VISION OF RVM
“Asato ma satgamaya – Tamaso ma jyotirgamaya – Mrityyur ma amritamgamaya”
From untruth / illusion lead me to truth / reality
From darkness / ignorance lead me to light / enlightment
From mortality / finiteness lead me to immortality / infinity.
The Vision of the Institute with a goal to become a University in the name of Swami Vivekananda is as follows:
- To be a model educational institution based on Swami Vivekananda’s idea that service to mankind is service to God
- To be a lead player for education and training for the upliftment of the youth and the weaker sections
- To be an educational institution for research / training that promotes employment opportunities, self employment and entrepreneurship for the younger generation.
- To be a promoter of rural development and rural industrialization
- To be an institution that combines academic excellence with social Commitment
MISSION AND OBJECTIVES
The Mission and Objectives of the Institute as derived from the Vision may be summarized as follows:
- To develop a new system of education specially suited to create employment/ self employment and entrepreneurship opportunities amongst all, specially the unemployed graduates and the weaker sections .
- To Conduct short and long term courses on various topics to help impart or improve professional skills .
- To conduct research and developmental work on selected areas chosen for the educational programmes .
- To collaborate with leading institutes, universities and other organisations to ensure innovation and excellence .
- To adopt a holistic approach in bridging the gap between the rural and urban sectors.
Ramakrishna Vivekananda Mission (RVM) was established as a registered society on 25th October 1976 at the initiative of a band of young sannyasis and brahmacharis dedicated to serve suffering humanity irrespective of caste, creed, sex or religion. RVM began work on 1st January 1977 by opening its first Welfare Home at Barrackpore with 20 desperately poor tribal children as free inmates.
Today, RVM’s activities include 36 centres in India and one in U.K.. 30 schools with nearly 15,000 students, 4 charities Dispensaries, 3 Hospitals, 5 Old People’s Homes and 6 Vocational Training-cum-Production centers and one institute for Deaf, Dumb and Blind Girls School at Suryapur spread over several states.
The Government of India has conferred its National Award three times to the Mission “in public recognition of the valuable services to the community in the field of Child Welfare”. RVM is the only institution to have been conferred this honour thrice.
Message from Swami Nityananda
Friends, the contents of this brochure describe briefly our plan of activities in the years to come to help fulfill a primary need of the country. The goal is to lead man from manhood to Godhood. I invite you to kindly participate in this noble task and to pave the way for creation of a platform of learning to fulfill the dream or the great patriot saint Swami Vivekananda.
THE SURYAPUR CENTRE
The Suryapur Centre of RVM started in 1993 as a Welfare Home for the children of Hearing and speech Impaired (HI), Visually Impaired(VI) girls. The aim is to groom these handicapped children to become responsible citizens standing on their own and not depend on charity. Thus besides regular schooling, they are groomed with appropriate vocational skills and medical rehabilitation.
These children are not only looked after with tender love and care, they attend school to gain literacy and learn to be self-reliant by acquiring hands-on skills at the Vocational Training-cum- Production Centre that is now part of the Suryapur Centre.
Suryapur Centre which now has near about 136 HI and VI and others differently able girls as inmates are getting services fully free of cost.
THE TASK AHEAD
Since Independence, India has made tremendous strides in poverty alleviation. But the task is gigantic and a lot of effort still needs to be made. In particular, there is great need for accommodation, education and training of destitute women, women in distress and physically challenged (i.e. handicapped) girls. RVM is now aspiring to extend its facilities to cover other types of handicap also.
Amongst other things, RVM is making a focused effort to set up more Welfare Homes for taking care of such girls and women who unfortunately tend to he generally neglected by certain sections of our society.
Braille Education to Blind Girl at Suryapur Village
1. Statistics of the U.N. reveal that women remain engaged in two- thirds of the total hours of work done in the world, but receive only one-tenth of the world’s income and own only one-hundredth of the property of the world.
2. Long before the U.O. came into existence, the patriot saint of modern India. Swami Vivekananda, made earnest Endeavour to solve the problems of women. He mentioned that it was unfair to discriminate between the sexes and that the cause of India’s downfall was mainly due to neglect of the women. He desired that for the spread of female education, centres should be opened in towns and villages because education would develop the women.
Activities are run at Suryapur Centre
- Deaf dumb and Blind girls school
- Teachers’ training college for Diploma in Special Education
- Book Binding and Stitching
- Mushroom production