The Visakhapatnam Ashrama was started in 1939 and this year happens to be the 75th year of this centre. We are planning for a number of programmes for celebration of Platinum Jubilee namely:
Akhila Andhra Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Bhakta Sammelan this year at Visakhapatnam from 19 to 21 December 2014 (Friday to Sunday). We are inviting all the sadhus from AP and Telangana centres and also all ex-monastic members of this Ashrama apart from few other centres. We expect about 3000 devotees to take part in the same. (On the first day ie 19th December, we will have a Youth Convention also in the morning for about1000 college students). more details
Written quiz contest: 25000 students from Visakhapatnam and nearby schools will be participating. All the participants will get one book of life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda. First round winners (about 1000) will get one book (Gita Darshan) and certificate. final round winners will get prizes of between Rs 5000 /- and 3500/- apart from travel expenses and Lunch Prasad.
Residential Teachers’ Workshop: Three days Value Education workshop (residential and rest non-residential) for teachers from schools and colleges in September from 12th to 14th. We expect about 120 teachers to the programme.
Puppet-Shows on Swami Vivekananda: will arranged at Visakhapatnam and nearby places on 8 and 9 August 2014. This programme is co-ordinated and supported by our Delhi Ramakrishna Mission.
Youth Convention; One youth convention will be organized at Anakapalli with assistance from Ramakrishna Math,Hyderabad. More than 800 youth are expected participate on 21st August 2014
Comprehensive History: We are collecting all the relevant materials about the beginning and growth of the this Ashrama from 1938 onwards with photographs, documents etc. We shall bring out the same in a book form as a valid Historical document for the future.
Web Site and Video Film: We have also taken up a project to Launch a web site and bring out documentary video film about the origin and development of the Ashrama
All the above programmes along with minimum repairs and painting to the Ashrama buildings (not attended for long) are estimated to cost about Rs 30 Lakhs. So we appeal to all our devotees and well wishers to extend their best possible help for success of these projects.
Note :Donations may be sent by MO or DD payable at Visakhapatnam to the Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Visakhapatnam, to the address given above. Payments may be sent by e transfer also to Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, A/c # 104710011000001, at Andhra Bank, RK beach branch. Bank code ANDB0001047. Those who do on-line payment should send the details immediately after the payment for facilitating reconciliation and issue of receipt.