You might be aware about the humanitarian activities of Ramakrishna Mission, which was started by Swami Vivekananda in 1897. At present there are 173 branch centres of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission all over the world. This branch centre at Vadodara (Gujarat) was started when we received the historic Dilaram Bungalow (sanctified by the stay of Swami Vivekananda in 1892) on 18.4.2005. The details of our activities are available in www.rkmvadodara.com and www.rkmhq.org.
Swami Vivekananda said “I am no metaphysician, no philosopher, nay, no saint. I am poor, I love the poor.” He also said, “Him I call a Mahatma whose heart bleeds for the poor, otherwise He is a Duratma.” Swamiji was a true Mahatma, whose heart bled for the poor. He had expressed his desire to a disciple of starting an ‘Annakshetra’ (Langarkhana) for feeding the poor irrespective of caste, creed, color, or religion at Belur Math.
In order to pay our homage to Swami Vivekananda as a part of his 150th birth anniversary celebration, we want to start an Annakshetra on an experimental basis for a period of one year. Initially we want to provide one noon meal to 150 selected helpless poor people every day. The cost of the project for one year will be Rs. 21,90,000/- (Rs.40/- per meal X 150 persons X 365 days).
We would request you to kindly sponsor this noble project by donating Rs.5,100/- (Five thousand one hundred) only towards the cost of feeding 150 people on any day as per your choice. Donations to Ramakrishna Mission are exempt from Income Tax under section 80 (G) Cheque/Draft may kindly be drawn in favour of “Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Memorial, Vadodara”.
Yours in the Lord,
You might be glad to know that we have put up one LED hoarding in our premises as a part of the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Swami Vivekananda for displaying the inspiring message of Swami Vivekananda. The details are as follows:
Location- “Dilaram Bungalow”, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Memorial, Alkapuri, Vadodara. (Near Railway Station)
Size- 12’x10’ hi-resolution LED hoarding visible in bright daylight too
Height- 10’ above road level, (top height : 10’+20’= 30’)
Visibility- Excellent visibility to traffic from station underbridge to Alkapuri.
Clarity- Extremely clear pixels by means of state-of-art technology.
In order to meet the cost of installation and maintenance; we have thought of providing some slots to the industrial houses, business firms, NGOs etc. The cost of 30 insertions of advertisement of 30 seconds each per day will cost Rs.12000/- per month or Rs.1,44,000/- per year on a concessional basis. 30% of area will be displaying the message of Swami Vivekananda and 70% area will be displaying the advertisement.
We earnestly appeal to all the industries, business houses and NGOs to sponsor advt. on yearly basis or monthly basis and help us in this noble cause.
Yours in the Lord,