Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot

The ashrama was established in 1927.

Activities:

  1. A publication department, which publishes Gujarati books (4 new and 15 reprints brought out this year; total number of titles: 248) and a Gujarati monthly journal, Sri Ramakrishna Jyot (30th year; 7700 subscribers).
  2. A free library and a reading room with 39,047 books and 239 newspapers and periodicals.
  3. A charitable dispensary with ayurvedic, homeopathic and eye sections, as well as a physiotherapy centre with special facilities for the treatment of cerebral palsy children. Total 2,30,014 cases were treated, 30,657 patients were treated for cerebral palsy, 7660 eye surgeries were performed and 675 eye-patients were operated on in eye camps during the In rural medical camps, 4079 patients were treated. A mobile medical unit, which treated 4079 poor patients from 15 villages.
  4. A students’ home with 16 boys.
  5. A vocational training centre training in computer operations, tailoring, embroidery, skill work and mud work (384 women).
  6. Two free coaching centres with 280 students and five units of Balak sangha with 303 children.
  7. A cultural unit named Vivekananda Institute of Value Education and Culture (VIVEC), which conducted retreats, career guidance seminars, and programmes like values education classes, summer camps, yoga classes, competitions for students and teachers, Sanskrit speaking course, etc benefiting 21,764 people. Its children wing, named Vivekananda Children’s Library and Development Centre, conducted weekly classes, seminars and programmes on values education.
  8. Welfare work by way of distributing food and educational aids to poor students, ration kits, and so on to the needy.
  9. Four units of Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa with 208 poor children.
  10. A permanent exhibition depicting Indian culture, and the lives of Sri Ramakrishna and Sri Sarada Devi.
  11. Regular worship and fortnightly Ramnam Sankirtan, religious discourses and lectures in and outside the ashrama, retreats and seminars. 
  12. Celebration of the birth anniversaries of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda and other spiritual luminaries, as also festivals like Kali Puja, Ramnavami, Janmashtami, Shivaratri, etc.

Sub Centre : Ahmedabad

The sub-centre was formally inaugurated on 30 May 2018 in a programme attended by Swami Suvirananda (General Secretary), Sri Vijaybhai Rupani (Chief Minister of Gujarat), Sri Nitinbhai Patel (Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat), other dignitaries and devotees. The centre was taken over from Sri Ramakrishna Vivekananda Centre, Ahmedabad, which was started in 1988 following the ideology of Ramakrishna-Vivekananda and was long affiliated with Gujarat Ramakrishna Vivekananda Bhavaprachar Parishad.

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Temple Shrine
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Flood Relief
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Value education Seminar