Swami Vivekananda wanted a new India to emerge “out of peasant’s cottage” and “from beside the oven of the fritter-seller”. The Vivekananda Balakendra caters to the needs of the underprivileged children, mostly from ST, SC and OBC communities around Vidyapith. It provides study-coaching to both boys and girls, the strength as on March 2018 being: Total 300 (Boys: 218 and Girls: 82), the following being the break-up SC: 101, ST: 22, OBC: 126, General: 51.
The children of Vivekananda Balakendra were fed with milk, biscuits and boiled eggs daily, in order to provide supplementary nutrition to the regular food in their homes. A total of 183 Kg. milk powder was distributed among 18076 students during 2017-18. They utilized the Balakendra playgrounds and the elaborate arrangements for games and sports.
In the year 2017-18, 17 students benefiting from the study-coaching at Balakendra appeared at the Secondary Board exam (from other schools) under Jharkhand Academic Council. 13 of these students secured 1st Division while 4 students secured 2nd Division.
Vocational training was provided in Electric Motor, Transformer Rewinding, and House Wiring & Electrical Appliances Repairing to a total of 8 trainees. The Vocational section is an accredited unit of National Institute for Open Schooling (NIOS).