Sree Narayana Guru (1856–1928) was a Hindu saint and a great social reformer in India. Born into an Ezhava family, the Guru was the chief architect behind the social renaissance in Kerala. His teachings and reforms have helped in the upliftment of the socially backward classes in Kerala. He revolted against casteism and propagated new values of freedom in spirituality and social equality. Gurudevan, as he was fondly known to his followers, has been credited with transforming the thinking and beliefs of Keralites to an extent that was unimaginable at that point in time.
Realising the ideals of the Guru, the SNDP Trust was formed in Kerala to work for the upliftment of the socially, economically, and educationally backward strata of the society. Today, his efforts have borne fruit as Kerala now holds an inevitable position in social reform as compared to all other states in the Indian Union.
SNDP Yogam, Cambridge, UK, has been actively involved in promoting various cultural as well as philanthropic activities. The Yogam lays a strong emphasis on educating Malayalam to the younger generation. It is only through these endeavours that some of our second generations have not only started communicating with each other in Malayalam, but they have also fluently started speaking Malayalam in public.
SNDP Yogam today has members in almost every place of Cambridge, UK. To educate our own members and children on Sree Narayana Guru’s teachings, we frequently arrange various public functions like Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi, Guru Samati, Symbolic Pilgrimage, study classes of Guru, etc. During the course of years, we have also had the opportunity to present some of the prominent experts who educated our devotees and friends on Sree Narayana Guru’s philosophy.
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SNDP YOGAM, CAMBRIDGE, UK
SNDP Yogam was founded in Kerala as an organisation with a mission to bring together the weak and oppressed of the society. Following its footsteps, SNDP Yogam has been established in Cambridge, UK with register number 6196.
With the dedication and hard work of our team members, the trust continuously strives to bring all the devotees of Sree Narayana Guru, residing in different areas of United Kingdom, under one roof to educate them and the children on the teachings of Sree Narayana Guru. Ever since it came into being, SNDP Yogam, Cambridge, has remained actively engaged in promoting cultural as well as philanthropic activities, including feeding the poor, providing medical aid to the needy, donating blood, and providing assistance to those stuck with natural calamities. The Yogam now caters to diversified goals and empowers the weak and the needy to face socio-economic challenges and the realities of time.
Aims and Objectives
"Aarayukilandhathwamozhichaathi mahassin – Neram vazhikattum guruvallo paradaivam.”- GURUSTHAVAM
As Sree Narayana Guru said, “Progress through education. Strengthen through organization,” the main mission of the SNDP Yogam, Cambridge, is to reform the society from racial discrimination and racial injustice.
- Introduce all the devotees of Sree Narayana Guru to each other and spread his teachings.
- Uplift the socially and economically weaker sections of society through education.
- Educate members and children about their mother tongue – Malayalam.
- Work in cooperation with other organisations for world brotherhood.
- Feed the poor and the oppressed.
- Provide medical and financial help to needy and the victims of disasters .