Information & Activity Report 2022-23
Celebration of birthday Tithipuja of Sri Sri Ma Sarada Devi together with Annual Celebration programme for continuous 3 days was observed after a lapse of 2 years, as usual in 2022 like pre-corona pandemic situation. The performance of the students of our Primary School named, Gadadhar Sishu Vikas Kendra was most praiseworthy. The celebration of Birthday Tithipuja of Sri Sri Thakur has also been observed most successfully. On the occasion of 75th year of Independence of India, the programme planned by the Government of India named 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' was organized on a larger scale during the period for about three months. The students of the local school and colleges were invited to participate in the discussions and various competitions like debate, question-answer session, recitation, songs, dance and shrutinatok (audio drama) were also organized on each Sunday.
As people from different corners of the world come to visit this math, it has become more important to recover the remaining area of 01acre out of 02 acres of total land of Old Baranagar Math in order to start construction of the Replica Building as the memorial of Sadhanbhumi for spiritual development of the human being. In order to fulfil the desire of the Public, we like to pray to Sri Ramakrishna Deva, Sri Sri Ma Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda for Their blessings to achieve the goal.
Progress in construction work for the new school and outpatient clinic building - An Appeal for kind donation
Baranagar Math was started a new in the year 2004 as a Branch centre of Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, long after Swami Vivekananda and other Disciples of Sri Ramakrishna left this holy site in the year 1892. It was then observed that more than 100 slum pockets lying around this centre. The drive for education to the slum children, the first- generation learners, as well as free medical treatments for all was taken up as the first priority of social service to the people. The primary school was opened to impart education to the children, both boys and girls. Primarily there were about 10 students, the parents of whom were convinced to join their wards to our school to avail free education facilities. Over the years the number of students have been increased to 425by this time. But the existing school is running in a small building inadequate for sitting of all the students at a time. Therefore, the school has been running in two shifts, the Morning and Day sections. Being satisfied with the progress of studies in this school, the demand for admission of greater number of students is coming up. But at present no more students can be admitted in the existing school premises for shortage of accommodation. The Out-Patient-Clinic is also being run in an inadequate space and needs to be shifted to a spacious area for better treatment facilities to more number of patients.
The dream Project on construction of a Replica Building of old Baranagar Monastery – a special initiative
A brief history of Baranagar Math
After Mahasamadhi of Sri Ramakrishna, Narendranath (later Swami Vivekananda) founded Ramakrishna Sangha at a dilapidated haunted garden house at Baranagar in the later part of the year 1886. The first Monastic Order of the Sangha then started at the place which then named Baranagar Math. Narendranath and thirteen other disciples of Sri Ramakrishna started to live in this deserted broken house in 1886, They used to undergo deep meditation (tapasya) every day braving unprecedented penury and privation collecting daily food by 'Holy begging' (Madhukari) for survival. In January 1887 Narendranath Datta and eight others performed 'Viroja Homa' at this place and took the formal vow of 'sanyasa' to dedicate their lives for the welfare of mankind following blazing zeal of renunciation and service to the mankind.