Five Vedanta centres located in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth in Australia were officially recognized as sub-centres or chapters of Vedanta Centre of Sydney, Australia, under whose guidance they have been functioning for some years.
- Bangladesh: Mymensingh centre started an orphanage named Vivekananda Anath Ashrama at Durgapur in Greater Mymensingh district with ten tribal children.
- Fiji: The centre relocated Sarada Medical Centre from its old campus in Nadi town to its Malolo campus and started a new mobile medical unit for health education and treatment.
- South Africa: Phoenix centre started a values-based educational programme for children.
- Sri Lanka:
(a) Colombo centre renovated the shrine in Sri Ramakrishna Temple.
(b) Batticaloa sub-centre of Colombo centre consecrated the renovated prayer hall and inaugurated a coaching centre.
- Ireland: Dublin centre inaugurated Vivekananda Hall.
- Netherlands: The centre moved to the new premises in Drenthe.
- USA: Portland centre acquired a 169-acre plot of land adjacent to its retreat centre in Scappoose.
|Sl.||Type of Relief||Country||Conducted through (centres)|
|1||Covid-19 Relief||Bangladesh||Chandpur, Chittagong, Dhaka, Jashore, Mymensingh, Narayanganj, Rangpur and Sylhet|
|Singapore||Bartley Road, Singapore|
|South Africa||Durban and Phoenix|
|2||Winter Relief||Bangladesh||Comilla, Dinajpur, Faridpur and Jashore|
|Units||No. of Units||Break-up of Total Patients|
|Mobile Medical Units||2||2629||3326||420|
|Institutions||No. of Units||No. of Students|
|Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools||2||655||533||1,188|
|Jr. Basic/ UP/ LP Schools (I-V)||7||90||108||198|
|Pre-Basic/ KG/ Nursery Schools/ Crèches||3||362||322||684|
|Hostels / Students’ Homes||14||356||–||356|
|Computer Training Centres||1||247||163||410|
|Vocational Training Centres||2||163||49||212|
|Coaching Classes etc||6||336||329||665|
Vocational Training Units
|No. of Students|
|Agriculture, Horticulture, Floriculture, etc||3||122||25||147|
|Cutting, Tailoring etc.||1||8||22||30|
|Basic Computer Operations||2||30||5||35|
|Cultural Units / Camps / Seminars||No. of Units / Programmes||No. of Delegates / Participants|
|Cultural Units (Balak Sangha etc)||1||25|
|Items / Help Given||No. of Beneficiaries|
|Rice / Wheat etc (kg)||11,556||9,102||10,898||31,556|
|Snacks / Tiffin||5,151||6,048||4,528||15,727|
1 Ration bags contained rice, pulses, salt, cooking oil, condiments, sugar, tea leaves, etc.
Moreover, 39,034 kg of relief items were distributed among 6440 families.
Spreading of Moral, Cultural and Spiritual Ideas
This was accomplished through a number of libraries, lectures, regular classes, public celebrations, etc.
|Libraries & Reading Rooms||No. of Units||No. of Books||Newspapers||Periodicals|
|Public / Schools / Colleges||26||88,542||20||70|
Our monks gave lectures at the centres and also in colleges, universities, and other institutions, conducted religious classes, observed religious festivals with special worship, organized seminars and held retreats.
Details of the lectures etc conducted by the Math and Mission centres abroad during the year are given below:
|Preaching / Lectures||No. of Classes||Attendance|
|Classes / Lectures||449||25,111|
|Celebrations / Public Meetings||224||82,513|
Our centres published valuable books and 12 periodicals also in 7 languages.