History of the Management
Sree Narayana Trust, kollam has been one of the pioneer educational agencies in the field of higher education in Kerala since 1940. The Trusts is named after theSage, Saint, Social reformer, Philosopher and mystic poet, Sree Narayana Guru who was the embodiment of universal fraternity and love. He was the chief architect behind the social renaissance in Kerala and the institutions under the Trusts follow the footsteps of Guru whose motive is to imbibe strength through organization and to seek liberation through education. SN Trusts aims at realizing the high ideals of Guru who professed the welfare of all without any discrimination on the basis of caste, creed or religion. The Sree Narayana Trusts was formed by the former Chief Minister of Kerala Sri R.Sankar in 1952 for managing the Sree Narayana College, Kollam. Later educational institutions were started all over Kerala for the upliftment of the socially and educationally backward strata of the society. At present there are 50+ educational institutions and 4 hospitals.
History of SNDP Yogam
The history of Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam is the rise of the socially backward, depressed classes in Kerala. It is the social development of Ezhava from (according to the 824 Royal Order) mere ‘owner of thalappu and ladder” to the present state. It is also the shining story of the change of an almost food-gathering society into a cosmopolitan world order. Yogam is the first organisation which envizaged Kerala as a whole. Earlier organisations represented only part of Kerala, say, Malabar.
In a message to the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam in 1926 Gurudevan declared,No community can make progress except through organization. He further said in that message, The name Ezhava does not denote a caste or a religion and he made temple rights to everyone. Therefore people can be admitted to this organization without paying heed to differences of caste.