Purulia Vidyapith organized a students’ conference on 1 May on the topic “Swamiji and His Clarion Call”. Nearly 400 students participated in the conference
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Thrissur Math conducted a workshop for teachers on 1 and 2 May in which 150 teachers from 32 schools participated.
The following centres organized various programmes, the main ones shown in brackets, to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda:
Cooch Behar (youth conventions at Mathabhanga and Alipurduar Junction on 1 and 7 May respectively), Visakhapatnam (devotees’ conference on 24 April).
The following centres celebrated the 175th birth anniversary of Sri Ramakrishna.
Durban, South Africa (public meetings addressed by Swami Smarananandaji, Vice-President, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, at Ladysmith on 27 April and at Glen Anil on 30 April), Jalpaiguri (public meetings, cultural programmes and exhibition from 25 to 27 March), Ponnampet (spiritual retreat from 6 to 8 May), Porbandar (public meeting, spiritual retreat and devotional songs from 23 to 29 May), Rajkot (public meetings, spiritual retreat, japa yajna and devotional songs from 7 to 30 May).
Rajkot Centre Photos
Swami Atmasthanandaji, President, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, was admitted to Seva Pratishthan hospital, Kolkata, on 30 May for the treatment of left inguinal hernia. He underwent successful operation on 1 June, and is recuperating at the hospital.
Swami Gitanandaji, Vice-President, returned to Kankurgachhi on 17 May from Seva Pratishthan. He is under medical care.
Swami Smarananandaji, Vice-President, is scheduled to return to Belur Math on 4 June after his visit to Lucknow, Mayavati and Shyamla Tal. He will be visiting Kamarpukur, Jayrambati and the Institute of Culture, Kolkata, from 13 June to 4 July. He is in good health.
Swami Prameyanandaji, Vice-President, visited Rajarhat Bishnupur from 16 to 24 May. He is keeping well.
We are sorry to announce the passing away of Swami Ajaratmanandaji (Muthukumar Maharaj) on 21 May at 6.45 pm at Siloam-Vincent Health Services Centre, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. He was 61 and had been suffering from myelo-dysplastic syndrome for some years resulting in severe anaemia and problem in blood clotting. Initiated by Swami Vireshwaranandaji, he joined the Order in 1977 at Chennai Math and had Sannyasa from Swami Gambhiranandaji in 1987. Besides his joining centre, he served at Madurai Math, Colombo Ashrama and its sub-centre at Batticaloa. During Holy Mother’s 150th birth centenary year, 2003-2004, he arranged processions with Holy Mother’s statue in many cities and villages of Batticaloa district in a grand manner. He also actively participated in the tsunami relief and rehabilitation work in Sri Lanka during 2005-2007. A former student of our Batticaloa Boys’ Home, the Swami has some Tamil books and articles to his credit.
The following centres conducted free eye camps:
checked / treated
|1||Belgaum||April||193||–||42||Our Sarada Netralaya|
|5||A hospital in Belgaum|
|2||Chennai*||24 April||178||65||12||A hospital in Chennai|
|3||Garbeta||24 May||245||–||32||Our eye care centre in Garbeta|
|4||Khetri||Feb-March||555||–||149||An eye hospital in Jaipur|
|5||Lucknow||May||1033||–||165||Our Lucknow hospital|
|7||Nagpur||15 May||152||50||16||An eye hospital in Nagpur|
|8||Porbandar||13 May||116||–||24||A hospital in Virnagar (Dt. Rajkot)|
|9||Rajkot||1 May||74||–||50||Our eye care centre in Rajkot|
|10||Salem||22 May||183||58||8||A hospital in Salem|
|11||Ulsoor||May||337||–||143||A hospital in Bangalore|
* Through Chengalpattu centre
The following centres conducted summer camps for children. The programme included chanting, bhajans, moral lessons, yogasanas, etc.
|Sl. No.||Centre||Duration of the camp||Participants|
|1||Hyderabad*||One month (22 April to 24 May)||750 children in the age group 11-15|
|2||Kanpur||One week (22 to 29 May)||125 children in the age group 9-16|
|3||Ponnampet||One week (17 to 24 April)||120 children in the age group 10-16|
|4||Pune||One week (24 to 29 May)||145 children in the age group 12-15|
|5||Rajkot||Four weeks (2 to 27 May)||76 children in the age group 7-13|
*Special training for 100 parents on family values was also conducted during the period.
The results of the students of our schools at the Secondary (Class X) and Higher Secondary (Class XII) Examinations 2011 conducted by different education boards are as follows:
West Bengal Board of Secondary Education : Class X
|9||Narendrapur: (a) Vidyalaya||120||120||–||–||–||117||752|
|(b) Blind Boys’ Academy||12||12||–||–||–||12||661|
|14||Sarisha: (a) Boys’ School||147||147||–||–||–||115||728|
|(b) Girls’ School||131||117||14||–||–||37||706|
*Star Marks: 75% or above in the aggregate; # Marks out of 800
CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) : Class XII
|School||Students appeared|| 1st
*Star Marks: 75% or above in the aggregate
Other Boards : Class X & XII
|1st Div.||2nd Div.||3rd Div.|| Compartmental /
|Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education)|
|Jamshedpur (ICSE Board, New Delhi)|
|Jamshedpur (Jharkhand Academic Council)|
|Mysore (Karnataka Board of School Education)|
|State ranks within the first ten: Class X: 3rd & 4th; Class XII: 5th|
|Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh Board of Secondary Education)|
*Star Marks: 75% or above in the aggregate