Russa Road Young Buddhist Student Literacy Mission was established in 1995 and duly registered under the Society Registration Act. XXVI of 1961 of West Bengal on 31/10/95, and also registered under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act of Government of India on 30/6/2000, for the purpose of creating a new age in which the human family can live in peace and dignity.
The Mission was established by socially minded Buddhist monks, who came to India to enrich their knowledge at different universities. Since its inception, the Mission started to launch Education Program by giving stipend to needy students pursuing higher studies at Nava Nalanda Mahavihara, Magadh University and other institutions. Later it developed as the "Mark Decker Scholarship Program". The Program was sponsored by Buddhist Relief Mission (BRM) of Japan. The BRM is still continuing its funding to this program of the Mission.
Objectives of the project are:
1) To give education to poor children,
2) To emerge the children as respectable citizens of the world. Venerable
Dr. Nando Batha, vice president of the Mission, is the authorized person to carry out the project. By completion of this project, many children from surrounding area aswell as remote area will get benefit.
Beneficiaries are mostly from local area as well as remote area of north-eastern states of India such as Tripura, Assam etc. Beneficiaries will also be from Burma and Bangladesh as boarding students. However, the students from Burma and Bangladesh will be accepted only after the school is affiliated to CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education, Govt of India). Without affiliation the govt. of India will not issue student visa. The Mission has already applied for School Affiliation to CBSE.
Ever since its inception the Mission paid special attention to promote human validity through literary, educational and other programs. As an implementing of its main objectives "Bodhisukha School" was established in 2001 by the Mission with initial donation from Buddhist Relief Mission (BRM) of Japan. BRM has donated the cost of dormitory building and the cost of school running for three consecutive years. The school started with 15 hostel students and 4 teachers. In the beginning it was only for the hostel students. But after two years later the school committee decided to take admission for day-students, too, from surrounding areas. The school is totally English Medium. The classes are from Nursery to Class VIII. The number of student is increasing day by day. At present 180 students are Enrolling in different classes. In coming new session (2009-2010) we expect more than two hundred students from the local surrounding area. It becomes very necessary to expand the school building. Accordingly the school management committee has decided to avail loan from State Bank of India. After satisfying the authorities of the said bank has sanctioned a loan amounting to Rs. 27.95 lacs on 26/3/07.