Atmano mokshartham jagad hitaya cha | "For one's own salvation, and for the welfare of the world".
Rural Development Programme
With a view to uplifting the economic conditions of the local people two rural development programmes are being conducted by this Ashrama.
i) Vocational Training Programme:
Started in 1983 with the initial fund received from the Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narendrapur and later on from Srimat Swami Bhavyanandaji of Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre, London, the Programme includes training in Tailoring & Weaving for girls and carpentry for boys. These have been the most effective as well as popular trades in this island. During this year 18 girls were trained. The Ashrama helped them with 18pcs. of sewing machine. Revered Srimat Swami Dayatmanandaji Maharaj, UK, London is a regular benefactor of these training and other programmes.
ii) Agricultural Loan for Poor Farmers:
This project aims at helping marginal farmers of very low income group with small loans for agriculture, repayable within a year. During 2014-15 & 2015-16 the 19 Nos. and 21 Nos. respectively of beneficiaries got a loan.