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Sri Ramakrishna Sishu Vidyapith

Affiliated to the West Bengal Board of Primary Education

Brief History

With a vision of uplifting the status of elementary education in the vicinity of Bolpur, late Shanti Bandyopadhyay initiated the setting up of a Primary School in collaboration with the Governing Body of Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama. Thus dawned Sri Ramakrishna Sishu Vidyapith in the land of Rabindranath on April 29, 1994.

Since inception, the motto of the school has been to provide education by which, in the words of Swami Vivekananda, ‘character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded, and by which one can stand on one’s own feet.’ The lives and teachings of Thakur Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sri Maa Sarada Devi, and Swami Vivekananda have always been the key charm behind the dissemination of knowledge among the students.  

What started with barely three classrooms, thirty students, and four efficient teachers has now blossomed into a prominent centre for elementary education with close to thousand students and little over thirty teaching faculties. As the journey was never easy, with the blessings of Thakur Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sri Maa Sarada Devi, and Swami Vivekananda and with support from numerous great souls, the school flourished apace. Mention must be made of Late Sandhya Rani Bhowmik who dedicated herself to headmistress the school and elevated the strength of students to seven hundred and teachers to thirty. Late Somnath Chatterjee, Member of the Parliament was highly generous in funding the expanded construction of a two-storey building for the school.  

Affiliation

Sri Ramakrishna Sishu Vidyapith is affiliated to the West Bengal Board of Primary Education. With the induction of Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama into Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Belur in April 2020, the teaching-learning methodologies of Sishu Vidyapith has also imbibed the values-based educational structure of the Belur Math.

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Why Sri Ramakrishna Sishu Vidyapith ?

A renowned Bengali medium school that inculcates among students the values-based education of the Ramakrishna Mission Order. Focus on ‘man-making’ and ‘character-building’ education with the teachings of Thakur Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sri Maa Sarada Devi, and Swami Vivekananda. Emphasis on dedicated trainings in cultural and physical activities for all-round development of the students. Maintaining of strict discipline which proportions to disciplined upbringing of students. Revision of curriculum to be updated with the changes in national level elementary education.

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Some Achievements at a Glance

Each year, a great number of meritorious students of Sishu Vidyapith get admitted to secondary schools of repute in the vicinity of Bolpur. Quite regularly our students succeed in elementary level Scholarship Examinations organized at the District level in Birbhum.
The alumni of the school have secured ranks in the State level Secondary and Higher Secondary Examinations.  

Co-curricular Activities

Focus on various co-curricular activities has been a key feature of learning in Sishu Vidyapith. Keeping in line with Swamiji’s vision of ‘all-round’ development, students are provided with dedicated trainings in dancing, singing, drawing, general knowledge, recitation, physical exercise. Students participate in various cultural programmes and competitions at the local and district level. Students are also taken to one-day educational excursion each year.

School Timings

November to March: 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

April to October:  7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m

Admission Procedure

New students of about 100 – 120 are admitted to PG I (age 3+) every year on the basis of interview. Direct admission to classes from PG II to class IV varies in different years as per the existing strength of the students. Admission to these classes is typically based on written examinations. PG II students are admitted through interview. Announcements related to admission are displayed on the notice boards of the school and the Math office prior to the Puja vacation. Forms are distributed and collected after the Puja vacation. Written tests and interviews are scheduled tentatively in the first week of December. Admission procedure is completed within December and the new academic session starts from January next year.

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