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 Address and Activities of Narendrapur Centre


Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narendrapur

Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama
Kolkata, West Bengal  700103
Phone : 033-2477 2201 (3 lines)
Telefax : 033-2477 2070
Email : [email protected], [email protected]


    Degree College
    Phone: 033 2477 2205
    Fax: 033-2477 3597
    Email: [email protected]

    Lokasiksha Parishad
    Phone: 033 2477 2207 & 2477 0975
    Email: [email protected]

    Secondary School
    Phone: 033 2477 2206
    Fax: 033-2428 7008
    Email: [email protected]

    Blind Boys Academy
    Email: [email protected]

    Higher Secondary School
    Phone: 033 2477 2206
    Fax: 033 2428 7008
    Email: [email protected]

Started in 1943 in North Kolkata and later shifted to Narendrapur, this ashrama runs many institutions.

Activities of the Mission centre :

  1. A residential degree college offering graduate and postgraduate
    courses in arts and science subjects, with 703 students (200
    enjoyed concession). The attached library had 80,330 books.
    It has one NCC and two NSS units.

  1. A residential higher secondary school with 881 students.
    Considered by the Government of India as a model school, it has
    two mediums of instruction: English and Bengali. The attached
    library and book bank had 52,434 books, 49 journals and
    newspapers. It has two Boys’ Scout units.

  1. A non-residential primary school with 309 students.

  1. A residential blind boys’ academy, which offers general
    education as well as training in computer operations, music,
    medical transcription, agriculture and several other crafts, had
    192 boys, all of whom received substantial financial assistance.
    The academy also trains blind and sighted teachers. It has a
    library and a Braille press. The Braille press meets the needs of
    the eastern and north-eastern states.

  1. A department of technical and vocational education having the following units :

    (a) a junior technical school with 234 students,

    (b) an automobile training centre (20 trainees),

    (c) Motor Mechanic Trade Course (19 trainees),

    (d) Motor Driving Training Course (166 trainees), and

    (e) a commercial institute offering courses in shorthand, typewriting, spoken English and computer operations, which trained 680 students were trained this year.

  1. A central library with 70,206 books and 63 journals.

  1. Lokasiksha Parishad (an institute for social welfare and integrated rural development), which conducts the following activities through 256 village organizations, 5 village development centres, 3 project offices and 17 cluster organizations spread in 12 districts of West Bengal :

    i. Educational activities : (a) An adult night school with 36 students,
       (b) two study centres of State Open School (one for secondary level
       with 235 students and the other for higher secondary level with 280
       students), (c) 14 non-formal education centres with 555 children, and
       (d) The Faculty of Integrated Rural Development and Management
       offering M.Sc. & postgraduate diploma courses under Vivekananda University.
    ii. Women and child development activities : (a) 191 crèches in 40 villages
       with 6663 children, (b) pre-primary education, supplementary nutritious
       food, etc are provided to 150 children under National Child Labour Programme
       (NCLP) and  776 children under Child Sponsorship Programme, (c) 3511 girls
       and 4269 women were benefited under Integrated Child Development Services
       (ICDS) project with education, immunization, family welfare and healthcare
       services and also training programmes for anganwadi workers, (d) 168 centres
       of Vivekananda Child Development Programme spread  over 185 villages benefited
       2935 boys and 2695 girls, and (e) poverty- ridden women were served through vocational
       training, women self-help groups, etc.
    iii. Agriculture and animal resource development programmes : (a) An 
       agricultural training centre, which trained 3602 people in various advanced 
       agricultural techniques, horticulture, etc through training programmes, seminars, 
       workshops, etc (b) 311 youths were trained in bee-keeping, poultry farming, dairy 
       farming and cattle breeding, and (c) provided the following services: mechanical, 
       soil-testing laboratory and veterinary clinic services.
    iv. Vocational training, etc : (a) Running various training programmes to enable
       rural youths to be self-employed through various technical and agricultural
       trades (2167 trainees received skill-training), (b) entrepreneurship development
       training to 155 young enterpreneurs, (c) running a centre for training, orientation
       and research for promotion of youth work in eastern and north-eastern parts of the
       country, and (d) formation of self-help groups for mobilizing local resources for
       income generation.
    v. Programmes for health, hygiene and environmental awareness :  
       (a) provided healtheducation and preventive and curative health care aid to 
       17,938 people, (b) 7495 low-cost toilets and another 837 toilet blocks were  
       built,(c)  solid and liquid waste management methods were demonstrated 
       in 17 gram panchayat areas, (d) promoted community-managed water quality 
       monitoring and surveillance system in 28 gram panchayat areas, 
       (e) projects for saving conventional energy were undertaken mainly in non-electrified  
       areas through solar systems, biogas plants,etc, (f) joint forest management, and   
       alternative income programmes for forest fringe dwellers, (g) cultivation 
       promotion programmes among the tribal, (h) wasteland development projects, and 
       (i) projects like rural environment awareness programmes, and other economic development activities.
    vi. Activities for spreading cultural and moral values :(a) Physical and cultural 
       development programmes through chalaman vahini (mobile unit), involving 80,421 
       children, (b) an audio-visual unit, (c) a village library with 25,833 books, (d) 
       publication of the Bengalimonthly Samaj Siksha (55th  year) and books (mainly 
       in Bengali), and  (e) workshops,seminars, camps, preaching classes, etc.
  1. The Vivekananda Social Welfare Centre, meant mainly for
    the Harijans living in the slums of Rambagan in northern
    Kolkata, conducts the following activities:
    a. Two creches with 50 children.
    b. Three charitable dispensaries, which treated 21,218 cases.
    c. A vocational training centre with 155 trainees.
    d. Coaching classes for 30 students.
    e. A library with 852 books.
    f.  A child welfare scheme for slum children.

  1. A museum named Environment and Man.

  1. An arboretum of medicinal plants.

  1. A dispensary with allopathy, homoeopathy and ayurveda
    sections, which treated 1,17,702 patients.

  1. A mobile medical unit which treated 12,732 patients.

  1. The centre spent Rs. 58,29,478 towards scholarships for
    students and Rs. 41,26,445 as pecuniary help to poor and needy
    people of the locality this year. Besides, clothes, blankets, etc
    were distributed to the distressed.

  1. Religious activities: Celebration of the birthdays of Sri
    Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and Swami
    Vivekananda, and also Kali Puja.

Additional Photos of the Activities of the Centre:

    Ashrama View
        Ashrama View

        Cultural Programme

        Blind Boys Academy

        Commercial Institute

        Computer Training Centre

        Degree College

        Industrial School

        Institute of Agriculture

        Non-Formal School

        Secondary School

        Village Level Workers Training Centre

        Vocational Training Centre


        Rural Development Work

        Rural Development Project

        Religious Activities

 W S    A R C H I V E

This information on Centre's activities is collected from
The General Report of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, April 2017.


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