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Do you know RSS-Founded Saraswati Shishu Mandir?

  • Ekaki
  • November 1, 2016
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Vidya Bharati Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Sansthan operating 17000 Saraswati Shishu Mandir (SSM) schools across India. Male teachers in SSM are called ‘Acharyas’ and females are addressed as ‘Didis’. Before start of classes ZERO period reserved for sharing stories of great freedom fighters with students, it helps in character building and inspiring young minds to serve motherland.

All SSM schools are run by Vidya Bharati with nominal fees, scholarship also provided to students from weaker section of society. Schooling along with hostel facilities has been provided to students affected by militancy, natural calamities etc.


Nanaji Deshmukh one the greatest stalwarts of India, founded the first SSM in Gorkhpur in 1952, apart from SSM Nanaji Deshmukh also founded institutions like Chitarkoot.The SSM was founded to counter the Congress government’s 1948 ban on the Gita model school, which was started by then RSS chief M.S. Golwalker in 1946. It is the only schooling system in India which sings Vande Mataram every day and that too complete.

Shanti Path, a prayer song for peace and prosperity of humanity irrespective of religion, is sung in every SSM school.Education is provided free of cost to tribal students and students from North East of India.

Classrooms are named after freedom fighters, spiritual leaders or historic personalities.Some schools operate under the name of Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir, but they, too, follow the Vidya Bharati system.SSM Pagara Road, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh has, perhaps, the most state of the art campus of all.

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