Brahmananda Swami Sivayogi Educational Society (abbreviated as BSS) is a registered non-profit, service organization which owns and operates several schools & colleges located in the vicinity of Alathur located at Palakkad District, Kerala. It was registered as a society way back in 1984 by its founder the Visionary leader Swami Nirmalanda Yogi(Swamiji).
The society has 5000 students attending its schools every day. This society is currently headed by Shri.Vijayan who is also designated as Principal of School. He is known to be a person sticking to principles & ideologies brought in by Swami Nirmalananda Yogi.
This society is established with an aim of creating a paradise on earth by encouraging everyone to develop noble thoughts and emotions which are the most effective means of transformation in human society. Emerging in an individual mind, when shared, they begin to spread and pervade many hearts, minds and intellects. The cohesion and harmony they bring about are verily immense. This is the great message of our Swamiji “MANO JAYA AVA MAHA JAYEVA, AHIMSAIVA PARAMO DARMA”
Our character, behaviour and thoughts, everything should be societal. By considering the entire earth as our family we believe in this great concept: “vasudhaivakudumbakam” a time-tested value of India.
This is a charitable educational society. Altogether Six institutions are functioning under this society as of now.
According to Swami Nirmalananda Yogi , it was possible to uplift Indian
society from age-old afflictions, responsible for its degenerate
conditions, through the process of education alone.
The type of education Swami Nirmalananda Yogi considered most necessary for Indian society was 'man-making education', which would lead to nation-building. In Swamiji's point of view, this type of education had the capacity for the social regeneration of Indian society because it was supposed to have the potential of purging the human mind of mental decadence, that is, the tendency towards ignorance, laziness and a resigned attitude which accepts anything that is prescribed without personal reflection. The prevailing unscientific attitude had to be replaced by a scientific attitude, whose constituents were objectivity, rationality and a critical temper.
The afflictions of degradation and poverty, age-old starvation, ignorance, social disabilities like untouchability and inhuman practices associated with the practice of religion and to add to all this, the lack of education, had pushed the ability of people to think independently and form rational judgements based on a clear evaluation of social situations, far away into some dark background.
Without the inculcation of a critical, scientific attitude it was not possible to bring about the social and economic regeneration of Indian society that Swami Nirmalananda was working for. In the absence of such a regeneration, Swamiji firmly believed, that the masses would not be able to realize the value of spirituality, which is the root and foundation of Indian culture. The path to spirituality lay through the amelioration of the social and material conditions of life. So to achieve this end Swamiji drew out a social philosophy from the Vedanta, which -was both, dynamic and practical. Swamiji's vision of a new India was of one that was firmly rooted in spirituality but with all the attributes of a modern, progressing society. In the social context, to be rooted in spirituality, implied to be rooted in the humanitarian concern for the downtrodden, which translated into a dynamic practice, of renunciation of ego-centric tendencies and service to needy.
In the social context, the development of a scientific outlook, implies the development of a humanistic attitude which is impartial and free from the clutches of individual differences of caste, community, race, religion and nationality, and from dogmatic, irrational beliefs and practices.
It was Swamiji's profound conviction that such a development of the human self could be achieved through education, which involved the training of the physical and mental self with the aim of elevating both, to the highest spiritual level. Swamiji's concept of man-making education, thus, gives an extremely dignified, optimistic and realistic picture of the human personality.
Education is essential for everyone. It is the level of education that helps people earn respect and recognition. Hence it is indispensable part of life both personally and socially. However, the unequal standard of education is still a major problem that needs to be solved.
The importance of education is undeniable for every single person. It goes without saying that education has a positive effect on human life. All people need to study. Only with the advent of education can people gain knowledge and enlarge their view over the world. For example, learning by watching TV or reading books gives people a huge amount of information about anything they are interested in such as mathematics, current news, exchange rates, other countries' cultures and so on. Apparently, people may become more useful and civilized if better educated. In areas where residents are not able to receive an appropriate education, life cannot be as thriving and prosperous as locations where there is a high standard for education.
Secondly, education plays such a rudimentary role on our society that we cannot even imagine a life without it. It is a determined element for the civilization of human society. Not only does It helps us develop healthy surroundings but it also generates an advance community. As a matter of fact, everything we create today is based on the knowledge that we obtain throughout our life by way of education. This assists scientists in inventing equipment and devices, resulting in a high technology nowadays. The more developed life becomes, the more necessary education is for everyone.
Although education has a significant influence on life, the average education is not the same in different areas. As a result, strategies are being made to resolve the problems. Without education, life would be disastrous and detrimental. Consequently, to this day, we are trying our best to make education global and accessible for everyone particularly the poor and the disabled. There are still some places where the inhabitants are almost completely uneducated, causing a serious lack of knowledge. Additionally, every child should be given equal opportunities to learn and study. Because the development of a country depends vastly on the standard of education, it must do everything in its power to improve it. Although the educational systems of different countries are not similar but they have to share a common goal which is to provide its citizens a suitable and proper learning.
Education is one of the most effective interventions for improving our social and economic future—for individuals, communities, states, and the country as a whole. Given the changing nature of the global marketplace, the high school diploma is no longer sufficient for individuals seeking good jobs, nor for communities building a vibrant economy.
Addressing inequalities in higher education opportunity will require persistent and meaningful efforts by every state in order to put in place the policies and resources to advance the education of all their residents.
In conclusion, education is absolutely beneficial for society on the whole. It is a life-long process to each person that need to be reinforced throughout life. However, we need education system that may eradicate illiteracy and may provide the common man an access not only to basic education but also to higher and technical education.
In this way, the process of education will become a fit discipline to help to continue the march of the Indian tradition from an impressive past to a glorious future. Such educational training will enable the children to grow up as citizens with a global universal outlook and synthetic approach towards man and society.
Hence it is the responsibility of society to ensure that with the kind of platform & infrastructure which we have, we always strive to provide the best education to all Students who can be real Partners to the Nation building so that the purpose/intentions behind this establishment can be fulfilled accordingly.
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