President inaugurates Sarada Ma Girl's college
India Blooms News Service
Kolkata, Apr 2 (IBNS) President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the new building of Sarada Ma Girls' College run by Barrackpore Ramakrishna Vivekananda Mission at Barasat city in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Thursday.
Speaking on the occasion, the President said, "The inauguration of the Sarada Ma Girls’ College is a fitting moment to pay tribute to the immortal ideas of Shri Shri Ramakrisna and Ma Sarada Devi who tried to educate people all along their lives. "
"Shri Ramakrishna and his disciple Swami Vivekananda continue to inspire us even today. Ma Sarada Devi had played an important role in the growth of the Ramakrishna Movement. Her words, 'Learn to make the whole world your own', are so simple, yet so profound as they show the way to address so many problems and challenges that we face in today’s world."
The President offered his profound respects to Swami Nityananda Maharaj, the founder of Ramakrishna Vivekananda Mission, who left for his heavenly abode on Jan 5, 2014.
Lauding the role of Swami Nityananda in ensuring welfare of the weaker sections, the President said his goal was to bring up as many children from the under privileged as possible.
He added that with the passing away of Swami Nityananda Maharaj, not only has the Mission lost its Founding Father – not only have the Members of this Organization lost a great mentor and guide, but he, too, has lost a valued friend.