Educational Activities

The Mission ran 15 primary schools, 5 high schools, 1 college and 1 junior college, 10 pre-primary schools, 2 cultural centres, 4 adult schools, 11 vocational training centres, 2 Bal Mandirs, 5 coaching classes, 1 painting class, 6 computer classes, 1 spoken English class and 1 nursery school, where a total of 7989 students received education, while 607 were accommodated in the students’ homes and hostels attached to these institutions.

The Industrial Section of the Sister Nivedita Girls’ School gave training to 12 ladies. While tailoring, embroidery, painting and other crafts were taught at the Mission Ashrama at Entally, and the centre at Guntur (No. of beneficiaries : 26 and 35 respectively). Total of 873 students are pursuing computer courses. The students of our educational institutions achieved again good results this year as indicated in the following table:

Under the Math centres, apart from daily worship in the shrine, the following activities were conducted : a high school with classes XI & XII, an Open School (Private Higher Secondary School), hostels for girl students in Thrissur and village Salur under Chennai Math, primary schools for slum children in Bangalore, Pune and Bhubaneswar; vocational training centres for grown-up girls and women at the headquarters and in Chennai, Bangalore, Chikmagalur, Bhubaneswar, Varanasi, Almora, Valsad and Sihore. Coaching classes for girls and Sunday schools for children were conducted in Chennai, Bangalore, Chikmagalur, Pune, Valsad, Almora, Guntur and Sihore. Including the computer class at Valsad and the computer classes and spoken English classes conducted under the headquarters at Rasik Bhita, 3186 received education. Online Value Education classes were conducted in 5 districts of Maharashtra, involving 14186 students. The Old Age Home for women at Ernakulam (Kerala) had 30 inmates. Religious and cultural classes for women were held online in most of the centres.

Educational aid such as uniforms, fees etc. was given by Chennai Math to 95 students. Meals were arranged whenever necessary. Total amount spent: Rs. 1,73,456/-.

During the period under review, stipends were given from the headquarters’ Ma Sarada Scholarship Fund to 177 deserving needy girl students of different states amounting to a total of Rs. 7,34,000/-. In all the centres, students received help in various ways.