Humble Beginning of the school
Origin of Ramakrishna Mission, Vijayawada
Ramakrishna Mission was founded in the year 1897 in the name of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, by his illustrious disciple Swami Vivekananda with the twin ideals “For one’s own liberation and for the welfare of the world at large” with its Headquarters at Belur Math (website). It conducts various socio-religious activities through its branches spread all over the world, in various fields such as education, health, welfare of the poor, relief and rehabilitation, arts and culture, morality, ethics and spirituality irrespective of caste, creed and religion and is avowedly apolitical.
Sri Bapiraju and a group of ardent devotees of Sri Ramakrishna made their sincere efforts to start a centre in Vijayawada which was fulfilled in 1965 They formed an association called Ramakrishna Seva Samiti and established the present City Centre. They built a Prayer Hall and a School offering both spiritual and educational services to the public. Later they started a school at Sitanagaram.
Further, the devoted, earnest and enthusiastic group succeeded in affiliating both these centres as the full-fledged branch of Ramakrishna Math and Mission. Swami Sashikantananda ji Maharaj became the first head of this branch in 2001.
Ramakrishna Mission, City Centre, Vijayawada
For the past 55 years the institution has been serving the public at large in various ways while incorporating gradual development and expansion by stages.