Free Education Offered to Children of COVID Victim Families at JSS Residential School

Suttur, December 17, 2021: In a compassionate gesture towards the children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the JSS Residential School in Suttur is providing free education for the academic year 2021-2022 to select students from COVID victim families. This initiative, undertaken with the blessings of Parampujya Jagadguru Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, aims to support and uplift these children during these challenging times.

During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamy, in a press statement, expressed his concern for the welfare of students in grades 1 to 10. As a result, the JSS Residential School in Suttur opened its doors to provide free education facilities to these students. Responding to this call, numerous children from different parts of the state, including Bengaluru, Mysuru, Ramanagara, Chamarajanagara, Davangere, Vijayapura, Kalaburagi, Chikkamagaluru, and other districts, have enrolled in the school and are currently pursuing their education from grades 5 to 10.

At present, the JSS Educational Institution has over 4,000 students from underprivileged families. These children come from various states such as Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra, as well as North Eastern states like Meghalaya, Manipur, Jharkhand, and Bihar.

This noble initiative by the JSS Residential School serves as a testament to their commitment to providing quality education and support to those in need, particularly children who have faced the tragic loss of their loved ones due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Children of the COVID victim families seen with Paramapujya Jagadguru SriShivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, District Primary and High School Minister B.S. Nagesh, Akhila Bharath Sharana Sahitya Parishat’ and honorary advisor Dr. Go.Ru. Channabasappa, Akhila Bharath Sharana Sahitya Parishah Chairman Prof. Maleyuru Guruswamy, JSS Educational Institution, Suttur, Administrative Officer Sri S.P. Udayashankar, Nanjangud BEO Sri C.N. Raju and Sri Muguru Nanjundaswamy.