Ramkrishna Mission Vidyapeeth

The Ramkrishna Mission Vidyapith, a branch of Ramkrishna Mission, Belur Math, Howrah district, was established in 1922 with the objective of imparting modern education combined with the values of our ancient culture in the lines of the ancient Gurukula. The institution has grown into a famous residential secondary school with about 450 students at present. It is managed by the monks of the Ramkrishna Mission.
The school, with classes VI to XII, is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. It is equipped with modern laboratories and computers to give the students a good learning experience. There is also a library, with numerous books and journals. Academic performance of the boys has been uniformly good over the years.
Co-curricular activities get equal emphasis. Students are encouraged to participate in debates, elocution, recitation, group discussions, seminars, sports activities etc. They also learn art and music. An educational exhibition is organised annually by the boys. The emphasis is on nurturing the inherent talents of the students and developing a balanced character.
Spiritual and Moral Training of the boys gets special attention. Daily prayer sessions are held in the prayer hall. The Ashram's atmosphere is generated by the teachers who help the students to imbibe the moral values set forth by Swami Vivekananda. Religious festivals are celebrated with solemnity with an idea to root the boys in traditional Indian culture.
The Vidyapeeth is alive to the problems and needs of the local community. The institute runs a charitable dispensary which provides medical care (including ECG, X-ray, Pathology, Homeopathy and Allopathy facilities) to the poor folks of nearby areas. The Vivekananda Balakendra (a free primary coaching centre) run by the Vidyapeeth provides free education and other necessities to more than 400 deprived children of the locality. Inter school competitions, Teacher's seminars and Youth Festivals for schools and colleges of Jharkhand are held regularly.
The Ramkrishna Mission Vidyapeeth is thus a living and vibrant effort to manifest the ideal of education as envisaged by Swami Vivekananda: We want the education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded and by which one is able to stand on one's own feet.

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