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Ramakrishna Mission-UNESCO establish ‘official ties’

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has established an ‘official relationship’ with the Ramakrishna Mission in the areas of inter-cultural dialogue, social cohesion and for promoting peace and non-violence, according to the latest governing body report of the Mission.

The bonding between the Paris-based world body and the over 100-year old Ramakrishna Mission started in 2002 with the former funding certain projects. In 2012, the UNESCO set up a chair on Inclusive Adapted Physical Education and Yoga at the Coimbatore campus of Vivekananda University.

Founded in 1945, the UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to building of peace, eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information. The organisation found common features with the Ramakrishna Mission in many respects.