Sri Ramakrishna Sevashram or SRKS is a private Ashram not directly under Ramakrishna Math & Mission, Belur but a private Ashram inspired and guided by Sri Ramakrishna-Vivekannada philosophy.
The Ashram is a purely philanthropic organization set up in 1973 and foundation stone was laid by Swami Ramanandaji Maharaj, former Secretary, Ramkrishna Mission, Saradapith, Belur Math in 1973 and was registered in 1974 (Reg. No. S/15296 of 1974).
The Ashram is also a member of the South 24 Paraganas Ramakrishna-Vivekanada Bhav Prachar Samity.
The basic inspiration comes from the teachings of Vivekananda which comprise social development with human development. The teaching of Vivekananda heralds all sensible person to live for others.
Literacy is one of the main instruments through which poverty could be alleviated. No man can live in isolation and all are interdependent. State has limitation while such organization could build up character with motivation.
Impelled by the teachings of Swami Vivekananda, and his mission to spread literacy and et al, the Ashram was established by Shri Sudhanshu Biswas on 25th December 1973.
The center of all activities of the Ashram is the Sri Ramakrishna Temple. The temple is our guiding light and inspiration for all seva work.
We have three streams of primary ongoing services. The boys home provides education, shelter and food to on an average 35 kids. These kids are either orphan or destitute. Then the old age home houses around 10 needy senior citizens. Regular medical check-up of the kids and senior citizens were conducted throughout the year.
To empower rural youths, we conduct a Vocational training program. Every Sunday classes are held on mobile repairing, electrical works, health assistance and sewing.
The Ashram has a strong focus on agriculture and be sustainable in its need of vegetables daily for the Ashram inmates. We also aim to produce some revenue by selling vegetables and fruits.
Committed to serve the community time to time we provide ambulance service to the local villagers, annual blanket distribution and free drinking water via two public taps. Time to time we conduct health camps in the Ashram for neighboring villages.