Collection & Donation of clothes

It has been decided to collect clothes (old & new) from members and hand them over to the Ramakrishna Mission authorities at Balaram Mandir, Kamarpukur, Purulia and so on according to the quantity available.

Willing members are requested to deposit the same at the Association office at 9/1 Akrur Dutta Lane, Kolkata 700 012 on Wednesdays from 6:30 PM onwards.

Tentative Schedule of 14th Reunion

5th December, 2009 (Saturday)

Event Time Venue
Arrival at Vidyapith campus 7:30 a.m
Breakfast 8:15 a.m Dining Halls No. 2 & 4
Bath 8:45 a.m
Arghya at Mandir 9:30 a.m Sri Ramakrishna Mandir
Flag Hoisting & March Past 10:30 a.m Swadesbedi
Registration 11:15 a.m Vivekananda Sadan
Lunch 12:30 p.m Dining Halls No. 2 & 4
Inaugural Function & Cultural Function - by present students of Vidyapith 1.30 p.m Sabhabedi

SOS

This is a sincere and urgent appeal to all our ex-students. The alumni association has been plagued by two major challenges and we solicit all to help the association in recovering from the overwhelming crisis that few of us are battling out.

  1. Shortage of Manpower
    Mainly ex-students of 60’s are the active members of the Association who are now turning old and some passed away. Some members from latter batches are working hard to take the batton from them but the number is not enough. The result is that the Association presently cannot conduct much activities except a biennial Reunion and an annual Vijaya Sammelani. We want a sustained effort on continuous basis to take up activities to make some effective contribution to the society. To attain that goal, we need active participation from one and all of you in all possible manners. The problem is too few of us are trying to survive the onslaught of too many activities. This is surely not sustainable in the long run and we request support from members of all batches. We need people who can devote some time in a week or month for this voluntary work.
  2. Shortage of Funds
    Life Membership (one-time contribution of a paltry Rs 415/-) is the main source of income of the Association. Of 3500 ex-students, nearly only 500 are life members. With the collected amount we had a fixed deposit which used to provide us a meager interest. In the meantime we had to spend for purchasing a small office to help smooth running of the association. And then came the Silver Jubilee celebration. To accommodate for these expenses (particularly the office purchase), we had no choice but to use the bank deposit as the collected amount was short of what was required.
    Currently we are left with an amount whose interest merely allows us to sustain the sponsorship at Kamapurkur. Even day to day expenses like electricity, maid servant salary at the Association office are all borne by few members out of their personal love for the Association. The same holds true for Vijaya Sammelani expenses. We're running short of funds for hosting the website. Continuing with reunions seem to be a daunting task with present financial condition.

Are you interested in doing Association work?

This is an urgent one. Smooth running of the Association needs help from members from all batches. Please let us know (login and post comment) if you're ready to spend some time and effort for Association work. Please mention your name and batch.

Sri Anup Biswas passes away

Sri Anup Biswas, our English teacher at Vidyapith, passed away at the age of 54 at Bokaro Hospital on 17th Nov, 2009 (night). He was suffering from fever, pneumonia and allied problems.
Set apart as an outstanding teacher and warden, Anup da will ever be remembered for his wholehearted participation at our biennial Reuinons at Vidyapith. He left behind his wife and only son Raj Biswas of 2006 Madhyamik batch. Members of this Association express their deepest condolence to the family members of Anup Da.
May his soul rest in peace is our prayer before the Almighty.

Details for Reunion, 2009

Here are some necessary details for the 14th Reunion (to be held at Vidyapith on 5th-6th Dec, 2009). Members interested in attending the reunion are requested to make a note of points mentioned.

  1. Subscription Rate: Rs 200 per head.
  2. Members are requested to bring one Chaddar- for those who will be staying at the Vidyapith Hostel- The Association will provide one Toshak, Balish & Kambal.
  3. As we all know, smoking/taking of alcohol within the Vidyapith premises is strictly prohibited.
  4. Members are requested to collect Lunch/Dinner Coupon for 5th December at the time of Registration at the Association Office.
  5. Members are requested to produce the Coupon before the Association representative at the time of Lunch/Dinner on 5th December.
  6. No Coupon will be required at the Lunch time on 6th December.
  7. Those who will be availing the 316DN on 6th December and need Food Packets are requested to intimate the Association office at the time of Registration.
  8. No request will be entertained by any Member to stay at the Vidyapith Guest House in the night of 5th December.
  9. Members willing to stay at Vidyapith and in the Vidyapith Guest House on 6th December night are requested to intimate the Association Office at the time of Registration.
  10. Arrangement for Vehicles shall be made to attend 315UP on 5th December and to attend Rupasi Bangla Express & 316DN on 6th December.

Swami Viswanathanandaji to attend the Reunion

Swami Viswanathanandaji Maharaj (Subhash Maharaj), president of Ramakrishna Math, Kamarpukur and our ex-headmaster, has given his kind consent to attend the Reunion scheduled on 5-6th December,2009.

Respected Maharaj will be arriving on 4th evening at Vidyapith and is supposed to leave in the late hours of 5th December, 2009.

Ex-student Adris Bose passed away

Adris Da, Adris Bose (1962 passout) passed away on 19th October, 2009 at Kolkata after suffering a long with his kidney problems.

Adris Bose for a long time was the Vice President of our Association and the Association had relentlessly received his assistance whenever it needed.The Association today has really lost one of its great mentors. He will always be remembered for his ready wits and his Synthesizer play at the Reunions was a major event of attraction.

Sabyasachi da passed away

Sabyasachi Gupta, music teacher of Vidyapith, passed away on 19th October, 2009.

May his soul rest in peace is our prayer to the Almighty.

Sushil Roy da passed away

Sushil Roy Da (Ex Asstt Headmaster of the school) passed away on 18th September, 2009 at his residence at Sonarpur, Kolkata.

May his soul rest in peace is our prayer to the Almighty.

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