Sathya Sai school, Leicester harassment case
Posted by robertpriddy on September 11, 2012
Latest report: April 26th, 2013.
Leicester Sathya Sai School sackings – click to go to latest news
September 11, 2012: I am informed that the parents who could not afford to pay full fees to the Leicester Sathya Sai school (bursary??) were asked to do cleaning jobs in the school and also to clean the toilets (which is insulting). Some time back children were asked to clean the toilets to which the parents opposed. Is this Educare and Sai service (seva)? You can have it!
Harassment update:The husband of the head teacher, Mr. Cheng Hoe Lim, who is under investigation for sexual harassment, and his accuser (a much younger female member of staff) have been suspended by the director, Dr. Madhavi Majmudar (and her puppets), but only after it was pointed out to her that legally Lim should not be allowed in the campus and neither the lady who was harassed until the investigation is over. Otherwise she would have allowed him to continue as usual because the Lims regard the school virtually as their property or fiefdom, as is a common attitude with all the highly autocratic and unaccountable Sathya Sai leaders and institutions worldwide. But it is in Britain, not India or some banana republic for dictatorial VIPs! However, Dr. Madhavi Majumudar evidently still endorses the reported bullying by the head teacher of pupils under her care, which has enraged parents and brought the school under a dark cloud. Moreover, the ‘holy ash’ which has reportedly ‘materialised’ here and there in the school in an attempt to convince devotees that Sai Baba backs the accused (from the back of beyond?) ought to be investigated, possibly by health and safety authorities (to ascertain the nature and origin of the substance, which is regularly eaten by adults and children alike in Sai Baba circles, should be subjected to analysis and forensic investigation of origin). Who other than cult members will believe it is anything unusual? No one!
Further, it is reported that after some days, donors who have supported the school will meet with members of the secretive and highly suspect Sathya Sai Central Trust to consider whether to continue funding Leicester Sathya Sai school. If this is a genuine concern to be raised, then it is entirely unprecedented in the history of Sathya Sai institutions, which have never previously permitted the slightest questioning of their decisions and dispositions. At such a meeting the donors would be well-advised to review the academic and pedagogical isolation of a cult-driven educational philosophy (that Majmudar unapologetically represents), one which labours under the guru-God Sathya Sai Baba’s old-style puritanical and obscurantist attitudes and so programatically ignores the values of justice, social equality and liberty, human rights, women’s rights and modern sexual education.