Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot

Value Education : For Youth

Vivekananda Service Corps

The youth can also be engaged in service-oriented positive activity by forming groups called 'Vivekananda Service Corps'. 

The salient features of the Corps are:

  1. Every weekend, on a regular basis, a group of approximately 150 young boys are trained in various character-building activities in the Ashrama under the direct guidance of the monks. They spend the whole day in the Ashrama.
  2. The boys undergo physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual training, thus moulding them into 'men' as envisaged by Swamiji.
  3. Emphasis is put on instilling ideas like discipline, service to all, love for the nation, unselfishness, humility, obedience etc. among the boys; thus training them in imbibing the eternal values  of life.
  4. The Ashrama has also developed a ‘Vivekananda Library for the Youth’ with a collection of books on positive thinking, cultural and spiritual heritage of India, books on various competitive exams and Ramakrishna & Vivekananda literature for the youth. Special academic coaching sessions are held regularly for the students.
  5. These weekend sessions for these boys are divided into various levels such as Basic Leadership Course for one year or so followed by Advanced Leadership Course lasting for two years or more.
  6. The students undergo regular health check-ups and care is taken to provide them with nutritious food.
  7. At present, the Ashrama does not charge any fees for this youth activity.





You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.- Swami Vivekananda

A few heart-whole, sincere, and energetic men and women can do more in a year than a mob in a century.- Swami Vivekananda

Arise ! Awake ! And Stop Not Till the Goal is Reached.- Swami Vivekananda

All power is within you, you can do anything & everything !- Swami Vivekananda

To be good & to do good, that is the whole of religion.- Swami Vivekananda

Purity, Patience & Perseverance are the three essentials to success, and above all Love !- Swami Vivekananda

Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny !- Swami Vivekananda

We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think.- Swami Vivekananda