News: November 2023
Revered President Mataji was discharged from the hospital on 10th November and is under close medical observation at the headquarters.
Pravrajika Amalaprana, General Secretary was admitted to the Ramakrishna Mission Sevapratishthan on 22nd October. She is still in the ICU and is having dialysis on alternate days in an effort to regulate kidney function. Her heart condition is still unstable.
News from Headquarters
Durga Puja was observed at the headquarters.
Durga Puja was observed at the headquarters between 21st and 23rd October with Chandipath, Pushpanjali, Bhajans etc. Mahashtami day was celebrated with special Puja and Homa on 22nd October. Many devotees came to the Math and partook of Prasad.
Sri Sri Lakshmi Puja was observed at the headquarters
On 28th October, Sri Sri Lakshmi Puja was observed duly at the headquarters.
News from Branch Centres
Sri Sarada Math, Guntur
A two-day Devotees’ Conference for women was organized by Sri Sarada Math, Guntur on 1st and 2nd October 2023 at Bhimavaram along with the active assistance of the local Swami Vivekananda Seva Samiti. About 1500 women from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana participated. Pravrajika Bhavaniprana, President of the centre explained the aim of the conference which is to ignite in women the importance of the life and teachings of Sri Sarada Devi, the Holy Mother. Four months prior to the event, competitions were conducted among women on Holy Mother’s life giving message. Pravrajika Atandraprana, Assistant General Secretary presided over the two-day meeting and spoke on ‘Rise of Women – Need of the hour’ and ‘Sri Sarada Devi – Sri Sarada Math’. Sessions on the position of women in Indian scriptures, history and culture; debates on women’s position today and role in the progress of society; a youth session on self-analysis in the light of Holy Mother’s life were parts of the two-day programme. Besides, there were also cultural programme, prize distribution etc. The conference met with great success
Pravrajika Umaprana (Jalaja)
We are sorry to record the passing away of Pravrajika Umaprana (Jalaja), age 82, at the Ramakrishna Mission Sevapratishthan on 9th October at 2.40 p.m. due to complete heart block, Alzheimer's disease and other complications. However, the end was peaceful.
A disciple of Pravrajika Bharatiprana, she joined the Order at Vivekananda Vidyabhavan in 1963. She was initiated into Brahmacharya by Pravrajika Bharatiprana in 1972 and received Sannyasa from Pravrajika Mokshaprana in 1975. Apart from the headquarters, at different times she served a few of our centres in and outside Bengal. Mention may be made of the Khonsa centre in Arunachal Pradesh where she served for 16 years mainly as in-charge of the kitchen.
Simple and active she did all her duties with almost care. May her soul rest in peace!
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