New developments come to fore in RKM's AGM
Kolkata: The 108th Annual General Meeting of the Ramakrishna Mission was held in Belur on Sunday that witnessed some new developments in the education and medical fields.
The Industrial Training Centre of Narendrapur Ramkrishna Mission introduced three new courses while the Ramkrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan centre has set up a High Dependency Unit (a step down unit of ICU) equipped with modern instruments. Some other centres located outside the state has also made new developments in education and medical sector.
Among the other things that was discussed at the meeting was the Blind Boys' Academy and Braille press of Narendrapur centre winning the National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, for its comprehensive services to persons with disabilities.
It may be mentioned that the Indian Adult Education Association, New Delhi has conferred Nehru Literacy Award on Lokasiksha Parishad of Narendrapur centre for its contribution to adult literacy.
The 150th birth anniversaries of Swami Saradananda, Swami Akhandananda, Swami Abhedananda, Swami Subodhananda and Sister Nivedita were celebrated at different centres through various programmes.
During the year, the Mission undertook welfare work by way of providing scholarships to poor students, pecuniary help to old, sick and destitute people by spending Rs. 19.67 crore.
Medical service was rendered to more than 70.69 lakh people through 10 hospitals, 78 dispensaries, 41 mobile medical units and 834 medical camps at an expense of Rs 209.50 crore.