world and their own contributions to its growth."
Maxwell's actual mission was, and probably still is, to convert all of it's impressionable students to a strict Baha'i religious mold and that excludes any individual thoughts, concerns, or personal feeling that might come in the way.
Basically, it's a religious boot camp. You've got dawn prayers, noon prayers, dinner prayers, evening prayers. You get prayer breakfasts, prayer lunches, prayer dinners. And in between that, you get video tapes of slick Hollywood productions of Iranian Baha'i being shot. Throw that in with homicidal teachers, immature councellors, and one indifferent fat headmasters and his bitch wife.. well, you get the picture.

Now at the time, I was a rebellious, curious, smart, musical, acne laden child. In other words, a teenager. In time, my dislike of being mentally, verbally, and physically beaten by the school administration made me wish that I would die, rather then go through another day of Maxwell life.

Perhaps just a maladjusted kid, right? There's a troublemaker in every school, maybe I was it, right?

Wrong.

Despite how bad things were for me, they were even worse for the girls. Maxwell is a Co-Educational school, serving both boys and girls in equally humble manner. They'd tell me stories about being screamed at repeatedly, for any imagined offence. Maybe teenage girls aren't as tough as teenage boys. In any case, about the time I was being sent to the headmaster's office daily, two girls ran away in the middle of the night.

So, I and two classmates went after them. To bring them back.

We walked in a big ten mile circle, looking and calling for them, then finally gave up and headed back.

When we returned, despite the fact that I explained numerous time that we HAD NOT run-way and the obvious fact that we had returned ourselves, we were accused of running away and being a bad influence of the rest of the kids. I was expelled from the school, and returned to my home.

I was an emotional wreck when I got home. I felt betrayed by my parents for putting me there, and blamed myself for being expelled. Several times I came close to suicide, actually cutting my wrists, but never deeply enough to be life threatening.

By this time, my parents had become my enemy, and I spent the next ten years getting as far away from them as I could.

I've never spoken about this before, but I hope that by putting this together on a public website, and submitting it to as many search engines as I can, that some resourceful parent will find it before they send their child through what I endured, and ultimately changed my life forever.

Should anyone reading this feel an urge to contact me, I can be reached at maxwell.bahai@subdimension.com.

http://www.angelfire.com/vt/maxwell/

After reading this story and the various stories doing the round of internet it is the Moral duty of the every parents whose wards are studying in any of the Baha'i schools across the globe to take out their children from these corrupt school. Remember their deceptive agenda is the same everywhere.