Current News: November 2018
Personalia: Pravrajika Bhaktipranaji, President, Sri Sarada Math and Ramakrishna Sarada Mission - Revered President Mataji is keeping well at the headquarters. On 24th October Mataji visited Sister Nivedita’s House at 16, Bosepara lane and launched its website www.sisterniveditahouse.org. Revered Mataji also spent some time at the Nivedita School.
Personalia: Pravrajika Anandapranaji, Vice President, Sri Sarada Math and Ramakrishna Sarada Mission - Revered Mataji is keeping well at the headquarters.
Personalia: Revered Pravrajika Ajayapranaji, Vice President, Sri Sarada Math and Ramakrishna Sarada Mission - Revered Mataji, Vice President left Thiruvannathapuram for Bangalore on 8th October and returned on the 12th.
News from Headquarters
Sri Sri Kali Puja
Mother Kali was worshipped in the Image on 6th November. Many devotees came to the Math for the occasion.
News from Branch Centres
A Class IX student of the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Girls’ School, Dirang won the 1st prize in a Science Seminar organized by the National Council of Science Museums
A Class IX student of the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Girls’ School, Khasso, Dirang won the 1st prize in a Science Seminar organized by the National Council of Science Museums, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India held on 5th October, 2018 at Vishweshwaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore. The student, among others of 32 States from all over India, represented Arunachal Pradesh in the seminar, which was themed ‘Industrial Revolution 4.0. Are we prepared?’
The Kalashas and Kumbhabhishekam ceremony of Sri Sarada Math Temple at Bangalore
The installation of Kalashas and Kumbhabhishekam ceremony of Sri Sarada Math Temple at Bangalore was performed with due solemnity on 10th October, 2018 in the presence of Revered Pravrajika Ajayapranaji, Vice President of Sri Sarada Math and Ramakrishna Sarada Mission. Pravrajika Amalaprana, General Secretary of Sri Sarada Math and Ramakrishna Sarada Mission was also present. 31 Sannyasinis from various centres participated in the auspicious occasion.
The programme started at 7.30 a.m. with Ganapati Homa, Navagraha Homa and special Puja for the Kalashas i.e. abhishekam, arati etc. At about 9.30 a.m. the Kalashas were taken to the Gopuram and placed on the main dome and on the front Vimana. Arati and abhishekam were performed there to the Kalashas. Holy water was sprinkled. Afterwards there were chanting and bhajans on ‘Sri Devi’. The morning session ended with bhogarati. About 600 devotees and friends partook of Prasad, after which there was a vocal recital in the Carnatic classical style. This was followed by a Kathak dance performance on various aspects of Devi.
The public meeting started at 2.30 p.m. After the Welcome Address, Pravrajika Amalaprana, General Secretary read out the Benedictory Message of Revered President Mataji invoking the blessings of the Holy Trio on all to attain the highest goal of life. Pravrajika Vivekaprana spoke on the significance of Tapasya of the Yugavatar. There were also other speakers. In the Vote of Thanks Pravrajika Gitaprana tried to remember all those who helped to complete this project successfully. Revered Pravrajika Ajayapranaji felicitated the few of them who were present by giving them a shawl and a memento. They also received her blessings. The programme ended with the closing song by Pravrajika Bhavaniprana, President of Sri Sarada Math, Guntur.
Concluding Programmes of 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Sister Nivedita
Sri Sarada Math, Bangalore organized a Youth Convention on 6th October, 2018.
In this connection, Sri Sarada Math, Bangalore organized a Youth Convention on 6th October, 2018. 247 college students of 10 educational institutions participated. After the welcome address by Pravrajika Gitaprana, President of the centre, Pravrajika Amalaprana, General Secretary addressed the students on ‘Sister Nivedita – The Dedicated’. Other eminent speakers also explored the relevance of Sister Nivedita’s life and ideals. The morning session ended with a Question-Answer session.
In the afternoon, there was a cultural programme of bhajans and Bharatnatyam dance on “Devi Stuti”. There was also a panel discussion on “Vajra – the Symbol of Selflessness - how to adopt it in daily life”. The convention ended at 3 p.m. with the Vote of Thanks by Pravrajika Yogatmaprana. Literature on the Holy Trio and Sister Nivedita was distributed to the students.
The Ramakrishna Sarada Mission sister Nivedita Girls’ School organized a two day Youth Convention on 26th and 27th October, 2018.
The Ramakrishna Sarada Mission sister Nivedita Girls’ School organized a two day Youth Convention on 26th and 27th October, 2018. 150 delegates from different parts of the country were accommodated at the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan.
On 28th October, there was a public meeting at the Mahajati Sadan presided over by the General Secretary, Sri Sarada Math and Ramakrishna Sarada Mission. The delegates of the Youth Convention, students of Nivedita School and Nivedita Yoga centre from Dakshineswar presented a cultural programme. Pravrajika Bhaswaraprana, Principal of Vivekananda Vidyabhavan and other speakers addressed the audience of about 900. Pravrajika Jnanadaprana, Assistant Secretary of Sri Sarada Math and Ramakrishna Sarada Mission and Pravrajika Devaprana, Secretary of the Nivedita School were present on the stage.
Pravrajika Tattwaprana (Benu)
We are sorry to record the sudden passing away of Pravrajika Tattwaprana (Benu), age 80, on Wednesday, 31st October 2018 at 11 a.m. at a nursing home in Arambagh, due to a massive cerebral stroke.
She had sustained a stroke in 1987 from which she had recovered well. In 2009, she was diagnosed with early stage of uterine cancer and underwent total hysterectomy. Other health problems were hypertension, diabetes etc. which had developed with age. On 30th October she complained of not feeling well and gradually stopped responding. She was immediately admitted to the nursing home but did not regain consciousness.
A disciple of Swami Vishuddhananda, she joined in 1965 at the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Shiksha Mandir where she served till 1979 with a few months’ break in between. She was initiated into Brahmacharya in January 1975 and was invested with Sannyasa by Pravrajika Mokshaprana on 29.1.1989 – Swamiji’s birthday. From 1980 to 1982 she served at the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Ashrama at Entally, after which she was transferred to the headquarters where she stayed till 2009 when she was sent to Sri Sarada Math, Sihore.
Austere, simple and modest, she carried on her duties with great care and ‘Nishtha’. Everything about her reflected neatness. She will be remembered for her silent devotion. May her soul rest in eternal peace!
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