Kendriya Vidyalaya AFS Kasauli is situated in the peaceful environment of Manki point in Kasauli.Manki point, the highest point in Kasauli, is just 4-km from the Kasauli bus stand. The Monkey Point commands an excellent view of the distant plains of Chandigarh region and the river Satluj, tracing a silvery trail through the scene. A small temple is also situated on the top of the hill, which is dedicated to Lord Hanumaan. According to a legend, at the end of Ramayana when Lord Hanuman was returning from the Himalayas after obtaining Sanjivani Booty or the Magical Herb, his foot touched the hill and thus the top of hill is in a foot shape. On a clear and starry night the gorgeous view of Chandigarh can be seen from the Manki Point.
KVS envisions itself a world class organization in school education committed to continually empowering teachers to actualize inside out synergy in students and enable them to fulfill futuristic societal, national and global needs and aspirations.
Explanatory Note: Important words and their connotation:
Envisions: KVS has a dream to follow in future.
World class organization: An organization that is equipped with the state of the art educational technology, infrastructural facilities and more importantly preparedness on the part of teachers, students and other staff members to employ these in day-to-day functioning of the Vidyalaya.
Continually empowering teachers: In a knowledge society, up-gradation of knowledge and pedagogical skills are a must to remain relevant for the future students. KVS organizes several in-service courses, capacity building programmes for the teachers and other staff members.
Actualize inside out synergy: Every school activity leads to development of student- physical development and/or cognitive/intellectual development and/or emotional/spiritual development. The word inside synergy refers to perfect balance in these dimensions so that there is perfect harmony between head, hand and heart. Incorporating “out”- “inside out synergy” refers to balanced personality synergizing with external world and circumstances to create great works. The word “actualize” signifies that the seed for such inside out synergy is innate and not an external addition and our role is to ensure its manifestation. This is in line with the definition of education by Swami Vivekananda, “Education is manifestation of perfection already in man”.
Futuristic societal, national and global needs and aspirations: Such exalted individual would add tremendous value to life and fulfill needs and aspirations of the society, the nation and the world. “Individual needs” has been deliberately avoided not to emphasise on the “self”. An individual would really be contributing when he/she has risen above his personal “self”.
KVS has a four fold mission viz:-
1. To cater to the educational needs of children of transferable Central Government employees including defence and para-military personnel by providing a common programme of education.
2. To pursue excellence and set the pace in the field of school education.
3. To initiate and promote experimentations and innovations in education in collaboration with other bodies like CBSE, NCERT, etc.
4. To develop the spirit of national integration and create a sense of “Indianness” among children.