Educational Activities - 2018-19
The Mission ran 15 primary schools, 5 high schools, 1 higher secondary school, 1 college, 10 pre-primary schools, 1 cultural centre, 4 adult schools, 14 vocational training centres, 8 Bal Mandir, 10 coaching classes, 1 painting class, 8 computer classes, 4 spoken English classes and 1 nursery school, where a total of 9002 students received education including 907 students getting computer training, while 853 were accommodated in the students’ homes and hostels attached to these institutions.
The Industrial Section of the Sister Nivedita Girls’ School gave training to 50 ladies, while tailoring, embroidery, painting and other crafts were taught at the Mission Ashrama at Entally, and the centre at Guntur (No. of beneficiaries: 143 and 62 respectively).
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), a hostel and an orphanage, Sanskrit classes in Thrissur and a nursery school at Mavelikara; primary schools for slum children in Bangalore, Pune and Bhubaneswar; vocational training centres for grown-up girls and women in Chennai, Salur, Bangalore, Chikmagalur, Bhubaneswar, Varanasi, Almora, Valsad and Sihore. Coaching classes for girls and Sunday schools for children were conducted in Chennai, Salur, Bangalore, Chikmagalur, Pune, Varanasi, 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, 5950 received education, while 103 students were accommodated in the hostels of our centres in Thrissur and Salur. Mention may be made of the results of the Class X Examination of the school at Thrissur : 182 students appeared; 181 passed, 19 students obtaining full A++ grade, while 179 students appeared at the Class XII Examination and 174 passed, 6 of them obtaining full A+ grade. Besides, 25 students of Bharathi Vidyalayam, the Open School of the Thrissur centre, appeared at the Class XII Examination 2019 and 25 students passed with high marks. The Old Age Home for women at Ernakulam (Kerala) had 40 inmates. Religious and cultural classes for women were held regularly in all the centres.
During the year 2018-19, stipends were given from the headquarters’ Ma Sarada Scholarship Fund to 146 deserving needy girl students of different states amounting to a total of Rs. 4,46,000/-, In all the centres, students received help in various ways.
If you want peace of mind, do not find fault with others. Rather learn to see your own faults. Make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; this is your own.