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."

News & Current Events


National Youth Day

National Youth Day (Birthday of Swami Vivekananda) & Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (75th Year of Indian Independence) were celebrated on 12-01-2022. On this auspicious day Special Puja was offered at Lord Bireshwar Shiva Temple (Scindia Ghat) & Swamiji’s Temple in Sevashrama. Swamiji’s Statue (in front of OPD Building) was decorated and all present offered flowers to Swamiji’s Feet. Swami Dayatmananda dedicated the lift in the OPD Building. All the inpatients were distributed Woollen Shawls, Books on Swamiji & Fruits etc. Songs on Swamiji were sung by the Nursing Staff & Students of Sevashrama. Swami Dharanidharananda in Hindi and Sri Sandeep Das, Volunteer, in English, spoke on the occasion. Online Programme to Five Remote Telemedicine Centres were conducted by Vivek Sanjivini. Swami Divyasukhananda, Dr. Himanshu Pathak, Smt. Kanchan Vishwakarma spoke on the occasion. In the night Sevashrama was decorated with lighting.

 

Christmas Eve Celebrations

Christmas Eve and Vow of renunciation was celebrated on 24th December 2021, in Sevashrama as per tradition. The function took place in Vivekananda Hall of Sevashrama with Arati, Reading of Bible, Lecture on Life and Teachings of Christ (in Bengali & Hindi) and Carol Singing.

 

Janmashtami Celebration

On the occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami - 30th August 2021, Monday: Swami Dayatmaanandaji Maharaj - dedicated New X-Ray machine in the presence of monks, brahmacharins, volunteers, staff and other people.

 

Covid-19 Relief

Starting from April 2020, some 12,000 families had been provided with dry rations and readymade food articles, in Varanasi City, Villages in Mirzapur & Sonbhadra Districts and on the National Highways for migrant labourers. Items like Rice, Dal, Potato, Mustard Oil, Onion, Chhattu, Water Bottles etc. and Health Care support like Soaps & Face Masks were supplied. In the Varanasi City itself, some 400 Destitute Widows, Stranded Pilgrims in the nearby Hotels, Auto-drivers, Rickshaw Pullers, Boatmen and families of some Sevashrama Staff were provided with these supplies.

 

Covid Vaccination

As per the request of the State Government representatives and our tradition of serving people in the hours of crisis, we started Covid L2 treatment in our hospital. Two wards of 24 beds each with all the required facilities were arranged for hospitalization. From 17th April, 2021 the indoor treatment for Covid patients got started. Till 31-05-2021 some 86 number of Covid patients were treated in our hospital.
With effect from 03-05-2021 our Sevashrama was functioning as a Free Vaccination Centre. The State Government was providing the vaccines and the infrastructure and supporting services were being provided by Sevashrama. With effect from 26-05-2021, Vaccination for those in the age group of 18+ also started. A total number of 32003 cases have been vaccinated from Sevashrama.

 

Celebration of Shivaratri

on 11th March 2021 - Shivaratri was celebrated at Laveshwar Shiva Temple of Sevashrama with Puja, Chanting of Stotras, singing of Bhajans etc. during the first quarter of the festival night as per tradition. In the adjacent Advaita Ashrama puja, havan etc. were performed throughout the night.

 

Swami Vivekananda's Utsav & Narayan Puja

Swami Vivekananda's Tithi Puja was held in Ramakrishna Advaita Ashrama. We celebrated the occasion on Sunday 7th February 2021.
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.
From 12 noon food Prasad was distributed to all staff, their families, Doctors and their families and other invitees.
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Shivaratri Celebrations

On 21st February 2020, Shivaratri Puja was done in Luveshwar and Narmadeshwar Temple inside the Sevashrama, with Chanting and Bhajans from Monks and devotees.

 

Swami Vivekananda's Tithi Puja & Narayan Puja

On 17th January 2020 Swami Vivekananda's Tithi Puja was held in Ramakrishna Advaita Ashrama and prasad was distributed in the Sevashrama. We celebrated the occasion on Sunday 17th January 2020. 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 families and other invitees totaling to around 3000 people.

 

Distribution of blankets to the poor & needy

Distribution of blankets were done to needy and poor persons by Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math & Ramakrishna Mission, Sevashrama, from January to March 2019.
1. Bisaura (Khurd), Jalalpur, Rampur, Jagannathpur, Firojpur, Shirse, Jawahir, Baghari (Mirzapur), Maldahiya, Chanduasatti (Varanasi), Gopal Lal Villa (Varanasi) U.P.[total:11 places] – 144 Blankets in January 2020
2. IOL Camp - Needy and poor patients brought in our hospital by bus which was paid by us from the following districts: Mirzapur, Chandauli, Sonbhadra etc – 162 Blankets & 162 Shwals in November 2019
3. IOL Camp - Needy and poor patients brought in our hospital by bus which was paid by us from the following districts: Mirzapur, Chandauli, Sonbhadra etc – 403 Blankets & 403 Shwals in January & February 2020
4. Given to the Destitute Widows of Varanasi – 196 Blankets in January 2020
5. Given to the poor patients of our hospital during Swamiji's Utsav in Varanasi – 50 Blankets on January 19, 2020