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Activities of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission


From April 2014 to March 2015

TYPES OF SERVICE

1. Medical Service
2. Educational Service
3. Service in Rural and Tribal Areas
4. Relief and Rehabilitation Work
5. Women Welfare Programmes
6. Youth Welfare Programmes
7. Mass Contact
8. Spiritual and Cultural Work
9. Celebrations

   I. Medical Service :

1. During the year under review the Mission had the following medical and allied units.

Units

No. of Units

Total Patients

Inmates/ Students

Hospitals

10

3015720

Dispensaries

74

2653779

Mobile Medical Units

44

815582

Eye Camps

519

75417

General Medical Camps

444

95267

Other Medical Services

12

98302

Old Age Homes

2

62

Nurses’ Training Institutes

6

678

Institutes for Postgraduate Studies and Research

2

174

Institutes of Paramedical Courses

2

192

1115

6754067

1106

The Mission spent a sum of Rs. 167.08 crore towards medical service.

 

In the year under review, the Math had the following medical and allied units.

Units

No. of Units

Total Patients

Inmates / Students

Hospitals

4

114806

Dispensaries

39

1130500

Mobile Medical Units

15

140696

Eye Camps

194

12751

General Medical Camps

223

9020

Old Age Homes

1

34

Nurses’ Training Institutes

1

94

477

1407773

128

The Math spent a sum of Rs. 20.21 crore towards medical service.

Important developments in medical aid during the year 2014-15:


1. Lucknow centre :
a. added two modular operation theatres with advanced facilities and a new acupuncture clinic;
b. acquired Oxygen system-AIRSEP, A-scan 300A+, non-contact tonometer, video endoscope, centrifuge matrix gel system, D-10 Hb analyser, B-40 patient monitors, MB 11 Beraphone screener, haemodialysis machine, Bac-T/Alert 3D 120, advanced neonatal ventilator, and orthopaedic instruments;
c. renovated a portion of its OPD complex and converted it into a speciality clinic.

2. Seva Pratishthan centre added:
a. a new building for diagnostic centre and classrooms for postgraduate medical students and DMLT students;
b. a cardiac care centre which includes a high dependency unit, cath. lab and cardio-thoracic vascular surgery units.
c. a ceyostat Ag Protect for smooth and rapid frozen section biopsy, solar digital urodynamic system, ENT surgical microscope and a 600 KVA silent generator set.

3. Itanagar centre:
a. added 300ma X-Ray with motorised table, Flurovision 3000, 128 slice CT scanner, Fetal monitor, Lullaby warmer, LED phototherapy units, Giraffe incubator, oxygen concentrator, blood collection monitor, portable lab, Yag laser system, anaesthesia workstation, surgical microscope & fundus camera, and uretero-fiberscope;
b. added an oncology department to its OPD services.

4. Delhi centre upgraded the Fundus Fluorescein Angiography (FFA) equipment at its TB clinic with high resolution camera, computer accessories and software.

5. Vrindaban centre opened a new emergency block.

6. Jayrambati centre added a digital X-Ray and a Colour Doppler USG machines to its dispensary.

7. Narainpur centre added semi-automatic immunoassay analyser, electrophoresis machine, glucometer, operating head light, etc..

8. The following centres conducted Child Eye Care Programmes :

Centre

Children treated /
given Vitamins

Free glasses
Given

Chandigarh

2113

150

Jamshedpur

1973

201

Khetri

5457

410

Lucknow

7737

474

Vadodara

3194

165

II. Educational Work

In the year under review, the Mission had the following educational institutions:

Institutions

No.
of
Units

 No. of Students

Boys

Girls

Total

Socially Backward

University Faculty Centres

5

981

603

1,584

550

Colleges (Arts, Sc. & Commerce)

6

8,035

15

8,050

2,893

Teachers’ Training Colleges

3

449

9

458

218

Colleges of Physical Education

1

157

-

157

157

Junior Basic Training Institutes

5

199

182

381

180

Higher Secondary Schools

28

23,300

10,683

33,983

21,345

Secondary Schools

33

11,405

4,894

16,299

3,562

Junior High / Middle Schools
(VI-VIII)

32

4,257

3,143

7,400

3,174

Jr. Basic / UP/ LP Schools (I-V)

88

10,457

6,545

17,002

9,887

Pre-Basic / KG/
Nursery Schools /Creches

293

5,289

4,773

10,062

3,340

Hostels / Students’ Homes

87

22,772

10,651

33,423

8,894

Orphanages

6

1,362

9

1,371

1,281

Polytechnics

4

2,566

-

2,566

1,372

Jr. Technical & Industrial Schools

7

1,325

-

1,325

744

Schools of Languages

1

57,882

36,630

94,512

-

Computer Training Centres

13

6,541

5,377

11,918

4,969

Blind Boys’ Academies

1

190

-

190

42

Vocational Training Centres

65

15,738

11,431

27,169

12,594

Institutes of Agriculture

3

3,030

577

3,607

61

Rural Dev. Training Institutes

8

2,340

3,638

5,578

1,524

Non-Formal Education Centres

115

3,696

3,310

7,006

3,245

Night Schools /
Adult Education Centres

7

195

270

465

403

National Open School Centres

6

374

354

728

241

Coaching Centres

230

7,520

7,213

14,733

7,841

Others

61

14,023

4,053

18,076

2,518

Total

1,108

2,04,083

1,14,360

3,18,043

91,035

Details of various vocational trainings provided are given below:

Vocational Courses

Batches
Trained

No. of Students

Boys

Girls

Socially
Backward

Dairy, Poultry, Duckery, Goatery, Piggery, etc

47

1,071

192

1,127

Pisciculture, Aviculture, Apiculture, Sericulture, etc

28

430

81

298

Agriculture, Horticulture, Floriculture, etc

88

2,217

1,086

1,996

Organic Farming, Vermicomposting, etc

19

308

92

225

Crop Husbandry

12

227

10

125

Mushroom Cultivation

15

165

144

108

Farmers’ Training & Orientation

9

326

28

88

Food-processing

15

41

346

298

Handicraft

91

539

1,363

1,383

Cutting, Tailoring, Designing, Embroidery, etc

147

136

3,227

1,590

Motor Driving

5

51

-

49

Automotive Servicing & Repairing

25

543

-

192

Welding, Binding, Fabricating, etc

37

596

-

341

Masonry, Plumbing, etc

8

69

-

36

Carpentry & Joinery, Roofing, Framing, etc

10

81

-

59

Domestic Appliance Repairing

7

244

-

5

Repairing of Electrical & Electronic appliances

56

1,225

0

363

Electrical Wiring, Motorwinding, etc

25

483

0

238

Basic Computer Operations

42

2,568

1,576

743

Basic Computer Hardware

12

217

13

105

Commercial Art & Painting

3

260

215

172

Photography & Videography

4

31

3

14

Others

190

3,728

2,953

2,800

Total

895

15,556

11,326

12,335

 

Details of various cultural units / programmes provided are given below:

Cultural Units / Programmes

No. of
Units / Programmes

No. of
Participants
/ Delegates

Cultural Units (Balak Sangha, Jnana Vahini, etc)

343

37,805

Cultural Camps:

 

 

Personality Development, etc

258

52,358

Yoga, Meditation, etc

578

22,275

Camps for Children (including those during vacations)

148

25,849

Value Education Programmes

657

74,051

Workshops, Symposiums, Seminars:

 

 

Medical Field (e.g. CME etc)

73

5,075

Educational Field (Science, Literature, etc)

152

4,435

Others

61

12,915

Total

2,270

2,34,763


The Mission spent Rs. 267.00 crore for educational work.


In the year under review, the Math had the following educational units:

Institutions

No.
of
Units

 No. of Students

Boys

Girls

Total

Socially Backward

Sanskrit Schools

2

254

139

393

129

Jr. High / Middle Schools (VI-VIII)

1

517

390

907

166

Jr. Basic / UP/ LP Schools (I-V)

5

883

845

1728

613

Pre-Basic / KG/ Nursery Schools /
Creches

4

80

80

160

42

Hostels / Students’ Homes

13

998

94

1,092

562

Orphanages

1

57

-

57

57

Schools of Languages

1

20,212

7,635

27,847

4,495

Computer Training Centres

2

292

98

390

77

Vocational Training Centres

15

1,066

1,684

2,750

1,538

Non-Formal Education Centres

14

507

427

934

478

Night Schools /
Adult Education Centres

1

16

30

46

46

Coaching Centres

76

5,892

3,810

9,702

3569

Others

4

641

510

1,151

45

Total

145

33,947

17,000

50,947

12,430

Details of various types of vocational training provided are given below:

Vocational Courses

Batches
Trained

No. of Students

Boys

Girls

Socially
Backward

Agriculture/Horticulture/Floriculture

10

 

100

100

Cutting, Tailoring, Designing, Embroidery, etc

13

-

322

116

Motor Driving

1

17

-

14

Masonry, Plumbing, etc

1

13

-

9

Electrical Wiring, Motorwinding, etc

1

20

-

8

Basic Computer Operations

42

763

800

857

Vocational Music

1

12

6

0

Others

21

244

456

434

Total

90

1,069

1,684

1,538

 

Cultural Units / Programmes

No. of
Units / Programmes

No. of
Participants
/ Delegates

Cultural Units (Balak Sangha, Jnana Vahini, etc)

32

18,589

Cultural Camps:

 

 

Personality Development, etc

168

34,280

Yoga, Meditation, etc

9

441

Camps for Children (including those during vacations)

7

557

Value Education Programmes

83

27,750

Workshops, Symposiums, Seminars:

 

 

Educational & General Subjects

133

10,45

Others

6

5,805

Total

438

87,467

The Math spent Rs. 21.01 crore for educational work.

 

III.  Service in Rural and Tribal Areas :


Rural and tribal welfare work is accomplished in three ways:

(a) through our centres located in rural and tribal areas;

(b) through our urban centres which have taken up development projects in rural and tribal areas; and

(c) through our educational and medical institutions in semi-urban areas, where rural people form a significant percentage of the beneficiaries.

The Math and the Mission spent a sum of Rs. 41.26 crore for rural and tribal development work, apart from the huge expenditure incurred by the educational and medical institutions located in rural and tribal areas.

In the year under review, following services were provided by the Math and the Mission in rural and tribal areas:

 

(i) Rural Development Services

No. of
Constn.
/  Prog.
& Qty.
Distb.

No.  of
Villages
Served

No. of Beneficiaries

Total

Socially
Backward

Drinking Water:

 

 

 

 

Digging of Wells / Ponds

6

6

6

1

Installation of tube-wells

2

2

2

-

Installation of Water-Filters / Purifiers

194

104

610

135

Water-harvesting  (No. of houses benefited)

200

3

200

200

Washing & Sanitation:

 

 

 

 

School / Community-Toilets, etc

1,199

1,199

39,409

8,694

Household Toilets

46,786

3,312

2,15340

46,085

Bathing Ghats / Washing Platforms

20

4

96

-

Drainage system / Soakage Pits

729

38

73,71,428

476

Disinfection, Sterilization Programmes

-

249

73,45,169

3,167

Agriculture & Irrigation:

 

 

 

 

Agricultural Camps / Demonstrations

260

569

7,540

7,302

Farmers’ Fairs (Kisan Melas)

7

266

22,021

22,021

Input Distribution:

 

 

 

 

Seeds distribution (in kg)

28,080

469

4,692

4,692

Saplings distribution (No. of saplings)

2,365

Fertilizers etc  (in kg)

655

136

1,244

1,244

Pesticides etc  (in liter)

80

115

998

998

Tools / Equipments etc

11

7

61

61

Soil Testing (No. of samples tested)

450

115

150

150

Wasteland Development

1,000

15

6,996

6,996

Construction of Check Dams / Irrigation Units

10

12

1,500

1,500

Excursions / Exposure visits etc

18

145

906

926

Animal Resource Development:

 

 

 

 

Veterinary-clinics / Vet Services

17

20

3,280

576

Awareness Programmes:

 

 

 

 

Health, Hygiene & Immunization
(AIDS, Leprosy, Drug-abuse, Family Planning, etc)

6,533

46

4,422

214

Environment

34

18

1,590

283

Counselling on Financial Services

56

2

1,574

-

Counselling to Self-Help Groups (SHGs)

196

298

5,858

2,437

Others

272

632

40,920

14,432

Other Activities:

 

 

 

 

Renewable/ Alternative source of Energy:-

 

 

 

 

Solar Energy units

71

21

71

14

Social Forestry

203

19

7,800

-

 

These services were mainly provided by Aalo (Arunachal Pradesh), Advaita Ashrama (Mayavati), Cherrapunjee, Hatamuniguda (Raigada), Mumbai (Sakwar), Narainpur (Chhattisgarh), Narendrapur (Kolkata), Krishi Vigyan Kendra and Divyayan at Ranchi (Morabadi), and Saradapitha (Belur) centres through rural development training institutes and integrated rural development projects.

The Lokasiksha Parishad unit of Narendrapur centre and the Saradapitha centre (Belur), through its two units, Janasiksha Mandira and Samaj Sevak Sikshana Mandira, extended dedicated services to rural people.

The centre in Mumbai continued its comprehensive rural development project at Sakwar.
With the support of UNICEF, Narainpur centre continued to implement various programmes like education, child nutrition, sanitation, etc for primitive tribals.

Apart from the centres mentioned above, development works were undertaken by Rajahmundry centre to provide 2000 litres of potable drinking water every day for the tribal population at Rampachodavaram in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. In West Bengal Bankura centre started textbook lending facility, Jayrambati centre established an Adivasi Cultural Unit at Putidanga and Malda centre supplied nutritious food and medicines in the tribal village Chakbandi.

Besides these, the following medical and educational units served in rural and tribal areas.

(ii) Medical units :

Units

No. of Units

Total Patients

Hospitals

2

81144

Dispensaries

27

446711

Mobile Medical Units

44

815582

Eye Camps

262

43980

General Medical Camps

330

48403

Other Medical Services

7

87517

Total

672

1523337

(iii) Educational units :

Institutions

No.
of
Units

 No. of Students

Boys

Girls

Total

Socially Backward

Colleges (Arts, Sc. & Commerce)

1

1,919

15

1,934

1,343

Teachers’ Training Colleges

1

141

9

150

92

Colleges of  Physical Education

1

157

-

157

157

Junior Basic Training Institutes

4

101

182

283

136

Higher Secondary Schools

9

7,563

1,844

9,407

7,190

Secondary Schools

19

4,983

1,884

6,867

2,877

Jr. High / Middle Schools (VI-VIII)

24

2,088

1,766

3,854

2,652

Jr. Basic / U.P./ L.P. Schools  (I-V)

69

6,157

4,930

11,087

7,606

Pre-Basic / K.G./
Nursery Schools / Creches

169

2,907

2,622

5,529

1,833

Hostels / Students’ Homes

41

17,662

9,917

27,579

6,714

Orphanages

3

663

-

663

642

Polytechnics

2

1,176

-

1,176

1,121

Jr. Technical & Industrial Schools

2

659

-

659

546

Computer Training Centres

3

644

453

1,097

1,093

Vocational Training Centres

38

9,869

6,978

16,847

9,472

Institutes of Agriculture

2

2,674

468

3,142

61

Rural Dev. Training Institutes

8

2,340

3,638

5,978

1,524

Non-Formal Education Centres

101

2,955

2,421

5,376

2,838

Night Schools /
Adult Education Centres

6

164

270

434

372

National Open School Centres

4

220

270

490

45

Coaching Centres

181

5,105

5,084

10,189

7,014

Others

50

7,440

2,071

9,511

2,356

Total

738

77,587

44,822

1,22,409

57,684

Details of various types of vocational training provided are given below:

Vocational Courses

Batches
Trained

No. of Students

Boys

Girls

Socially
Backward

Dairy, Poultry, Duckery, Goatery, Piggery, etc

47

1,071

192

1,127

Pisciculture, Aviculture, Apiculture, Sericulture, etc

26

383

81

284

Agriculture, Horticulture, Floriculture, etc

88

2,217

1,086

1,996

Organic Farming, Vermicomposting, etc

19

308

92

225

Mushroom Cultivation

8

34

78

86

Crop Husbandry

12

227

10

125

Farmers’ Training & Orientation

9

226

28

88

Food-processing

15

41

346

298

Handicraft

47

59

1,078

628

Cutting, Tailoring, Designing, Embroidery, etc

102

73

2,260

1,140

Motor Driving

5

51

-

49

Automotive Servicing & Repairing

14

319

-

148

Welding, Binding, Fabricating, etc

7

87

-

49

Masonry, Plumbing, etc

7

64

-

36

Carpentry & Joinery, Roofing, Framing, etc

8

64

-

42

Repairing of Electrical & Electronic appliances

23

447

-

201

Electrical Wiring, Motorwinding, etc

20

391

-

208

Basic Computer Operations

31

1,560

491

707

Basic Computer Hardware

8

177

11

93

Commercial Art & Painting

2

13

1

10

Photography & Videography

4

31

3

14

Others

110

1,498

1,119

1,674

Total

612

9,341

6,876

9,273

 

Cultural Units / Programmes

No. of
Units / Programmes

No. of
Participants /
Delegates

Cultural Units (Balak Sangha, Jnana Vahini, etc)

328

33,005

Cultural Camps:

 

 

Personality Development, etc

5

1,192

Yoga, Meditation, etc

315

14,582

Camps for Children (including those during vacations)

142

25,209

Value Education Programmes

309

16,383

Workshops, Symposiums, Seminars:

 

 

Educational Field (Science, Literature, etc)

152

4,435

Others

50

3,965

Total

1,301

98,771

Apart from this, there were libraries, audio-visual units, etc to serve rural and tribal people, details of which are shown below:


Units

No. of
Units

Films screened

Villages covered

Schools
visited

Beneficiaries

Audio-visual

9

594

618

228

1,55,201

 

Libraries &

Reading Rooms

No.
of
Units

No.
of
Books

Newspapers

Periodicals

Books
Issued

Attendance

Public

14

1,03,170

46

158

21,605

42,274

Schools / Colleges

42

3,41,427

254

597

93,436

2,45,290

The Mission spent Rs. 49.28 crore specifically for rural and tribal development work including the expenditure incurred for medical and educational institutions located in rural and tribal areas.

 

In the year under review, the Math provided the following services in rural and tribal areas:

(i) Rural Development Services

No. of
Constn.
/  Prog.
& Qty.
Distb.

No.
 of
Vill-
ages
Served

No. of Beneficiaries

Total

Socially
Backward

Drinking Water:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digging Well / Ponds

4

2

1403

3

Installation of tube-wells

8

8

8

8

Installation of Water-filters / Purifiers

1

1

2600

-

Washing & Sanitation: Household Toilets

18

3

18

18

Awareness Programmes:

 

 

 

 

Health, Hygiene & Immunization

 

30

22

3,000

3,000

Constructions & Repairs:

 

 

 

 

Dwelling places

7

2

11

11

Schools / Institutions

1

1

1

1

Renewable/Alternative sources of Energy:

 

 

 

 

Solar Energy & other sources

2

2

366

366

These services were mainly conducted by the centres at Antpur, Hyderabad, Ichapur, Jamtara, Mysore, Naora, Ponnampet and Rajkot.


Besides these, the following medical and educational units served the rural and tribal areas.

(ii) Medical Units:

Units

No. of Units

Total Patients

Hospitals

3

66538

Dispensaries

19

115284

Mobile Medical Units

15

140696

Eye Camps

130

8018

General Medical Camps

207

7238

Other Medical Services

2

885

Total

376

338659

(iii) Educational Units :

Institutions

No.
of
Units

 No. of Students

Boys

Girls

Total

Socially Backward

Higher Secondary Schools

2

1,967

331

2,297

276

Sanskrit Schools

1

228

239

367

129

Jr. High / Middle Schools  (VI-VIII)

1

509

354

863

-

Jr. Basic / U.P./ L.P. Schools   (I-V)

2

355

287

642

146

Pre-Basic / K.G./ Nursery Schools /
Crèches

3

80

80

160

42

Hostels / Students’ Homes

4

203

-

203

168

Orphanages

1

57

-

57

57

Computer Training Centres

1

29

98

127

77

Vocational Training Centres

11

375

1,543

1,918

1,322

Non-Formal Education Centres

11

278

245

524

358

Night Schools /
Adult Education Centres

1

16

30

46

46

Coaching Centres

62

2,338

2,020

4,358

3,267

Others

1

33

49

82

45

Total

101

6,468

5,276

11,644

5,933

Details of various types of vocational training provided are given below:

Vocational Courses

Batches
Trained

No. of Students

Boys

Girls

Socially
Backward

Cutting, Tailoring, Designing, Embroidery, etc

12

-

291

101

Motor Driving

1

14

-

14

Masonry, Plumbing, etc

1

13

-

9

Electrical Wiring, Motorwinding, etc

1

20

-

8

Basic Computer Operations

33

126

738

656

Others

20

202

414

434

Total

68

375

1,443

1,222

Cultural Units / Programmes

No. of
Units / Programmes

No. of
Participants /
Delegates

Cultural Units (Balak Sangha, Jnana Vahini, etc)

7

2,570

Cultural Camps:

 

 

   Personality Development, etc

52

15,928

   Camps for Children (including those during vacations)

3

86

   Value Education Programmes

26

12,332

Others

1

1,000

Total

89

31,916

Apart from this, there were libraries, audio-visual units, etc to serve rural and tribal people, details of which are shown below:


Units

No. of
Units

Films screened

Villages covered

Schools
visited

Beneficiaries

Audio-visual

2

30

44

60

35,593

 

Libraries & Reading Rooms

No.
of
Units

No.
of
Books

Newspapers

Periodicals

Books
Issued

Attendance

Public

13

51,456

31

193

2,482

9,104

Schools / Colleges

7

21,393

13

16

4,452

10,402

The Math spent Rs. 155.28 lakh specifically for rural and tribal development work including the expenditure incurred for medical and educational institutions located in rural and tribal areas.




(v) Pallimangal (Integrated Rural Development) Activities:  The activities under Pallimangal (a) project initiated in 1980 by the Headquarters) continued in the villages in and around Kamarpukur and Jayrambati in West Bengal. The major service programmes conducted under this project during the year are given below.   

(A) Medical Activities: (a) 6900 patients were treated by the mobile medical unit. Special medical programmes and camps, and health care and awareness programmes were conducted at Kamarpukur, benefiting several thousand villagers. (b) Under National Leprosy Elimination Programme, 28 persons were given treatment. (c) A programme on Control of Tuberculosis through Community Based Directly Observed Treatment with Short-Course-Therapy (DOTS) under Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) continued, under which 63 cases were treated during the year. (d) Nutritious diet was provided to 150 children under Child Nutrition Programme.

(B) Educational and Cultural Activities: (a) 23 non-formal education centres and 34 free coaching centres benefited 2045 students. (b) A number of students were given textbooks, uniforms, scholarships and financial assistance. (c) Cultural programmes, competitions in sports and games, etc were organized.

(C) Training Programmes: 8 poor men and 174 destitute women were trained in weaving, jute-spinning, jute handicraft, dhoop-making, food-processing and tailoring projects. Besides, 15 girls were trained in basic computer operations.

The statistics relating to the institutions furnished in this section form part of the figures already mentioned under ‘Welfare Work’, ‘Medical Services’ and ‘Educational Services’.


 

IV.  Relief and Rehabilitation Work :

The Mission and Math conducted several relief and rehabilitation operations during the year. The total expenditure incurred on these was Rs. 6.34 crore (Rs. 6.23 crore in cash, and Rs. 0.11 crore in kind). Details of the operations are given below.

i) Relief and Rehabilitation Work :

Sl.

Type of Relief

State / Country

Conducted through (centre)

1

Cyclone / Storm Relief

Andhra Pradesh

Visakhapatnam

2

Distress / Disturbance Relief

Andhra Pradesh

Kadapa, Rajahmundry

Arunachal Pradesh

Narottam Nagar

Assam

Guwahati, Karimganj, Silchar

Bihar

Chapra

Gujarat

Limbdi, Porbandar

Jharkhand

Ghatshila

Karnataka

Ponnampet, Ulsoor

Maharashtra

Nagpur

Meghalaya

Cherrrapunjee

Odisha

Kothar, Puri Math, Puri Mission

Tamil Nadu

Malliankarnai

Tripura

Agartala

Uttar Pradesh

Vrindaban

West Bengal

Antpur, Asansol, Baghbazar, Belgharia, Chandipur, Gadadhar Ashrama, Garbeta, Gol Park, Gourhati, Ichapur, Jalpaiguri, Jayrambati, Malda, Medinipur, Naora, Rahara, Ramharipur, Sargachhi, Sarisha, Taki, Tamluk.

3

Drought Relief

Rajasthan

Khetri

4

Fire Relief

Assam

Silchar

Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Puri Mission

Uttarakhand

Dehradun

West Bengal

Kamarpukur

5

Flood Relief

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu, Srinagar

Meghalaya

Cherrapunjee

Odisha

Kothar, Puri Math, Puri Mission

Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Kankhal

Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow

West Bengal

Manasadwip, Naora

6

Medical Relief

West Bengal

Seva Pratishthan

7

Milk Distribution

West Bengal

Baranagar Math, Baranagar Mission, Barasat, Cossipore, Gol Park, Naora, Ramharipur, Saradapitha, Sarisha, Sikra-Kulingram

8

Summer Relief

Maharashtra

Pune

Tamil Nadu

Chennai Mission Ashrama, Salem

9

Winter Relief

Andhra Pradesh

Visakhapatnam

Arunachal Pradesh

Aalo, Narottam Nagar

Assam

Guwahati, Karimganj, Silchar

Bihar

Chapra, Katihar, Muzaffarpur

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Delhi

Delhi

Gujarat

Limbdi, Porbandar, Vadodara

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu

Jharkhand

Deoghar, Ghatshila, Jamshedpur, Jamtara, Ranchi-Morabadi, Ranchi-Sanatorium

Karnataka

Ponnampet

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Indore

Meghalaya

Cherrapunjee, Shillong

Odisha

Hatamuniguda, Puri Math, Puri Mission

 

 

Rajasthan

Jaipur, Khetri

Tamil Nadu

Ootacamund

Tripura

Agartala

Uttarakhand

Almora, Dehradun, Mayavati

Uttar Pradesh

Kanpur, Lucknow, Vrindaban

West Bengal

Advaita Ashrama, Antpur, Asansol, Baghbazar, Bankura, Baranagar Mission, Barasat, Belgharia, Belur Math, Chandipur, Contai, Cooch Behar, Cossipore, Gadadhar Ashrama, Garbeta, Gol Park, Gourhati, Ichapur, Jalpaiguri, Jayrambati, Kamarpukur, Kankurgachhi, Malda, Manasadwip, Medinipur, Naora, Narendrapur, Purulia, Rahara, Rajarhat, Ramharipur, Saradapitha, Sargachhi, Sarisha, Seva Pratishthan, Sikra-Kulingram, Swamiji’s House, Taki, Tamluk

 

A sum of Rs. 3.69 crore (Rs. 3.58 crore in cash and Rs.0.11 crore in kind) was spent on primary relief operations to help 2,98,633 people of 1,18,845 families in 2640 villages.


ii) Rehabilitation Work:

Antpur centre distributed 123 sets of weaving accessories, 55 sewing machines and 2 van rickshaws.

The Headquarters, through its Dehradun centre, has undertaken construction of a new girls’ hostel building and postgraduate block in Agastyamuni, Uttarakhand, which was damaged by floods in June 2013. Construction work is underway.

A night shelter for the poor and homeless constructed at Rohini, Delhi, by our Delhi centre was handed over to Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB).

Malda centre distributed 2 sewing machines and 10 bicycles.

Naora distributed 2 cycle rickshaws, arranged for the renovation work of three huts of poor families and also built a shed, 11 low-cost toilets and sunk a tube well in South 24 Parganas district.

Narottam Nagar distributed 34 sets of tailoring kits.

The following centres distributed sewing machines to the poor and needy; number of machines distributed by each centre is shown against its name: Chandipur - 4, Cherrapunjee - 15, Guwahati - 9, Khetri - 28, Narottam Nagar - 20, Porbandar - 16 and Rahara - 10.

A sum of Rs. 2.65 crore was spent on these rehabilitation projects during the year 2014-15.

 

V. Women Welfare Programmes :

Both the Mission and the Math have permanent programmes for service to women, the most important of which are mentioned below.

1.         Care for pregnant and nursing women through the maternity departments of our hospitals in Kolkata (Seva Pratishthan), Vrindaban, Thiruvananthapuram and also through other hospitals and clinics run by us.

2.         Old-age Home for women in Varanasi.

3.         Educational service to girls :

(a)        A large educational complex, exclusively for girls, run by Ramakrishna Mission Sarada Vidyalaya, Chennai, offering education to girls from the primary to the higher secondary level.

(b)        Higher secondary schools for girls by Chennai Math and Chengalpattu centres.

(c)        High schools for girls run by Jamshedpur and Sarisha centres.

Apart from the above, there are co-educational schools of different grades under our centres in Aalo (Along), Coimbatore Mission, Chennai (T.Nagar), Kalady, Jayrambati, Bhubaneswar, etc. Besides, a Sanskrit co-educational school is functioning at Kalady.

4.         Nurses’ Training Institutes attached to our hospitals in Kolkata (Seva Pratishthan), Lucknow, Vrindaban, Itanagar and Thiruvananthapuram.

            5.         Programmes for enhancing women empowerment by forming self-help groups, imparting vocational training and the like for making them self-reliant.

VI.  Youth Welfare Programmes :

Apart from the educational and cultural programmes for students conducted by our educational centres, some of our Mission and Math centres have separate recreational and cultural centres called Balak Sanghas (for children) and Yuvak Sanghas (for youths) in Bangalore, Belgaum, Chennai (Math), Hyderabad, Indore, Kankurgachhi, Malda, Mangalore, Mysore, Ponnampet, Pune, Rajkot, Ranchi (Morabadi), Salem, Shivanahalli, Ulsoor, Vijayawada, and a few other places. In these centres, children are provided with supplementary nutrition and guidance in the practice of social, moral and spiritual values, and are also taught the basics of scriptures, chanting, devotional music, etc.

VII.  Mass Contact :

The various activities of the Math and Mission are spread over both in rural and urban areas. The participation of lakhs of people in the annual festivals and celebrations is indicative of the steady growth in the spreading of Ramakrishna-Vivekananda message. The ashramas and temples situated all over the country drew a great number of people throughout the year.

VIII. Spiritual and Cultural Work :

 

Both the Math and the Mission centres lay emphasis on the dissemination of the spiritual and cultural ideals of India. Through various types of activities, they try to give a practical shape to the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna, especially that all religions are true. The centres establish real points of contact among people of different faiths through a large number of libraries, lectures, seminars, youth camps, Balak Sanghas, regular classes, public celebrations, occasional exhibitions, screening films on religious and cultural values, etc.  During the year, the Math and Mission centres organized several classes / lectures, the details of which are given below.

 

Preaching / Lectures

Math

Mission

No. of Classes, etc

Attendance

No. of Classes, etc

Attendance

Classes / Lectures

11,042

11,00,984

10,267

10,10,052

Retreats

132

44,473

740

56,975

Celebrations / Public Meetings

556

5,30,670

747

5,28,714

            Besides, many of our centres served rural folks by spreading spiritual and cultural ideas among them through mobile units like ‘Jnana Vahini’, ‘Viveka Vahini’, etc. Educative and religious film shows, lectures, exhibitions, guided meditation, personality development classes, book-sales, etc were organized in the interior parts of the country. Many centres have started institutions like ‘VIVEC’ (Vivekananda Institute of Value Education and Culture) to impart value education to people in general. Several centres provide value education as well as guidance for self-reliance to the inmates of different prisons. Noteworthy services in prisons were provided by Malda, Saradapitha and Rajkot centres.

          The Math and Mission screened value education films in rural and urban areas; details are shown below.

Audio-visual Units
(in Rural & Urban areas)

No.
of
Units

Films screened

Villages
covered

Schools
visited

Benefic-iaries

Mission

13

1,251

743

449

2,41,686

Math

3

59

77

124

1,05,437

           

During the year, 3,46,922 people participated in various programmes conducted by 2743 cultural units of the Math and Mission such as Balak Sanghas, Youth Sanghas, Jnana Vahini, Viveka Murasu, VIDYA, Institute of Human Excellence, etc.

Apart from this, 236 libraries were run by our Math and Mission centres; most of these libraries had attached reading rooms also. The details are shown below.

Libraries &
Reading Rooms
(in Rural & Urban areas)

No.
of
Units

No.
of
Books

Newspapers

Periodicals

Books
Issues

Attendance

Mission

Public

61

11,51,933

417

2,572

7,80,552

10,90,081

Schools / Colleges

117

11,42,556

367

1,231

3,67,565

5,90,370

Math

Public

45

5,25,284

180

1,885

1,05,885

2,55,972

Schools / Colleges

13

87,420

46

155

5,509

15,990

            Centres of the Math and Mission published several books and 22 journals in different languages. The Math centres at Mayavati, Baghbazar (Kolkata), Chennai, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Mysore, Rajkot, Thrissur and Bhubaneswar, in particular, have to their credit a considerable number of publications. A sum of Rs. 25.31 crore was spent on publication work during the year. Some of our centres in other countries also published valuable books.

Books
Publication Centres

New Titles in 2014-15

Reprints in 2014-15

Titles in Circulation

Mission

2

51

60

515

 Math

16

99

1,273

3,757

 

Periodicals
Publication Centres

Periodicals

Languages

 Subscribers

Mission

8

8

4

21,781

Math

13

14

10

4,16,758

Started in 1993, Vivekananda Veda Vidyalaya at Belur Math has been functioning, as dreamt by Swami Vivekananda, for the promotion and propagation of Sanskrit learning, with particular reference to Vedic studies. Twenty-six boys from poor families are provided with free of charge boarding, lodging as well as teaching. The students reside and study in an atmosphere similar to the ancient gurukula system.

The Math and Mission centres maintained temples and prayer halls, and organized lectures, retreats and devotees’ meets. Thousands of people were inspired to accept higher values of life by coming into contact with the different centres.

It is noteworthy that the member Ashramas of Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Bhav Prachar Parishads in different parts of the country, under the guidance of Ramakrishna Math, undertook varied charitable activities to meet the educational and medical needs of the poor. They also conducted various programmes especially to inspire the youth, spread moral values and culture.

IX. Celebrations :

Most of the Math and Mission centres celebrated the birthdays of great saints and prophets, popular Hindu festivals and Christmas Eve. The general features of the celebrations of the birthdays of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda were: special worship, homa, chanting from scriptural texts, bhajan and sankirtan, distribution of prasad to devotees, feeding of the poor in large numbers, and lectures by the sannyasins of the Order and other eminent speakers. Thus the message of Sri Ramakrishna and his direct associates was spread steadily. Many ardent souls came in close touch with the ideals of the Math and Mission.

   


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