News: December 2020
Revered President Mataji is keeping well at the headquarters.
Revered Pravrajika Anandapranaji, Vice President is also keeping well at the headquarters.
News from Headquarters
Mother Kali was worshipped in the Image on 14th November at the headquarters.
Sri Sri Jagaddhatri was worshipped in the Image at the headquarters on Monday, 23rd November.
News from Branch Centres
Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan
At the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan, a partly residential college for women, a newly constructed tutorial classes building was inaugurated on 27th October 2020.
Sri Sarada Math, Almora
The renovated shrine of Sri Sarada Math, Almora was duly consecrated with Puja, Arati, Bhajans etc. on Lakshmi Puja day i.e. 30th October 2020.
Pravrajika Vedantaprana (Sumitra)
We record with deep sorrow the passing away of Pravrajika Vedantaprana (Sumitra), age 77, on 20th November, 2020 at 10.20 a.m. at the Ramakrishna Mission Sevapratishthan following cirrhosis of the liver and other complications.
In 2010 she was diagnosed with chronic liver disease for which she had to be hospitalized occasionally. On 2nd November as her condition was deteriorating, she was again admitted to Sevapratishthan, where she was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the colon. She had diabetes and also hypertension. Four days prior to the end, she entered into coma.
A disciple of Swami Vishuddhananda, she joined the Order in 1966 at the headquarters. At different times she served at the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission branch centres at Sister Nivedita Girls School, Vivekananda Vidyabhavan, New Delhi and at Sri Sarada Math headquarters where she stayed from 1986 till the end. She received Brahmacharya from Pravrajika Bharatiprana, the first President of Sri Sarada Math in 1971 and was invested with Sannyasa in 1978 by Pravrajika Mokshaprana. In 1987 she was appointed the first Editor of "Nibodhata" - the Bengali periodical. She most efficiently carried out the responsibility till her last breath.
A talented writer and editor, proficient in scriptures and rituals, expert in music both vocal and instrumental and also in the culinary art, she won many hearts by her humble, gracious and affectionate behaviour. With her demise the Order has sustained a great loss. May her soul rest in peace!
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