Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Salem

The ashrama was started in 1928 and made a branch of the Ramakrishna Mission in 1941.

Activities:

  1. A charitable dispensary with a dental unit. 53,130 cases were treated this Apart from that, 21 general medical camps were organized at different places in which 14,354 cases were treated.
  2. Seventeen free eye camps in which 2371 patients were examined, 502 patients underwent cataract surgery.
  3. A library with 4959 books and 44 periodicals and newspapers.
  4. A Balak Sangha with 42 boys and a Balika Sangha with 38 girls for imparting values education.
  5. A free coaching centre with 135 poor slum students and a lending library with 750 books at Pudur in Salem.
  6. Comprehensive values education programmes on the ashrama premises and colleges (1577 students participated). Inter-school cultural competitions for 1721 students from 30 schools.
  7. Welfare work by way of providing nutritious meals to poor children daily and occasional distribution of uniforms, educational aids, hygienic kits, scholarships, etc to poor students.
  8. Religious activities: Daily worship, weekly religious classes, fortnightly Ramnam Sankirtan, bimonthly retreats, and celebration of the birthdays of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda.
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Swami Vivekananda Jayanti Celebrations
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National youthday celebration