A SPECIAL SUPPORT AND FREE EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR POOR STUDENTS – ವಿವೇಕ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ (VIVEKA SHIKSHANA)
Swami Vivekananda was the first great Indian monk to realize and to point out that the main cause for the backwardness and downfall of our society was the neglect of the poor masses. He believed that one of the solutions to improve the situation was to provide the masses with good basic education.
In accordance with Swamiji’s message, Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysuru (estd 1925) launched in the year 2000, a special support free education programme targeting the school going youngsters living in the backward areas of the city. The objective of this socio-academic empowerment programme titled VIVEKA SHIKSHANA was to motivate the disadvantaged school going students with average/ below average academic achievements, and to boost confidence in them to feel that they too can be good achievers. One more primary intention of Viveka Shikshana was to inculcate in the youngsters of the economically challenged society to cultivate, at least, the rudimentary moral, ethical and cultural values in life that would ultimately make them grow as responsible citizens of society.
Salient features and impact of Viveka Shikshana
Viveka Shikshana Project has offered free supplementary coaching facility for 9 th and 10 th standard students, who are studying in Kannada medium Government High Schools and who are from academically and economically poor background.
Every year approximately 350 to 400 students are getting benefited from this project.
It has helped the youngsters of the economically challenged society to cultivate the rudimentary moral, ethical and cultural values in life, which would ultimately make them grow as responsible citizens of society.
It has encouraged the youngsters to cultivate positive habits, personal cleanliness & neatness, punctuality, orderliness in work, social behaviour and leadership qualities.
This project is motivating average/below average academic students, by boosting their confidence in them to feel they too can be good achievers.
The opportunities given to students to show their talents on stage, has immensely helped the students to gain confidence in their strength.
Encouraging students to complete class 10 th with good results and to continue higher studies.
Personality development classes which includes Swami Vivekananda’s man making educational ideas have encouraged many students to achieve higher goals in life and to contribute to the growth of our country.