Revered President Maharaj is at Belur Math.
Swami Vagishananda ji got admitted to Seva Pratishthan on 15 December and was discharged on 25 December. He is recuperating at Cossipore Math.
Swami Gautamananda ji will be at Jayrambati in January.
Swami Prabhananda ji is at Belur Math.
Swami Shivamayananda ji is at Kankurgachhi Math.
Swami Suhitananda ji is at Belur Math.
All of them are keeping well.
New Mission Centre
A new branch centre of the Ramakrishna Mission has been started in Ramakrishna Ashrama, Raiganj.
The address of the centre is
Ukilpara, PO. Raiganj,
Dist. Uttar Dinajpur,
West Bengal 733134
phone number: 80016 60953
email id: [email protected].
The correct addresses of the following centres may please be noted. Changes made in the
addresses are indicated by underlining.
Sohra: Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Sohra (Cherrapunjee), P.O. Sohra, Dt. East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya 793 108.
Thiruvananthapuram: Ramakrishna Ashrama, Hospital Road, Sasthamangalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695 010.
Advaita Ashrama, Kolkata, has discontinued its telephone numbers: 2289 0898, 2286 6483 & 2284 0210. The Ashrama has mobile telephone numbers: 74396 64481 & 76030 67067.
Aurangabad centre has discontinued its telephone connection: 237 6013. It has mobile telephone numbers: 94237 91155 & 94204 92066.
Kalady centre has discontinued its telephone number: 246 1071. It has a mobile telephone connection: 94457 38065.
Kasundia centre, Howrah, has discontinued its landline telephone number: 2642 0932. It has a new mobile telephone connection: 82409 60013.
Malda centre has a mobile telephone number: 97498 73108.
Narendrapur centre has a new landline telephone connection: 2427 2700 and not 2477 2700 which was announced in the last Bulletin.
Narottam Nagar centre has discontinued its landline telephone number: 25 5230 and fax number: 20 0160.
RKMVERI (deemed university), Belur, has discontinued its fax connection: 2654 4640. It has a new mobile telephone number: 62910 60148.
Saradapitha has discontinued the telephone number: 2654 6408 of its Central Office. Shilpamandira (polytechnic college) has a mobile telephone connection: 94330 12463. Following the merger of Shilpayatana with Shilpavidyalaya, the telephone number of the former has been transferred to the latter. Accordingly, Shilpavidyalaya has an additional telephone number: 2654 1052.
Vidyamandira has discontinued its telephone numbers: 2654 1115, 2654 1117 & 2654 1112, and fax number: 2654 1123.
Sarisha centre has discontinued the following telephone numbers: Ashrama Office: 24 4222 and Primary Teachers’ Training Institute (PTTI) Unit-II: 24 5144 and fax numbers: Ashrama Office: 24 5635 and Boys’ School: 24 4435. The centre has obtained the following telephone numbers:
Ashrama Office: 24 5406 & 24 5635
Boys’ School: 24 4435
Boys’ Hostel: 24 4222 & 62944 12433
Junior Basic School (Unit-I): 99339 58438
Junior Basic School (Unit-II): 91535 71168
Junior Basic School (Unit-III): 84201 35679
Junior Basic School (Unit-IV): 98513 61826
PTTI (Unit-II): 24 5629.
Seva Pratishthan, Kolkata, has discontinued its fax number: 2475 4351.
Shivanahalli centre has changed its landline telephone numbers from 785 8020 & 785 8022 to 2979 0030 & 2978 1005. Also, it has a mobile telephone connection: 94839 62830.
Shyamla Tal centre has discontinued its landline telephone number: 22 7526 and fax number: 22 7525. It has a new mobile telephone connection: 80065 05387.
Shyampukur Bati has discontinued its landline telephone number: 2555 8580. It has a new mobile telephone connection: 94757 01362.
Silchar Ashrama has discontinued its fax number: 26 7789. It has a new mobile phone connection: 60265 79199.
Sinthi (Beni Pal Udyan) Math has discontinued its landline telephone number: 2556 4224. It has two new mobile telephone connections: 94747 24224 & 93300 44705.
Sohra (Cherrapunjee) centre has discontinued all its landline telephone numbers: 23 5202, 23 5492 and 23 5494 and fax connection: 23 5493. It has a new mobile telephone connection: 94363 10959.
Taki centre has a mobile telephone connection: 73844 28286.
Thiruvalla centre has a mobile telephone connection: 82817 08116.
Thiruvananthapuram Ashrama has discontinued its telephone number: 272 7607. Nettayam sub-centre of the Ashrama has replaced its landline telephone number (236 4936) with mobile telephone number: 94466 20473.
Advaita Ashrama, Kolkata, has an additional email id: [email protected] for placing
Following the merger of Shilpayatana with Shilpavidyalaya, the email id of the former has been transferred to the latter. Accordingly, Shilpavidyalaya has an additional email address:
[email protected]. Shilpamandira Computer Centre has discontinued its email ids [email protected] & i[email protected]. It has two new email ids: [email protected] & [email protected].
Sarisha centre: Boys’ School has changed its email address to [email protected]. Girls’ School has an email id: [email protected].
PTTI (Unit-I) has an email id: [email protected].
PTTI (Unit-II) has an email id: [email protected].
Thiruvalla centre has an additional email id: [email protected].
News of Branch Centres (in India)
Sri T S Singh Deo, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Government of Chhattisgarh, inaugurated the new building for the outpatient department at Narainpur centre on 3 December.
A telemedicine centre was inaugurated at the dispensary of Shillong Ashrama on 5 December. The project is a joint venture of our Shillong and Sohra branches and a government hospital in Shillong.
Quick Base, a company based in the USA, awarded the first prize to Chennai Math for its software-based project WeMindYou. The project aims to promote the emotional well-being of children and adolescents with the help of facial recognition technology and EEG. The prize was announced on 16 December and carried a sum of 35,000 dollars.
Mysuru Ashrama has been running a bookstall in the Mysuru Railway Station for some years. The bookstall, now shifted to a prime location in the station, was inaugurated on 22 December after renovation.
Swami Gautamanandaji inaugurated the newly built extension to the monks’ quarters at Ichapur centre on 23 December, the sacred birthday of Swami Premanandaji Maharaj.
The head of the Department of Industrial Chemistry and Applied Chemistry in the Vidyamandira college of Saradapitha centre was awarded the Dr R L Thakur Memorial Award by the Indian Ceramic Society, Kolkata. He has also been selected for the Young Scientist Award by the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI).
Values Education and Youth Programmes
Delhi centre conducted 10 online workshops on values education from 25 November to 12 December. In all, 715 teachers, principals, students and parents from different parts of India attended these workshops.
We record with sorrow the passing away of Swami Aghoranandaji (Subhash Maharaj), aged 78 years, at Medica Superspecialty Hospital, Kolkata, on 13 December at 7.30 am due to cardiac arrest. A few days before he had tested positive for Covid-19. Initiated by Swami Yatishwaranandaji Maharaj, he joined the order in 1966 at Belur Math and received sannyasa diksha from Swami Vireshwaranandaji Maharaj in 1976. He was a homeopathic physician and served at Belur Math dispensary and at Silchar, Taki and Baranagar Math centres. He had an excellent track record of treating patients, and people from far and wide would go to him seeking medical advice. Besides, many homoeopaths kept regular contact with him to learn from his long experience in the subject. He was austere and serious by nature.