News: October 2019
Personalia: Revered President Mataji is keeping well at the hedquarters.
News from Headquarters
Durga Puja was observed at the headquarters
Durga Puja was observed at the headquarters between 5th and 7th October with Chandipath, Pushpanjali, Bhajans etc. Mahashtami day was celebrated with special Puja and Homa on 6th October. Many devotees came to the Math and partook of Prasad.
News from Branch Centres
Srimat Swami Vagishanandaji Maharaj, Vice President, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission visited Sri Sarada Math, Sihore
Srimat Swami Vagishanandaji Maharaj, Vice President, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission visited Sri Sarada Math, Sihore on 7th September, 2019 at 4.45 p.m. Pravrajika Amalaprana, General Secretary of Sri Sarada Math & Ramakrishna Sarada Mission and Pravrajika Atandraprana, Asstt. Secretary were present. After offering arghya in the shrine and also at the Beltala altar, Maharaj kindly spoke a few words to the Sannyasinis, Brahmacharinis and devotees and left at around 5.45 p.m.
The Award for Excellence in Academics
The Telegraph Education Foundation presented the Award for Excellence in Academics (W.B. Board) 2019 to the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Sister Nivedita Girls’ School on 7th September and also presented a special certificate ‘Honour for Outreach Initiatives’ (Social Service) to the School.
International Medical Seminar & Workshop was conducted at the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Matribhavan
On 8th and 9th September, 2019 an International Medical Seminar & Workshop was conducted at the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Matribhavan for Doctors and Nursing Professionals respectively, in collaboration with the London Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, India, Liaison Group with International Faculty. On the 1st day, 8th September, the workshop for Doctors focused on the latest surgical techniques in laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. About 60 Doctors including PGT students from various Government and private hospitals of Kolkata participated. On the 2nd day, the seminar and workshop was for the Nursing Professionals and Health Care Providers on ‘Gynaecology and Obstetrics Emergency’. About 150 nursing professionals from different hospitals, nursing colleges and schools attended the seminar.
A State Level Residential Youth Retreat was held at Sri Sarada Math, Pune
A State Level Residential Youth Retreat was held at Sri Sarada Math, Pune on 14th and 15th September, 2019. Theme: Build Your Personality for a Better Future. This was highlighted by Pravrajika Atandraprana, Asstt. Secretary, Sri Sarada Math & Ramakrishna Sarada Mission who gave a lucid discourse on Saraswati Culture with the help of ppt. On the 2nd day, she elaborated on Swamiji’s speech in the Parliament of Religions. Pravrajika Vedatmaprana, Principal of Ramakrishna Sarada Mission School at Khonsa and other speakers also addressed the audience of about 130 students and devotees. There were Yogasana session, discussions etc.
Swami Chetananandaji Maharaj visited Sister Nivedita’s House at Bosepara Lane
On 25th September, Swami Chetananandaji Maharaj, Minister in Charge of Vedanta Society of St. Louis, USA visited Sister Nivedita’s House at Bosepara Lane at around 5 p.m. and offered a floral tribute to the Sister’s statue. Maharaj went around the ground floor and showed keen interest in the upcoming museum in the House.
Pravrajika Mitraprana (Rasmani)
We are sorry to record the passing away of Pravrajika Mitraprana (Rasmani) age 77, on Monday 2nd September 2019 at 3.50 p.m. at the Ramakrishna Mission Hospital in Trivandrum due to intestinal obstruction and pulmonary embolism.
She suffered since long with health problems and was detected with intestinal strangulations and adhesions mainly due to weakness. In spite of treatment she was often hospitalized. Recently she underwent an operation to relieve her from adhesions. However, though she was in the hospital for almost three months her condition continued to deteriorate leading to the fatal end.
A disciple of Swami Yatiswarananda, she joined the Sarada Mandiram in Thrissur in 1962. She was initiated into Brahmacharya in 1967 and was invested with Sannyasa in 1972 by Pravrajika Bharatiprana, the first President of Sri Sarada Math and Ramakrishna Sarada Mission. All along she served Sri Sarada Math, Thrissur in various capacities till 1974, when she was sent to the new centre of the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission in Trivandrum where she served in the office etc. Later she was appointed Treasurer, office which she retained till the end.
In spite of her weak health, she devotedly served the Order. Humble and loving, she endeared herself to all. May her soul rest in peace!
If you want peace of mind, do not find fault with others. Rather learn to see your own faults. Make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; this is your own.