News & Updates

News from Branch Centres

The closing ceremony of the year-long celebration of 125 years of Sister Nivedita’s arrival in India and Holy Mother’s inauguration Puja of the School :

In this connection, the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Sister Nivedita Heritage Museum and Knowledge Centre organized a programme on 8th May 2024 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Mohit Maitro Manch, Paikpara. Revered Pravrajika Jnanadapranaji presided over the function and addressed the audience of about 630. Pravrajika Atandraprana, General Secretary also expressed her views and released the Souvenir ‘India Shall Ring With Her.’ Six meritorious students from Gangarampore and Shihore (out of the 8 rural centres) received a scholarship. There were other eminent speakers who gave inspiring talks. The programme closed with a cultural programme of dance, recitation, drama etc. Food packets were served to all.

Results

The results of our branch centres’ schools were again good this year as per details given below :

News from Abroad

Pravrajika Divyanandaprana travelled to Japan from 4th to 24th April, 2024 as she had been invited by the University of Tokyo to present a paper on “The study of Consciousness in Indian Philosophies”. She also addressed the students on “Vedanta and Bhagavad Gita”. Her talks were well received. During her stay she could visit the cultural city of Kyoto and Hiroshima.

Obituary

Pravrajika Bhaswaraprana (Nandita)

With deep sorrow we record the passing away of Pravrajika Bhaswaraprana (Nandita), age 80, at the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan on Tuesday, 14th May 2024 at 7.44 am due to oesophageal carcinoma. The end was peaceful.

In November 2023, she was diagnosed with oesophageal carcinoma (stage 4) and was given palliative treatment.

A disciple of Swami Vireshwarananda, she joined the Order in 1970 at Vivekananda Vidyabhavan. She was transferred to the headquarters in December 1971 where she stayed up to June 1973. Initiated into Brahmacharya in 1975, she received Sannyasa in 1980 from Pravrajika Mokshaprana. In July 1973, she was again sent to Vivekananda Vidyabhavan where she remained till the end. She was appointed Principal of the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan in 2000 which responsibility she retained till December 2020, when she resigned due to health problems.

Her complete dedication for the improvement of the College and the all-round facilities for the education of the students will certainly be remembered. But she will also ever live in the memory of those who have known her as a joyful, humorous, energetic, and brilliant person. May her soul rest in peace!