News Bulletin : 01 October 2021

News Bulletin

 


Personalia

Revered President Maharaj is at Belur Math.

Swami Gautamananda ji is at Chennai Math.

Swami Prabhananda ji will be visiting Baghbazar Math from 2 to 5 October.

Swami Suhitananda ji is at Belur Math.

All of them are keeping well.


New Branch Centres

Following the taking over of Sri Ramakrishna Sevashrama, Digboi, by the Ramakrishna Mission, a new branch centre of the Mission is started there.

The address of the centre is

Ramakrishna Mission, P.O. Digboi,

Tinsukia, Assam 786171

Phone number: (03751) 264775

Email id: digboi@rkmm.org 

The Sevashrama was founded in 1930.


A new branch centre of the Ramakrishna Math is started with the land and buildings received from Badarikashrama, Madihalli.

The address of the centre is

Ramakrishna Math, Madihalli,

Taluk Turuvekere, Dist. Tumakuru, Karnataka 572227

Phone numbers: (08139) 200562 and 63608 85911

Email id: madihalli@rkmm.org

Badarikashrama was established in 1984.


Ramakrishna Math, Thanjavur, is upgraded to the status of a full-fledged branch centre; it was a sub-centre of Chennai Math until now.  For the contact details of the centre, please see September 2020 Bulletin.

Communication Addresses

Phone / Fax Numbers

Chittagong centre, Bangladesh, has changed its phone number from 3161 5409 to 23333 55409.

Deoghar Vidyapith has discontinued its telephone numbers: 222413 & 236854 and fax connection: 222360.  It has two new mobile telephone connections: 94713 95502 and 94713 95503.

Dhaka centre, Bangladesh, has changed its telephone number from 955 3703 to 2233 83703.  It has an additional phone number: 2233 51492.

Website

Porbandar centre has changed its website address from rkmporbandar.org to porbandar.rkmm.org.

News of Branch Centres (in India)

Swami Gautamanandaji dedicated the renovated Sri Ramakrishna Temple at the village centre of Thanjavur Math on 10 September, the sacred Ganesha Chaturthi.

In commemoration of Swamiji’s address at the World’s Parliament of Religions, Chennai Math, Deoghar, Hyderabad, Kochi, Prayagraj, Rajkot, Thanjavur and Viveknagar (Agartala) centres held programmes on 11 September.  The online programme conducted by Hyderabad centre included special addresses by Sri N V Ramana, Chief Justice of India, Swami Gautamanandaji and the General Secretary.  At Viveknagar centre, Smt Pratima Bhoumik, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, and Sri Jishnu Dev Varma, Deputy Chief Minister of Tripura, attended the programme.  Kochi and Rajkot centres played the video message of the General Secretary in their online programmes.

RKMVERI (deemed university) held the annual convocation on 11 September and awarded degrees and diplomas to 275 candidates from Belur main campus and its off-campus centres in Narendrapur and Ranchi.  Owing to the Covid restrictions, most students attended the programme in virtual mode.  The General Secretary, who is also the Chancellor of the university, addressed the convocation through a recorded video.

Four of our degree colleges secured distinguished positions in the India Rankings 2021 announced by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Education, Government of India:

Sl. College National Rank State Rank
1. Vidyamandira (Saradapitha) 5 2 (West Bengal)
2. Vivekananda Centenary College (Rahara) 15 3
3. Residential College (Narendrapur) 21 4
4. Arts and Science College (Coimbatore Mission) 48 15 (Tamil Nadu)

 

The Government of West Bengal presented the Best School Awards to our schools at Narendrapur, Purulia and Rahara centres on 5 September, Teachers’ Day.  Each school received a trophy, a citation and a sum of one lakh rupees.

Mr M K Stalin, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, presented Dr Radhakrishnan Award for excellence in teaching to the headmistress of the primary school of Chennai Math on 5 September, Teachers’ Day.

Values Education and Youth Programmes

Delhi centre held 16 online workshops on values education from 27 August to 25 September.  In all, 1255 teachers and parents participated in these programmes.

Vadodara centre conducted an online elocution competition in which 1031 students from 22 Indian states took part.  The results were announced on 11 September.

Obituary

We are sorry to announce the passing away of Swami Atmatattwananda ji (Douglas/Shiva Maharaj) at a board-and-care facility in North Hollywood, USA, on 13 September at 3.10 pm local time (14 September, 3.40 am Indian time).  He was 92 and had been suffering from old-age ailments for some years.  Initiated by Swami Prabhavanandaji Maharaj, he joined the order at the Hollywood branch in 1956 and received sannyasa diksha from Swami Bhuteshanandaji Maharaj in 1990.  He served at the Hollywood branch and its sub-centres at Trabuco and South Pasadena. He touched the hearts of hundreds of people — poor, sick, homeless, and seekers of God from different religions.  He was very active in interfaith work and was particularly associated with the Los Angeles Chapter of the Council for the Parliament of Worlds’ Religions.  He inspired many with spiritual ideals and brought them to the Vedanta.  At the same time, his warmth and keen sense of humour endeared him to all.

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