Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ramkrishna Math

Ramkrishna Math

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Ramkrishna Math
In the mid 19th century, Ramkrishna Paramhans set out to revitalize Vedic philosophy and principles amongst the people of India. Following in his steps, the Ramkrishna Mission, Rajkot, located on a serene campus offers a value based education, has a public library and an Ayurvedic center, plus guest house and a permanent exhibition showcasing the life of Shri Ramkrishna Paramhans. Morning Aarti- 5am, Evening Puja- 7:30pm.

Rajkumar College

Rajkumar College

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Rajkumar College
The Rajkumar college was set up in 1868 under royal decree of the British crown to impart a wholesome and complete finishing education to the young princes of Kathiwar to enable them to rule their provinces better and be groomed into the ideal noble gentlemen. Series of colonial buildings, housing, living spaces, classrooms, offices sprawl in an area spanning 11 acres.‘RKC’ as it is lovingly called was the first elite institution to open its hallowed doors accepting deserving students from all walks of life post independence.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Rashtriyashala

Rashtriyashala

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Rashtriyashala
Gandhiji returned back to Rajkot, the place of his former schooling in 1939 to help set up the Rashtriyashala, the first of many institutions expressly incubating the values of Swaraj and instigating a sense of pride leading to freedom from the colonial rule.

The shala(school) today imparts education and vocational training and has initiated projects in weaving khadi, cotton and manual oil pressing. A shala initiative also introduced local weavers to the art of single ikat weaving leading to a distinctive Rajkot style of ikat saris which have gained acceptance in the market. The premises are open from 9am to noon.