Spiritual Mission of Education

Swami 1

“The education which does not help the common mass of people to equip themselves for the struggle for life, which does not bring out strength of character, a spirit of philanthropy, and the courage of a lion— is it worth of the name? Real education is that which enables one to stand on one’s own legs.” ~ Swami Vivekananda

Swami 3With this crucial message and the enduring mission of the Ramakrishna Mission and Ramakrishna Math – life building, man making, character making and nation building education and training – two of the senior most Swamijis of Ramakrishna Math visited Kalleda School. At RDF, we have also believed that one leg of ‘standing on one’s own legs’ is the spiritual development of children and adults alike.

Swami Jyotirmayananda ji, the Head of Ramarkrishna Math, Hyderabad and Swami Jnanananda ji were invited to address the staff and students at the school on moral and spiritual values, at the behest of the founding members of RDF. Swami 2With the rapid advancements in urbanization and technology, many feel that the solid ground of human ethics and cooperation, based on spiritual and noble ideals of living and working in harmony, have been gradually eroding. With the rising aspirations of students and resultant stresses of modern living, the valuable message and advice of the Swamijis on the importance of spiritual living came at the right time.

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