Important developments in the activities of the Ramakrishna Mission during the year 2017-18:
Coimbatore Mission centre:
NAAC awarded A++ grade to the College of Education for five years in the second cycle. Also, the college achieved the distinction of being awarded a CGPA score of 82, the highest score awarded so far by NAAC to any college of education in India.
Started the following courses:
i) Three-year Integrated B.Ed-M.Ed Special Education programme in Intellectual Disability in the Faculty of Disability Management and Special Education, and
ii) Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA) course affiliated to Bharathiar University in the College of Arts and Science.
Faculty of Computer Science and Research started a quarterly e-journal entitled International Journal on Computer Science Applications and Research (IJCAR).
Faculty of Agricultural and Research started an e-journal entitled VIJAS and a model poultry
College of Arts and Science started an additional digital learning centre in its
A smart classroom was started in A.T. Kalanilayam Middle School.
NAAC awarded A+ grade to Vivekananda College of Chennai Vidyapith for five years in the third cycle.
Delhi centre distributed 90 LED projectors to the government schools in
Jammu centre started a students’ home with 5
Vivekananda Centenary College of Rahara centre was conferred autonomous status by the UGC for six years (from 2017-18 to 2022-23). The centre also started a certificate course in
UGC included RKMVERI (deemed-to-be-university) under section 12B of UGC Act, 1956, thereby making the university eligible to receive grants from
Vijayawada centre added a computer-aided learning facility to its 16 classrooms and added a virtual classroom (for holding interactive online classes).
Visakhapatnam centre started Vivek Institute of Excellence, which conducts life-enhancing courses and programmes mainly for the youth. In the centre’s high school, computer-aided learning facility was added to all classrooms and a virtual classroom was also added.
Delhi centre set up a facility for Siddha Vaidya treatment and added the following equipment: RVG digital radiography, four hot air ovens, adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation training manikin, AED trainer and microwave diathermy unit.
Itanagar centre started four new departments: Oncology, Plastic Surgery, Cardiology and Ayurveda and added the following equipment: Shin – Nippon portable slit lamp model: XL-1 & Phaco handpiece, CREST 4 infusion syringe pumps, Acuson NX3 – needle guide sets to USG, Vivid T8 USG machine, Defibrillator monitor and Olympus CX2i microscope.
Jayrambati centre added the following equipment: Erba Lisa Scan EM, Bacteriological Incubator, Mispa-i2 for HbA 1C test and Mindray-BC-5150 Auto Haematology Analyser.
Lucknow hospital was accredited by NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers) for a period of three years. The hospital renovated its Eye OT complex & installed a sewage treatment plant and added the following equipment: Central Monitoring System, Dialyser Reprocessing Machine, Pre-Treatment Autoclave (BioMedical), Oscillating Saw and K-wire attachment, Siemens Fluoroscopy, two Ultrasound Machines, Siemens C-Arm Machine, Diathermy Unit, Magma & Vista monitors and OPG Machine.
Mumbai centre started a Mammography unit and added the following equipment: Ascan / Bscan machine, Ultrasound Monitor and Urine Analyser.
Patna centre added ENT OPD Chair unit, Auto Refractometer, ND-YAG Laser, Humphrey Field Analysis (Perimetry), two Ophthalmic Microscopes, Phaco Emulsification Machine, Tens Machine, Hydro collator and Ultrasonics Machine.
Raipur centre added a digital X-Ray Machine.
Seva Pratishthan refurbished its 13-bed dialysis unit and set up an effluent treatment plant, a sewage treatment plant & a generic medicine store. The following equipment was added: Colour Doppler, EMG/NCV/EP & EET Machine, Phototherapy Unit, OT Xenon Light, ICU Warmer, OT Table, Monitor Star-60, E-S Diathermy Unit, Centralized Dry Air Supply System, Intubation Video Endoscope and four Bubble C-Pap systems.
Varanasi Home of Service started a dental unit, a pharmacy unit & a dialysis unit and added the following equipment: Clinical Chemistry Analyzer, EEG machines, Zeiss OPMI Surgical Microscope, five Hemodialysis Machines and three Dental Chairs.
Vrindaban centre set up a cardiac catheterization laboratory and a cancer centre. The centre also started telemedicine service and two mobile medical vans.
Rural Development Field
A Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), named ‘Dhaanyaganga Krishi Vigyan Kendra’, was started at Sargachhi centre under the auspices of RKMVERI (deemed-to-be university).
Chennai Students’ Home built a community hall in Poovilambedu (Ramakrishna Nagar) village in Thiruvallur district.
Ranchi Morabadi centre:
Under Integrated Watershed Development Programme (IWDP), watersheds covering 6,969 hectares of land in Murhu and Khunti blocks of Khunti district were developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Rural Development. During the reporting period, 45 farm ponds and 43 dobas were excavated for water conservation. Also, 25 trenches and farm bund walls were made on 4 hectares of land. Crop demonstration was carried out on 31.6 hectares of land.
Started two projects in Ranchi district to conserve a variety of scented rice crop.
In collaboration with the Govt of Jharkhand, a Seed Village Programme was started, in which farmers in 25 villages were trained in necessary skills and were given inputs to produce paddy seeds. Under this programme, 1,025 quintals of paddy seeds were produced by the farmers of these 25 villages.
Ninety units of NADEP compost tanks and vermicompost tanks and 90 cow-sheds were constructed. Also, 900 drums were distributed to farmers for preparing biopesticides.
New Buildings & Projects
Bhubaneswar centre added a first floor to its hostel
Chennai Sarada Vidyalaya constructed two new classrooms in its Matriculation Higher Secondary
Coimbatore Mission Vidyalaya constructed a new building for the nursery and primary sections of Swami Shivananda Higher Secondary School.
Delhi centre constructed a new building for conducting educational activities.
The primary school building on Uripok campus of Imphal centre was renovated.
A building for the Educational and Cultural Centre was constructed at Jammu centre.
A kitchen block was built at Malda centre.
New buildings for the diagnostic unit and patients’ recovery unit were constructed at Muzaffarpur centre.
Constructed a fully furnished kitchen in the Vidyalaya.
A guesthouse for officers & trainers and a three-storey agricultural training centre were built. A modern soil testing laboratory was also set up in the agricultural training centre building.
Puri Mission Ashrama constructed an annexe to the monks’ quarters.
The monks’quarters at Sarisha centre underwent renovation.
Sargachhi centre constructed monks’ quarters.
Seva Pratishthan centre set up a seminar hall on the second floor of Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences building and constructed doctors’ hostel for men & guestrooms on the fifth floor of Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences.
Tirupati centre built a multipurpose hall.
Visakhapatnam centre added a first floor to the cerebral palsy clinic.
A new building comprising cabins for patients and an ICU was constructed at Vrindaban centre.
Swachchha Bharat Abhiyan
Our centres took an active part in the Swachchha Bharat Abhiyan (a cleanliness campaign launched by the Government of India). We are happy to note here the two recognitions won by our centres in the year 2017-18:
Vivekananda College of Chennai Vidyapith secured the third position under the college’s category in the all-India Swachchhata rankings released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of
Deoghar Vidyapith was awarded Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2017 (District Level) by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of
The following activities were conducted by our different centres:
Bankura centre held a cleanliness drive in which the campus of a hospital was
Boys of Chennai Students’ Home cleaned Marina Beach in Chennai following the Pongal celebration at the
Coimbatore Mission Vidyalaya conducted 34 cleaning drives in which the Vidyalaya students cleaned several public places including roads, hospitals, temples, police stations, government offices and schools.
Gurap centre cleaned the premises of a
Hatamuniguda centre held a cleanliness drive near its campus.
Kailashahar Ashrama held a cleanliness
Kamarpukur centre carried out 9 cleanliness drives at Kamarpukur
Karimganj centre cleaned two public places in the
Malda centre cleaned a public road in
Mangaluru centre held the following activities:
184 cleanliness drives in and around Mangalore city in which nearly 25,600 volunteers
Four seminars for college youths and one seminar for high school students in which around 2600 students participated.
A workshop for 225 village development officers.
332 cleanliness drives in 332 villages of Dakshina Kannada district.
426 programmes in 110 schools covering nearly 44,000 students.
Ramharipur centre held a cleanliness drive in which the campus of a primary health centre was cleaned
Ranchi Morabadi centre launched cleanliness drives in 117 adopted villages with the help of SHGs and villagers.
Varanasi Home of Service carried out a cleanliness drive.
Important developments in the activities of the Ramakrishna Math during the year 2017-18:
Rajkot centre started two new courses for training in basic computer operations and DTP (desktop publishing) in the Vivekananda Computer Training Institute.
Barasat Math added a digital Colour Doppler Ultrasonography machine.
Pune centre added a Hematology XP-100 blood analyser machine to the pathology department.
New Buildings & Projects
A medical service centre was built at Antpur Math.
A building for the coaching-cum-vocational training centre was constructed at Bagda Math.
A new building to house office and bookstall was built at Barasat Math.
Vivekananda Atithi Nivas, the new devotees’ guesthouse at Belur Math started functioning. Three giant LED display screens were installed on Belur Math campus.
Cooch Behar Math added a first floor to the dispensary building.
Garbeta Math constructed monks’ quarters.
Nagpur Math constructed a dispensary building.
Nattarampalli centre constructed an annexe to the school building.
Puri Math built monks’ quarters and a dining hall.
Rajkot Ashrama added third and fourth floors to the medical centre building to accommodate Ma Sarada Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Centre.
Sinthi (Beni Pal Udyan) centre extended and renovated Sri Ramakrishna Smriti Bhavan.
Swachchha Bharat Abhiyan
Chennai Math conducted a cleanliness drive at a government-run rehabilitation centre for Leprosy Cured but Disabled Persons (LCDPs) located at Paranur, near Chengalpattu.
Lalgarh centre cleaned an open field in Lalgarh subsequent to the week-long Makar Sankranti Mela held there.
Mysuru Ashrama conducted 31 cleanliness drives as part of its 40-week long Swachchha Mysuru Swastha Jeevana campaign, in which 2000 volunteers cleaned 55 localities of the Also, volunteers campaigned to spread awareness about cleanliness by visiting homes and commercial establishments.
Nagpur Math conducted 25 cleanliness drives in and around The Math also conducted an inter-school Competition on the theme My School – Clean School, to create awareness about cleanliness among the students and teachers.