About Us

Welcome TO Hariharananda Balashram

Hariharananda Balashram was founded on 29th July 2004 by His Holiness Paramahamsa Prajnanananda, whose love for children and education has no bounds. This non-sectarian school is named after his beloved master, Paramahamsa Hariharananda, who educated and cared for many poor children during his life. It's an English medium CBSE school for socially under-privileged children from rural and tribal areas of Odisha. The school is in the beautiful little village of Arua in Kendrapara District of Odisha, India. School campus is surrounded by lush green paddy fields, mud huts and picturesque villages.

Hariharananda Balashram houses 511 children of Odisha who receive food, stay and healthcare along with quality education with a nominal fee. The school has obtained Composite Affiliation for Secondary School from Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi (Affiliation No.: 1530184 valid till 31/03/2025). In collaboration with Teach Next the school has implemented smart classes in all of its class rooms from Nursery to Class XII. The school houses a beautiful and spacious library with a consortium of books as supplement to class-room enrichment. The school has an art and craft center, a music room, a dance room, a spacious computer Lab, well equipped science labs, a multipurpose auditorium and activity room for the kids. The school prepares students for higher studies and offers vocational and life skills training so that students are well-equipped to assume a meaningful role in society. After a diligent survey, forty most needy children (aged 4-5 years) are admitted each year.

A temple of peace, love and harmony where
we develop the children with care & compassion

We, at Hariharananda Balashram, have pledged to not only impart the highest quality of education but also inculcate life lessons, age-old wisdom, humility and values to our children. We give them the exposure they need to be ambitious for themselves and shape their future and society alike by rendering higher studies and vocational training. While the school's holistic approach strengthens the children's mental, spiritual, physical and emotional growth, it continues to encourage and motivate every student to realize the life they want to make or choose.

Guided by a commitment to excellence, Hariharananda Balashram utilizes the best eastern and western methods of education to create a dynamic and loving environment for the children's development. The school helps each child reach his or her highest potential. The school encourages every student to dream for the life that they want to lead and to make it a reality. The school logo, reflecting this spirit, proclaims "Make Your Dream A Reality".