How and when it came into existence?
It came into being at the initiative of a band of young Sannyasis and Brahmacharis dedicated to the welfare of the poorest of poor of this country with a view to realizing the Highest Truth in life through selfless service to suffering humanity irrespective of any distinction in their caste, creed, and religion. The Ramakrishna Vivekananda Mission came into existence as a Registered Society on November 1, 1976, and started working on and from the 1st of January, 1977 with only 20 Tribal children on roll.
Where it is?
It is situated on the bank of the river Ganges at 7 Riverside Road, Barrackpore (Pin 700 120), 24 Parganas North, West Bengal, India. It can be reached from Kolkata by bus on the B.T. Road or by train from Sealdah Station on the Sealdah-Ranaghat Line and also by boat crossing the Ganga from Serampore Railway Station. By air it can be reached from Kolkata Air Port at Dum Dum.
How it is run?
The Governing Body of the Ramakrishna Vivekananda Mission in which the Trustees of Vivekananda Math are also included as ex-officio members, runs the different institutions through the Managing Committee and different sub-committees formed according to the Rules and Regulations as embodied in its Memorandum of Association, Rules and Bye-Laws.
The Ramakrishna Vivekananda Mission has a list of branches in different places but the address and contact no. of prominent branches only are supplied below:- (Each address to be started with Ramakrishna Vivekananda Mission)
- Village & P.O. Joyrambati, Dist. Bankura, West Bengal, India, Phone Nos: 03244-244252.
- Village & P.O. Belkuri, Dist. Purulia, West Bengal, India, Ph. No. 03252-201340.
- Village & P.O. Berugram, Jamalpur. Dist. Burdwan, West Bengal, India, Ph. No. 03451-278099.
- Prabhu Dham, 52 Bigha, Madhupur, Deoghar, Jharkhand, India, Ph.06438-224086.
- Bamismriti, near Forest Office, Deoghar, Jharkhand, India, Ph. 06432-224086
- Sector 26, Block – C, Plot-21, NOIDA, Gautam Buddha Nagar, U.P., India, Ph. 0120-2521588.
- B-5/101, Audh Garbi, Shivala, Varanashi, UP, India, Ph. 05422-275446.
- P.O. Birla Vikash, Satna, M.P., India, Ph. 07672-250641-48. (Extn. 2455)
- Handi Chowk, Old Commerce College, Raigarh, Chattisgarh, Ph. 07762-235256.
- Holi Chowk, Kankhal, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, Birndavan, near Gurukul Ashram, Uttar Pradesh
- Ramakrishna Vivekananda Mission UK Branch, 238, Bridgemen Street, Bolton, Manchester, BL3 6SA, UK, (Sri Jagadish Nath, General Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org)