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History of the Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi - A timeline

Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi formally started in 1927. As the Mission approaches closer to its centenary, a comprehensive history of the centre was unavailable. We have arranged some of these details that we could gather from old annual reports, our older site (rkmissiondel.org) and arranged them in the form of a timeline, reflecting its history, heads, progress down the ages along-with the history of the Ramakrishna Mission Free T.B.Clinic and Medical Centre, Karol Bagh,New Delhi.

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1927

Start of the Delhi Centre

1930

Swami Sarvananda (Sept. 1930 to Dec. 1930)

1931

Swami Satprakashananda (Jan. 1931 to Dec. 1935)
Students' Home

1932

Ashrama acquires permanent land

1933

Ramakrishna Mission Free Tuberculosis Clinic started

1934

Foundation for a temple at the Ashram
Visit of Srimat Swami Vijnananandaji
TB Clinic moved to Old city

1935

Inauguration of the temple and office building at the Ashram

1936

Swami Kailashananda (Jan. 1936 to Dec. 1941)

1941

Foundation of a new building for T.B. Clinic in Karol Bagh

1942

Swami Gangeshananda (Jan. 1942 to Dec. 1948)

1949

Swami Ranganathananda (Jan. 1949 to Mar. 1962)
Opening of the T.B.Clinic building at Karol Bagh

1952

Vedanta Samiti at Delhi University formed

1953

M.S.Subbulakshmi recital at YMCA grounds

1954

Foundation of Library and Lecture Hall building
Kitchen complex completed
Foundation of temple to Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna

1955

Opening of new library and lecture hall by Jawaharlal Nehru

1957

Dedication of temple to Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna

1962

Swami Swahananda (Apr. 1962 to May 1968)
Delhi University Library opened

1963

Centenary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda

1968

Swami Vyomananda (Jun. 1968 to Dec. 1969)

1970

Swami Vandanananda (Jan. 1970 to 11th May 1976)

1976

Swami Budhananda (12th May 1976 to 11th Jun. 1983)

1977

Flood Relief in Delhi

1982

Medical Centre started attached to T.B.Clinic

1983

Swami Nihswananda (18 Jun. 1983 to Nov. 1983)
Swami Hiranmayananda (Dec. 1983 to Mar. 1985)

1985

Swami Nihswananda (Mar. 1985 to Dec. 1985)

1986

Swami Swananda (Jan. 1986 to Aug. 1986)
Swami Gokulananda (Sep. 1986 to Mar. 31 2007)

1988

Inauguration of Sadhu Niwas

1992

Celebrating 100 years of Swamiji's visit to Delhi

1993

Swami Vivekananda's Chicago Address Centenary

1995

Exhibition on Swami Vivekananda inaugurated

1997

Book-sales and Office building inaugurated

1998

Diamond Jubilee of the T.B. Clinic

2000

Booksales counter at New Delhi Railway Station

2002

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations (1927-2002)
Sarada Auditorium Inauguration

2003

150th birth anniversary celebrations of Holy Mother

2004

Computer Training Centre started

2005

Swami Ranganathanandaji memorial meeting

2007

Swami Shantatmananda (Apr. 15 to date)

2010

New building block at Medical Centre inaugurated

2011

150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Swami Vivekananda

2012

Inauguration of the renovated Vivekananda Auditorium
Inauguration of Exhibition on Swami Vivekananda

2014

Handover of Vivekananda Shelter for Homeless to DUSIB

2015

Foundation Stone Laying for new building