The following achievements of our students, staff and institutions in the year under review are worth mentioning:
Four of our degree colleges secured good positions, as stated below, in the all-India rankings for the year 2018 announced by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Union Ministry of Human Resource Development: Vidyamandira (Saradapitha) – 9thrank, Vivekananda Centenary College (Rahara) – 29th rank, Science and Arts College (Coimbatore Mission) – 39th rank, and Residential College (Narendrapur) – 40th
The headmistress of Higher Secondary School of Chennai Mission Ashrama received Mahatma Gandhi Leadership Award from NRI Welfare Society of India (UK Chapter) at the House of Commons, London, and Dr Radhakrishnan Award from the Department of School Education, Government of Tamil Nadu, for her contribution to the field of education.
A student of Vivekananda College of Chennai Vidyapith won a gold medal in the 400-metre relay race and a silver medal in the 200-metre race in the South Asian Junior Athletics Championships held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and a bronze medal in the 400-metre relay race in the Asian Junior Athletics Championships held in Gifu, Japan.
Two students of Deoghar Vidyapith and fourteen students of Narendrapur Vidyalaya won the prestigious Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Fellowship-2017.
Students of Deoghar Vidyapith secured the following ranks at the national level in the Sanskrit Olympiad 2017 conducted by Samskrita Bharati Educational Trust, Guntur: 1st rank (1 student), 3rd rank (2 students), 4th rank (4 students) and 5th rank (1 student).
Two students of Deoghar Vidyapith secured first and second positions in the essay competition conducted by S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata.
Two students of Imphal school secured the first and second positions at the state level in a painting competition on the theme ‘conservation of energy’ held by the Union Ministry of Power. Subsequently, one of them also won a prize at the national level of the competition.
Jhargram centre received a certificate from Vidyasagar College, Kolkata, and Association of Biomedical Sciences, Kolkata, in recognition of its performance in school education.
The Governor of Karnataka felicitated the principal of Sri Ramakrishna Vidyashala of Mysuru centre for the excellent results of the Vidyashala students in class 12 examinations.
A student of Mysuru Vidyashala was declared the best cadet of NCC Group Headquarters, Mysuru, in the junior division for the year 2018-19.
The under-14 and under-17 football teams of Narainpur school won the state-level Subroto Cup Football Tournament held at Narainpur. The school also won the overall champions trophy.
A class-12 student of Narainpur centre was selected for the under-18 national football team and played in the Asian Schools Football Championship held in Agra.
Three students of Purulia Vidyapith secured the top three ranks at the state level in the International Olympiad of Mathematics conducted by Silverzone Foundation, New Delhi.
Students of the high school secured 13 gold, 8 silver and 5 bronze medals in the International Mathematics Olympiad Examination held by Silverzone foundation, an NGO based in Bengaluru.
The high school was declared as a champion in Inter Ramakrishna Mission Football Tournament held on Saradapitha college ground.
The village Dhurleta in Ranchi district, where the Divyayan Krishi Vigyan Kendra of Ranchi MorabadiAshrama had undertaken many initiatives to promote organic farming, was declared as the “first organic village of Jharkhand state”.
Students of the Sanskrit Department of RKMVERI (deemed university), Belur, won 2 silver medals in the national level cultural competitions conducted by Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi, and 1 gold medal and 2 bronze medals in the 13th All India Sanskrit Students’ Talent Festival conducted by Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati.
A postgraduate student of the Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences of Seva Pratishthan secured the first position in the final examination of MD (General Medicine) conducted by West Bengal University of Health Sciences and another student secured first position in the final examination of DNB (in ENT discipline) conducted by the National Board of Examinations and received a gold medal.