Ramakrishna Ashrama, Thiruvananthapuram

This centre of Ramakrishna Math was started on a hillock at Nettayam, 9 km from the Thiruvananthapuram town, in 1916. The focus of activity was shifted later to the town centre at Sasthamangalam.

Activities of the town centre:

  1. A 200-bed hospital (70 free beds) with a psychiatric ward (39 beds) and paediatric, cardiology, surgical, ENT, dentistry, ophthalmology, dermatology and gynaecology departments and a multi-operating theatre complex. It treated 10,759 inpatients and 2,31,288 outpatients in the year, including the patients treated at the ayurvedic clinic with panchakarma facility and homeopathic clinic.
  2. The centre’s residential school of nursing offering GNM course had 96 trainees this year.
  3. Under the rural health service programme, mini health centres functioned in six villages of Thiruvananthapuram district, and a rural health centre functioned at Nettayam.
  4. A polyclinic at Kawdiar, 3 km away from the centre.
  5. Two units of Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa with 100 poor children.
  6. Youth programmes, personality development classes and regular cultural classes in six villages, thrice a week.
  7. Pecuniary help was given to poor people for medical treatment, diet, and so on, and poor children were given tiffin etc, during the year.
  8. Regular classes, discourses in and outside the ashrama.

Activities of Nettayam sub-centre:

Daily worship, monthly retreats and celebration of the birthdays of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda, as also some other festivals

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