Education is a vehicle for transformation or metamorphosis of the self and an aid to the growth of economy.
-Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a renowned spiritual leader and multi-faceted humanitarian whose mission of uniting the world into a violence-free family has inspired millions of people worldwide. The icon of non-violence and universal human values, Sri Sri seeks global peace through service and dialogue. He believes that “Basic human values need to be encouraged in the classroom. A child is born with these values and a teacher needs to uncover them. What are these human values? Compassion, Co-operation, friendliness, smiles, laughter, lightness, wanting to help, a sense of belonging and caring for each other.”
Through his initiatives and addresses, Sri Sri has consistently emphasized the need for reinforcing human values and recognizing humanity as our highest identity beyond nation, faith and gender. Fostering interfaith harmony, bridging communal divides and calling for a multi-cultural education as the remedy for fanaticism are a significant part of his efforts to achieve sustainable peace on our planet. Each of our institute is based on this philosophy and is imparting education to thousands, so as to create a better society.
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar believes that just information is not education. It is culturing our behavior and attitude. It is our ability to perceive things better. The purpose of education is to increase awareness. Only an education that can nourish inbuilt virtues can impart true intelligence.
With these thoughts in mind, SRI SRI RAVISHANKAR VIDYA MANDIR TRUST was founded in the year 1999 by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar as the educational wing of the Art of Living, to promote holistic education in a stress free and child friendly environment.
So far, SSRVM Trust has established about 98 educational institutions ranging from Pre Primary to P.G. Studies in diverse fields – viz: Management, Computer Study, Ayurveda medicine etc.