Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi
Daily worship of Sri Ramakrishna, evening prayers, Vedic chanting on special occasions, ‘Ramanama Sankirtanam’ on Ekadashi days after evening arati and prayers are held in the temple of Sri Ramakrishna. On the birthdays of each direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, excerpts from the disciple’s life and teachings are read in the temple after evening arati. Regular discourses, scriptural expositions, talks, devotees’ conferences are regularly conducted. Discourses on Sri Ramcharit Manas are held on Saturday evenings. Religious discourses are held on Life and message of Sri Sarada Devi (English) every Friday morning and on Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita (Bengali) every Wednesday evening except during summer. A calendar of Annual Celebrations held in the Mission is available at the office.
Value Education & other programs
In 2013, the Mission in collaboration with Illumine Knowledge Resources, Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai, devoloped a comprehensive Three Year Graded Value Education Programme for school students. the aim was to empower students in a real and tangible way and help them develop as enlightened citizens. The Awakened Citizen programme of training nearly 72,0000 teachers of CBSE schools to receive teacher-training in eternal values, planning and implementation of value concepts at the school level and imparting these to children in their respective schools.
Besides the Value Education project, the Mission runs a Computer Centre, a Library and Reading Room, Free Coaching Centre, Vivekananda Forum for youth, Sarada Children’s Forum and various other activities for children.
Social Uplift Programs
Narayana Seva – a program for distribution of warm blankets, food and other items to deserving people are organized every year. The Gadadhar Abhyudaya prakalpa, a program for provision of nutritious food and education to poor kids, daily provision of evening snacks and milk for our free coaching centre students, daily feeding of hot Khichudi for poor people are some of our social uplift programs. The Vivekananda Shelter for the Homeless is another wonderful scheme run by the Mission.
Ignorance is death, knowledge is life.
Life is of very little value, if it is a life in the dark, groping through ignorance and misery.
The misery that I feel when I am hungry is satisfied by eating, but hunger returns; my misery can cease only when I am satisfied beyond all want. So, that help which tends to make us strong spiritually is the highest, next to it comes intellectual help, and after that, physical help.
Foundation stone laying ceremony by Swami Smaranananda – 20 Nov 2015
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