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Ramakrishna Mission (Ceylon Branch)

Batticaloa Center - Activities

“The poor, the illiterate, the ignorant, the afflicted; let these be your God. He who has served and helped one poor being seeing Shiva in him, without thinking of his caste, creed, race or anything, with him Shiva is more pleased than with a man who sees Him only in temples”
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Swami Vivekananda
Founder

Orphanages

Boys Home

In pursuance of theabove objectives, the Ramakrishna Mission Students’ Home (Orphanage) at Batticaloa was started by Swami Vipulananda with a few admirers and devotees of the Mission. The object of this Institution is to provide a Man-Making, Character- Building education based on the Gurukula Ideals, and to provide a home free of cost, affording the maximum opportunities of education to deserving orphans, destitute & needy children.

Girls Home

Sri Sarada Girls’ Home (Orphanage) was opened on 9th May 1951 by Swami Natarajananda (the then Manager of the Mission Schools) at Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Anaipanthy, Batticaloa. It was housed in the building called Vipulananda Mandir, which was built by the enthusiastic efforts of Mr. V. Nalliah and Dr. C. Sabapathy in the years 1940-41. Twenty-two children from the Ramakrishna Mission Karaitivu Girls’ Home were transferred to the newly started Home. The Home aimed at providing in a more comprehensive manner, all the facilities needed for the building up of a modern Gurukula for girls.

Karaitivu Girls Home

A Home (Orphanage) for Girls at Karaitivu and a new Hall for the Ramakrishna Vidyalaya, Karaitivu were opened on 31st January 1937. A Science Laboratory for Shivananda Vidyalaya was opened on the 7th February 1937.

Educational activities

Nursery School

Started in 1970 by a few ladies of Kallady - Uppodai under the banner of Sri Krishnabai Mather Sangam, is now called the Sri Sarada Early Child-hood Care and Education Centre. Since its inception, it is being housed in the Vipulananda Memorial Hall. From April 1992, the administration of the school has come directly under the Mission.

Sunday School

The Sunday Schools conducted at the Mission imparts not only knowledge in religion but also instill in them proper values of life, spiritual inspiration and, provide training in arts and Culture. The ardent support of philanthropists and devotees and workers facilitated the founding and development of these schools in a great way. 

Welfare activities

The Mission had from time to time contributed in plenty in doing relief and rehabilitation work in time of national and natural calamities. It has done yeoman service in 1958,1977 and 1978 during the racial riot, cyclone and major floods. In recent event of tsunami, Mission engaged in rebuilding the community and the city in a great way.

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