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Appeal for Karkai Ramakrishna Vivekananda Seva Pratisthan

Swami Dhyeyananda, an ex-student of 1985 batch introduced Karkai Ramakrishna Vivekananda Seva Pratisthan to us. The organization is doing great work in Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal. Members are requested to donate generously towards this noble effort.

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Technical Consultancy for Repairing Work

Presently the Vidyapith shrine is undergoing a massive renovation process. The Mandir is around 40 years old and several constructional defects have occurred therein.

Respected Secretary Maharaj needs some technical help in the entire process.

Ex-students having technical background to combat this type of renovation works are requested to contact Swami Atmaprabhanandaji Maharaj at 9232535533/9609535336.

Secretary Maharaj appeals for funds to renovate Prayer Hall

Swami Atmaprabhanandaji's appeal for renovation of prayer hall

Swami Atmaprabhanandaji Maharaj, Secretary of Vidyapith made an appeal for funds to renovate the Prayer Hall. As we visited the school during the recent Reunion, we found the Prayer hall is not in a very good condition and needs repair work. In line to this, Revered Maharaj has planned to wrap the Hall all the way up to the Panchavati tree with yellow granite stones. The Association requests all members to generously contribute to this.

Below is the excerpt of his appeal:

Advertisement for the Souvenir & Donations

As members are aware that conducting a Reunion involves huge expenses, the Association requests members to tide the situation in the form of collecting advertisements and donations.

Request to be Life Members

As the members are aware of that the Life Membership Fees form the corpus fund of the Association, the Association once again requests all the members who are still not Life Members to be the same by just contributing Rs 515/- (Rupees Five Hundred Fifteen only).

The amounts received by the Association in the form of Life Membership are all kept in the form of Fixed Deposits in any nationalised Bank to secure the future position of the Association.

Please visit this for further details and modalities of payment.

Panchuda is admitted to Sishumangal

This is about an emergency.
Sri Panchugopal Dutta, our dear Panchuda, an ex-teacher of Vidyapith, has been admitted to Sishumangal hospital in Kolkata due to health problem. He is in need of blood. His blood group is A -ve. This is a very rare group and the Association is facing difficulty in finding donors.
Swami Atmaprabhanandaji Maharaj, the Secretary of the school, has been kind enough to arrange an ambulance and provide the cost for it for transporting Panchuda from Purulia to Kolkata.

Sponsoros required for Reunion 2011

The Association seeks sponsors for the gift items to be given to the members (approx 250 nos) and to the teaching fraternity at Vidyapith (approx 100 nos). Expected Cost to this cause is Rs 70,000/-.
Intended parties may please contact contact the Association or Sanjay Chattopadhyay (1988 batch).

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.

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.

Purchase of Office of the Assoiciation

We have done it! The purchase of the Office at 9/1 Akrur Dutta Lane has been complete with Dr Dhruba Marjit, President signing the Agreement for the Association on 13.3.2006.

We sincerely thank all the donors,well wishers who had extended their cordial help in the acquisition process.

But on this glorious moment I once again appeal to you all for some generous donations so as to make up the Loan amount that some of our members have given.

The Office will be officially inaugurated in the month of Baisakh the details of which will be published in due time.

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