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Mar 24

March 24, 2018

Webmaster for Mitraniketan Wanted

We are two Danish web-designers, who have been editing the Mitraniketan website since 2013. In all these years we have taken care of all activities concerning the web-site: payment of the web-hotel, editing of the website and updating the site, and we have changed the webdesign of the original homepage from 2013 considerably. We have always co-operated closely with the... Read more
Oct 9

October 9, 2017

Environment education activities initiated…

Mitraniketan School launched an environmental education program called “School oru padapusthakam” (School is a text book). The idea is to initiate environmental friendly activities/models in the school for the students so that students can learn from practical work. This includes organic vegetable cultivation, soil and water conservation, and proper management of waste materials including plastics. The program was inaugurated by Dr... Read more
Jun 13

June 13, 2017

New Course (B.Voc) in Agriculture at MPC

The Course is conducted at Mitraniketan People’s College (MPC) (Training Hub Partner) and the course last 3 years (6 semesters). The first year starts the 3rd of July 2017 and end the 30th of June 2018. The total number of participant are 25 and the qualification are a VHSC in (Agriculture) or + 2 Science. The certifying University is the... Read more
Mar 20

March 20, 2017

Rural Innovators Meet (RIM 2017)

Mitraniketan organised the Rural Innovators Meet (RIM) in collaboration with Kerala State Council for Science & Technology from 15 to 17 March.  RIM aims to promote Innovators from Villages and put them under one platform. Most of the innovations are need based. 115 innovators from all over kerala joined in the competition for the Best Innovator award. Exhibition of rural... Read more
Jan 11

January 11, 2017

New Boy’s Hostel Inaugurated 2017

A New Boy’s Hostel was sponsored by the Friends of Mitraniketan in Germany and inaugurated on the 11th of January 2017. The new Boy’s Hostel can accommodate 100 boys studying in Mitraniketan Residential School. The existing hostel facilities are limited to 100 boys. The Friends in Germany generously provided 100,000 Euro to build the hostel. Main construction work was done by December 2016. –... Read more
Dec 24

December 24, 2016

First two storied chicken cage sold 2016

December 2016 Mitraniketan sold the first two storied chicken cage. Thanks a lot to Adhin Dhanjay, for design engineering, Dr. Ramesh Kumar and Arun Raj for the support and Mr. Japamani and Vishnu for their hard work. Although the concept started working in the small, with Eight Edinburgh volunteers spending 6 weeks from the 14th of July to the 20th of August... Read more
Dec 9

December 9, 2016

Low cost portable goat cage 2016

A new model low cost portable goat cage has been developed.  The cage with an area of 30 square feet, can accommodate three adult she goats and is strong enough to support the weight of animals.  This portable structure is mounted on 4 galvanized iron square pipes at 2.5 feet above ground level.  The roof is made of GI sheets... Read more
Nov 19

November 19, 2016

Legal Aid Clinic at Mitraniketan 2016

A centre for providing legal aid to the poor people has started up at Miraniketan on the 19th of November 2016. The clinic will give legal guidance, counselling, support of consul and impart awareness on legal rights of women, children and weaker sections of the society. Poor and uneducated people will not get justice due to lack of legal awareness and... Read more
Apr 29

April 29, 2014

Obituary Notices 2014

K. VISWANATHAN (08.02.1928 – 28.04.2014) Viswanathan passed away on Monday, 28 April 2014 in a local hospital at Trivandrum. He was 86 but he died young with a vibrant mind and spirit. Viswanathan founded Mitraniketan in 1956 and experimented pioneering works in education, rural development and agriculture. He left behind an alternative model of education and development to the new generation.... Read more
Apr 28

April 28, 2014

Viswanathan passed away 2014

The founder of Mitraniketan, Sri Viswanathan, was born in 1928 and was educated at Viswabharati University in Kolkata (former Calcutta). He studied in the USA and Scandinavia and on his return to India he founded Mitraniketan, “The Home of Friends” (1956). Viswanathan was inspired by Tagore and Gandhi, but also by westerners like Pestalozzi and Grundtvig (the founder of the... Read more