Current News: June 2023
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Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission, Thiruvananthapuram
Ramakrishna Sarada Mission, Thiruvananthapuram celebrated its Golden Jubilee on 5th and 6th May, 2023 at the Ashram premises with due solemnity.
On the first day there was special puja, Chandi path, Homa, and bhajans, followed by a music performance. The evening session began with bhajans by the teachers of Sri Sarada Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Thrissur, followed by dance performances mainly on Devi stuti.
The programme on the second day was inaugurated by lighting the lamps by Pravrajika Vimalapranaji, President, Sri Sarada Math, Thrissur. who also released the Golden Jubilee Souvenir. Pravrajika Jnanadaprana, Assistant Secretary, Sri Sarada Math and Ramakrishna Sarada Mission delivered the benedictory address. She also read out the messages sent by Revered President Mataji and Pravrajika Amalapranaji, General Secretary. Pravrajika Chetanaprana, Secretary narrated a brief history of the Centre.
Pravrajika Bhavaniprana, President, Sri Sarada Math, Guntur gave a talk on Swami Vivekananda’s dream and concept of a Women’s Math. Pravrajika Gayatriprana, President, Ramakrishna Sarada Vedanta Society of NSW, Australia also spoke on The new dictum- Jiva is Shiva. Dr. M. Lakshmi Kumari, Director, Vivekananda Vedic Vision Foundation presented the topic, Sri Sarada Devi in the Ramakrishna Vachanamrutham, followed by the reminiscences by devotees from Australia and other places; their personal contact with Pravrajika Ajayaprana Mataji and with the centre. The meeting came to a close with a musical concert.
About 400 devotees including ex-students attended the two-day programme. The local TV channel covered the programme and the whole event was live streamed on You Tube.
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Sri Pema Khandu visited the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission, Dirang on 1st June. Pravrajika Atandraprana, Assistant General Secretary was present. Sri Pema Khandu took a keen interest in observing the progress of the school and in his address appreciated the efforts of the Mission in promoting holistic education. He also reassured that the government would extend all possible assistance and funding for the school infrastructure etc. for the upgradation as per the new national education policy.
Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Sri Chowna Mein visited the School at Ramakrishna Sarada Mission, Dirang on 25th June.He highly appreciated the school which was started in 2010 and has emerged to be one of the ideal schools in the state.
119 candidates of Sister Nivedita Girls’ School appeared at the School Final Examination, 2023. All passed with high marks. 110 students secured Star marks.
30 students of Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Girls' School at Khonsa appeared at the AISSE, 2023 (Class X). All passed in first class, 4 students secured more than 90% marks while 16 students got more than 80% marks.
23 candidates of Ramakrishna Sarada Mission, Dirang appeared at the AISSE, 2023 (Class X). All passed with high marks. 11 students secured 80% and above marks.
90 candidates of Ramakrishna Sarada Mission School of Home Science, Kamptee appeared for Class X Examination 2023. 89 students passed; 21 got distinction while 41 passed in 1st division.
21 students (7 Commerce and 14 Science) of the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission, Kamptee appeared at the Higher Secondary Board Examination 2023; all passed; 5 secured Distinction; 9 students got 1st Division; 7 got 2nd Division, while 34 students appeared for Class X Examination, all passed in 1st division; 4 students got more than 90% marks and 20 passed with distinction.
134 students of Sri Sarada Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Thrissur appeared at the School Final Examination 2023; all passed, 34 students obtaining A+ grade, while 160 students (59 Science, 54 Commerce and 47 Humanity Subjects) appeared at the Higher Secondary Board Examination 2023; 143 passed; out of them 17 students secured A+ grade.
21 students of the school at Ramakrishna Sarada Mission, Indore appeared for board examination 2023. All passed in 1st division; 3 secured more than 90%, 5 secured distinction marks and 14 students secured more than 75 % marks.
News from Abroad
Pravrajika Divyanandaprana was invited to the United States from March 22nd to May 4th 2023, by seven universities for conferences and discussions on Vedanta as the Science of Consciousness. She spoke at the Universities on topics related to Awareness, Focus, Consciousness, etc. The talks were very well received. She also spoke at the Vedanta Society of Providence, Vedanta Society of New York, Vivekananda Vidyapeeth, New Jersey and other places. She returned to India on 4th May via London where she spoke at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre, Bourne End, UK and a few other venues.
Pravrajika Sashwataprana (Manjula)
With deep sorrow we record the demise of Pravrajika Sashwataprana (Manjula), age 71, at Coimbatore on Wednesday, 19th July, 2023 at 2.30 p.m. due to liver Cirrhosis and kidney failure. The end was peaceful.
Suffering from acute rheumatism since 1998 she underwent seven joint replacement surgeries (knees, hip, shoulder etc.) and was constantly under medical observation.
A disciple of Swami Vireshwarananda, she joined the Order in 1975 in Sri Sarada Math, Thrissur. She was initiated into Brahmacharya in 1981 and received Sannyasa in 1986 from Pravrajika Mokshaprana. She mainly stayed at Sri Sarada Math, Thrissur.
Simple and cordial she won the hearts of many. May her soul rest in peace!
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