Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Sargachhi

Started in 1897 by Swami Akhandananda (a monastic disciple of Sri Ramakrishna), this is the oldest centre of the Ramakrishna Mission.

Activities:

  1. A higher secondary school with 1302 boys.
  2. Three units of junior basic school with 510 boys and 48 girls.
  3. A residential junior basic teachers’ training institute with 97 boys.
  4. Two hostels with 78 students.
  5. Ten free coaching centres with 616 students.
  6. A vocational training centre with 673 trainees.
  7. Six libraries with reading rooms: 15,015 books and 19 periodicals and newspapers.
  8. A charitable dispensary with allopathic, homeopathic and ayurvedic sections, which treated 44,169 cases this year.
  9. A mobile medical unit, which treated 8,339 cases.
  10. Two units of Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa with 100 backward children.
  11. Welfare work by way of distribution of clothes, serving milk to poor children, providing scholarships to the poor students and pecuniary help to the needy.
  12. Religious activities: Daily worship and observance of the birthdays of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda and other spiritual luminaries.

Activities at Berhampore sub-centre :

    1. A students’ home with 8 college students,
    2. A library with 1626 books.
    3. Daily prayers and weekly religious classes.

Activities at Bairgachhi sub-centre (Sevavrata):

  1. Manufacturing and distribution of water filters in rural areas. 602 filters distributed this year.
  2. A water testing 2823 samples tested this year.
  3. Construction of 904 household toilets in villages.
  4. A silk-production training centre. 45 people were trained this year.
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