Legal Aspect and Support
from the Government of West Bengal
- Centre for Values Education
Values education, not only for youths and students but for people from various walks of life, will form an important activity of Viveka Tirtha. The Centre will offer (i) Personality Development Courses for the youth, and (ii) Values-orientation courses for Government / Corporate employees and professionals. To begin with, certificate and diploma courses will be offered. Eventually, the courses will be brought under the ambit of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (RKMVERI), Deemed University, Belur, thus offering scope for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes as well.
- Centre for Skill-development
Training programmes on computer operations and other professional skills will be provided.
- Research Wing
In-depth studies on various aspects of Indian cultural heritage, philosophy, social sciences, consciousness, Vedanta as applied to modern life, Swami Vivekananda’s ideas and their applications in the present age, modern science vis-à-vis ancient Vedantic wisdom will be conducted here.
- School of Indian Arts and Culture
This will house a permanent exhibition where the glory of India’s
cultural and spiritual heritage will be depicted through paintings
and other visual modes, and also its relevance to modern times
will be showcased. Conveying the life-giving universal message
of Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda will
be the keynote of the exhibition.
In addition to running an art gallery, the School will conduct
courses on Indian cultural heritage, drawing and painting.e
- School of Languages and Soft-skills
This will have courses on Indian and foreign languages, communication skills, leadership training, public speaking, etc.
- Publication Division
This unit will bring out books, lectures, short movies, etc. in various languages on different topics related to values, human excellence and culture.
Architectural Plan of the Project
With this end in view, following buildings/departments are slated to come up at Viveka Tirtha:
(i) Human Excellence Building, (ii) Vivekananda Auditorium, (iii) Hostel and Guest Houses, (iv) Monk’s Quarters and Administrative Quarters, (v) Staff Quarters, (vi) Service Block
One distinguishing feature of the campus is that the central building of the entire campus of Viveka Tirtha will resemble the Art Institute at Chicago, USA, where Swami Vivekananda delivered his world-famous addresses in the World’s Parliament of Religions in 1893. This Art Institute gave the World a new civilization befitting the culture of East and the West. The other buildings will be named after the Western disciples who served Swamiji in his Mission in the West as well as in India.