Born on 19th April 1909, Swami Lokeswaranandaji Maharaj left his mortal frame on 31st December, 1998. A renowned monk of the Ramakrishna order, Swami Lokeswaranandaji was a ‘Man without Frontiers.’ He was an erudite scholar and a great visionary with the rare ability of transforming his visions into action and achievement.
A man of indomitable courage, he built up the multidimensional educational complex of Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission, and made it a centre for excellence in school education. He also created the Narendrapur Lokshiksha Parishad that continues to equip the rural youth with employable skills in thousands of villages all over the country. He also set up the Blind boys’ Academy in Naredrapur that has excelled as one of the leading institutions for the blind in the whole of Asia. During his tenure at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata, Swami Lokeswaranandaji diversified the activities of the Institute and made it an International Cultural Centre recognized globally as an institution par excellence. He was the pioneer in establishing the Ramakrishna Vivekananda movement in Russia. He was invited to speak at Oxford, Cambridge, Humboldt and other universities throughout Europe, United States and Canada.
Lokeswarananda Eye Foundation is named after Swami Lokeswarananda Maharaj, the highly revered monk of the Ramakrishna Order. His life was a living example of the ideology. Swami Vivekananda preached- “Service to man is service to God”.
Filix School of Education,(An Educational Project of Nanritam) was set up by NANRITAM, a non-profit social welfare organization started in 2002 by a few like-minded professionals who have been working in this remote rural area since 2004, starting with a small eye care unit which had grown into a 100 bedded super-speciality eye Hospital in 2012. Being located in an area which have a modern thermal power station run by highly qualified professionals at one corner surrounded by a largely rural countryside with inadequate social infrastructure,
Nanritam appreciated the yearning of increasing number of parents from all classes of society in these areas for quality English-medium schooling for their children, given the link between job opportunities, economic success and the English language. It was noted that even illiterate parents aspire and attempt to do whatever is possible to provide English medium education, often of uncertain quality, to their children because education for them acts as a vehicle of social mobility and a means to break out of the vicious cycle of poverty.The Filix school emerged out of Nanritam’s acceptance of this reality that teaching English as a language has become a key determinant for future success and mobility of a child. Nanritam felt that our locational vantage point would enable us to set up a socially integrated schools that would benefit all students as current research shows that when a school reaches a stable level of about 30 percent middle-class students, the lower- income students achieve at higher levels and the privileged students do no worse.The Nanritam team have been visiting a number of pre and elementary schools in USA, Canada and Europe for a direct exposure to their teaching methodologies and research works on child psychology and have adopted those systems in Filix innovatively.
The school has set forth its journey in April 2014 with three pre-school classes : Nursery, KG I, KG II and 70 students in total. By 2019 school has been upgraded to STD VII with a total of 543 children (329 boys and 214 girls ). Number of children from minority community are approx 25%. Their parents are progressive enough to send their children to this model English medium school instead of sending them to the nearby Madrasas as is the general practice in this remote rural backdrop. The existing campus of Nanritam covering 13 acres of land is aesthetically designed. The layout of the campus, architecture of the existing buildings, vegetations and flowers inside, undulating land and greeneries and water bodies in the neighborhood have earned Nanritam admirations from the guests and visitors from both India and Abroad. FILIX SCHOOL OF EDUCATION,(An Educational Project Of Nanritam) covers 3 acres of land within this campus along with its beautiful playground and the children’s entertainment park. The curriculum structure for the primary sections is inspired by the global teaching methodology which aims to:
To create self-reliant and responsible future citizens through proper grooming and quality education imparted through a band of dedicated teachers .The target is to make kids liberal in mind but with feet firmly grounded in Indian traditions.
A sweet and meek ‘good morning’, a small flower from a tiny hand, a sharing of teenage woe, an earnest wish by someone to have the same class teacher next year and a pat or word of appreciation from an educator, portrays that ‘Team Cohesion’ is the water mark of this institution and so we are guided by a ‘we-ness’ amongst all the members of Filix’s family, thus leading to continuous ‘sustainable advancement’. Developing both IQ and EQ of our future citizens.
In troubles we teach our children to have wings and not crutches. Thus we go for an all-round development and we encourage them to dream, protect their dream and do something to fulfil their dream. We teach them to dare to dream.
So let us
“CREATE WITH THE HEART AND BUILD WITH THE MIND.” — Criss Jami.
“CREATIVITY IS INTELLIGENCE HAVING FUN.” —Albert Einstein
With Greetings fair to break down barriers, extinguish the fire of hatred and distinguish ourselves not just another in the crowd but another with distinction.
RUMA GUHA NEOGI