Industrial Visit to Mitraniketan
Mitraniketan’s founder, K. Viswanathan, was inspired by the precepts and practices of Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Arthur E Morgan of USA and NFS Grundtvig of Denmark. In 1956 he started Mitraniketan: “The Home of Friends”, at his birth-place Vellanad, 25 kms from Thiruvananthapuram, the Capital of Kerala. The focus of Mitraniketan has been in providing development-oriented education projects to empower disadvantaged children, youth, rural women, and marginal farmers.
Education of children, particularly those from socially and economically disadvantaged tribal backgrounds, is Mitraniketan’s primary focus, as those children will in turn serve and support their families and their communities.
Mitraniketan’s core educational principle is that rural communities and society as a whole can best be promoted through the total development of individuals, and all of Mitraniketan’s programs seek to support this vision…