AN APEAL FROM THE BOYS' OWN HEART

1980, Dr.Bishnupada Halder, Fellow of the Royal College of Physician emerges as a distinguished Medical man. What is the connection between the physician and the stray, you may ask? It is the Ramkrishna Mission Boy's Home at Rahara in Kolkata.
This is an institution that has natured hundreds of orphans and lost or abondone children since 1944, when it began its generous efforts in a very small way with 37 boys. The boy who became Dr. Bishnupada Halder was one of them. The fixed per capita monthly Government grant for each boy per month is Rs.1250/- and by this meagre amount we have to provide foods, education, clothing, medicine & sick diet, fuel & other expenditures such as electricity, water charges,

sanitary, salaries of teachers, cooks and helpers etc. Can a growing child be brought up with this slender amount in these inflationary times? The monthly expenses to meet even the basic needs of each boy for food, books, stationeries, medicines, clothes exceed the per capita government grant by at least Rs. 1356/-. Even these monthly grants are not coming regularly. Sometimes we have to wait 4/5 months for receiving the grants. The actual expenditure for a boy comes to Rs. 2606/- per month.

Thus the home has been running with a huge amount of deficit which is mounting with years on account of constant rise in prices of all essential commodities. Most of the income of the Home is used up in meeting the deficits. Implementation of certain important projects for the benefit of the boys are lying withheld due to non-availability of funds. It has also not been possible to make any improvement in the standard of maintainance of the boys although it is urgently necesessary.

Does this mean a dead end for the boys? Just because there is no money! For the never-say-die spirit at the Home, the immediate target is to build up a Permanent Fund, the income from which will enable it to continue it's service.

And certainly public generousity has not dried up. This is clear from the declaration of concern from so many who profess to 'care'. For them, now is the time to demostrate that they actually do.

We invite the sympathetic attention of all well-wishers of the Boy's Home to this appeal. We fervently hope in this matter your valuable help will not be wanting. If for any reason it is not possible for you for the present to render assistance in any other form, kindly help by bringing the above appeal to the notice of all your friends, relations and all other acquaintances, who are sympathetic to our cause. This will indeed be a great service to the Boy's Home for which we shall remain ever grateful.


We take this opportunity of inviting you all to come and see for yourselves the activities that are going on at Boy's Home

(Swami Jayananda)
Secretary         



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Account for Transactions in INR :
A/C. Name :
RAMAKRISHNA MISSION BOY'S HOME
Account No. :
Bank Name :
Branch :
IFS Code :
Email :
30841280226
State Bank of india
Rahara
SBIN0012364
rahara@rkmm.org
Account for Transactions in USD :
A/C. Name :
RAMAKRISHNA MISSION BOY'S HOME (FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION TRANSACTION)
Account No. :
Bank Name :
Branch :
IFS Code :
Email :
1076378646
Central Bank of india
Rahara
CBIN0281347
rahara@rkmm.org


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Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission

P.O. Belur Math, Howrah-711202 West Bengal, India

(+91) 33 2654-1144/1180
Website: www.belurmath.org

Contact Us:

Ramakrishna Mission Boys Home

P.O. :Rahara Kolkata - 700 118 West Bengal, India

+91( 33) 2568 - 2850/3219
Email: rahara@rkmm.org