News: February 2019
Personalia: Revered President Mataji is keeping well at the Headquarters.
News from Headquarters
As every year ‘Vivek Mela’ was organized at the headquarters from 13th to 15th January.
Winter relief was conducted at the headquarters on Sunday 20th January by way of distribution of blankets and cooked food among 2400 poor people.
News from Branch Centres
A three day programme was organized at Sri Sarada Math, Guntur
A three day programme was organized at Sri Sarada Math, Guntur from 17th to 19th February, 2019. On the 17th, there was a spiritual retreat attended by about 100 devotees from different parts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Pravrajika Amalaprana, General Secretary of Sri Sarada Mmath and Ramakrishna Sarada Mission spoke on ‘Sri Ramakrishna Bhagavatam’. There was also another speaker who spoke on ‘Bhakta Surdas’. On the 18th there was a half day teachers’ workshop in which 225 teachers and teacher trainees participated. Topic: Sister Nivedita’s Blueprint for Ideal Education. This was followed by an interactive session on ‘Micro-teaching Techniques’. Pravrajika Amalaprana spoke on Sister Nivedita. On the 19th there was a youth convention attended by 189 students from different colleges. In the morning session Pravrajika Amalaprana spoke on ‘Swami Vivekananda’s Message to Youth’. There were also other speakers who explored different subjects, such as Communication Skills, Leadership and Career Development & Etiquette and Ethics, after which there was a Question-Answer session. The day long programme ended with a cultural programme.
A student of Ramakrishna Sarada Mission School at Kamptee brought laurels to the school by her exceptional performance in the 11th Soke Kanazawa Cup
A student of class VIII of Ramakrishna Sarada Mission School at Kamptee brought laurels to the school by her exceptional performance in the international championship tournament 11th Soke Kanazawa Cup (40 to 45 kg) Kumite fight of the Indian team of traditional international Shotokan Karate Do Association, India. She won a gold medal in this competition held at Kathmandu, Nepal on 17th February 2019. Her coach dedicated this victory to the soldiers who lost their lives in Pulwama attack.
Pravrajika Shankaraprana (Parul)
We record with deep sorrow the sudden passing away of Pravrajika Shankaraprana (Parul), age 79, at the Arambagh SP Hospital on Wednesday, 9th January, 2019 at 5.45 a.m. due to intestinal obstruction with sepsis. She was admitted to the hospital just one day before. The end was peaceful.
A disciple of Pravrajika Bharatiprana, she joined the Order at the headquarters in 1966 where she remained till 1968. She was initiated into Brahmacharya in 1971 by Pravrajika Bharatiprana and was invested with Sannyasa in 1976 by Pravrajika Mokshaprana. At different times she served the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission centres at Nivedita School, the Ashrama at C.I.T., Thakurnagar, Shiksha Mandir and Sri Sarada Math, Chennai besides short intervals at the headquarters, where she last stayed for the long period of 24 years from 1993 to 2017. At the headquarters she regularly held classes for the devotees. However due to progressive severe osteoporosis she was transferred to Sri Sarada Math, Sihore where she remained till the end.
Simple, humble and motherly, she endeared herself to many by her loving concern. May her soul rest in eternal peace!
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