The founding member of Tvam - Harshit Sehdev- has had a rich experience of working in different schools as a Chemistry Teacher and was the HOD chemistry in an international school. After seeing the education system closely, there was a call in his heart to bring changes in the system rather than teach Chemistry for his lifetime. In the year 2010, Harshit left his teaching profession and joined Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama as a value education teacher for two years. Following the teachings of the great Vivekananda who said that It is good to be born in a church, but it is not good to die in it,' Harshit formed Tvam with the help of his friends and family members . A zeal to serve society as a life skills trainer and value education teacher made him acquire the best of east from Swami Vivekananda and the best of west from Stephen R. Covey's Franklin Covey group.
Initially, Tvam started life coaching services in Dehradun. Based on neurological research and designed by the Results Coaching Systems and Franklin Covey group, life coaching is a powerful method to empower people. Today when so many people undergo frequent trials, stresses and strains in life, life coaching is a powerful method that helps them to resolve dilemmas and gain clarity. Unlike 'counselling' which focuses on digging and grasping the psychological roots of a problem faced by a person, we focus on unfolding the innate potential of the person concerned.
Tvam started life coaching by delivering free sessions. Through life coaching services, Tvam brought light to many people of Dehradun.
People from diverse backgrounds - teachers, engineers, doctors, PCS officers, college students, captains, army officers and even unemployed graduates came to us for sessions. The impact of life coaching has been very good on them. For example,
• A class 11th boy in a Kendriya Vidyalaya who failed successively in two exams and was in a disempowered state of mind; After working with him for one month, he showed remarkable improvement and managed to clear his final term exams.
• A young officer managed to resolve conflict with his wife after a couple of sessions.
• After the first session of life coaching a young girl told us that now she knew what to do in her life.
• An unemployed youth started earning a living for himself after 6 sessions of life coaching.
These are rewards which money cannot buy and satisfies our soul beyond measure.
They alone live those who live for others, rest are more dead than alive - Swami Vivekananda
Tvam did not restrict itself to the life coaching sessions. We made a conscious choice to listen to the plight of the teenagers of our country. As we listened to them, this is what we heard:
“I really find it embarrassing when I am not aware of certain things and someone asks it publically.”
“I also face many dilemmas like career, I set my goals but then my mind is diverted by my teachers and parents.”
“I try my best to take part in few competitions and work hard for them but I always fail”
“My parents ask me to take those subjects that I am not interested in.”
“In any competition, I feel I will not be able to do it, someone else will get the chance”
“Sometimes I become a victim of classmates teasing”
" I have tried to end my life three times but I failed ''
And this is what some newspapers said about what was happening in Dehradun alone--
• Girl commits suicide after failing in Class XII board exams
Cities | Press Trust of India | Monday May 27, 2013
A girl, who failed in her Class XII board examinations, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her home in Dehradun, police said on Monday.
• Student allegedly commits suicide in Dehradun
Cities | Press Trust of India | Thursday May 16, 2013
A 21-year-old B Tech student allegedly hanged himself in his room at a private hostel in the city, police said today.
• Nepalese girl hangs herself in hostel room
Cities | Press Trust of India | Thursday September 13, 2012
A 19-year-old Nepalese girl on Thursday allegedly committed suicide at an engineering college in Dehradun.
Class IX student found dead in Mussoorie school bathroom
Tribune News Service
Mussoorie, September 12
In a tragic incident, 16-year-old Nishant, a boarder student, was found dead, hanging from a wooden plank in the bathroom at Manav Bharti International School in Mussoorie under mysterious circumstances early this morning, according to the police.
34 arrested at rave party in Dehradun
PTI Dehradun, December 02, 2012
As many as 34 people, including 14 girls, were arrested at a rave party going on in a hotel in Jakhan locality in Dehradun. Alcohol bottles and drugs were recovered from the spot, she said, adding that their blood samples have been sent for examination.Most of those held are students of various educational institutions in the city, while some belong to Delhi.
Mussoorie: Class IX student delivers baby girl, probe launched
PTI DEHRADUN, FEBRUARY 25, 2012 | UPDATED 09:32 IST
A student of class IX of a government school has given birth to a baby girl in the hill town of Mussoorie, prompting the police to launch an investigation into the matter.
Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/mussoorie-class-ix-student-delivers-baby-girl/1/175237.html
To impart the education beyond the text books and to build emotional intelligence in the young minds of India, Tvam started life skills training programmes in schools of Dehradun.
What are life skills?
Though there are many definitions for Life skills, for us it simply means skills that simplify our lives and unlocks our potential. Life skills empower a person to resolve dilemmas in any difficult situation on his/her own.
We passionately feel for a teenager in depression, in stress or in trauma and we also firmly believe that a little support can help them come out of it and they deserve that support; for they are the nation builders and our precious resource of knowledge, skills and talents.
Like a morning dew that gives life to the flowers and grass, silently and gradually making its presence felt everywhere, Tvam's life skills classes started making its presence felt in the town. These are the schools where we have served--
• GRD Academy, Niranjanpur,Dehradun
• Purkal Youth development society,Dehradun
• Kendriya Vidyalaya, ITBP campus, Dehradun
• Delhi Public School, Kalagaon, Dehradun
• SAS Academy, Uttarkashi
• DAV School, Amritsar
• Universal Academy, Turner Road, Dehradun
• Sanmati Vidya Mandir, Dehradun
• Tula's Institute, Dehradun
Tvam has recently partnered with the International confederation of NGOs and the United Nations to launch an award known as Tvam's Karmaveer Chakra for Proactive Citizenship.
Background of Harshit Sehdev ( founder of Tvam )
Life Coach, counsellor, trainer, teacher, social activist, cyclist, business owner and exploring more of himself every day.
Life's Moto : to touch lives, move hearts and bring smiles to the millions of people around the world and to bring out the best from within his self and the best from within others.
Harshit began his career journey as a Chemistry teacher for middle school students in the year 2005. After 4 years of school teaching, Harshit went on to became Head Of Department Chemistry of an International School. Living a settled profession of Chemistry teaching Harshit explored more of life by joining Ramakrishna Mission as a Value Education Teacher and a volunteer. Ramakrishna Mission was founded by the great Swami Vivekananda and has a great reputation all over the world for its spiritual and charitable endeavours. For two years Harshit served the organisation not just as a value education teacher but also as a volunteer - charitable medical camps, organic farming, teaching the slum kids, relief work in flood affected areas were some of the activities where Harshit was actively involved - a simple living and high thinking were the rewards that were beyond the salary package which he obtained from the great organisation. Moreover Ramakrishna Mission offered him the company of great monks. Ramakrishna Mission taught him about Vedanta and the spiritual values of India. Two most important things that Harshit strives to follow from teachings of Vedanta are - 'To serve Man as God' and 'There is one God whom people from different belief systems and religions worship in different ways and all the different ways that people take to reach Him lead them to Him, hence one should live in harmony with others'. Harshit was well known for his teachers training program in the Ramakrishna Mission and took lots of workshop on various topics for students and teachers in different parts of the country. After years of rich experience of school teaching and value education teaching Harshit founded 'Tvam'. Tvam is involved in various activities such as life skills training, life coaching, social activitism, education for the underprivileged and rural development in the hills of Uttarakhand. Harshit has International certification in Life Coaching from the leading organisation of the world - 'The Results Coaching System'. Blending the best from the east and the best from the west Harshit is making an impact in the education system of India to create better minds and hearts for the society. Harshit also made a solo trip to Ladakh on his bicycle, he was interviewed by Christoph Von Toggenburg from the Red cross society for his documentry, 'Alegria'. According to Christoph, Harshit is the first Indian expedition cyclist to make solo trip to Leh. Harshit received REX Karmaveer Puruskar - awarded by the International Confederation of NGOs and the United Nations on February 2014. Harshit also delivered rockstar speech on 'Our ability to use wisdom and love to create