ÁNANDA MARGA COLLEGE
ERAWS – EDUCATION, RELIEF AND WELFARE SECTION
“ERAWS was officially created on Ananda (Vaeshakii) Purnima of 1963. However, ERAWS was first envisioned by Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji as a young boy of only 7-8 years in His bari of Bamunpara (Monteswar Block, Bardhaman District) of West Bengal.
On New Year’s Day in 1964, the first two primary schools of Ananda Marga opened – the first in Anandanagar and the second in Jamalpur (beloved birthplace of Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji and His Mission). The same year, the High School opened in Ananda Nagar and in the following years, another High School opened in Anandapur (Amarpur Block, Banka District) in Bihar.
Thereafter many schools blossomed across East India, then the entire country and then around the world. Tripura in particular has nearly 200 Ananda Marga schools.”
According to the Founder Shrii P. R. Sarkar – “the noblest form of social service is to educate the people and bring a sense of consciousness in them”. With this view in mind Education Relief and Welfare Section (ERAWS), since 1963 is dedicated for running various types of educational institutions all over the worldguided by the Principles and Philosophy of Neo-humanism. “Savidyayavimuktaye” – Education is for liberation in all aspects of life– is the guiding motto of our education philosophy. Stress is given on moral and spiritual values and Neo-humanistic practices in elementary education during the formative age of a child which is very crucial for giving better foundation for later life.
Homes for the destitute children – parentless, single parent or economically orphan- forms an important part of ERAWS permanent service programs guided by the spirit“Encourage everyone to build their lives in a nice way, let no one get the scope to think that their lives have become useless”. No one should feel helpless or deprived. With this ideal our homes are managed by dedicated monks and nuns in ashramic environment. These homes are supported by the generous contributions of sympathizers and well-wishers.
The schools and homes are part of our man-making initiative to groom future citizens with higher values for a kinder and better world.