Saturday, September 12, 2015

WB Govt gives Rs 5 crore financial assistance to #Ramakrishna Mission

West Bengal government on Friday offered financial assistance of Rs 5 crore to Ramakrishna Mission to promote value education.

Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee handed over a cheque to Swami Suhitanandaji on Friday and said it would be used for constructing the replica of the building at Chicago which had hosted the World Parliament on Religion where Swami Vivekananda delivered his historic address over a hundred years ago on this day.

She said her government was trying to promote the works of Swami Vivekananda and other great men as their teachings were immortal.

“It is a duty to support such organisation working on Ramakrishna and Vivekananda,” she said.

WB CM had handed over the building where Sister Nivedita had died at Darjeeling and helped in its restoration. She had also offered Rs.1.5 crore for publication of Vedas.

The state government had offered 5 acres at Rajarhat township in the fringes of the city for the institute.