Ramakrishna Mission

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  • 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.


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