Sri Sarada Math

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News: January 2024


Revered President Mataji’s health is slowly improving at the headquarters. She is under close medical observation.


Revered Pravrajika Amalaprana Mataji

With deep sorrow we inform that Revered Pravrajika Amalaprana Mataji (Sharada-di), General Secretary of Sri Sarada Math and Ramakrishna Sarada Mission passed away on Sunday the 24th December, 2023 at 8.12 p.m. at Sri Sarada Math, Dakshineswar due to multiple organ failure. As per her wish, she was brought from Ramakrishna Mission Sevapratishthan to the headquarters on the same morning, i.e. 24th December by an ICU ambulance. However, slowly her condition deteriorated leading to a peaceful end.
Admitted to Sevapratishthan on 22nd October 2023, she suffered two heart attacks and kidney failure. Due to pulmonary and other infections, she was administered a number of antibiotics to which she became resistant. Gradually other difficulties developed, which rendered her completely dependent on life-support machines.
Born in 1931 in Mysore, Karnataka, she completed her Master’s Degree in History with a gold medal from the Mysore University. She was a prolific writer and a brilliant orator. She also had great interest in music and other classical arts.
A disciple of Swami Yatiswarananda, she joined the Order in 1957 at the headquarters where she stayed till 1961 when she was sent along with three others to the newly started first Mission centre Vivekananda Vidyabhavan, a partly residential women’s college. She received Brahmacharya in 1961 and was initiated into Sannyasa in 1965 by Pravrajika Bharatiprana, the first President of Sri Sarada Math. From the middle of 1969, she came to the headquarters and worked in the office till December 1970. She was again sent to Vivekananda Vidyabhavan and appointed Assistant Secretary from January 1971 and Principal in February. In 1974 she was appointed Secretary till 1999. In 1983 she was appointed a Trustee of Sri Sarada Math and Member of the Governing Body of the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission. She was elected Assistant General Secretary in May 1994. She assumed the office of General Secretary from November 1999.
Adept in rituals, she performed pujas on many special occasions such as opening of new centres in different parts of India. In August 1993 she was sent to America to represent Sri Sarada Math in the Centenary Celebrations of Chicago Parliament of Religions. She was invited to give lectures, talks, hold retreats etc. from Singapore, USA, England, Dubai, South Africa, Australia etc.
During her tenure as General Secretary, many centres of the Math and the Mission were opened in India and one in Sri Lanka. However, due to Covid-19 infection her activities gradually decreased from October 2020.
Loving, compassionate, with a free and open mind, pure and broad, endowed with an exceptional leadership capacity Revered Pravrajika Amalaprana Mataji leaves behind a legacy of dedicated service and unwavering commitment to the ideals of Sri Thakur, Ma and Swamiji. May her soul rest in eternal peace!

News from Headquarters

3rd January, 2024, Holy Mother's Birthday was celebrated with special puja, homa, chandipath, devotional songs, discourses etc. Cooked prasad was distributed to a large number of devotees who had come throughout the day.

News from Branch Centres

Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Sister Nivedita Girls’ School, Baghbazar

In connection with the yearlong celebrations of the 125th anniversary of Sister Nivedita Girls’ School, on 30.9.2023 there was a Teachers’, Students’ and Guardians’ Day observed with panel discussion, cultural programmes etc. at Girish Manch, while on 13.11.2023 the Foundation day was duly observed with discussions on ‘Sister Nivedita’s Thoughts and Modern Generation’. Pravrajika Jnanadapranaji presided over the meeting. The primary section of the school also organized an educational exhibition on 21st and 22nd, December 2023 at its premises at 52A, Ramkanto Bose Street, Baghbazar.

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