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Art of Living Foundation

The Art of Living Foundation :

Founded in 1981 by Param Pujya Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar Ji, The Art of Living Foundation is an educational and humanitarian movement engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. The Art of Living is a multi-faceted organisation that propagates love, peace and compassion, and is one of the largest volunteer bases in the world. The international headquarters is located in Bangalore, India. The organisation operates globally in 155 countries and has touched the lives of over 370 million people.

“Unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot achieve world peace.” – Param Pujya Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar Ji

The Art of Living Foundation runs several programs that are guided by Gurudev’s philosophy of peace. To help individuals get rid of stress and experience inner peace, The Art of Living Foundation offers stress-elimination programmes which include breathing techniques, meditation and yoga. These programmes have helped millions around the world to overcome stress, depression and violent tendencies.

The Art of Living movement has spread peace across communities through diverse humanitarian projects, including conflict resolution, disaster relief, sustainable rural development, empowerment of women, prisoner rehabilitation, education for all, and environmental sustainability.

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Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar Ji

Just information is not education, it is culturing our behavior and attitude. It is our ability to perceive things better. The purpose of education is to increase awareness. Only an education that can nourish inbuilt virtues can impart true intelligence.

– Param Pujya Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar Ji

About Param Pujya Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar Ji

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a humanitarian and spiritual leader, an ambassador of peace and human values, and founder of The Art of Living Foundation. Through his life and work, Sri Sri has inspired millions around the world with a vision of a stress-free, violence-free world. He has founded courses that provide techniques and tools to live a deeper, more joyous life and has established nonprofit organisations that recognise a common human identity above the boundaries of race, nationality, and religion.

Milestones of his life:

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar Ji - Milstone

SSRVM Schools are promoted by Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir (SSRVM) Trust (www.ssrvm.org), a non-profit charitable educational trust, which is the educational wing of The Art of Living foundation (www.artofliving.org) established by the world renowned spiritual leader, His Holiness Sri Sri Ravishankar (www.srisri.org)

Sri Sri Academy Siliguri comes under the aegis of the Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir (SSRVM) Trust. Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir Trust was founded in the year 1999 by Sri Sri Ravishankar as the education wing of The Art of Living Foundation. The SSRVM Trust has established about 120 educational institutions, the best in India, starting from Pre-Primary to P.G. studies in diverse fields, and operates a world-class University in Cuttack, Odisha.

The schools under SSRVM Trust are Bal Mandir, Vidya Mandir & Sri Sri Academy, that fall under the top CBSE schools of the country, spread over 16 states across the country, providing education to more than 17,000 students and employing 3000 teachers. The vision of these schools are:

– To provide holistic education that enhances cognitive, emotional, physical, social and spiritual learning.
– To make students academically competent, innovative, creative, socially aware and self developing.
– To enable students to broaden their vision and deepen their roots through our unique methodology which imbibes an appreciation of our culture & values and those of other nations, in them.
– Enhance human values like love, friendliness, compassion, caring, and sharing, while offering the regular curriculum in a cheerful, fun-loving environment.
– To provide students with modern tools as well as the moral and spiritual strength needed to face the challenges of the modern world and thus evolve into socially conscious global citizens.

Higher Education Institutions under SSRVM Trust are:

Sri Sri Ravishankar Junior College in Osmanabad (Maharashtra)
Sri Sri College of Ayurveda Science and Research in Bangalore
Sri Sri Centre for Media Studies
Sri Sri Institute of Management Studies
Sri Sri Centre of Professional Excellence
Sri Sri School for Performing Art & Fine Arts
Sri Sri institute of Computer Science at Omerga (Maharashtra)
Sri Sri University in Cuttack (Odisha)