News Bulletin : 01 July 2020

Monthly Bulletin of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math


Revered President Maharaj will remain at Belur Math throughout July.

Swami Vagishanandaji will be at Cossipore Math throughout July.

Swami Gautamanandaji continues to be in Jayrambati.  He will return to Chennai when the COVID-19 situation there improves and flight travel becomes safe.

Swami Prabhanandaji will remain at Belur Math throughout July.

Swami Shivamayanandaji will be at Kankurgachhi Math throughout July.

Swami Suhitanandaji will remain at Belur Math throughout July.

All of them are in good health.


Belur Math campus was opened for devotees and visitors on 15 June, after nearly three months of lockdown on account of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Visiting hours, however, have been restricted and a number of safety measures have been put in place as per the government guidelines.

Sri Jagdeep Dhankhar, Governor of West Bengal, visited Belur Math on 17 June.

Communication Addresses

Phone Numbers:

Belagavi centre has discontinued its telephone number: 243 0789.  It has added two new telephone connections: 297 0320 and 297 0321.
Limbdi centre has discontinued its telefax number: 26 3884.  It has a new mobile telephone connection: 99257 00072.

Email IDs and Website:

Residential College of Narendrapur centre has discontinued its old email id and website.  It has a new email id <[email protected]> and website <>.
RKMVERI, Belur, has a new email id <[email protected]>.

News of Branch Centres (in India)

Sri Tathagata Roy, Governor of Meghalaya, inaugurated the online learning portal of Shillong centre <> on 8 June.

Four of our degree colleges have secured good positions in the ranking list for the year 2020 announced by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, on 11 June.  The colleges and their rankings are as follows:

Sl. College Rank
1. Vidyamandira (Saradapitha) 7
2. Vivekananda Centenary College (Rahara) 11
3. Residential College (Narendrapur) 20
4. Arts and Science College (Coimbatore Mission) 65



The results obtained by the students of our Narainpur school at the Secondary (Class 10) and Higher Secondary (Class 12) Examinations, 2020, conducted by Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education are as follows:

Exam Students


1st Div. 2nd Div. Compartmental /


Failed Star Marks
Class 10 154 126 24 4 43
Class 12 133 79 50 2 2 8

Star Marks means 75% or more marks, 1st Div. 60% or more marks, 2nd Div. 45% or more but less than 60% marks, and 3rd Div. less than 45% marks.

Values Education and Youth Programmes

Delhi centre conducted 63 online workshops on values education between 1 April and 29 June.  In all, 2834 teachers of government and private schools from different parts of India attended these  workshops.

News of Branch Centres (outside India)

Smt. Padmaja, High Commissioner of India to Fiji, visited Fiji centre on 22 June.

Twenty-three students of our Dhaka school, Bangladesh, appeared in the Secondary (Class 10) examination conducted by Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board, Dhaka, this year.  They obtained the following grades: A+ (1 student), A (11 students), A- (9 students), B (1 student) and C (1 student).


Swami Bhavanathananda (Murari)
Swami Bhavanathananda (Murari)

We record with sorrow the passing away of Swami Bhavanathananda (Murari) on 21 June at 10.30 pm at Medical College Hospital, Kolkata.  He was 68 and had been suffering from diabetes and hypertension for some years.  On 22 May, he was admitted to Seva Pratishthan for the treatment of various ailments, including a cerebral attack.  He tested positive for COVID-19 on 12 June and was subsequently moved to the Medical College Hospital where he breathed his last.  Initiated by Swami Vireshwaranandaji Maharaj, he joined the order in 1973 at Baranagar Mission Ashrama and received sannyasa diksha from his Guru in 1983.  He served the order at Belur Math and Baranagar Mission, Deoghar, Ranchi Sanatorium, Saradapitha, Gadadhar Ashrama and Kamarpukur centres.  He also participated in the flood relief operations in Odisha in 1981-82.  He was simple and jovial by nature.


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