The philosophy of the Ramakrishna Mission is that salvation can be achieved through a dedication towards common good. All its members follow a strict routine and pursue a disciplines life away from all material desires and working for the welfare of the downtrodden.
The mission was established in the year 1941, 6 years prior to independence when the Quit India Movement was gaining momentum. The mission had a major role in inspiring people for the cause of India’s freedom from tyranny. The mission was established when the city of Visakhapatnam was just a small town of 60-65 thousand fishermen. The mission helped these weak fishermen to make a good livelihood. The adult education programmes of the mission helped bring awareness into the region.