Founded in 1948, Sree Narayana Mission (Singapore) is one of the nation’s leading charitable organisations, operating a range of welfare programmes dedicated to helping the community at large.
Keeping faith with the philosophy and teachings of Sree Narayana Guru to provide social and community services.
To serve with care and compassion, regardless of race, religion and language.
Following in the footsteps of Sree Narayana Guru – a philosopher and social reformer from Kerala, South India – a group of Singaporean Malayalees established a Mission that would lift the spirits of the Singaporean people, who were at that time facing the hardship and uncertainty that came with the end of World War II. The idea was to gather and contemplate on the Guru’s inspiration and insightful teachings. The official opening of the Mission was on 11th July 1948.
Strides of Significant Developments
In 1967, the Mission became associated with the Singapore Council of Social Services (now known as National Council of Social Service). This allowed the Mission to gain strong support from various agencies thereby being successful in many of its initiatives such as Flag Days.
The Sree Narayana Mission Nursing Home began operations in February 1979, after holding forums and conducting various studies. The Home was officially opened on 22 February 1981 by Dr Tony Tan who was Member of Parliament for Sembawang at that time.
After some challenges in finding a suitable premises, the Home finally established itself in 1994 in Yishun, where it presently still operates, providing long-term residential care for two hundred over residents.
In this line of growth came a new stage in the Mission’s journey of community service. In 2002, the Ministry of Community Development appointed the Mission as the Managing Agent for the Meranti Home @ Pelangi Village – a home for male destitute persons that require psychiatric care. Meranti Home was opened on 28 June 2002, with 107 residents under its care.
This growth continued on, and in 2012, the Mission opened up its first Senior Care Centre – a day care center for elderly residents in the Yishun community. Following this, the Enhanced Eldercare Programme and Dementia Day Care Centre @ Woodlands was commenced in 2013.
For its dedication in serving the needs of the community, in March 2015, the Mission was awarded status as an Institute of a Public Character, and has continued to seek further ways to help those in need.