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Activities : New Developments : 2016-17

Important developments in the activities of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission during the year 2016-17:

Educational Field

The Industrial Training Institute (ITI) of Agartala centre received ISO 9001:2015 certificate for a period of three years.

Faculty of Disability Management and Special Education of Coimbatore Mission centre started an e-journal entitled Journal of Disability Management and Special Education.

Gwalior centre rolled out Tata ClassEdge (e–learning) facility for its students. The centre also introduced E-tech Online School and a Management Software in its school.

The Industrial Training Centre of Narendrapur centre introduced three new courses, namely Plumber, Fitter and Automobile.

Rahara centre:

Added a TV to the children’s section, and an e-book reader to the senior section of its district library.

Added the following machinery and equipment to ITI:

Electrician Trade: 6 motor sets, 3 generator sets, 2 transformers and a washing machine.

Welder Trade: A pug cutting machine, 4 portable cut-off machines, a welding transformer inverter and an arc welding machine.

Ghatsila centre started a computer centre.

Thiruvananthapuram centre started ‘Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence and National Integration’.

Medical Field

Itanagar centre started three new departments:

Department of Reproductive Medicine (Infertility)

Urology & Renal Transplantation, and

Yoga Therapy & Naturopathic Medicine.

The centre also added the folowing equipment: Bubble CPAP, Analyser machine, Culture Machines (BD Phoenix M-50 & BD Bactec FX40), Image Intensifier C-Arms, Laparoscope for Gynaecology, Epoxy flooring treatment, scope and operating sheath for Urology, Airox C4 O2 Cylinder filling system, Acuson NX3 USG machine, 2 Laminar flow clean air work stations and 2 dental chairs.

Kanpur centre added an eye testing equipment and a digital X-Ray machine.

Lucknow centre:

Set up 7 modular operation theatres.

Constructed Mechanized Laundry plant which includes 2 Fabtech Industrial Washing Machines & other equipment.

Added the following: Endodontic Motor X-Smart, Electro Hydraulic &  Alphastar Pro Operation Tables, OT Light (Maquet), Haemodialysis Machine Model: 4008S NG, Bio-safety Cabinet (Pathology), Drill System (Linvatec, USA), Apex Locator (root ZX Mini), Uro-flowmetery(NIDHI), Hydrocolator 8 Pack and TENS Machines.

Narainpur centre started two motorbike ambulance facilities in Akabeda and Kundla Health posts in Orchha block to serve pregnant women.

New Delhi centre added an Alcon Laureate phacoemulsifier, a Mini Vidas (BioMerieux) automated immunoassay system, a Topcon Auto-lensmeter, 2 dental chairs, a multipara cardiac monitor, an automated external defibrillator (AED) machine, a PORT -XII hand-held X-ray system, a VistaScan dental X-ray scanner, a Runyes B-type autoclave, a hot-air oven, an IFT machine and a 1 MHz ultrasound unit.

Seva Pratishthan (Kolkata) set up a High Dependency Unit (a step-down unit of ICU) equipped with modern instrument including cardiac monitors. The centre also added the following equipmnet: Bone Mineral Densitometry System (Dexa Scan), Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Unit, Wipro GE VIVID S70-4D CVS Ultrasound System, 2 Wipro GE Voluson S10 Color Doppler Systems, Zeiss Ophthalmic Laser Visulas Yag III Equipment, Hemodialysis Machine of Fresenius, Germany, Olympus Gastro Videoscope and a Micro Debrider from Medtronic (ENT Dept.).

Varanasi Home of Service added special new cabins to the renovated male Ortho Surgical Ward and added the following equipment: Two Anaesthesia Workstations, Endoscopy Machine, Autoclave and ETO steriliser.

Baghbazar Math procured a Radiance CILA Pathological Analyser machine.

Barasat Math added a X-ray Machine.

Ghatsila Math started a physiotherapy centre.

Nattarampalli Math added a digital X-ray machine.

Pune Math added a Urine Analyzer (Laura smart) & Medical Linear Probe part for Color Doppler machine.

Thiruvananthapuram centre built an operation theatre block with 5 opeation theatres. The centre also added a 2D-Echo machine and a TMT Machine to the cardiology department.

Rural Development Field

Gwalior centre organized Pandit Deen Dayal ‘Unnat Krishi Shiksha Yojna’ workshop for 150 farmers and commissioned a waste water treatment plant & a bio-gas plant. The centre also planted 800 trees at Sharada Balgram.

Lucknow centre started a Village Health Centre in Biswan (Sitapur District) on the premises of Sakeria Sugar Factory.

Narainpur centre:

Constructed two ten-bed dwelling houses for children in Orchha and Kundla areas.

Under Wadi Project, 45 water reservoirs were constructed in 10 villages benefiting 150 poor farmers.

Installed low-cost push taps in 85 Anganawadi centres to improve hygienic practices.

New Delhi centre constructed 100 Twin Pit Pour Flush (TPPF) toilets for 100 households in Bhati Mines, a village in south Delhi. The centre also published in Hindi a booklet on TPPF latrine construction.

Purulia centre built 5 dwelling houses for poor and underprivileged people.

Ranchi Morabadi centre:

The Government of Jharkhand started a Kisan Single Window Centre at Getalsud farm of the Sri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, declared open the centre.

Adopted Nawagarh Gram Panchayat along with two adjacent villages of Angara Block in Ranchi District to develop it into a Model Tribal Gram

27 units of NADEP Compost tanks and 57 units of raised platform for goat rearing were constructed and a solar pump for irrigation was installed.

With the sponsorship of NABARD, Livelihood and Enterprise Development Programme (LEDP) was started to empower 200 self-help group women of Angara Block as smart Agripreneures.

Sargachhi centre started a soil testing laboratory for farmers with the sponsorship of Govt. of West Bengal.

Sarisha centre started vocational training programme for self-help group members in collaboration with West Bengal Swarojgar Corporation Ltd. (WBSCL). 800 women members were trained in 37 batches.

Varanasi Home of Service installed a tube well at Nirmal Bagan.

Chennai Math constructed a building to house Sarada Ma Grama Mangalam, a centre for rural development, at Meyyur village, near Chennai.

Mysuru Math constructed Ramakrishna Sevamandira at Tenkalamole, in Chamarajanagar district for conducting medical camps, tuition classes and values education programmes.


New Buildings & Projects

Sister Nivedita Cultural Hall was constructed at Baranagar Mission

Coimbatore Mission centre constructed buildings for Fitness and Sports Sciences Resource Centre and TAT Kalanilayam Middle School.

Hatamuniguda centre constructed dispensary and multigym buildings.

Imphal centre set up a new primary school at its Uripok campus.

The kitchen-cum-dining-hall at Indore centre was renovated.

The emergency department at Itanagar hospital was renovated.

A school building was constructed at Kozhikode

Lucknow centre added a first floor to its guesthouse.

Narainpur centre built an auditorium-cum-indoor stadium, monks’ quarters and a hostel building.

Narottam Nagar centre built residential teachers’ quarters.

Patna Ashrama built a new office block.

Purulia Vidyapith added a two-storey study hall to the Brahmananda Sadan of Vidyapith.

Faculty & Scholars’ House and a meditation gallery were built at RKMVERI (deemed university), Belur.

The third floor on the Swami Vivekananda Sesquicentenary Building of Sikshanamandira (a residential college of teacher education under Saradapitha) was declared open.

Shivanahalli centre built a multipurpose hall.

Sohra Ashrama built a secondary school building at its sub-centre in Shella.

Varanasi Home of Service built a second floor of monks’ quarters.

Vrindaban centre constructed Nivedita Nurses’ Hostel building.

Almora centre built monks’ quarters.

Barisha Math renovated the 4th and 5th floors of the old-age home.

Kitchen-cum-dining-hall complex, named ‘Ma Sarada Sadavrata’ on Belur Math campus started to function.

Bhubaneswar centre added a first floor to the monks’ quarters.

Gourhati centre built monks’ quarters, dining-hall and an office building.

Kamarpukur centre built a dining-hall for devotees on the first floor of Chandramani Smriti Sadan.

Medinipur centre built monks’ quarters building.

Ponnampet Ashrama built doctors’ quarters building.

Swachchha Bharat Abhiyan

The following centres took forward Swachchha Bharat Abhiyan (a cleanliness campaign launched by the Government of India) by holding the programmes given below:

Baranagar Mission Ashrama conducted a cleaning programme in which roads and lanes of Baranagar locality and the Ashrama premises were cleaned.

Students and staff of Chennai Students’ Home cleaned the campus of Sri Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Chepauk railway station, Marina Beach and a few public streets in Chennai.

Students of different educational institutions of Coimbatore Mission Vidyalaya conducted 46 cleaning drives in which several public places including government offices, temples, roads and hospitals were cleaned.

Students of Gwalior centre participated in a rally and enacted a play on Swachchhata Abhiyan which was telecast in 117 countries.

Kamarpukur centre carried out seven cleanliness drives in Kamarpukur village.

Mangaluru centre conducted 300 cleanliness drives in which about 35,000 people participated.

Narottam Nagar centre carried out three cleanliness drives and constructed a public toilet block on its campus.

Rahara centre held speeches, competitions and cultural programmes on cleanliness.

Ranchi Morabadi centre observed the last Saturday of every month as the cleanliness day. The centre also held a cleanliness awareness programme at Baridhi village in Ranchi

Vadodara centre held a talk and a cleaning programme at a school. The centre also conducted a public meeting, two cleanliness drives and felicitated about 90 sweepers of Vadodara municipality.

Varanasi Home of Service carried out three cleanliness drives and took out two rallies.

Almora centre undertook cleaning of nearly one kilometer stretch of a public road in Almora every Sunday with the help of local people.

Bamunmura Math organised two cleanliness programmes – one in a local colony and the other in a Girls’ High School.

Chennai Math, in association with Chennai Students’ Home, launched a yearlong programme Our locality, our responsibility to promote cleanliness and hygiene at Pattinapakkam in Chennai, a seashore area, which was severely affected by the floods in November 2015.

Mysuru Ashrama organised Swachha Mysuru Swastha Jeevana program to bring about public awareness on cleanliness. The centre carried out cleanliness drives which covered 56 places in Mysuru city.

Nagpur Math conducted 16 cleanliness drives in and around Nagpur in which schools, colleges, government campuses, streets, slum areas, temple premises, etc were cleaned.

Naora centre held six cleanliness drives in Jibantala block of South 24 Paraganas district in which several playgrounds, school premises, religious places and roads were cleaned.