School for students coming from economically weaker families has been inaugurated in Ranchi, Jharkhand, as per an official statement. According to it, the school is built with a grant of Rs 8 crore from the Centre.
Dedicating the educational institute to underprivileged children, US-based Self-Realization Fellowship and India-headquartered Yogoda Satsanga Society president Swami Chidanand Giri said the modern school will be for those who do not have enough resources to fulfil basic needs such as education.
“Our task is to uplift the citizens of tomorrow. They are the future of the world,” he said on Sunday.
The Ministry of Culture had four years ago on the 125th birth anniversary of Yogananda approved the grant for the construction of a new building for the Yogoda Satsanga School along with a large auditorium-cum-multipurpose hall.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in March 2017 released a commemorative postage stamp on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India.
With inputs from PTI.