VISION

Sree Narayana College is named after Sree Narayana Guru (1854-1928), a great saint, social reformer, philosopher, poet and revolutionary humanist who is worshipped by millions today as a prophet of peace who brought them light and hope through his life and teachings. This renowned saint was one of the great architects of modern Kerala, spearheading the intellectual awakening, which paved way for renaissance in the state. Imbibing the spirit of the Vedic statement Sa vidya ya vimuchyathe on education, Sree Narayana Guru enlightened the people with the watchwords: organize that you may be strong and educate that you may be free. Sree Narayana Guru’s call to ‘seek freedom and enlightenment through education’, inspired the founders of the college to visualize a centre of higher education for the socio-cultural upliftment of the marginalized section of the society. Hence the Institution basically aims at providing access to higher education to the deprived section. Education is an instrument of socio-economic progress, political development and moral and intellectual development. Sree Narayana Guru envisioned a world free from superstition, discrimination and exploitation; a social life based on love, kindness, tolerance and compassion. Imbibing the great teachings of the Guru the college strives to mould the new generations free from casteism, bigotry and sectarianism. Hence the institution stands for academic excellence, social justice and development of skill and character of students based on Guru’s ideals such as humanism, secularism and universal brotherhood. Guru’s advice to humanity was always to remember that in substance all religions are the same. He also said: “Man must progress whatever his religion.” Teachings of the great Guru are more sacred and more relevant today than ever before. Sree Narayana Guru was not opposed to religion as such. His opposition was to the shrubs and weeds that grew around the religions. According to him the goal of all the religions is the same, and hence there need be one religion. Guru did not want man to be tied down to any particular religion. For him man was more important than religion. The college aims at achieving the high ideals of Sree Narayana Guru who professed the welfare of all without any discrimination on the basis of caste, creed or religion. Guru transformed the idealistic ‘advaitha’ of his predecessors to a practical humanistic one by giving a social and ethical content to it. Realising the great teachings of the Guru such as One Caste, One Religion, One God for Man, and Free oneself through Education, the college strives to mould generations in order to free themselves from casteism, bigotry, sectarianism and discrimination. We consider education as an instrument of socio-economic progress, political development, social, moral and intellectual awakening of every soul and empowerment of the weaker sections of the society.