News: April 2017
Personalia: Revered President Mataji is keeping well at the headquarters.
News from Branch Centres
The newly constructed nuns’quarters of Shiksha Mandir has been inaugurated.
The newly constructed “Bharatiprana Bhavan” (nuns’quarters) of Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Shiksha Mandir was duly inaugurated by Revered President Mataji on 4.3.2017.
On 6th March, Narayan Seva was organized at the centre when 80 children and 350 poor women of nearby slums were served cooked Prasad sitting. School bags and umbrellas were given to them respectively.
A one-day retreat was organized at Sri Sarada Math, Guntur
A one-day retreat was organized at Sri Sarada Math, Guntur on 19th March. In the morning session, Pravrajika Amalaprana, General Secretary spoke on Bhagavad Gita in day to day life, and in the evening session, on Sister Nivedita and Holy Mother. About 100 lady devotees from different parts of the state attended the retreat.
At Sri Sarada Math, Valsad, the General Secretary addressed almost 100 devotees.
During her visit to Sri Sarada Math, Valsad, the General Secretary addressed almost 100 devotees on 26th March on “The Gita in Everyday Life” and on the 27th, she spoke on the life of Sister Nivedita to about 100 students of the Math coaching class.
Pravraika Dhruvaprana (Saraswathi)
With deep sorrow we record the passing away of Pravrajika Dhruvaprana (Saraswathi), age 85, on 18th March, 2017 at 9.30 a.m. at the Saroja Hospital in Thrissur. In spite of severe pain and breathlessness the previous night, the end was peaceful.
In 2011, she was detected with colorectal cancer and in May of the same year, underwent perineal resection.
A disciple of Swami Yatiswarananda, she joined the Order in 1964. In 1966, she was sent to Thrissur where she served as a teacher in the school. In 1968 she was initiated into Brahmacharya by Pravrajika Bharatiprana and in 1973 was invested with Sannyasa by Pravrajika Mokshaprana. In 1982, she was appointed Secretary of the Trivandrum centre and later, also looked after the then sub-centre in Calicut. In 1997, she was appointed trustee of Sri Sarada Math and member of the Governing Body of Ramakrishna Sarada Mission. In 2011, she was appointed Manager of the school at Thrissur, which responsibility she held till September 2015.
Soft spoken and loving, she was endowed with remarkable organizing skills and was loved and admired by her monastic sisters, her students, colleagues and devotees. Humble by nature, she was, however, strict without compromise in following the rules of the Order. She led an exemplary life silently and bravely bore the sufferings of the disease till the end. May her soul rest in eternal peace!
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