Formal Handover Ceremony: Ramakrishna Mission, Digboi

Ramakrishna Mission, Digboi, Tinsukia, Assam

The erstwhile Sri Ramakrishna Sevasrama, located in Mission Para, Digboi has subsumed itself with its religious parent body, the Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, West Bengal on 6th of September 2021 and has come to be known as the Ramakrishna Mission, Digboi. Formal Handover ceremony of Sri Ramakrishna Sevasrama, Digboi to Ramakrishna Mission held on 24th May 2022, infront of the general public of Digboi.

Srimat Swami Gautamananda Ji Maharaj, Vice-President, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission presided over the function. Shri Abhijit Roy, the then Vice-President of Sri Ramakrishna Sevasrama handed over the deeds and documents of the erstwhile Sri Ramakrishna Sevasrama to Srimat Swami Gautamananda Ji Maharaj and he in return handed over the documents to Swami Arunatmananda, the present Secretary of Ramakrishna Mission, Digboi.

The day started with ‘Special Puja’, ‘Homa’ and ‘Anna Bhoga’ of Sri Ramakrishna. A morning rally ‘prabhat-ferry’ including the representatives of about 14 different educational, social and religious organizations were present to commemorate the philosophy of Sri Ramakrishna Deva’s ‘SARVA-DHARMA-SAMMANVAYA’.

The Digboi ashrama distributed about 150 tiffin packets to the patients and inmates of the Digboi Government Hospital. About 600 tiffin packets were separately distributed among the participants of the rally.

From 11.00 am, formal handover program was started which was presided by Srimat Swami GautamanandaJi. Swami Arunatmananda welcomed all the dignitaries and the devotees and Most revered Vice-President Maharaj gave his words of blessings. Swami Devarajananda, Swami Vishwatmananda and Swami Achyuteshananda shared their valuable thoughts on the dais. Swami Vedesarananda and Sri Abhijit Roy were also present on the dais. Swami Yadavendrananda and Swami Kripakarananda presented the opening and closing song respectively. Vote of thanks given by Sri Abhijit Roy.

Government officials — S. Dutta Choudhury, Chairman, Digboi Municipality; Dimpy Sonowal, Vice-Chairman, Digboi Municipality; P Ahom, SDO Civil, Margharita; Sri Sarfaraz Haque, Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Tinsukia — were also present in the ashrama after evening arati and offered their salutation to Revered Maharaj ji by Asomiya’s traditional ‘GAMACHA’. Srimat Swami Gautamananda ji Maharaj, gave a spiritual discourse in presence of devotees after evening prayer on the same day.


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