News Bulletin 01 June 2017

Personalia

Srimat Swami Atmasthanandaji Maharaj, President, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, continues to be at Seva Pratishthan. There is no significant change in his health condition.

Srimat Swami Smarananandaji, Vice President, will be visiting Gol Park centre from 6 to 17 June. He is in good health.

Srimat Swami Vagishanandaji, Vice President, is keeping well at Cossipore Math.

Srimat Swami Gautamanandaji, Vice President, is scheduled to visit Mysuru, Ponnampet, Mangaluru, Bengaluru and Belgaum from 5 to 25 June and Karlapalem in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, on 28 and 29 June. He is keeping good health at Chennai Math.

Srimat Swami Prabhanandaji, Vice President, will be visiting Baghbazar centre from 11 to 18 June.  He is keeping well.

Srimat Swami  Suhitanandaji, Vice President, is  scheduled  to  return  to  Belur  Math  on  3  June  after  his  visit  to Sikra-Kulingram, Barasat and Bamunmura centres.  He will be visiting Asansol, Burdwan and Gurap from 9 to 17 June and Dubai, England and Ireland from 26 June to 8 July. He is keeping well.

New Office-Bearers

Swami Gautamanandaji and Swami Suhitanandaji have been elected Vice-Presidents and Swami Suvirananda the General Secretary of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission. They assumed their respective offices on 10 May, the sacred Buddha Purnima day. Swami Abhiramananda and Swami Tattwavidananda, who had been elected Assistant General Secretaries of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, joined the Headquarters on 10 May.

Headquarters

Ramakrishna Mission Foundation Day celebrated at Belur Math

The 121st Foundation Day of the Ramakrishna Mission was celebrated at Belur Math on 1 May by holding a public meeting. Swami Smarananandaji chaired the meeting and Swami Suhitanandaji delivered the welcome address. Swami Suvirananda and a few others addressed the gathering. Click here for photos.

Celebration of Sri Sri Buddha Jayanti at Belur Math

Sri Sri Buddha Jayanti was celebrated at Belur Math on 10 May 2017. Click here for photos. 

Sri Sri Shodashi Puja at Belur Math

Sri Sri Shodashi puja was performed at Belur Math, on the night of Phalaharini Kali Puja tithi, 25 May 2017. Click here for photos.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science and Technology, visited Belur Math on 15 May.

Sushri Uma Bharti, Union Minister for Water Resources and River Development, visited Belur Math on 26 May.

 

New Mission Centre 

Inauguration of Ramakrishna Mission, Goa

A new branch centre of the Ramakrishna Mission has been started in the state of Goa.

The centre was formally inaugurated on 28 May in a programme which was attended by Swami Gautamanandaji; the General Secretary; Sri Shripad Yesso Naik, Union Minister of State, Ministry of AYUSH; other dignitaries, about 25 monks and 200 devotees.

The address of the centre is :

Ramakrishna Mission
PO. Khandepar, Parsol (Usgao),
Inside from Khursakade Bus Stop,
After Choughule Maruti Service Center,
Ponda, Goa 403406
Phone no. 94140 42638
Email id <goa@rkmm.org>
Website <www.rkmgoa.org>

 

Celebration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Sister Nivedita

Centres in India:

Celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Sister Nivedita, Koyilandy Ashrama

Koyilandy Math conducted a programme comprising speeches and a cultural programme on 28 May which was attended by about 200 people. Brief report and photos.

Antpur centre conducted a devotees’ convention on 5 May in which about 250 devotees took part.

Chennai Math in association with another organization held a day-long programme comprising lectures on 1 May in which about 300 women from different service organizations in Tamil Nadu took part.

Delhi centre conducted an online competition in which 250 college students took part.  The winners were given away prizes on 23 April.

On the initiative of Kankurgachhi Math, a procession and a youths’ convention were held at Patharpratima in South 24 Parganas district on 5 and 6 May.  About 400 students from 10 schools participated in the convention.

Kanpur centre conducted cultural competitions and a lecture at a women’s college in Jajmau, Kanpur, on 29 April.

 

Celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Sister Nivedita, Naora Ashrama

Naora centre held a programme on women empowerment on 28 April in which about 700 people participated. Brief report and photos.

Ponnampet Ashrama held a public meeting on 20 May which was attended by about 200 people.

Sarisha centre held special lectures on 6 and 9 April.   In all, about 2700 people, comprising mainly students, attended the lectures.

Silchar centre conducted a students’ and teachers’ convention on 24 and 25 May in which 210 students and 58 teachers from 36 schools took part.

Swamiji’s Ancestral House held four lectures and a drama between 24 April and 20 May at the centre which were attended altogether by 2065 people. During the same period five discourses were held, on the centre’s initiative, in and around Kolkata which were attended by 1500 people in all.

Centres outside India:

Chicago and St. Louis centres (USA) jointly held a seminar on Sister Nivedita at Washington University, St. Louis, on 29 April which was attended by 75 people.

 

Communication Addresses

Telephone: Burdwan centre has got a land-line telephone connection with number (0342) 2622929.

Website: Madurai Math has discontinued its website with address <www.rkmath.net>.

 

News of Branch Centres (in India) 

Inauguration of Centenary Celebration, Karimganj

The year-long  centenary celebration of Karimganj centre was inaugurated on 10 May, the sacred  Buddha  Purnima  day,  by  Swami  Gautamanandaji. A number of monks and about 500 devotees attended the programme. Report and Photos.

Sri Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister of Assam, visited Karimganj centre on 3 May.

Swami Smarananandaji inaugurated the renovated monks’ quarters, now renamed Brahmananda Bhavan, at Sarisha centre on 17 April.

Narainpur centre held a five-day sports meet from 5 to 9 April in which 1500 students from 30 schools of 3 districts in Chhattisgarh participated.

Madurai Math distributed buttermilk to about 2000 people from 9 to 13 May on the occasion of Chaitra Purnima festival.

Inauguration of “Vivekananda Punyanagari Seva Prakalp” by Pune ashrama

Pune Math inaugurated “Vivekananda Punyanagari Seva Prakalp” for the upliftment of  the slum dwelling people. Reports and Photos.  

  

Spiritual Retreat, Koyilandy ashrama

 

Koyilandy Math conducted spiritual retreat on 21 May. Report and Photos. 

 

The results obtained by the students of our schools and hostels at the Secondary (Class 10) and Higher Secondary (Class 12) Examinations, 2017, conducted by different education boards are given below.  (In all these figures, Star Marks means 75% or more marks, 1st Div. 60% or more marks, 2nd Div. 45% to less than 60% marks, and 3rd Div. less than 45% marks.)

Secondary Students of Ekalavya Model School, Jhargram

 

Tamil Nadu Boards of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education
Examination Students appeared 1st Div 2nd Div 3rd Div Failed Star Marks
Chengalpattu Matriculation School
Class 10 85 70 12 3 57
Class 12 100 71 26 3 31
Chengalpattu Boys’ Higher Secondary School
Class 10 233 94 98 9 32 47
Class 12 269 103 68 19 79 32
Chengalpattu Girls’ Higher Secondary School
Class 10 170 138 27 1 4 105
Class 12 323 201 91 7 24 84
Chennai Math Girls’ School
Class 10 116 89 24 1 2 42
Class 12 160 108 44 2 6 55
Chennai Mission Ashrama Matriculation Higher Secondary School
Class 10 133 126 7 74
Class 12 87 73 14 42
Chennai Mission Ashrama Higher Secondary School (South)
Class 10 75 56 14 3 2 35
Class 12 22 13 8 1 7
Chennai Students’ Home Residential High School
Class 10 37 30 6 1 17
Coimbatore Shivananda Higher Secondary School
Class 10 195 186 9 145
Class 12 243 237 6 172
Coimbatore Vidyalaya High School
Class 10 50 50 44
Malliankaranai High School
Class 10 61 51 8 1 1 35
Nattarampalli School
Class 10 29 29 20
Nattarampalli Hostel
Class 10 10 8 2 4
Class 12 6 3 2 1 1

 

West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education: Class 12
Sl. No. School Students appeared 1st Div 2nd Div Compartmental Failed Star Marks Highest Marks#
1 Malda 79 79 77 477
2 Medinipur 54 54 50 482
3 Narendrapur: (a) Vidyalaya 79 79 79 492
(b) Blind Boys’ Academy 10 10 10 454
4 Purulia 63 63 61 479
5 Rahara 122 122 106 482
6 Sargachhi 60 56 3 1 30 471
7 Sarisha 105 103 1 1 70 466

# Marks out of 500

 

West Bengal Board of Secondary Education: Class 10
School Students appeared 1st Div. 2nd Div. 3rd Div. Star Marks Highest Marks#
1. Asansol 90 90 90 679
2. Baranagar Mission 175 175 159 681
3. Jayrambati 150 123 27 77 682
4. Kamarpukur 100 94 6 66 685
5. Malda 122 122 114 687
6. Manasadwip 109 96 13 48 670
7. Medinipur 103 103 101 676
8. Narendrapur: (a) Vidyalaya 130 130 129 682
8. (b) Blind Boys’ Academy 17 17 17 618
9. Purulia 89 89 89 680
10. Rahara 217 216 1 186 675
11. Ramharipur 101 87 14 43 676
12. Sargachhi 111 101 10 64 672
13. Sarisha: (a) Boys' School 106 101 4 1 68 654
13. (b) Girls' School 126 117 7 2 88 665
14. Taki 71 71 58 661

# Marks out of 700

 

Other Board Examinations
Exam Students appeared 1st Div 2nd Div Compartmental Failed Star Marks Highest Marks#
Bhopal School (Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education)
Class 10 89 54 11 1 23 23
Class 12 86 66 15 2 3 29
Cherrapunji School (Meghalaya Board of School Education)
Class 10 91 74 16 1 28
Class 12 85 78 5 2 6
Nine other schools (at Bholaganj, Laitdiengsai, Laitryngew, Mawmluh, Mylliem, Nartiang, Nongwar, Shella & Sohbar) under Cherrapunji centre (Meghalaya Board of School Education)
Class 10 178 41 81 36 20
Indore School (Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education)
Class 10 105 77 23 1 4 0 35
Class 12 111 87 16 6 2 35
Jamshedpur Schools (ICSE Board, New Delhi)
Class 10 252 205 46 1 106
Class 12 44 22 20 1 1 8
Jamshedpur Schools (Jharkhand Academic Council)
Class 10 287 253 33 1 111
Mangaluru Hostel (Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board)
Class 10 14 10 3 1 4
Narainpur School (Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education)
Class 10 145 54 53 24 7 7 12
Class 12 119 44 55 2 10 8 2
Vijayawada School (Andhra Pradesh Board of Secondary Education)
Class 10 (English Medium) 39 39 39
Class 10 (Telugu Medium) 48 42 1 5 20

 

Football team of Narainpur school

The football team of Narainpur school won the football championship conducted by Central Reserve Police Force.  Dr. Raman Singh, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, handed over a cup and a sum of 50,000 rupees to the team on 21 May.

 

Summer Cultural Classes for school students, Rajahmundry

The following centres conducted summer camps for students.   The programme included chanting, bhajans, yogasanas, values education classes, etc.

 

Summer Camps for Students
Sl. No. Centre Duration of the camp Participants
1 Aurangabad 1 to 10 May 119
2 Bengaluru 16 to 30 April 100
3 Chennai Math 2 to 31 May 250
3 Chennai Math 15 to 23 May 54
4 Hyderabad 10 to 22 April 410
4 Hyderabad 24 April to 23 May 1868
5 Indore 8 to 10 May 40
6 Madurai 24 April to 12 May 150
7 Ponnampet 23 to 30 April 110
8 Porbandar 8 to 28 May 85
9 Pune 23 to 28 May 120
10 Rajamahendravaram 1 to 28 May 287
11 Rajkot 1 to 28 May 506
12 Tirupati 1 to 14 May 61
13 Vadodara 30 April to 7 May 122

 

Report and Photos of Summer Camps at Hyderabad | Rajahmundry | Ponnampet

 

Medical camp in Kato-Moku village, organized by Aalo centre

 

Aalo centre conducted a medical camp at Kato Moku village of West Siang district on 24 May in which 53 patients were treated. Also, educative films were screened to create awareness about health and hygiene. Report and Photos.

Antpur centre held a mother-and-child care camp on 13 May in which 44 women and 120 children were treated by a team of eight doctors.

Katihar centre conducted a medical camp on 21 May in which 292 patients were treated.

Mysuru Ashrama conducted a medical camp at Tenkana Mole (Kuderu village) in Mysuru district on 28 May in which 350 patients from six villages were treated.

Vidyamandira (Arts & Science college under Saradapitha centre) has secured all-India 29th rank amongst the best Science Colleges and 35th rank amongst the best Arts Colleges as per the ranking list announced by India Today for the year 2017. Further, the college has been ranked first in the Kolkata-Howrah metropolitan area under both best Science and Arts colleges categories.

Values Education and Youth Programmes

Value Education Workshop by Jalpaiguri ashrama

Jalpaiguri centre held a values education workshop at Konpakri in Jalpaiguri district which was attended by 170 students. Report and Photos.

Delhi centre held 9 values education workshops from 1 to 18 May which were attended by 445 principals and teachers. The workshops were held in five states apart from Delhi.

Nagpur Math conducted cultural competitions based on the teachings of Swamiji in January and February in which about 15,000 students from nearly 100 schools took part.

 

Swachchha Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Campaign)

Cleaning and awareness drives by Mysuru (Mysore) ashrama

Mysuru Ashrama conducted five cleaning drives between 30 April and 28 May in which a number of volunteers cleaned five localities of the city. Report and Photos.

Delhi centre constructed 100 twin-pit-pour-flush toilets at Bhati Mines, Delhi.   Sri Rao Inderjit Singh, Minister of State for Urban Development, Government of India, declared open the toilets on 1 March.

Kamarpukur centre carried out a cleanliness drive on 21 May.

Mangaluru centre conducted 42 cleaning drives in and around Mangaluru on four Sundays in the month of May in which a large number of volunteers took part.  The centre also held a workshop on  28  May  in  which  225  Panchayat  Development  Officers  and  representatives  of  different Panchayats of Dakshina Kannada district participated.

 

 

News of Branch Centres (Outside India)

Our Dhaka centre observed the Foundation Day of Ramakrishna Mission on 1 May with a day long program. Report and Photos.

The students’ team of our Swami Vivekananda College in Fiji won the National Championship in the National Swimming Competitions 2017 held by Fiji National Swimming Association on 26 and 27 May. The students secured the following medals: Gold: 49, Silver: 26, Bronze: 19.

 

Obituary 

Swami Shiveshwarananda

We are sorry to announce the passing away of Swami Shiveshwaranandaji (Bidhu Maharaj) at Seva Pratishthan hospital, Kolkata, on 19 May at 9.30 am.  He was 87 and had been suffering from old-age ailments for some years.  Initiated by Swami Virajanandaji Maharaj, he joined the Order in 1953 at Asansol centre and had Sannyasa from Swami Madhavanandaji Maharaj in 1963. Besides his joining centre, he served at Saradapitha and Narendrapur centres as an assistant and Puri Mission, Singapore and Bhubaneswar centres as the head. After relinquishing headship of Bhubaneswar centre in December 2010, he continued to stay there as a retired monk.  Amiable and affectionate by nature, he contributed to the Order in different capacities.

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