- Ramakrishna Mission was initiated by Swami Vivekananda to spread the universal message of Vedanta in the light of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhamsa.
- The main motto of this initiative is to work for the alleviating of the poor and the downtrodden with the motto ‘for one’s liberation and the good of the world’.
- With this aim, Swami Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission.
- The Ramakrishna Mission was formed in May 1897 with aims purely spiritual and humanitarian.
Contributions of Ramakrishna Mission
- The mission worked to help the poor, improve the conditions of women, fight against untouchability and superstition and overhaul the education system.
- It stressed the supremacy of the Hindu religion and culture.
- It believed in the unity and equality of all religions.
- Economically, he was in favour of agro-based small-scale industries.
- It contributed to Indian Nationalism and the awakening of the countrymen.
- It led to the development of moral and physical strength and Unity based on common spiritual ideas.
- It awakened Indian youth to rise and work to eradicate hunger and ignorance among the masses.
Latest News about Ramakrishna Mission
- 13 April 1919:
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 125th-anniversary celebration of Sri Ramakrishna Math at Vivekananda House in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.