Ramakrishna Mission Boys’ Home, Rahara, Kolkata

This centre, which was started in 1944, is primarily a residential educational institution for orphans and poor boys. However, a good number of day-scholars also attend its various schools and colleges.


  1. An orphanage with 643 boys, where general education and training in crafts are provided.
  2. Adegree college offering honours and pass courses in science subjects (total of 882 students). Also offers a one-year certificate course in computer application and mushroom cultivation.
  3. A higher secondary school with 1336
  4. A junior high school with 578
  5. A junior basic school with 877
  6. A non-formal (junior) school with 52 students and a night school with 37 students.
  7. A residential college of education with 92 students.
  8. Primary teachers’ training institute with 92 students.
  9. An industrial training centre and a higher secondary vocational institute with 111 students.
  10. Vocational training in electrical works, carpentry, composing and printing, tailoring, etc to 37 students.
  11. A hostel for high school boys, with 141 students.
  12. Seven libraries attached to schools and colleges (total 87,910 books, and 92 newspapers and periodicals). A district library (59,661 books and 54 newspapers and periodicals) with a mobile unit, and an audio-visual unit (screened 30 films which were watched by 5979 people).
  13. A free homeopathic-cum-allopathic dispensary for the public (cases treated: 12,637) and a 52-bed hospital for the students.
  14. A blood donation camp (124 persons donated blood) and an eye camp.
  15. Two units of Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa with 111 poor children.
  16. Welfare work by way of distribution of clothes, educational aids, snacks, blankets, etc and some village development activities amounting to Rs. 5.65 lakhs.
  17. Religious activities: Daily worship, arati and bhajans, regular  discourses,  and  celebration  of  the  birthdays  of  Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda and other religious luminaries as also Durga Puja, Kali Puja, etc.
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