Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Ranchi-Morabadi

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

Activities:

  1. Divyayan, a free residential institute with a Krishi Vigyan Kendra of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, gives training to village youths, particularly to those from scheduled tribes, in agriculture, dairy and poultry-farming, horticulture, bee-keeping, farm machinery and social service. There were 677 trainees this Further, the institute offered special training to 144 farmers and sponsored short-duration training to 1125 farmers. It also published a Hindi monthly bulletin Divyayan Samachar (24th year; 2100 subscribers).
  2. Two agricultural farms at Maheshpur and Getalsud, res- pectively 32 and 35 km away from the centre, where demon- stration of seed production, enhancing soil quality and other agriculture-related activities were conducted.
  3. The Single Window Centre at Getalsud farm, run by the Government of Jharkhand, extended various services such as (i) soil testing, (ii) giving advice to farmers on cultivation of different crops, weather, mandi rates, etc.
  4. A microbiology unit, soil testing facilities, and mushroom cultivation training in rural areas.
  5. Faculty of Integrated Rural & Tribal Development Management (IRTDM) offering M.Sc. and postgraduate diploma courses under RKMVERI (deemed university) (134 students this year).
  6. A distance education centre of the National Institute of Open Schooling (120 students).
  7. Programmes for farmers such as organizing educational tours, demonstration-cum-training programmes, imparting advance technologies, organizing front line  demonstration  & on-farm trial on different crops, kisan clubs (86 clubs), providing irrigation facilities and other infrastructural needs under Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP), distribution of seeds under Seed Village Programme (542 quintals of seeds were distributed this year), conducting farmers’ exchange programmes, cultural competitions, seminars and so on.
  8. A library and a reading room with 22,628 books and 90 newspapers and periodicals.
  9. A charitable allopathic-cum-homeopathic dispensary, which treated 12,965 cases. Besides that, 208 eye care camps were conducted in which 20,782 cases were examined, 911 spectacles were given and 178 surgeries were performed.
  10. A mobile medical unit, which treated 11,251 cases.
  11. Five units of Balak Sangha with 122 students.
  12. Five units of Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa with 280 poor children.
  13. A mobile audio-visual unit: It screened 109 video shows to spread awareness about overall rural development (10,622 persons of 50 villages were benefited).
  14. Welfare work by way of giving scholarships to poor meritorious children, and providing pecuniary help, clothes, blankets and so on to the needy.
  15. Religious and spiritual activities: Regular worship, religious discourses and lectures in the ashrama and elsewhere, and observance of the birthdays of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda and other religious prophets of diverse faiths.
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Divyayan
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Kisan Mela - Visit of Smt. Draupadi Murmu, Her Excellency, Governer of Jharkhand
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On Campus Training on Agriculture and Allied Trades