Service Activities Outside India : 2018-19

April 2018 - March 2019

In the 4 Ramakrishna Mission centres and 11 combined Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission centres in Bangladesh; other Ramakrishna Mission centres in Fiji, France, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and Zambia and 24 Ramakrishna Math centres in other countries, our Swamis gave lectures at the centres and also in colleges, universities, etc, conducted religious classes, observed religious festivals with special worship, organized seminars, and held retreats. Some of them also brought out publications on philosophical subjects and spiritual teachings. Some of the activities undertaken by these centres during the year are enumerated below.

Relief Work

Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre, Lusaka, Zambia
Sl. Type of Relief Country Conducted through (centre)
1 Disturbance/ Distress Relief Bangladesh Baliati, Chittagong,  Dhaka, Dinajpur, Sylhet
Zambia Lusaka
2 Fire Relief Fiji Nadi
Sri Lanka Colombo
3 Winter Relief Bangladesh Chittagong, Comilla, Dhaka, Dinajpur, Faridpur, Jessore, Mymensingh

Medical Units

Ramakrishna Mission, Dhaka
Units No. of Units Break-up of Total Patients
Male Female Child
Dispensaries (incl. mobile units) 22 97,573 1,15,583 31,970
Eye Camps 2 745 745
General Medical Camps 13 4,400 4,495 1,033
Total 37 1,02,718 1,20,823 33,003

Educational Units

Institutions No. of Units No. of Students
Boys Girls Total
Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools 2 592 501 1,093
Jr. Basic / UP / LP Schools   (I-V) 6 220 220 440
Pre-Basic / KG / Nursery Schools / Crèches 3 390 270 660
Hostels / Students’ Homes 15 640 640
Orphanages 4 116 67 183
Computer Training Centres 6 397 123 520
Vocational Training Centres 2 137 12 149
Chatuspathi 1 120 120
Coaching Classes 187 4,117 3,085 7,202
Total 226 6,729 4,278 11,007

Vocational Training

Vocational Courses Batches

Trained

No. of Students
Boys Girls Total 
Agriculture, Horticulture, Floriculture, etc 3 91 12 103
Basic Computer Operations 1 46 46
Total 4 137 12 149

Welfare Work

Items / Help Given Quantity Distributed No. of Beneficiaries
Male Female Child Total
Rice / Wheat etc (kg) 12,370 18,250 30,620
Ration Bags1 1,191 974 984 3,149
Clothes 3,014 4,022 1,462 8,498
Pecuniary Help for
 – Medical needs 29 84 113
 – Educational needs 175 195 6 448
 – Miscellaneous needs 327 320 647
Others 515 515 1,030
1 Ration bags contained rice, pulses, salt, cooking oil, condiments, sugar, tea leaves, etc.

Spreading of Moral, Cultural and Spiritual Ideas

Vedanta Society of Northern California, San Francisco

This was accomplished through a number of libraries, lectures, regular classes, public celebrations, etc.

Units No. of units Films Screened Villages covered Beneficiaries
Audio-visual 2 10 15 6000
Libraries & Reading Rooms No.

of

Units

No.

of

Books

Newspapers Periodicals Attendance
Public / Schools / Colleges 34 96,723 46 526 44,150

Our centres also published valuable books and 12 periodicals in 6 languages.

During the year, our swamis gave lectures at the centres and also in colleges, universities, etc; conducted religious classes, observed religious festivals with special worship, organized seminars, and held retreats. A summary of the figures is given below.

Preaching / Lectures No. of Classes, etc Attendance
Classes / Lectures 1,519 3,79,865
Retreats 58 26,164
Celebrations / Public Meetings 131 4,26,745
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