The Vidyalaya has been rendering rural development service since the year 2002 under the title ‘Vidyalaya Integrated Rural Development Scheme’. Economically backward residents of areas such as Arivoli Nagar, Jeeva Nagar, Ambedkar Nagar, Pudupudhur, Kuppichipalayam, Vivekanandapuram, etc. were benefited through various development activities undertaken there.
In commemoration of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary, Rural Development Work was taken up at Sri Bharati Nagar, a rural area located around 8 kms. from the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, with the combined efforts of the extension service departments of all the institutions of the Vidyalaya. During the year 2012-13, the following activities were carried out:
1. A Multipurpose Hall constructed by the local municipality for conducting various activities such as balwadi classes, weekly medical camp, weekend tuitions, cultural activities, etc. was inaugurated.
2. Around 106 children from Bharathi Nagar were admitted to our T.A.T. Kalanilayam Middle School in Stds. I to VIII in June 2012. Eight more were given admission in our Swami Shivananda Higher Secondary School. The children are provided to & fro transport in our school bus, breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and tuition.
4. Milk distribution to the children of the locality is a regular feature.
5. Children of the locality are given training in sports and games during weekends.
6. NSS camps are being organized and activities such a tree plantation, overall cleaning of the village, counseling on hygiene and sanitation, etc. are carried out.
7. Under the scheme for women empowerment, vocational training in tailoring is impared to women of the area by the Industrial Training Institute in association with the local Panchayat. Many of these women secured jobs in garment factories. Assistance is given in procuring certificates and stipends from the Government for the beneficiaries.
9. Disabled persons are identified and disability identity cards were procured for them by the Faculty of Disability Management and Special Education, RKMVU.
10.Cultural activities are organized and the local people are encouraged to participate in performances. Common religious occasions and local festivals are celebrated in a fitting manner. On occasions such as Deepavali, free clothes are distributed to the children in the are group of 4 to 14 years.
11.As part of agricultural assistance, the Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development organizes distribution of saplinga, poultry and cattle to the needy residents.