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ABOUT OUR MATH ACTIVITIES :

» Education:

»  Gadadhar Sishu Vikas Kendra-Primary School for slum children– (Pre – Nursery to Class IV std.) Books and registers, nutritious Tiffin, educational Kits and school uniforms, shoes etc. are given to the students free of cost (capacity of 103 kids).
» Swami Vivekananda Charitable Coaching Centre- for Class V to X  std. with same facilities (capacity of 63 school boys).
» Computer Training for all 166 students of above School and Coaching Centre.
»  Sarada Palli Vikas Prakalpa: Presently there are 103 students. Besides Basic education, vocational training in wool knitting, tailoring, cutting, stitching, embroidery, painting, toy making etc. are imparted . The female beneficiaries all belonged to slum families who survive mainly working as maid servant. The above training programmes aimed at financial empowerment of the women to make them self dependent.

»  Scholarship for students for Advanced study: About 40 poor needy students are being supported extending monthly financial help for their tuition fees, purchasing of books and for other expenses.

» Health:

»  Swami Vivekananda Swastha Seva Kendra:
About 150 patients are being served giving free treatments and medicines each day by a team of doctors. Besides, free Eye check up and cataract operation facilities are provided in assistance with our Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan Hospital, Kolkata 700026, W.B., India.
» Pecuniary Help to the helpless aged persons: Presently 56 aged distressed persons are being given the monthly pension on a regular basis for their sustenance.

» Relief:

»  Distribution of garments: clothes, blankets are distributed twice in the year, before Durga Puja Festival and winter season to about 400 needy people approx.
»  Distribution of Milk- Every morning about 250 children, women, old and distressed persons are being served with hot milk and bread.
»  Library service: Students of the school and coaching centre are provided with text books / reference books lending facilities. People of this locality are also being helped lending books, journals.

» Religious Activities:

» Religious Discourses and Lectures: Eminent literate persons and Monks of various centres of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission including from abroad are invited to deliver lectures on different relevant topics for enrichment of knowledge and strength of mind of the people.
» Daily Puja (Worship) & Aratikam (Evening Service), Special Puja (Worship) and Havan on the auspicious occasions like Birthdays of Sri Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sri Ma Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda. Observing Christmas Eve, Buddha Jayanti (Birthday), Sri Krishna Janmastami (Birthday), Acharya Sankar Janmajayanti (Birthday), Guru Nanak’s Birthday and Birthdays of both Sannyasins and House Holder Disciples of Sri Ramakrishna and others.

OUR NEW PROJECTS INITIATED ON THE OCCASION OF 150TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA:

Swamiji was one of the greatest spiritual leaders of the modern world, a great lover of humanity whose unconditional love extended to all people without any distinctions of caste, class, creed, race, region or religion. Swami Vivekananda is also remembered as a great patriot, the first cultural ambassador of India to the West, who raised the prestige of India in the eyes of Western people and changed their views about India.

Swamiji was the first great leader of India to diagnose the cause of India’s downfall as the neglect of the poor, downtrodden masses of India, and to declare boldly, “No amount of politics will be of any avail until the masses of India are once more well educated, well fed and well cared for.” Indeed, he was the first spokesman for the poor in India and coined the word “Daridranarayana” which was given currency later on by Mahatma Gandhi.

Swami Vivekananda was the great awakener of the Soul of India in Modern times, whose magnificent personality and electrifying words infused faith and courage, love and sympathy, service and sacrifice in the hearts of millions of Indians. Swamiji was one of the builders of Modern India whose words and deeds profoundly influenced the lives and thinking of the great founding fathers of Indian Independence like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose, Rajagopalachari and others.

The 150th birth anniversary of great personage as Swami Vivekananda needs to be celebrated in a fit and proper manner appropriate to his universally respected stature as a world teacher, thinker, leader, prophet, pathfinder and benefactor of humanity.

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To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna Mission is organizing various projects – for integrated child development, for the improvement of children’s health by eliminating malnutrition, for empowerment of women, and for alleviating poverty.

Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh formally inaugurated the projects on 12 January at 4 pm. at the Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.




The three Projects on the auspicious occasion have been started as under :

1) Gadadhar Sishu Vikas Kendra
2) Sarada Palli Vikas Kendra
3) Vivekananda Swasthya Seva Kendra


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