• Centenary Celebrations 
    1922 - 2022

    Its the time to celebrate Centenary for our Palace for the Poor & Residential High School

Centenary of the Home Main Building 
The Palace for the Poor & Centenary of Residential High School
26th June 2022

About Centenary Celebrations:

Swami Brahmanandaji Maharaj the first president of Ramakrishna Math & Mission laid the foundation stone on 6-5-1917 for the Home Main Building and 4 years later when the building was completed, was declared open on 10-05-1921 the Akshaya Tritiya Day. The Swamiji had created in the Home, an atmosphere of love, peace and serenity and aptly named it as the “Palace for the Poor”

In the year 1922, a Residential High School was started in this “Palace for the Poor” where the boys were given a Gurukula Type of education with free boarding and lodging facilities.

Thus with the blessing of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa through his direct disciples Swami Ramakrishnananda and Swami Brahmananda and through  tireless efforts of Sri Ramaswamy Iyengar and later Sri Ramanuja Chariar the palace for the poor have been seeded sprouted and grown into a large banyan tree.

Thus the centenary of the Residential High school and the Home Main building have been planned to be celebrated in an impressive manner on 26-06-2022.

Various events have been planned before the centenary so as to make the same as a memorable one as mentioned below.

a)  Conducting inter school cultural events and sports events.

b)  Science exhibition (inter school)

c)  Publication of souvenir

d)  Newspaper special edition both English and Tamil.

e)  Publicity through media

f)  Creating  centenary logo

g)  Micro website creation

h)  Honoring retired teachers & staff

i)  Honoring descendants of old students and donors

j)  Serving the Poor and needy

k)  Arranging function with dignitaries -Morning and evening on 26/06

l)  Arranging video

m) Chandi Homam on 03-05-2022 (Akshaya Tritiya)

n)  Feeding tuition centers & children

o) Erecting stupa in the original spot where Swami Brahmanandaji Maharaj laid  foundation.

Activities

Students Home
  • Chandi Homam on 3rd May 2022
  • 100 Coconut Saplings to 100 needy people on 9th June 2022
  • Visit by Tuition Centre Students - Phase 1 & Phase 2
High School
  • Books Distribution worth Rs.1000/- to Various Schools throughout Tamilnadu

Polytechnic College
  • Staff Orientation Program - Phase 1 & 2
  • Exhibition - Phase 1, Phase 2 & Phase 3
  • Paper Presentation - 23rd May 2022
Sponsorship for the Centenary Celebrations

Key Mile Stones of the Home / School

1905 : Founding the Home–A humble beginning with the blessings of the Saint Swami Ramakrishnananda, with the help of Ramu and Ramanujachariar.

1908 : Swami Brahmananda’s first visit to the Home 1911 : Passing away of Swami Ramakrishnananda, the first president of the Home

1915 : First visit to the Home by Mahatma Gandhi 1916 : Donation of 15 grounds of land by S.G. Srinivasachariar

1917 : Foundation laying ceremony for the current Home building by Srimat Swami Brahmananda, President of Ramakrishna Math & Mission, Belur

1918 : Affiliation of the Home to Ramakrishna Mission, Belur

1921 : Dedication ceremony of the “Palace for the Poor” by Swami Brahmanandaji Maharaj

1922 : Starting of Residential High School

1932 : Starting of Ramakrishna Mission High School,T.Nagar with 180 students, under the Home Management. Passing away of Sri. Ramaswamy Iyengar. His cousin Ramanujachariar assuming as Secretary.

1936 : Starting of Ramakrishna Centenary Elementary school of the Home. Opening of High School branches in South T.Nagar and North T. Nagar.

1939 : Strength of boys in all the 3 branches of T.Nagar Schools rose to 2253.

1941 : Training of War Technicians in Industrial School of the Home at Mylapore

1942 : Shifting of Residential High School from Mylapore to Uthiramerur under evacuation scheme due to World War II.

1946 : Shifting of High School Section to Athur from Uthiramerur.

1948 : The Management of the School in T.Nagar was transferred from the Home to a separate committee

1949 : Passing away of Sri S. Vasudevachariar, a saintly personality. He had been serving the various institutions in Madras under Ramakrishna Mission in a most dedicated manner . He was Treasurer of the Home for 40 years.

1955 : Golden Jubliee Celeberations of the Home

1956 : Passing away of C. Ramanujachariar

1958 : Shifting of High School section back to Madras from Athur. Introduction of Diploma Course in Mechanical Engineering.

1962 : Construction of Vivekananda Centenary Hall in the Home.

1965 : Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Home 1967 : Passing away of Sri. T.S. Krisnha Rao

1970 : Decision of Mission Head quarters to post only a member of Monastic Order as Secretary of the Home

1981 : Platinum Jubilee of the Home celebrated

1987 : 150th Birth Centenary of Sri Ramakrishna was organized in a grand manner in the Home for 4 days.

1992 : Passing away of Sri Anna N. Subramanian

2000 : Malliankaranai sub centre became an independent centre.

2003 : Visit to the Home by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, President of India.

2004 : One year Centenary Celebrations of the Home commenced.

2005 : Concluding functions of the Centenary Celebrations. Commencement of two new Diploma Courses DAE & DCE.

2006 : Opening of the Centenary Block Building with Prayer Hall.


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