Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Ranchi-Morabadi

Temple
Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama
Swami Vishuddhananda Road, Morabadi, Ranchi, Jharkhand 834 008, India
Phone: 0651-255 1970 & 255 1008; Fax: 0651-255 2427; E-mail:  [email protected]; Website: www.rkmranchi.org

This ashrama, situated at Morabadi in Ranchi, was started in 1927 and made a branch of the Mission in 1930.

Activities:

  • A library and a reading room with 22,481 books and 90 newspapers and periodicals.
  • A charitable allopathic-cum-homeopathic dispensary, which treated 18,690 cases. Besides, in 284 eye camps 19,386 cases were examined and 259 surgeries were carried out.
  • A mobile medical unit, which treated 14,176 cases.
  • Five units of Balak Sangha with 136 students.
  • A unit of Gadadhara Abhyudaya Prakalpa with 50 poor children.
  • Faculty of Integrated Rural & Tribal Development (IRTD) offering M.Sc. and postgraduate diploma courses under Vivekananda University (80 students this year).
  • Divyayan, a free residential institute with a Krishi Vigyan Kendra, gives training to village youths, particularly to scheduled tribe youths, in agriculture, dairy and poultry-farming, horticulture, bee-keeping, farm machinery and social service. It has been recognized by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. There were 900 trainees this year. Besides, 450 farmers were trained in 16 off-campus training programmes. It also published a Hindi monthly bulletin Divyayan Samachar (22nd year with 1836 subscribers).
  • Three agro clinics, a microbiology unit, soil testing facilities, and mushroom cultivation training in rural areas, various programmes such as soil and water conservation schemes and promotion of the use of non-conventional energy.
  • A centre of National Institute of Open Schooling (85 students).
  • A mobile audio-visual unit, which screened 322 video shows to create awareness about overall rural development (31,352 persons were benefited).
  • Programmes for women’s empowerment such as forming women’s self-help groups (SHGs) where they are given training in management skills, vocational trades and SHG-bank linkage programme.
  • Programmes for farmers such as organizing educational tours, demonstration-cum-training programmes, annual kisan mela (agricultural exhibition-cum-fair), imparting advance technologies, front line demonstration & on farm trial on different corps, Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP), supplying seeds, fertilizer, etc, providing irrigation facilities and other infrastructures, conducting farmers’ exchange programmes, cultural competitions, seminars and so on.
  • Welfare work by way of distributing scholarships to poor meritorious children, and providing pecuniary help, clothes, blankets and so on to the needy.
  • Religious and spiritual activities: Regular worship, religious discourses and lectures in and outside the ashrama, and observance of the birthdays of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda and other religious prophets of diverse faiths.
Divyayan
Kisan Mela - Visit of Smt. Draupadi Murmu, Her Excellency, Governer of Jharkhand
On Campus Training on Agriculture and Allied Trades