News Bulletin 01 September 2017

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Most Revered  Swami Smarananandaji Maharaj, President, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, is keeping well.

Revered Swami Vagishanandaji Maharaj, Vice-President, is scheduled to visit Kamarpukur, Bankura and Purulia from 15 to 22 September. He is keeping well at Cossipore Math.

Revered Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj, Vice-President, will be visiting Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Kothar, Puri, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Rajamahendravaram and Vijayawada from 5 to 24 September. He is in good health.

Revered Swami Prabhanandaji Maharaj, Vice-President, is keeping well at Belur Math.

Revered Swami Shivamayanandaji Maharaj, Vice-President, is scheduled to return to Kankurgachhi Math on 19 September after his visit to Assam. He will be visiting Barisha from 22 to 24 September. He is keeping well.

Revered Swami Suhitanandaji Maharaj, Vice-President, is scheduled to return to Belur Math on 8 September after his visit to Gurap and Bardhaman. He will be visiting Rajarhat Bishnupur from the 15 to 19 September, and Baghbazar from 20 to 24 September. He is in good health.



Shri Krishna Janmashtami celebration, Belur Math

Shri Krishna Janmashtami was celebrated at Belur Math on 14 August 2017. Photos.

On 15 August morning,  the wooden structure (kathamo) for Sri Sri Ma Durga was worshipped. Photos.


New Mission Centres

(1) Jhargram   

Inauguration of Camp Office, Jhargram

A new branch centre of Ramakrishna Mission has been started on the premises of Ekalavya Model Residential School (EMRS) and an adjacent plot of land at Jhargram in West Bengal leased out by the Government of West Bengal. The government had been running this school before handing over its management to Ramakrishna Mission. The school has been renamed “Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira (EMRS)”.

The address of the centre is :

Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama,

Satyaban Pally,


West Bengal 721507

Phone No. : 94325 61721

Email Id : [email protected]


(2) Lumdung  

A view from the Ashrama site, Lumdung, East Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh

Another branch centre of Ramakrishna Mission has been started on the thirty-six acres of land at Lumdung village in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh received as a gift from Nanghee Natung Moya Tacha Welfare Society and the people of Lumdung. Construction of the buildings of the centre will start shortly.

The address of the centre is :

Ramakrishna Mission,


PO. Seppa,

Dist. East Kameng,

Arunachal Pradesh 790102

Phone No. : 94368 87828

Email Id : [email protected]


(3) New Town, Kolkata

View of the Ashrama site at New Town, Kolkata

One more branch centre of Ramakrishna Mission has been started on the five acres of land at New Town in Kolkata leased out by the Government of West Bengal on a perpetual basis. Construction of buildings of the centre is in progress.

The address of the centre is :

Ramakrishna Mission Centre for Human Excellence and Social Sciences,

Near Eco Park car-parking area,

New Town, Kolkata 700156

Phone No. : 94333 10079

Email Id : [email protected]


Celebration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Sister Nivedita

Celebration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Sister Nivedita, Coimbatore

Coimbatore Mission Vidyalaya conducted quiz competitions and lectures at three villages near Coimbatore on 2 and 16 August. In all, 302 people, mainly students, took part in the programmes. Report and Photos.

Antpur Math conducted a youths’ convention on 30 July in which 153 youths participated.

Chennai Math held a convention for students at Chengam in Thiruvannamalai district on 11 August; it was attended by about 200 students from 3 colleges and 3 schools.

Lalgarh Math held a procession, cultural competitions and a public meeting on 25 and 26 April; a good number of people participated in the programmes.

Salem Ashrama held programmes for students at six schools in and around Salem from 13 July to 8 August. In all, 1472 boys and girls attended the programmes. The centre also conducted a youths’ convention on 28 August in which 900 students from 12 colleges took part.

Saradapitha conducted seminars in two girls’ schools at Belur and Rahara on 17 and 18 August respectively. In all, about 500 students and 50 teachers took part in the seminars.

Sarisha Ashrama held a teachers’ seminar on 1 July in which 65 teachers from different schools participated.

Swamiji’s Ancestral House held four lectures between 28 July and 9 August at the centre; they were attended altogether by 1410 people. During the same period three discourses were conducted, on the centre’s initiative, in and around Kolkata; in all, they were attended by about 1000 people.

Varanasi Home of Service conducted a devotional music programme on 27 August.


Communication Address

Phone numbers:

Gwalior centre has discontinued both of its previous telephone connections. It has now only one telephone connection with number 0751-4040350.


News of Branch Centres (in India)

1000th Birth Year Celebration of Sri Ramanuja, Chennai

Chennai Math
, in association with another religious organization based in Chennai, celebrated the 1000th birth year of Sri Ramanujacharya on 10 August. About 500 devotees attended the programme. More Photos.

Deoghar centre served lemonade to about 5000 pilgrims during the Shravani Mela from 9 July to 7 August.


Hariyali Mahotsav, Gwalior

Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki, Governor of Haryana, visited Gwalior centre on 2 August and took part in the sapling plantation programme conducted there. Detailed Report.


Free Medical Camp for harelipped patients, Chandipur

Chandipur Math conducted a medical check-up camp for cleft-lip patients on 21 August in which 25 patients were examined. Photos.

Kanpur centre held a national seminar on Creative Education and Teachers’ Training on 19 August, in which 350 professors, teachers and teacher trainees took part.

Medinipur centre conducted a free medical camp on the premises of a school in a backward tribal area in Paschim Medinipur district on 15 August. Nine doctors, including two paediatricians, a gynaecologist and a dentist, treated 1093 patients.


Inauguration of Teachers’ Workshop, Mysuru

Mysuru centre held a teachers’ workshop on 18 August in which about 100 teachers from 20 higher secondary schools took part.

Sri P B Acharya, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, visited Narottam Nagar centre on 30 August.

Narottam Nagar centre held a medical camp on 19 August in which 219 patients were treated by two specialists.


Inauguration of the extended and renovated ‘Sri Ramakrishna Smriti Bhavan’ at Sinthi, Kolkata

Swami Vagishanandaji inaugurated the extended and renovated ‘Sri Ramakrishna Smriti Bhavan’ at Sinthi (Beni Pal Udyan) centre on 20 August, the sacred birthday of Swami Advaitanandaji
Maharaj. Report and Photos.

Youth Convention, Tirupati

Our Tirupati centre celebrated it’s second anniversary from 5 to 8 August 2017 by organizing, Teachers’ Convention, Spiritual Retreat and Youth Convention. Report and Photos.


Tailoring Training Programmes for tribal women, Visakhapatnam

Our Visakhapatnam centre organized 6 months Tailoring Training Programmes for tribal women in two villages (Galipadu and Kunchi Mandala) of Viskhapatnam district. It was concluded on 31 July 2017. Total 42 tribal women was trained, and all the trainees were provided with tailoring machines. Report and Photos.

The following centres conducted free eye camps:

Sl. No. Centre Dates of Camps Patients treated Specs given Number of Surgeries Surgeries performed at
1 Bankura 29 Apr to 30 Aug 1700 176 179 Our eye care centre in Bankura
2 Bardhaman 4 to 24 June 300 10 10 A hospital in Bardhaman
3 Chennai Math* 28 May & 16 Jul 170 83 23 An eye hospital in Chennai
4 Delhi April & July 302 66 37 Our clinic in Delhi
5 Ghatshila April to July 125 28 28 An eye hospital in Jamshedpur
6 Halasuru Apr, Jun & Aug 388 167 167 A hospital in Bengaluru
7 Kamarpukur May to August 1729 435 368 Our eye care centre in Kamarpukur
8 Kanpur 8 May 105 17 - -
9 Lucknow May to August 11149 - 842 Our Lucknow hospital
10 Madurai May to August 912 19 182 An eye hospital in Madurai
11 Mayavati 3 Apr to 1 May 1084 - 332 Our Mayavati Hospital
12 Medinipur 15 August 180 - 50 A hospital in Medinipur
13 Porbandar 12 May to 4 Aug 276 - 97 Eye hospitals in Porbandar & Virnagar
14 Rajamahendravaram May to August 998 196 107 A hospital in East Godavari Dt.
15 Rajkot May to August 722 - 217 Our eye care centre in Rajkot
16 Ranchi Morabadi 22 Apr to 21 Aug 6990 326 16 An eye hospital in Ranchi
17 Salem 23 Apr to 13 Aug 747 113 254 An eye hospital in Salem
18 Seva Pratishthan Apr, Jun, Jul & Aug 366 37 37 Our Seva Pratishthan hospital
19 Silchar April to September 1186 84 183 Two hospitals in Silchar

* through Chengalpattu centre


Values Education and Youth Programmes

Delhi centre held 16 values education workshops from 2 to 30 August which were attended by 990 teachers and 70 principals. The workshops were held in 8 states apart from Chandigarh and


Swachchha Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Campaign)

“Swachha Mysuru Swastha Jeevana” : Cleanliness drive, Musuru

Mysuru Ashrama conducted three cleaning drives on 6, 20 and 27 August in which a number of volunteers cleaned different parts of the city. Besides cleaning, volunteers campaigned to spread awareness about cleanliness by visiting homes and commercial establishments. Report and Photos.

Bankura centre held a cleanliness drive on 13 August in which the campus of a hospital was cleaned.

Coimbatore Mission Vidyalaya conducted four cleaning drives between 1 and 12 August in which the Vidyalaya students cleaned some public places including a temple.

News of Branch Centres (Outside India)

Inauguration of a memorial shrine within the Thambyah Mudaliyar Chathiram, Colombo

On Swamiji’s historic return from the West in January 1897, he had been given a grand reception at Thambyah Mudaliyar Chathiram, a pilgrims’ resting place, in Colombo (Sri Lanka). Later on, some more monastic disciples of Sri Ramakrishna had visited that place on different occasions. A memorial shrine dedicated to the Holy Trio was recently constructed there by our Colombo centre. Swami Gautamanandaji inaugurated the memorial on 7 August. Report and Photos.

Inauguration of the new altar, Portland (USA)

The new altar at the shrine of Portland (USA) centre was consecrated on 14 August.



Swami Nikhilatmananda

Swami Nikhilatmananda

We are sorry to announce the passing away of Swami Nikhilatmanandaji (Devendra Maharaj) at Varanasi Sevashrama hospital on 22 August at 6.45 pm owing to renal failure. He was 81 and had been suffering from diabetes, hypertension and cardiac problems for some years. Initiated by Swami Vishuddhanandaji Maharaj, he joined the Order in 1971 at Raipur centre and had Sannyasa from Swami Vireshwaranandaji Maharaj in 1980. Besides his joining centre, he served at Rahara and Deoghar centres as an assistant and Allahabad, Narainpur and Jaipur centres as the head. He had been living a retired life mainly at Varanasi Advaita Ashrama for the last three years. The Swami was a good singer and an impressive speaker. His discourses on Rama-charita-manas were well appreciated. He was also a good writer and has several articles to his credit. Amiable by nature, he endeared himself to all those who came in contact with him.

7 Responses to “News Bulletin 01 September 2017”

Sarat Chandra
September 20, 2017 Reply

I had met Swami Nikhilatmanandaji (Deven Maharaj), many times. He was a devotee of very high caliber and a soulful singer. The words he uttered always came from his heart. I was amazed at his dedication at the Holy feet of Sri Thakur. Like his illustriousbrother Swai Atmananda ji, Deven Maharaj, touched innumerable hearts and turned them to spiritual path. My humble pranams at his holy feet.

Subrata Bhattacharyya
September 19, 2017 Reply

আমার বিনীত প্রনাম গ্রহন করুন । সংবাদ বুলেটিন খুব ভাল লাগলো ।
জয় শ্রী রামকৃষ্ণ পরমহংসদেব , মা সারদা দেবী , সবামী বিবেকানন্দ মহারাজ ।

September 15, 2017 Reply

His discourses on RamCharitManas in public meetings at Nagpur Math use to attract huge crowd

Jayita Chatterjee
September 12, 2017 Reply

Pranam Maharajji, Amai ashirbad deben…..

Ayan Banerjee
September 7, 2017 Reply


Debasis Datta
September 6, 2017 Reply

Thakur, Ma and Swamiji – amadhar asirbhad karun

We look forward about the activities of our Sangh eagerly and evaluate our activities. May the Holy Trio enrich the Sangh and as well as millions of devotees.

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