150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Swami Vivekananda
Gadadhara Abhyudaya Prakalpa
To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna Mission Headquarters is organizing various projects – for integrated child development, for the improvement of children’s health by eliminating malnutrition, and for alleviating poverty. One such project is Gadadhara Abhyudaya Sishu Sankshema Pathakam (Gadadhara Abhyudaya Prakalpa) for harmonious overall development of children – physical, intellectual, and moral. The children are provided nutritious food, undertake physical exercise, and are imparted moral and cultural values through moral stories, lives and teachings of great men and women, and bhajans. Ramakrishna Mission, Vijayawada started one unit of this ongoing project at Sitanagaram Ashrama in January 2011.
In January-March 2011, the total participants in this project were 130 (Boys 57 + Girls 73) and an amount of Rs.1,85,693/- was spent for distributing School Uniforms, Note Books, School Bags, Study materials, footwear and items for health and hygiene such as Milk, Biscuits, Upma, Pongal, etc.
Presently, the Vijayawada center is running six units of this project: at Sitanagaram, Machilpatnam, Guntur, Nuzvid, Huzurnagar, and Tiruvuru.