Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement - A Case Study
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This is a success story of a group of medical students who set
out to provide health and education to the tribal and rural
In 1984, a group of medical students at Mysore Medical College led by Dr. R. Balasubramaniam thought of making a difference and travelled to the sub-urban and tribal areas of Karanataka (India). With the help of the Mysore District Administration they set up a clinic in one of the tribal hamlets – Brahmagiri which is 80 km from Mysore. At present they have community based Health and Education projects going on catering to a populace of 4,000,000 including the tribal people and the rural poor.
The state of the art training resource centre, Vivekananda
Institute for Leadership Development (VILD) at Mysore, serves as
a base for urban based interventions.
SVYM’s Educational initiatives include:
1. Viveka Tribal Centre for learning at Hosahalli (Karnataka)
2. Viveka School of Excellence at Saragur.
And four community based activities – Shikshanavahini, Prerepana, Vidyakiran and Premavidya.
The organization has also received many awards –
Karnataka State AIDS Prevention Society's Award – 2010
Swami Vivekananda Award – 2012
Dr. Gangadhara Sharma Award – 2012
to name a few.
The innovative approach towards education is what is needed in
today’s world. Working endlessly in the field, I am sure many
such youth will help increase the literacy rate in India taking
care of all the communities thriving for education.