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SBI Foundation helps RKM set up 201 toilets at Belur Math

Kolkata: Rajnish Kumar, Chairman of SBI inaugurated 'Swachh Belur Math' project on Friday.
Swami Suvirananda, General Secretary of Ramakrishna Math & Mission was present at the function. Under the Swachh Bharat Mission, SBI Foundation supported Ramkrishna Mission to construct 201 toilets at Belur Math that will serve 13 lakh visitors each year.To provide sanitation facilities to visitors at Belur Math, that witnesses thousands of pilgrims a day, SBI Foundation contributed Rs. 1.67 crore to this project. Partha Pratim Sengupta, CGM of Kolkata Circle, Shri Mahendra Kumar Rekhi, MD of SBI Foundation and other monks of the Ramakrishna Order and functionaries of the Bank were present at the inauguration event. It may be mentioned that after the Belur Math was constructed, Swami Vivekananda used to clean the toilets along with his brother monks. Swamiji was very particular about clean toilets and drinking water. On special occasions, the footfall of visitors at Belur Math is over lakhs. But, despite such huge gatherings, the visitors do not throw plastic cups. Soiled papers are on the road because of vigil by the monks and volunteers. Cleanliness is the biggest USP of the Ramakrishna Mission and Math centres. Thousands of foreigners visit Belur Math every year and are attracted by the serene environment.
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