Sister Nivedita Bhide has extensively worked on the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda and has also been engaged in social work for many years. For her contribution to the social work, she has been awarded with the fourth highest civilian award of India, Padma Shri. She has highlighted in great measure the relevance of Swami Vivekananda not only in the nation building of our nation but also in making India a world leader in spreading peace and harmony.

Nivedita Raghunath Bhide is the All India Vice President of the Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari. She has written over 15 Books, presented papers in National and International seminars, and given lectures in IITs and Universities, including Kansas University in the USA.

She has represented India in Seminar on Swami Vivekananda conducted by ICCR in 2013 at Melbourne, Australia. She also participated in the In the International Meeting of Educational Experts at Darwin, Australia convened by UNESCO for the Asia-Pacific region in 1999.