The Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narainpur, one of the 208 Branch Centres of the Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, Howrah, West Bengal has been rendering welfare services to the Extremely Vulnerable Tribal Communities who belong to the Maria tribe (classified as a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group: PVTG) since its inception in 1985 to the indigenous ‘Hill Marias’ of Abujhmarh Jangals, for eradication of illiteracy, ill health and poverty and to bring them to the main stream of the society. The Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narainpur along with its six (6) Service Centres covers more than 3/4 (three forth/ 206 out of total 265 villages) of Abujhmarh (Spread over about 4000 sq. km.) with its welfare activities. The area is highly dominated by the Naxalites. No agencies including the Government can penetrate other than Ramakrishna Mission
The Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narainpur runs -
In the field of Education:
The success so far we have achieved is remarkable. The secret behind the success is dedication and motivation of the workers for the noble cause. The unselfish and pure LOVE is the binding cord of our integrity. Each worker of our Institution is well motivated and in them the idea of Niskama-Seva (Selfless Service) is imbibed – the quality of dedication is inculcated and thus achieved. The philosophy and the inspiration behind our work is "Atmano Mokshartham Jagaddhitaya Cha" for one's own liberation and for the good of the world - as the Motto was set by the Great Swami Vivekananda. It is neither for name and fame nor money nor for any Award in return but the means for one's own liberation.
All our activities are mainly dependent upon Government Grants. The grants are sanctioned only on project basis. We face an acute problem when the grant is stopped in the midway. Moreover, we are to maintain a huge campus and human resource with all the necessary establishments to continue the ongoing service activities. It involves a big amount of funds and though both Central and State Governments are generously helping us, the enormity of our service activities in this far corner of central India demands more financial help from the generous people to mitigate the expenditure incurred for such Programmes.
The Government provides Rs.33.33 per student a day for their food and washing to us. It is almost impossible to mitigate the expenditure incurred for students\’ diet with this money. As you are kind enough to be aware that almost all the students are from Abujhmarhiya Community. Because of illiteracy and extreme poverty, the children come to our institution mal-nourished. For future healthy generation we take care of the good health of our students, the present generation. To maintain a moderate quality of food we need at least Rs.7.67/- per day per student (Rs.230/- per month per student) more in addition to the amount Rs.33.33/- per day (i.e. Rs.1000/- per month) per student for 10 months. At present the strength of our hostels is 2280 (boys – 1390 and girls – 890) next year. In the financial year 2018 – 2019, we have spent 42 lakhs extra from our Ashrama’s limited resources.
We also need help for their dress and wearing, 32 Smart Class Rooms costing 1.25 lacs each Room for Class VI to XII students and for their exposure visit to other cities.
Therefore, we need -
|1)||For Food||Rs.50 lacs|
|2)||For 32 Smart Class||Rs.40 lacs|
|3)||For Exposure visit||Rs.10 lacs|
We, therefore, fervently appeal to you to kindly donate us liberally for running the activities quoted above. Your generous contribution will be of help for years together and be assured that each Rupee will be spent for the desired purpose. We again fervently and specially appeal to those who have no legal heir, may kindly think to GIFT their properties/assets for the welfare of the neglected children of Abujhmarh, indeed a noble cause.
Cheques and Demand Drafts may kindly be issued in favour of “Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narainpur”.
|A/c Holder:||Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narainpur 494661, Chhattisgarh|
|Bank Name||State Bank of India, Narainpur|
|Type of A/c||Saving A/c|
May the blessings of the Almighty be showered upon all of us so that we may bring peace and solace to our tribal brethren by our humble services.
With deep regards,