Akhandananda Shiksha and Sanskar Kendra(ASSK)
The message of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda inspired Swami Akhandananda (direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna) to begin rural development work much before the Ramakrishna Mission came into existence. Swami Akhandananda as a wondering monk while in Khetri (Rajasthan) during 1894, he went from door to door all along to bring awareness in the people about the utility of the education and it was because of his efforts that the number of student in the Khetri Rajya, English School rose from 80 to 200. Under his inspiration, the Maharaja of Khetri arranged for the education of the Golas (illiterate slaves) and also set up a permanent education department to open schools in the villages.
Taking the inspiration from the above, this Morabadi centre of Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama launched an ambitious project on the holy occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Akhandananda on 12th October 2015 named as Akhandananda Shiksha and Sanskar Kendra in Ranchi district.
The objective of this project is to integrate academic, vocational and moral education for the children in the villages of our operational area for man-making and character building education as envisaged by Swami Vivekananda.
Under this project, the children of class 5 are prepared to equip themselves for the entrance exam for Navoday Vidyalaya, Kasturba Kanya Vidyalaya, Ekalavya Vidyalaya etc. Recently in March 2022, 15 students gave entrance exam for Vivekananda High School, Chenab Road, Jamshedpur and two students were selected to enter for class 7.
Total Kendras in this project are 38 in Ranchi district. It is spread through out 5 blocks of Ranchi district like Angara(32), Burmu (3), Bero (1), Tamar (1), Kanke (1).
Total students in all 38 centres are 1618 (735 boys and 839 girls). In class 0-2, there are 525 students, in class 3-5 there are 514 students, in class 6-8, total students are 417, and in class 9 & above total students are 514.
Classes are taken on all the days except Sunday. Students are taught Yoga, game, Personal Hygiene, cleanliness, Prayer, Swadesh Mantra, chanting from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM and classes of text book like Math, Science, English, Hindi, Social Study, & General Knowledge of school curriculum are taken from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.