Swami Vivekananda’s ideas of Man-Making and Character-Building Education serve as the guiding light for the educational activities conducted by Ramakrishna Math, Nagpur. The students today find themselves at the crossroads. The fast changing social trends on one end and the dynamic technological advances along with cut-throat competitions which have changed the socio-economic structures on the other end, have made the students panicked and devoid of life-guiding principles. Thus, it is our attempt to equip them with necessary values and vision so that they themselves build up their own lives. Accomplishing material prosperity along with inner enrichment is to be harmoniously worked out.
Free Distribution of School Uniforms and Educational Materials : To support the poor and the needy students to pursue education, we provide the following educational materials free of cost – Uniform, Note-books, Compass boxes, Pens, School bags. Every year more than thousand students are benefited by this help.
Swami Vivekananda Youth Forum :Swami Vivekananda has said – ‘‘Education is the manifestations of the perfection already in man.’’ Keeping this in view we try to help the students to manifest perfection through various ways. Debates, discussions, documentaries, lectures, symposiums on selected topics, Personality Development Programmes from social, cultural and spiritual angles are organized. These sessions are held on Sundays. Spiritual camps are also organized for the youths.
Every Sunday, we hold a weekly programme comprising of two sessions of nearly an hour each. In the first session the students are encouraged to present their views through speeches, group discussions, debates and work-sheets. In the second session, the students are introduced to the treasures of Indian culture and philosophy along with the lives and achievements of great people from various walks of life. The Life and Teachings of Swami Vivekananda is also elaborately presented before the youth.
The monks of the Ramakrishna Order along with eminent scholars, professionals, sports-persons etc. are invited to share their life’s experiences and discuss with youth about their aspirations and problems. Special attention is paid on the interaction among the students and the monks.