General

Swami Gahananandaji becomes 14th President of Math

Revered Swami Gahananandaji Maharaj was elected President of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission at a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Math and the Governing Body of the Mission held on 25 May 2005. He is the 14th President of the Order.

Swami Gahananandaji was one of the Vice-Presidents of the Math and Mission since 14 April 1992, and succeeds Swami Ranganathanandaji Maharaj who attained Mahasamadhi on 25 April 2005.

Saikatesh Maharaj gets transferred

Swami Sivapradanandaji (commonly known as Saikatesh Maharaj, an ex-student of Vidyapith from 1976 H.S batch), Headmaster Maharaj of Vidyapith has got transferred from Vidyapith w.e.f 19th May, 2005. He served the Chair since 1995.
Presently he has reported Belur Math and waiting for further Orders for new posting.

The name of new Headmaster Maharaj of Vidyapith will be announced after the ongoing Summer Vacation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Governor to Visit Vidyapith

The new Governor of West Bengal , Sri Gopal K.Gandhi is scheduled to visit Vidyapith on 7th January, 2005.

Higher Secondary

The General body of Alumni Association adopted a resolution in 1999 for setting up a Higher Secondary stream at Vidyapith considering the tremendous difficulties faced by the students of Vidyapith after passing out the Madhyamik examination from there. With the copy of that resolution the Association moved to several trustees and distinguished monks at the Headquerters at Belur Math and tried to convince them with the reason. Finally, the effort succeeded and the first Higher Secondary batch passed out from Vidyapith in 2002 with remarkable academic performance.

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