Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama

T. Nagar, Chennai

Rain water never stands on high ground, but runs down to the lowest level. So also the mercy of God remains in the hearts of the lowly, but drains off from those of the vain and the proud.

-Sri Ramakrishna

I tell you the truth : there is nothing wrong in your being in the world. But you must direct your mind towards God.

-Sri Ramakrishna

All religions are true. God can be reached by different religions. Many rivers flow by many ways but they fall into the sea. There all are one.

-Sri Ramakrishna

The earth is enjoyed by heroes”—this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, “I have no fear.

-Swami Vivekanada

A tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it; and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the Ocean of Life and Bliss.

-Swami Vivekanada

Be brave! Be strong! Be fearless! Once you have taken up the spiritual life, fight as long as there is any life in you. Even though you know you are going to be killed, fight till you “are killed.” Don’t die of fright. Die fighting. Don’t go down till you are knocked down.

-Swami Vivekanada

I am the mother of the wicked, as I am the mother of the virtuous. Never fear. Whenever you are in distress, just say to yourself 'I have a mother.'

-Sri Sharada Devi

Appeals

Ramakrishna Mission Tamil Medium Nursery & Primary School

Dear Sir,
Namaskars.

We are sure that you are well-informed of the reputation enjoyed by the Ramakrishna Mission centers around the world in the field of community service such as Education, Medical, Relief to the poor patients by running hospitals and dispensaries, Distress-Relief provided at the time of natural calamities and much more.

Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, T. Nagar, Chennai is a branch of the Ramakrishna Mission started by Swami Vivekananda in 1897. This centre began its activity with the starting of a School in the year 1932 and since then has been growing according to the needs of the community and the socio-economic changes that are taking place around us. This centre through its educational service to the society has produced many students who have walked out of the portals of the School and have become great leaders of the country.To name a few : Dr. S. Badrinath, Chairman (Emeritus) of Sankara Netralaya, Sri Ramanathan Krishnan, the Tennis legend, the Chief of Indian Army Gen. Sundarjee, Sri Y.V. Reddy,former Governor of RBI, and Dr. Nalli Kuppuswami Chetty, etc.

Presently we are running two Higher Secondary Schools, a Matriculation Higher Secondary School and a Tamil Medium Nursery and Primary School and targeting to provide education to the lower middle and poorer classof the society. The schools all together have got a strength of about 3500.The Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama provides a total amount of about Rs.15 Lakhs every year as Scholar-ships and Prizes to the deserving students.

There are many Schools around T.Nagar to provide good education to the upper class people. To provide an all round education based on the human values contained in our great heritage of our Country to the students of the poorest section of the society we started the Ramakrishna Mission Tamil Medium Nursery and Primary School. The endeavor of the school is to inculcate good character and patriotism enJtJt}1lterted citizens of our great nation. We provide free noon meals to 250 students of this School. Since the students of the schools are from nearby slums and the parents are socially underprivileged people like daily wagers, hawkers etc., it has been decided to waive off the nominal fees that is being collected now and make it a free school from the academic year 2011-2012. The estimated annual deficit of this school alone will become about 20,00,000/ - every year. In order to overcome this deficit every year it is decided to create a general corpus of Rs. 5 Crores viz. Ramakrishna Mission Tamil Medium School Vidyadana Endowment Scheme. Apart from this we are also providing free uniform for number of students.

We request you to contribute liberally for this noble cause and help the Ashrama to continue our noble service to the humanity. You may send your valuable contribution by Cheque/DO in favour of "RAMAKRISHNA MISSION ASHRAMA"

It is needless to mention that the donations are exempt from Income Tax under section BOG of the Income Tax Act.

We look forward to your favourable response.

Thanking you and with our greetings,

Yours in service of the Lord,
Swami Padmasthananda
Secretary