News: June 2019
Personalia: Revered President Mataji is keeping well at the hedquarters.
Personalia: Revered Pravrajika Anandapranaji, Vice President of Sri Sarada Math and Ramakrishna Sarada Mission visited Guwahati, Siliguri, Cooch Behar and Balurghat from 9th May to 17th May. She is keeping well.
News from Branch Centres
Youth Camp for girls at Mavelikara, sub-centre of Sri Sarada Math, Thrissur
Revered Pravrajika Ajayapranaji, Vice President of Sri Sarada Math and Ramakrishna Sarada Mission inaugurated a Youth Camp for girls at Mavelikara, sub-centre of Sri Sarada Math, Thrissur on 17th April after which she announced the starting of a nursery school from June 2019 at the Math premises. Revered Mataji also laid the foundation stone for the new building for the nursery school on the same day.
A half day retreat was organized by Sri Sarada Math, Bangalore
A half day retreat was organized by Sri Sarada Math, Bangalore on 17th March. Pravrajika Jnanadaprana, Asstt. Secretary addressed the audience of about 100 devotees on Holy Mother.
Sri Sarada Math, Chikmagallur organized a Youth Convention
Sri Sarada Math, Chikmagallur organized a Youth Convention on 21st March in connection with the 125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago Address and the concluding celebrations of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Sister Nivedita. 60 college students attended the Convention.
Success stories of our students
103 candidates of Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Sister Nivedita Girls’ School appeared at the School Final Examination, 2019. All passed with high marks. 62 students obtained AA (90% and above), 38 students secured A+ and 2 got A grade. 2 students obtained 100% marks in Mathematics, 18 in Geography. 102 students passed with Star marks.
20 students of the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission School at Khonsa appeared at the AISSE, 2019 (Class X). All passed with Star marks, 11 students secured more than 90%. Two girls stood 1st and 2nd among the girls in Arunachal Pradesh. The Government of Arunachal Pradesh has awarded the best girl student award – Sangey Lhaden Award - to two of our students.
The first batch of students of the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission School at Dirang appeared for the AISSE, 2019. Out of 29 students 27 passed with Star marks; 23 obtained more than 80%; and 11 girls secured more than 90% marks.
19 students of Sarada Ramakrishna Vidya Mandir, Indore appeared for the Class X Examination, 2019. All passed in 1st division; 8 students passed with distinction and 5 students secured more than 75%.
The first batch of Class XII students of the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission School at Kamptee appeared at the HSSC Board Examination, 2019; 20 students in commerce stream and 21 in science stream. In all, 39 students passed; 9 secured 1st Division, 24 passed in 2nd Division and 2 in 3rd Division. 4 students obtained Distinction.
182 students of Sri Sarada Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Thrissur appeared at the School Final Examination, 2019, out of which 181 students passed; 35 got AA grade, 60 got A+ grade and 35 A grade, while 179 students appeared at the Higher Secondary Examination 2019 out of which 174 passed, 48 students obtained more than 90% and 47 got more than 80% marks.
25 students of Bharathi Vidyalayam, the private school of Sri Sarada Math, Thrissur appeared for the Class XII Examination 2019. All passed, 4 students obtaining more than 80% marks.
Kerala Relief Work
Following the first phase of the relief work done in September – October 2018, by Sri Sarada Math and Ramakrishna Sarada Mission centres in Kerala (Thrissur & Mavelikara, Ernakulam, Trivandrum and Calicut) in the worst affected areas near each centre, the second phase of the relief focused on rehabilitation viz. 15 damaged houses were repaired and 4 new houses as well as 60 new bathrooms with toilets were constructed. Funds were received from India and abroad; our centres also contributed generously. In all, Rs. 77,67,294/- were spent for the relief.
Orissa Relief Work
Following the devastating condition left by Fani cyclone in Orissa, Sri Sarada Math and Ramakrishna Sarada Mission, headquarters started relief work as an initial step by way of distribution of tarpaulin sheets, bed sheets, mosquito nets, buckets, umbrellas, sarees and food items among 1500 families in different villages. Amount spent : Rs. 12,90,000/-.
We are sorry to record the passing away of Pravrajika Shubhraprana, a senior sannyasini of Sri Sarada Math, aged 97, on Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 at 6.10 am at the Ramakrishna Mission Sevaprathisthan due to intestinal obstruction with peritonitis.
On the 2nd June night she had attended Phalaharini Kali Puja in the temple. On the 3rd afternoon she was admitted to the hospital for severe vomiting and other discomforts. Early morning on the 4th she breathed her last.
A disciple of Swami Virajananda, she joined the Order in June 1954 at the Sister Nivedita School. Later in July, she was sent to the Women's Math first started at Entally where she stayed till the formal opening of Sri Sarada Math at Dakshineswar on 2nd December 1954. At different times between 1957 and 1974 she served at the Ashrama at Entally and the headquarters at Dakshineswar. She received Brahmacharya in 1959 from Pravrajika Bharatiprana, the first President of Sri Sarada Math, after which she was sent to Varanasi as a worker in the women's section of the Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama till April 1961. She was invested with Sannyasa in January 1964 by Pravrajika Bharatiprana. In January 1975 she was sent to Bangalore to start a centre of the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission there, which was later converted into a Math centre and was appointed President of Sri Sarada Math, Bangalore from October 1977. She retired from her office in March 2013 and came to stay at the headquarters in January 2015 where she remained till the end.
Simple and child like, she drew love and respect from all for her deep spirituality. Her life will indeed remain an inspiration to many. May her soul rest in eternal peace!
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