Late Sri S. Narasa Raju (05/06/1941 - 16/05/2016)
“The world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going”
Few men in history who have worked with zealous aspirations, have visualized excellence and perfection, so did our Founder of Children's Education Society. The quality that is common among all great pioneers is the uniqueness in describing their true genius. Our Founder has spread this uniqueness for the complete development of CES. He was a schoolteacher who went on to become an exceptional human being, visionary, an outstanding leader and great educationist. He established many Educational Institutions under the banner of The Oxford Educational Institutions.
In his four decades of yeoman human services, The Oxford Group has seen an immense growth, establishing more than 32 Institutions from primary level to Doctoral level with more than 30,000 students and 2,500 faculty in more than 85 academic streams imparting education to students of our country and abroad. The Oxford Group of Institutions is a great testimony to his indomitable will, focused dedication and an unrelenting commitment to his goals.
In his lifetime, he built an educational empire from scratch and was actively involved in building the best brand in education field. He is rightly called “The Man of Mission”, a strict disciplinarian, a philanthropist and a role model. He was conferred with many prestigious awards and titles by quite a number of National Organizations. In recognition of his enormous services in the field of Education and philanthropic activities, The Tamil Nadu Government appointed him as the Chairman of Board of Trustees of Sri Subramnya Swami Temple, Thiruthani. He was also a proud recipient of several awards like The Rajiv Gandhi National Integration Award for excellent service in the field of education by the Government of India, Best Educationist Award by Unaided Pvt. School Federation, Vidyasri Award by Swami Narayana Gurukula and SwamiVivekananda Yoga Centre, etc. He has also renovated many temples and schools in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. He always inspired The Oxford Team to do better than the best.
He visualized the growth of The Oxford Institutions as an integral part of his grand vision. His sterling leadership qualities, remarkable foresight, uncompromising pursuit of excellence, humility, prodigious capacity to motivate and trust people will continue to guide and inspire future generations at The Oxford. We are proud and privileged to inherit his invaluable legacy.
Legends are made of will. The Oxford Group of Educational Institutions is generally inspired by his vision. His spirit will live on forever.
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