23rd November, 2018
Ramakrishna Math, Koyilandy has been helping the flood affected people of Kerala from the beginning and in continuation to that we have recently distributed solar lights, utensils and ITC dresses to the flood affected people of 3 different districts of Kerala. On 10th November we distributed 100 solar lights, 100 utensil sets and ITC dresses to 100 families belonging to 2 villages,1.Kannavam, 2.Paduvilai of the forest areas in Kannur district. On 18th November we distributed ITC dresses and sarees to 458 families in and around the fishermen colony at Koyilandy in Kozhikode district. We again distributed ITC dresses, sarees and children's garments to 46 families on 23th of November, in Rajasthan colony at Pokkad village in Kozhikode district. Last but not the least, on 25th November, we distributed 100 solar lights, 100 utensil sets and ITC dresses to 100 families living in the foothills of a village named Mananthavady of Wayanad district in Kerala.
21st October, 2018
The 125th anniversary of Swamiji's Chicago address was celebrated on 21th October, 2018. at our Ashrama premises. Swami Vitasanganandaji, Secretary of Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Kozhikode presided over the function and delivered a thoughtful lecture which was followed by the cultural programme of Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa students. Mr. Manoj kumar, Principal of Ramakrishna Mission sevashrama Higher school was the guest of honour .Around 250 participants were present. Relevant snaps are attached herewith.
15th October, 2018
As part of relief service to the flood affected areas we continued distribution of study materials such as long note Books – no. 5200 and small note books – no. 7000, Drawing Books – no. 900, pens – no. 3500 and Geometry boxes - no. 700, along with umbrellas – no. 700 & school bags – no. 700 to 700 students on 5th and 13th October, 2018. Beneficiaries hail from foothills area in Kannur district, kerala.
2nd September, 2018
As part of our continuing flood relief work in Kerala, we have concluded the fourth phase on 2nd September 2018, on the auspicious occasion of Krishna Janmastami. On 31 August, we distributed rice 7kgs, lentil 2 kgs, sugar 1 kg, health-mix powder 500 gms, saree 4 nos, ladies garment 1 no, bed-sheet 1 no, shirt 1 no, lungi 1 no, towel 1 no, utensils 2 nos, and candles 6 nos to 220 affected families in Manantheri, Kanmavam, Kolayad, Cheruvamchery, and Mangatlidam villages in Kannur dist. On 2nd September, we distributed rice 7kgs, lentil 2kgs saree 4 nos, ladies garment 1 no, shirt 1 no, dhoti 1 no, t-shirt 1 no, bed-sheet 1 no, moong dal 500 gms, snacks 12 nos, health-mix powder 500 gms, and dettol 1 no. to 50 affected families in Chengottukavu village in Kozhikode dist. We have attached a few relevant photographs of the fourth phase relief work for your kind perusal. During the relief work, we would like to mention the untiring efforts and support from Swami Surarchitananda (Vishnu Shankar) and Swami Panchavaktrananda (Ananda Kumar) from Chennai Math and Sudhakar, Sandeep and Eshwar, volunteers from Hyderabad Math. We would also like to mention the contribution of all our local volunteers and coordinators for their unremitting assistance during this time. We have also planned in future to issue study materials, notebooks, stationery items, umbrellas, school bags and other items to students in flood affected areas especially to tribal people in foot hill area after doing survey.
28th August, 2018
We have concluded our third phase relief work, from 24th-28th August 2018, as part of our continuing flood relief work in Kerala. It began on the auspicious occasion of Onam festival with the distribution of kits to 43 children in our Math. On the same day, we distributed relief materials to 39 affected families from Melur village in our Math. On the following day, we distributed relief materials to 57 affected families in Kothamangalam IHDP Colony, Koyilandy. On 26th August, we distributed relief materials, containing 20 items in each kit, to 246 affected families at Irutti block, situated in the foothills, in Kannur dist. On 27th August, we distributed relief materials to 58 affected families from Chengottukavu village in our Math. On 28th August, the last day, we distributed relief materials to 42 affected families in Panthalayani block, Koyilandy. Further, we have also planned to conduct another phase of relief work at Kottiyur village in Kannur dist. and other affected areas in nearby districts.
23rd August, 2018
As part of our on-going relief work in Kerala, we have concluded the 2nd phase of our relief work in the fishermen colony of the coastal area in Koyilandy, where 354 families reside. We have distributed relief materials to be above-mentioned families for 4 days on 18th, 19th, 21st and 22nd. On 23rd August, the last day, we have distributed relief-kits, along with rice and dal, to 133 families residing near our Math. At present, we have made preparations and have procured relief materials for our 3rd phase relief work. We have surveyed and issued tokens for 300 families affected by landslides in Kannur dist. Further, we have identified another 60 affected families in a village in Wayanad dist. The proposed relief kit contains rice, dal, sooji, sugar, tea-bag, biscuit pkt, rusk, bedsheet, towel, t-shirt, lungi, dhoti, salwar kameez, saree, sanitary napkin, mineral water bottle, bucket, mug, soap, tarpaulin, and other items.
Flood Relief work at Kannur
6th June, 2018
We have distributed a "students kit" which contains a school bag, with a geometry box, pen, pencil, note books, school uniform, umbrella and toiletry items to 55 students and 5 teachers of the students of "Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa" These students belong to the Fishermen colony of Koyilandy village. We also render service by giving tuitions, yoga classes, prayer, meditation and value education everyday in the evenings.
21st May, 2018
As a joint venture with Belur Math, we distributed Blankets on 20th & 21st May to localities in Kannur and Kozhikode districts, On 20th May we distributed100 piece Blankets for 50 families at Chankayathode village, 60 Blankets for 30 families at Kannavam village, 70 piece Blankets for 35 families at Mangathdam (each family received 2 Blankets) in Kannur district. on 21st May we distributed 65 Blankets for 65 families at our Math premises (each family received 1 Blanket) from fishermen colony at Koyilandy village in Kozhikode district
14th May, 2018
Ramakrishna Math, Koyilandy, distributed 3000 Note books (each Student 4 nos) , 1500 pens (each Student 2 nos) , 1500 pencils (each Student 2 nos) and 750 geometry boxes ( each Student 1 nos ) to around 750 poor students who are residents of the coastal area of the Arabian sea in Koyilandy. This was done on 14th & 15th May the eve of Phalaharini Kali puja and the Kali Puja day. Mr Damodharan, who is a retired teacher in Koyilandy village, delivered a speech.
1st April, 2018
We conducted a spiritual retreat on 1st April, the Sunday, 2018. The retreat started at 3.30 pm with a prayer and guided meditation followed by Bhajans by Swami Dharmapurnananda, Ramakrishna Mission sevashrama, Kozhikode, Kerala.
Swami Dharmapurnananda, rendered a spiritual talk and Swami Sadbhavananda Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Math, Thrissur, gave a special discourse to the gathering. The programme ended with a closing song, distributed widow pension for 10 persons, snacks and tea. Approximately 110 devotees and Students attended the function.
25th March, 2018
On the aupicious occasion of Ramanavami and Sri Annapurna puja we conducted a medical camp ∓ a health awareness programme for the fishermen folk who live in a colony with their children. Dr. Sasi Keezhattupurath (naderi), Koyilandy and Dr. Henna Kunhabdulla (Parappalli), Koyilandy did a health check up and gave medicines free of cost. Approximately 130 people participated in the event. At the end of the programme we served a sumptuous lunch.
18th February, 2018
On February 18th we distributed sarees and solar lamps to the needy. The beneficiaries are 92 families, 2 sarees & 1 Solar Lamp per family in Kannavam (Village) Kuthuparamba Block , Dist. - Kannur, Kerala,
17th February, 2018
183th Tithi Puja of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna has been Celebrated with Full of Joy and Devotion on 17.02.2018. Since Morning, people were start gathering to participate themselves in the celebration. The Function was started with Mangalarathi, Suprabatham and Vedic Chanting with songs. This was followed by Homa, special Bhajan by a group of devotees and Bhog Arathi with spiritual talk. The talk on Sri Ramakrishna’s life and his massage, was delivered in Malayalam by Mr. Karthkeyan from Aluwa, Ernakulam Dist. In Kerala. Prasadham was distributed to around 375 Devotees & Public
13th January, 2018
On the auspicious occasion of Makara sankranti ( pongal) we Visited Keezpally village of Kannur district, where there is no basic amenities, and no electric facilities. We rendered services by giving them Solar lamps and Sarees with books of Swamiji to 104 families with the help of few volunteers and Devotees.
We also did the same at Manhattan's Panchayat village in the same district for 15 families on the same day.
12th January, 2018
We have celebrated "National youth day" on 12th January, 2018 with procession and youth day congregation in our Math campus. We did procession with some devotees and children from in and around the area of Melur village, koyilandy. It was followed by vedic chanting, songs and speech on Swamiji by different local speakers. Around 40 people participated in the same. We concluded the programme by distributing snacks.
8th January, 2018
156th Thithi Pooja of Swami Vivekananda has been Celebrated with Full of Joy and Devotion. Since Morning, people were start gathering to participate themselves in the Jayanthi Function. The Function was started with Mangalarathi, Suprabatham and Vedic Chanting. This was followed by Homa, Bhajan and Bhog Arathi. Talk on Swami Vivekananda was delivered on both English and Malayalam. Dr. Manoharan, Professor of Thelacherry Government College from Kannur District had delivered the speech on Swamiji in Malayalam. Prasadham was distributed to around 250 Devotees & Public
Ramakrishna math Koyilandy conducted a spiritual retreat in connection with “Ramakrishna Kalpataru” on 1st January, 2018. The program started at 3 in the evening with Vedic chanting, followed by guided meditation, bhajan, spiritual talks. Swami Nandatmajanandaji, editor of Prabuddha Keralam, Thissur and Mr. Sasi Kumar - a teacher of Vattakara Higher Secondary School spoke on significance of Kalpataru Day. Before concluding, widow's pension was distributed to 10 members. The Program was ended with a special bhajan rendered by Mr. Jayanta Basu from Kolkata. Around 150 Devotees attended the program. We distributed sumptuous dinner to all the Devotees.