Monthly Archives: April 2011

Wanted : A Project Assistant

The Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark, Kolkata – 700 029 invites applications for the post of a “PROJECT ASSISTANT’, to be engaged on a purely temporary basis at the Museum on Swami Vivekananda, Khetri, Rajasthan – Camp, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture,  Kolkata – tours to Khetri and other places to be undertaken, whenever necessary.

Minimum Eligibility: Graduate/Graduate in Museology with proficiency in
Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Literature.

Desirable qualification: Knowledge in Computer application

Age Bar: 25 years and above.

Job-centric do’s and don’ts as well as remuneration / scholarship for the selected candidate to be intimated by the Centre for Indological Studies and Research, RMIC, Golpark.


Vivekananda Museum: Work Started

To make the people in general aware of the decade-long association of Swami Vivekananda with Khetri, to further spread the cultural and social messages of the Swami, to portray his life and time with realistic presentation through life-size and miniature Diorama, and to give a tribute to Swamiji on his 150th Birthday in January 2013, the Centre proposes to open a majestic Museum to be housed in ‘Fatteh Billas’ Palace building, Khetri. The building is intensely associated with the memory of Swami Vivekananda where he visited and stayed for a considerable period during 1891, 1893 and 1897 in close association with Khetri Raja and got his inspiration and support for visit to Chicago and participation in World Parliament of Religions which made him known so widely and brought national pride. On being gifted by then Raja of Khetri in 1958-59 the said building to Ramakrishna Mission, the Khetri centre is functioning there for furthering the ideology of Swami Vivekananda.

Considering the proposal of ‘Vivekananda Museum’ submitted by Ramakrishna Mission Khetri centre, sanction of financial assistance of Rupees two crores has been accorded by the Central Government under the ‘Setting-up, Promotion and Strengthening of Regional and local Museum’ Programme under the Deptt. of Culture, GOI, New Delhi. The Government of Rajasthan also declared a grant of Rupees fifty lakhs for the project in the last budget. While we express our gratitude to the Central and the State Government for their financial assistance, we would like to seek contributions from you, in whatever measure possible, in this ambitious project worth rupees 5 crores. It will be an outstanding tribute from you to the patriotic saint Swami Vivekanada on his 150th Birthday.

We are fortunate in getting the expert help of Padmashri Dr. Saroj Ghose, who retired as the Director-General of the National Council of Science Museum in setting up the Museum. He is using his rich experience in conceptualizing the design, script and exhibit development of the ‘Vivekananda Museum’.

The museum team under Dr. Ghose is working on the following:

(a) Develop a comprehensive plan in story-telling format,

(b) Identify the technology that could be employed and sustained in Khetri,

(c) Prepare art layout for the museum,

(d) Supervise the preparation of dummy for each enclave,

(e) Prepare detailed specifications for tendering,

(f) Identify good fabrication agencies in different areas of activities viz. wood work for structure, art work for period settings, FRP realistic sculptures, various electronic and computerized animations,

(g) Scrutinize all tenders and submit recommendations for award of work to competent fabricators, and

(h) Work out a strategic plan for implementation of fabrication and installation work.

Please click here to see the newspaper article about Vivekananda Museum :- Dainik Bhaskar_10-3-2011



Swami Vivekananda Swasthya Pariseva Prakalpa

This project aims at the improvement of children’s health, especially elimination of malnutrition through providing nutritious food and health education to pregnant and lactating mothers and small children. The Khetri centre is serving about 30 mothers and 100 small children under the project.


Gadadhar Abhyuday Prakalpa

Named after the child Ramakrishna will be taken up for development of neglected children by providing food, dress, basic education and health care. 100 children of slum-dwellers are attending the project regularly.


Value Education

Ramakrishna Mission, Khetri has formed a Value Education Unit and it has built up supporting infrastructure with essential equipments such as projector, sound system, computer etc.

It undertakes activities among school children to remove of ignorance about Self-Development in order to arrive at happiness and peace in life. It consisted of educational interventions in the form of Inter School Competition on value based topics, workshops for students, Lectures and Question Answer Sessions on Self-Development based on ideas from Vedanta.

The participants were educated in:

a)       Physical Fitness to ensure well-being and capacity for hard work;

b)       Mind Control and Concentration for excellence in academics;

c)       Qualities of Goodness based on Truth and Honesty;

d)       Qualities of Greatness based on unselfishness, respect for elders, care, concern and service towards others;

e)       Love for the country;

f)         Team spirit for the institution and the nation.

Cultural competition among School Children

400 Students participated in three day long cultural competition at Ashrama premises from January 27 to January 30, 2011 comprising debate, elocution, recitation, drawing and singing.

23 students participated in a similar competition programme organized by the Ashrama at Gudagourji.

Prizes were distributed on 6th March on the Birthday Anniversary of Sri Ramakrishna.

Ma Sarada Silai Shikshan Kendra

The best ten trainees of six Tailoring Training Schools of the centre were given one sewing machine each as prize on theBirth Anniversary of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, on Monday the 27th December, 2010.

Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda, and Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna

The 158th Birth Anniversary of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, on Monday the 27th December, 2010, and the149th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, on Wednesday the 26th January, 2011, and the 176th Birth Anniversary of Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna, on Sunday the 6th March, 2011 were celebrated in the Ashrama with due solemnity. The celebrations were marked by Special Puja, Homa, Public Meeting and distribution of Prasad. About 700 devotees assembled during each celebration.