Srimat Swami Ranganathanandaji attains Mahasamadhi

Revered Srimat Swami Ranganathanandaji Maharaj, the 13th President of the Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, attained Mahasamadhi at Woodlands Medical Centre, Kolkata, at 3.51 p.m. on Monday, 25 April 2005, owing to cardiac arrest. He was 96.

Sannyas of Amit Maharaj(Ex Student 1983)

Amit Maharaj, Ex-student of Vidyapith from 1983 Batch got Sannyas in the forgone Tithi Puja of Sri Sri Thakur at Belur Math. His Sannyas name is Swami Divyasukhananda. He follows Swami Gautomeshanandaji (Amiya Maharaj, 1968) and Swami Sivapradanandaji (Saikatesh Maharaj, 1976 HS) in the tradition of Ex-students becoming Monks of the Ramakrishan Math and Mission Order. The Association extends warm regards and best wishes to the new monk of the Order.

Amit Maharaj is presently posted at Vidyapith.

Appeal For Donations

Alumni Association since the last 3 years has been sponsoring the cost of education of a student at Kamapukur Ramakrishna Mission every year by contributing Rs 8400/- (Rs. Eight Thousand Four Hundred only). The aforesaid is handed over to the Authorities on 1st Baisakh every year. Considering the present interest rates, which is practically the main source of income of the Association, requests are being made for generous donations in this respect. Donations may be made individually or collectively as a Batch. Members may contact Sanjay Chatterjee(1988) for details.

Introduction of Fans at Vidyapith Hostels

Good news for present and future students. Very soon all the Hostels of Vidyapith are going to be equipped with Ceiling Fans. Work for the aforesaid is complete at Sivananda Sadan and soon to commence at the Senior Hostels.

Donation to Vidyapith

Alumni Association made a donation for Higher Secondary develpoment.
A sum of Rs 30000/-(Rs. Thirty Thousand only) was donated to Vidyapith for the development of Higher Secondary section on behalf of Alumni Association. The Cheque was handed over to Swami Atmaprabhanandaji Maharaj by Sanjoy Chatterjee(1988) on 1st March, 2005.

Various activities of the Association along with the ensuing Reunion was discussed with Respected Maharaj at the time of handing over of the Cheque.

Annual Picinic, 2005

Annual Picnic was held successfully on 26th January, 2005.
With great joy, endless adda, exiciting Cricket Match, intelligence test amongst the kids and wives of the members with beautiful prizes, the Annual Picnic was a great success. Members present with their families tallied to 120. The show was made further interesting with the delcious dishes from Queens Caterer owned by Sri Samar Maitra(1983). Alumni Association once again owns its debt to Dr Tapendra Mallik (1973) for giving a chance to conduct the picnic at his Mallik Kanan, Barrackpore.

Admission Test of Vidyapith, 2005

Forms for Admission Test, 2005 are open for distribution form Vidyapith. Members interested are requested to contact the Vidyapith authorities for further details.

Vidyapith Sports on 29th

Annual sports of Vidyapith is going to be held on 29th January, 2005.
Sushil Ghosh da has been invited as the Chief Guest at the event. Sushil da joined Vidyapith from the very first day of the school and worked as the head of the department of Physical Education until his retirement.

Contribution on occassion of Tithipuja

Alumni Association made a contribution to Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan, Kolkata and Ramakrishna Mission Boys' Home, Rahara.
As every year Association made a humble contribution of Rs. 51/- to each of these institutions on occassions of Tithipuja of Ma Sarada and Swamiji.

New Secretary for Vidyapith

Swami Atmaprabhanandaji (commonly known as Subhankar Maharaj) took over as Secretary of Vidyapith from January 2005.
Earlier, he carried out the role of the headmaster of the school during the years 1985-1995. This time he took over as Secretary with effect from 8th January, 2005.
Previous Secretary Swami Umanandaji Maharaj is going to lead a retired life at Kashi Varanasi. He joined the school as Secretary in 1981.

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