Sri Ramakrishna Sharadashrama, Ponnampet
Sri Ramakrishna Sharadashrama, Ponnampet
A branch centre of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, Dist Howrah, Howrah, West Bengal 711202
  • Community hall at Reshme Hadlu Village Constructed

  • Lab New Biochemistry Machine Installation

  • Drinking water facilities through borewell for children in GMP School Chennangi

  • Toilets built for Halligattu Village

Rural Development Activites and Sri Ramakrishna Saradhasrama

Rural Development Initiatives

Sri Ramakrishna Sharadashrama has been committed to rural development since its establishment in 1925. One of its notable initiatives was the introduction of a scientific beekeeping and culture program. This program aimed to uplift the village masses by promoting beekeeping as a sustainable and income-generating activity. The Ashrama's efforts in this field were recognized when their innovative honey extractor, designed for removing honey without destroying the combs, received appreciation and awards at the Mysore Dassera Exhibition. To further support beekeeping and honey production, the Coorg Honey and Wax Producers Co-operative Society was formed under the auspices of the Ashrama, conducting workshops and providing training to the local community.

Charitable Hospital and Vivekananda Arogya Dhama

Sri Ramakrishna Sharadashrama has been providing uninterrupted medical services to the people of Kodagu (Coorg) for over 80 years through its Charitable Hospital. Equipped with modern facilities and a dedicated team of doctors, house surgeons, nurses, and staff, the hospital caters to the medical needs of the community. In 2004, the Ashrama expanded its healthcare services by establishing the Vivekananda Arogya Dhama, a Naturopathy Wellness Center. With a serene, silent, and spiritual ambiance, the center offers various naturopathy treatments and therapies, guided by a team of experienced doctors, therapists, and staff. Both the hospital and wellness center aim to provide holistic healthcare services to enhance the well-being of individuals.

Free Distributions and Disaster Relief:

Sri Ramakrishna Sharadashrama believes in the importance of extending support during times of crises and disasters. The Ashrama has actively engaged in distributing relief materials and providing assistance to those in need. During the Covid pandemic and the devastating Kodagu floods, relief efforts were carried out, benefiting around 20,000 families. Provisions and cooked food were provided to ensure basic necessities were met. Additionally, the Ashrama facilitated the installation of solar water heaters and the construction of a community hall, creating a more sustainable and resilient environment for the affected communities.

Education and Awareness Programs:

Promoting education and raising awareness among the rural population has been a key focus for Sri Ramakrishna Sharadashrama. The Ashrama has conducted numerous initiatives to educate men, women, and youth on various important topics. This includes raising awareness about the ill effects of addiction, emphasizing the importance of environmental cleanliness, fostering cooperative living, and encouraging children's enrollment in schools. By organizing workshops, seminars, and awareness campaigns, the Ashrama strives to empower individuals with knowledge and equip them with the necessary tools to lead better lives.

Infrastructure Development:

Recognizing the significance of infrastructure development in improving the quality of life, Sri Ramakrishna Sharadashrama has undertaken various projects in this domain. The Ashrama has played a crucial role in providing access to safe drinking water for communities in need. It has also been involved in constructing toilets and houses, ensuring that individuals have access to basic amenities. Moreover, the Ashrama has offered vocational training programs in areas such as beekeeping, mushroom cultivation, handloom weaving, tailoring, and motor vehicle driving. These initiatives aim to empower the youth with valuable skills, enabling them to become self-reliant and contribute to the development of their communities.