Holy Mother said :

"My child, you have been extremely fortunate in getting this human birth. Have intense devotion to God. One must work hard. Can one achieve anything without effort? You must devote some time for prayer even in the midst of the busiest hours of the day.

Do the Master's work, and along with that practise spiritual disciplines too. Work helps one to keep off idle thoughts. If one is without work, such thoughts rush into one's mind."

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Distribution of Sarees to widows

Sarees were distributed before the Autumn Festival to destitute widows at Ramakrishna Mission Home of Service (Main Office).


 

Free Eye Operation Camp

Home of Service has been conducting free cataract operations for poor senior citizen from Varanasi and rural areas every year in the month of February for the last 6 years. This year in 2016 the FREE EYE OPERATION CAMP was held from 9th February to 26th February 2016. The estimated cost per patient covers Lens, Food, Medicines, Doctors' Fees and Staying arrangement at our hospital for 2-3 days, bringing the patients and attendants by bus form villages. Out of a total of 413, there were 185 male and 228 female patients. 405 were operated upon out of which 403 were IOL cases and 2 Plain Cataract cases.


 

Distribution of blankets to the poor & needy

Blankets were distributed to the poor and needy of Jangalmahal (82 persons), Kailahat (4 persons), Akali, Chak Sariya (70 persons), village Semra (57 persons) and village Shirsir (10 persons) - all in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh. Distribution of quilt was done to 225 destitute widows and other needy persons at Ramakrishna Mission Home of Service (Main Office).


 

Christmas Eve Celebrations 2015

Since the very beginning of Home of Service, on the express instructions of the first President of Ramakrishna Order, Srimat Swami Brahmanandaji Maharaj, Christmas Eve have been celebrated every year on 24th December till now without break in the Main Office of the Home of Service. The Christmas Eve Celebration were held as usual with Arti, reading of Bible, lecture on life & teachings of Christ (in Bengali & Hindi) and Carol Singing.


 

Free Eye Camp 2015

Home of Service has been conducting free cataract operations for poor senior citizen from Varanasi and rural areas every year in the month of February for last 6 years. This year in 2015 the FREE EYE OPERATION CAMP was held from 15th February 2015 to 4th March 2015.

The estimated total cost of one operation was Rs. 1,200/- per patient which covered Lens, Food, Medicines, Doctors' Fees and Staying arrangement at our hospital for 2-3 days. Out of a total of 365, there were 160 male and 205 female patients. 346 were operated upon out of which 341 were IOL cases, 4 Plain Cataract cases and 1 Terigium case.


 

Shivaratri Celebrations - February 17th, 2015


Images of Shivaratri celebrated at the Advaita Ashrama.


Images of Shivaratri celebrated at the Home of Service.


 

18th January Celebrations 2015

Home of Service celebrates the birthday of Swami Vivekananda according to Indian calendar and also a convenient Sunday after that day. This year the Tithi was on 12th January 2015 and we celebrated the occasion on Sunday 18th January 2015. The programme was as follows:-

In the spirit of the ideal given by Swami Vivekananda the Home of Service has been doing the worship of God in Man "Narayan Puja". Narayan Puja at Hospital began at 9.00 am with worship and garlanding of "Nataraja Statue" in front of Hospital Gate and the statue of Swami Vivekananda nearby. Each patient was garlanded and given fruit offerings as "Narayana". The Brahmacharins and monks chanted "Narayan Suktam and Narayan Upanishad" from the Vedas throughout the 90 minutes puja done in each ward.

Special attraction was the tasteful decorations done by each ward staff including live representations from the life of Sri Ramakrishna, Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda, by children and staff.

From 12 noon food Prasad was distributed to all staff, their families, Doctors and their familes and other invitees totaling to around 3000 people.

In the evening at 7 pm there was display of fireworks near the hospital gate.


 

Blood Donation Camp

On the auspicious occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s Birthday (12th January, 2015) celebrated throughout India as National Youth Day, a blood donation camp was organized.

New X-Ray Building & Colour Doppler

On 13/12/2014 at 9.00 a.m., being the Tithi Puja day of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, the new X-ray building annex and new Logiq P5 Ultrasound Color Doppler machine were formally dedicated by Srimat Swami Ramanandaji Maharaj in the presence of monks, brahmacharins, volunteers, staff and other people.


 

Dev Deepavali celebrated

On the day of Kartik Purnima, the auspicious day of Dev Deepavali was celebrated all over Varanasi. The Ghats along the Ganga were decorated with lamps and spectators went around in boats to catch glimpses of the celebrations.


 

Free Eye Camp

Home of Service has been conducting free cataract operations for poor senior citizen from Varanasi and rural areas every year in the month of February for last 5 years. This year in 2014 the FREE EYE OPERATION CAMP was held from 16th February 2014 to 27th February 2014.

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The estimated total cost of one operation is Rs. 1,200/- per patient which would cover Lens, Food, Medicines, Doctors' Fees and Staying arrangement at our hospital for 2-3 days. Therefore we expect to incur an estimated Rs. 5,40,000/-. We have a Permanent Fund of Rs. 6,50,000/- only at present yielding Rs. 58,500/- only at 9 % interest.

WE APPEAL TO DONORS TO CONTRIBUTE FOR THIS ACTIVITY GENEROUSLY. You can contribute:-
1. Revenue Donation to be utilized for that year in full.
2. Endowment Fund Donation (Minimum Amount Rs. 50,000/-). This amount will be suitably invested and only interest earned each year will be utilized for this purpose.

1. Through our website www.varanasirkm.org Go to "Donate" and follow the instructions.
2. Send cheques/ Drafts to us directly with a letter expressing your specific wish to The Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Home of Service, Luxa, Varanasi - 221010. U.P. India.


Newly renovated Indoor In-charge's office & Hospital Cash Counter

On Monday 17th February, 2014 the newly renovated Indoor In-charge's office and Hospital Cash Counter was inaugurated at 9.30 am by Srimat Swami Ramanandaji Maharaj in the presence of monks, brahmacharins, staff and other people.


The new cash counter will provide a better waiting area for patient's relatives while they register the patient or pay their bills. The Indoor In-charge's new office now has more space so that he can meet both Doctors and patient's representatives with ease. The renovation was done without adding or removing any portion of the old structure but reorganizing the total area in a new way.


 

Celebrations - 26th January 2014

Home of Service celebrates the birthday of Swami Vivekananda according to Indian calendar and also a convenient Sunday after that day. This year the Tithi was on 23rd January 2014 and we celebrated the occasion on Sunday 26th January 2014. The programme was as follows:-

1. Flag hoisting on the occasion of Republic Day at 8.30 am on the terrace of the O.T. Building was done by Swami Gangadharanandaji Maharaj and staff and monks attended it.

2. In the spirit of the ideal given by Swami Vivekananda the Home of Service has been doing the worship of God in Man "Narayan Puja". Narayan Puja at Hospital began at 9.00 am with worship and garlanding of "Nataraja Statue" in front of Hospital Gate and the statue of Swami Vivekananda nearby. Each patient was garlanded and given fruit offerings as "Narayana". The Brahmacharins and monks chanted "Narayan Suktam and Narayan Upanishad" from the Vedas throughout the 90 minutes puja done in each ward.

3. Special attraction was the tasteful decorations done by each ward staff including live representations of Vivekananda, Sarada Devi by children.

4. From 12 noon food Prasad was distributed to all staff, their families, Doctors and their familes and other invitees totaling to around 3000 people.

5. In the evening at 7 pm there was display of fireworks near the hospital gate.


 

Renovation of Narayan Bhandar - 24th December 2013

The Narayan Bhandar, Central Kitchen of the Home of Service was under renovation for the last two months. A new steam cooking unit, vegetable cutting machines, stainless steel racks, cold storage room & extensive repairs of the kitchen walls, floors & ceiling was undertaken. On 24th December 2013 at 10 a.m., being the Tithi Puja day of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, the renovated Narayan Bhandar was inaugurated by Srimat Swami Ramanandaji Maharaj.


 

Christmas Eve Celebration - 24th December 2013

Since the very beginning of Home of Service, on the express instructions of the first President of Ramakrishna Order, Srimat Swami Brahmanandaji Maharaj, Christmas Eve have been celebrated every year on 24th December till now without break in the Main Office of the Home of Service. Despite the fact that the Tithi Puja of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi had fallen on this same day, the Christmas Eve Celebration were held as usual except the reading of Bible and Carol Singing.


 

National Seminar on "Swami Vivekananda’s Contribution to India"
- October 28 to 30, 2013

A 3 days National Seminar was organized by Ramakrishna Advaita Ashrama and Ramakrishna Mission Home of Service, Varanasi on 28th, 29th and 30th October, 2013 at the Vivekananda Auditorium of the Home of Service. Having being inaugurated by the eminent journalist Sri M. J. Akbar with Prof. K. Sudha Rao, as the Guest of Honour and benediction by Revered Swami Annapurnanandaji as Chief Patron, it had 5 scientific sessions and was attended by a total of 390 participants. In the scientific session I on the Rural Development and message to the Youth a total of 8 papers covering Swamiji’s view regarding the importance rural development in nation building and his message to the Youth. The second scientific session was dedicated to the Women Power and Human Development. In this a total of 7 papers were presented covering the unfolding the power of women in Modern Indian society and Swami Vivekananda’s model of Human Development. In the third scientific session pertaining to Education, a total of 8 papers were presented elaborating Swami Vivekananda’s concept of Education.

The fourth Session was devoted to Religion had 7 papers dealing with Swami Vivekananda’s Contribution to the Parliament of Religion at Chicago and the meaning of Religion according to him. The last scientific session (V) on Renaissance and Thought Movement had a total of 8 papers which covered Swami Vivekananda’s contribution to the renaissance of the modern India, the significance and value of Swamiji’s Practical Vedanta and Sri Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Thought Movement. All the sessions were lively and had almost full-house attendance. The seminar was concluded by a Panel Discussion with 5 eminent panelists and Srimad Swami Brahmeshanandaji as coordinator. They also invited questions from the audience. The two days’ proceedings ended with a valedictory session chaired by Prof. B. M. Shukla, very senior academician and Diplomat. Prof. P. Nag, Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth was the Chief Guest of the session.

On the third day (30th October, 2013), the event took the shape of a Youth Convention and was organized on the play-ground of C. M. Anglo-Bengali Inter-College, Bhelupura, Varanasi. It was attended by a total of 1475 Youth, both boys and girls students and 200 teachers and elders. The highlights of the Youth Convention were the Guided Meditation, Bhajans by renowned Singer Prof. Revati Sakalkar of B.H.U. and Drama (on the life of Swami Vivekaananda) by the students of Delhi Public School, Varanasi. All the Youths were given a kit with Swamiji’s Literature and Prasad packets.


 

Durga Puja at Ramakrishna Advaita Ashrama - October 11 to 14, 2013

Durga Puja at Ramakrishna Advaita Ashrama



Durga Puja was celebrated from 9th October 2013 to 14th October 2013 at Ramakrishna Advaita Ashrama adjacent to Home of Service. From 9th itself every evening, monks of Home of Service sang traditional Kali Kirtan for 5 days. Due to Hurricane Phailin there was drizzling rain from Nabami onwards but that did not dampen the spirit of devotees.