The Mission ran 14 primary schools, 4 high schools, 1 college, 5 pre-primary schools, 1 cultural centre, 5 adult schools, 14 vocational training centres, 10 Bal Mandir, 10 coaching classes, 1 painting class, 6 computer classes, 2 spoken English classes and 1 nursery school, where a total of 8120 students received education, while 580 were accommodated in the students’ homes and hostels attached to these institutions.
The Industrial Section of the Sister Nivedita Girls’ School gave training to 46 ladies, while tailoring, embroidery, painting and other crafts were taught at the Mission Ashrama at Entally, and the centre at Guntur (No. of beneficiaries : 109 and 397 respectively, including the computer class).
The students of our educational institutions achieved again good results this year.
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 orphanage, and a charka class at Thrissur, Sanskrit classes in Chennai, Thrissur and Bangalore, primary schools for slum children and vocational training centres for grown-up girls and women at the headquarters and in Chennai, Pune, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Valsad and Sihore. Vocational training classes are conducted in Calicut, the sub-centre of Thrissur Math. Coaching classes for girls and Sunday schools for children were conducted in Chennai, Thrissur, Bangalore, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Indore, Varanasi, Valsad, Guntur and Sihore. Including the computer classes and spoken English classes conducted under the headquarters at Rasik Bhita, 4802 received education. Mention may be made of the results of the Class X Examination of the school at Thrissur : 205 students appeared; all passed with high marks, 5 students obtaining A+ grade, while 148 students appeared at the Class XII Examination and 147 passed, one of them obtaining A+ grade in all the subjects. In the Open School “Sri Bharathi Vidyalayam”, 43 students appeared at the higher secondary examination and 38 passed. The Old Age Home for women at Ernakulam (Kerala) had 35 inmates. Religious and cultural classes for women were held regularly in all the centres.
During the period under review, stipends were given from the headquarters’ Ma Sarada Scholarship Fund to 204 deserving needy girl students of different states amounting to a total of Rs. 5,34,000/-, while Rs. 5,280/- were contributed from the Nivedita Stipend to help one needy ex-student of the Mission school at Dakshineswar to continue her studies. In most of 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.