Uttarakhand Flood Relief and Rehabilitation (2013 – 2016)

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The Ramakrishna Mission undertook extensive primary relief in the wake of devastating flood as a result of massive cloud burst in Kedarnath area (Uttarakhand) in June 2013. Our Kankhal and Dehradun centres came forward for relief operations involving 35 monks and a dedicated band of volunteers. Various necessary items including food items, assorted and winter garments, solar lanterns, utensils and other essential items were distributed to 19,513 families in 291 villages in Rudraprayag, Sonprayag, Guptakashi, Uttarkashi, Ukhimath, Pandukeshwar, Govindghat and Niti block areas. Besides, school uniform and other supplies were also distributed to 16,839 students from 275 schools in Joshi Math and Rudraprayag areas. Total expenditure for the relief beginning from June 2013 to October 2014 was Rs. 6.66 crore.


Situated at an altitude of 1000 metres, about 70 km from Kedarnath, Agastyamuni is the valley’s hub of education. A girls’ hostel at Anusuya Prasad Bahuguna Government PG College at Agastyamuni was severely damaged due to this flood. Ramakrishna Mission decided to undertake rehabilitation work there.


The foundation stone was laid in 29 August 2014 for a girls’ hostel and a PG Block.


The work commenced in right earnest from October 2014 and the work was completed by the beginning of 2016.


The three-storied girls’ hostel, named Maa Sarada Devi Girls’ Hostel, consists of 27 rooms for accommodating around 81 girls’ students, 6 warden rooms with attached toilets, a common room, a store and sets of toilets in each floor apart from a specious verandas and terrace on the 2nd & 3rd floors.


On 16 March 2016, Maa Sarada Devi Girls’ Hostel building was inaugurated by Swami Suhitananda, General Secretary, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission


Along with the hostel, a dining cum kitchen block was added for the inmates with a dining hall, a kitchen, a kitchen store and washing place.


This was inaugurated by Swami Suvirananda, Assistant Secretary, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission on the same day.


The three-storied PG Block, named Swami Vivekananda PG Block, comprises 13 classrooms, 2 departmental rooms, and a seminar Hall apart from spacious verandas and terrace apart from bathroom for boys and girls.


Swami Vivekananda PG Block, was inaugurated by Sri Ranjit Rawat, Advisor (Industry) to CM, Uttarakhand and Smt. Shailarani Rawat, MLA Kedarnath, on behalf of the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Harish Rawat.


The Sri Ramakrishna Seminar Hall building was inaugurated by Swami Nityashuddhananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Kankhal.


The total covered area for the hostel and dining blocks and the PG Block was 17,811 sq.ft. & 12,590 sq.ft. respectively.

In a meeting that followed the inaugurations presided over by Swami Suhitananda, the people associated with the project were felicitated. The total expenditure of rehabilitation project was Rs. 5.65 crore.


2 Responses to “Uttarakhand Flood Relief and Rehabilitation (2013 – 2016)”

rajendra r jadhav
October 31, 2017 Reply

practical vedanta of swami vivekanda

Somit sharma
May 3, 2016 Reply

What a incredible job carried out,
Service to mankind.

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