Letter To Devotees

8 April 2016

 

Dear Friend

 

Greetings for a happy Ugadi – New Year

 

This  75 years old Ramakrishna Mission centre is engaged in multifarious activities and  serving people in various ways. In the last two years,  we planned and  executed many major Projects  like

 

  • Various programmes connected with Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the Ashrama
  • Extensive relief and rehabilitation operations in the aftermath of super cyclone  Hudhud
  • Organizing various programmes as part of the Silver Jubilee of the temple dedication.
  • Extensive repairs and renovation was carried out in the School building  and upgraded the facilities
  • Cerebral Palsy Clinic also has been upgraded to serve more children with better facilities.
  • The book sale section has been shifted to the Library building on the main beach road. This has significantly increased the sale of books etc.

Printed folder enclosed herewith will give you a glimpse of the above programmes.  Details are available on our website also.

After perusing the matter for more than a decade, the  Vizag Municipal Corporation has at last taken up pakka drain construction of utagedda kaccha drain which is  passing in between our lands.  Now  for better utilization of the whole area, the development on both sides of the drain, constructing a culvert across the drain and  construction of retaining wall  for the approach road etc are to be taken up which is expected to cost nearly Rs.16 Lakhs.  Construction of the Storage room for books (Rs.20 Lakhs) and constructing of the first floor of the CP Clinic (Rs. 30 Lakhs) are the other works that are in the pipeline and will be taken up as and when the funds are available.

Swami Vivekananda’s main concern was for the regeneration of India. The contribution of  Sister Nivedita, his foreign born disciple, in the  regeneration of India by identifying herself with India and working for the education of Indian women is immense. To commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Sister Nivedita  a written quiz contest is being organized this year in which 1 Lakh school students will be participating.    The Quiz programme will conclude with an oral quiz and prize distribution  on 28th October 2016, the 150th birth day of Sister Nivedita. Expenditure on the programme is estimated as Rs.12.00 Lakhs. (We request for your active participation as volunteers for contacting school in AP & Telangana and in the evaluation  of  1 lakh answer sheets.)

For unhindered running of various service and value education programmes, we need to create a permanent Fund of Rs.  100 Lakhs.

We appeal to our devotees to join in these Maha Yajnas by contributing their services and funds as best as possible.  We are also giving below the downloadable links of annual  festival calendar, and  a donation form (both in pdf format).

Yours in the service of the Lord

Swami Atmavidananda

Secretary

Festival Calendar

 

Kindly download the below DONATION FORM (pdf format) to give your preferred purpose of donation. Kindly fill the form and send us the scanned copy by email to : visakhapatnam@rkmm.org

DONATION FORM

 

Donations to the Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama are exempted from payment of Income tax under Section 80G of the IT act. Amount can be paid in cash at the Ashrama office or  can be sent by cheques or DD  drawn in favour of Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, payable at Vizag or you can e transfer the amount online to our Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama,  Visakhapatnam  A/c #  104710011000001,  at Andhra Bank, RK Mission branch. IFSC code:  ANDB0001047. Please inform the details like purpose, full address etc. to our email   Visakhapatnam@rkmm.org.  If the amount is more than Rs.10000/- then please intimate your PAN No. also.