Ramakrishna Mission, Shillong

Temple
Ramakrishna Mission
Ramakrishna Mission Road, Ramakrishna Mission Road, Laitumkhrah, Shillong, Meghalaya 793 003, India
Phone: 0364-253 6767 & 222 1709; E-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.rkmshillong.org

Sub Centre(s):

Vivekananda Cultural Centre
(Quinton Memorial Hall), Quinton Road, Shillong; Phone: 222 7787 & 230 6042

The centre was started in 1937.

Activities:

  • A charitable allopathic-cum-homeopathic dispensary with pathology, X-ray, physiotherapy, ophthalmology, ultra-sonography, eye, ENT and dental departments. 82,167 cases were treated during the year.
  • A mobile medical unit serving 70 neighbouring villages, which treated 26,314 patients this year.
  • A library and a free reading room with 16,923 books and 17 newspapers and periodicals.
  • A hostel with 26 tribal boys.
  • Religious activities: Spiritual discourses, public meetings, fortnightly Ramnam Sankirtan, and celebration of the birth anniversaries of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda, as also some other festivals.
  • Three units of Gadadhara Abhyudaya Prakalpa with 171 poor
  • Vivekananda Cultural Centre: This centre stands at the very spot where the famous Quinton Memorial Hall once existed, the hall where Swami Vivekananda delivered a public lecture in April 1901. Activities at this centre: (a) a computer training centre with 5802 students, (b) a library with a reading room (13,724 books and 18 newspapers and periodicals), an auditorium and a meditation hall, (c) drawing and painting classes (474 children) and training programmes in Indian culture (68 students), (d) English language and communication skills training for 425 students, (e) computer training and personality development programmes in rural high scools for 102 tribal children, and (f) weekly scriptural classes and occasional lectures, annual competitions for students, youth forum, etc.
Shrine
Swami Vivekananda Statue