The centre at Shillya, Dist. Burdwan, ran a primary school (roll strength : 677) and also rendered service in many ways to women and children. Daily tiffin and uniforms were provided free to the students, besides books and other school materials. The dispensary (homoeopathic and allopathic) run by the centre treated 2669 patients. Distribution of clothes, warm garments etc. was done regularly. The handicraft school for grown-up girls and school for cottage industry counted 8 students. In all, the centre spent Rs. 4,32,127/- for the above activities.
The Weaving-cum-Tailoring Training centre in Thakurnagar Village, Purba Medinipore had 35 trainees who earned money while learning. Religious and cultural classes for ladies in and outside the centre as well as other charitable activities continued as before. The centre also conducted a Sunday school for 35 children and free coaching classes up to standard X with 84 students. Tiffin, clothes, warm garments etc. were given to the children. Pecuniary aid was also given to other poor meritorious students. Sarees, dhotis, warm garments etc. were distributed among poor women and children of Thakurnagar and nearby villages at the time of Durga Puja and in winter. (No. of beneficiaries : 285). The homoeopathic dispensary treated 1223 patients. The eye section counted 120 patients. As in the past, the centre supplied drinking water to the villagers, daily, throughout the year. Total expenditure for the above activities : Rs. 5,51,737/-.
The centre at Gangarampore conducted a primary school for poor children of different castes and religions from pre-I to class IV (No. of students : 312) and a Balwadi (No. of students : 25). All the children were provided with books, uniforms, medicines whenever needed, tiffin and midday meal every day. Clothes and warm garments were given to them twice a year. The coaching class counted 9 students. The vocational section for the village women imparted training in tailoring, embroidery and other handicrafts (attendance : 20), while literacy classes for women were held regularly in collaboration with Vivek Chetana (No. of beneficiaries : 25); they were also taught some handwork. The computer class counted 46 students. The health clinic Sevakendra treated 4763 patients. Medicines worth Rs. 2,75,634/- were distributed free. Financial help for medical treatment and supply of medicines and nutritious food to needy women and children as well as distribution of clothes and blankets at the time of Durga Puja and in winter continued as before. In all, the centre spent Rs. 20,82,842/- towards rural welfare.
The primary school at Khonsa village functioned as in the past and counted 102 students. The children were given uniforms, text-books, midday meal and medical help, free of charge. During the period the centre spent Rs. 2,37,839/- towards village welfare work and Rs. 28,500/- to help needy meritorious students to pursue higher education. Pecuniary help worth Rs. 83,838/- was also given to a few needy persons.
The primary school at Khasso, Dirang Circle, Arunachal Pradesh counted 95 students (all boarders), from different districts of Arunachal Pradesh, mainly from West Kameng and Tawang districts.
Sri Sarada Math, Sihore distributed sarees, clothes and blankets among 1628 needy villagers and children, while books, fees etc. were given to 214 school students. 3 families received financial help for house repair. The charitable homoeopathic dispensary treated 2295 cases. Medicines were distributed free. The centre also conducted medical camps regularly (No. of beneficiaries : 728).
The Bangalore Math continued its rural development work in the village of Junjaramanahalli, Tumkur, about 85 km. from Bangalore, where the following activities were conducted : a school (class I to VII) with 150 children who were also given midday meals regularly. Help in cash and kind to students and others, and financial help to needy villagers for medical treatment etc. continued as before. Eye and dental camps were conducted for 385 students.
In all, the centre spent Rs. 14,10,007/- for the above purposes.
The Valsad Math spent Rs. 60,700/- for distributing food, clothing and other necessities in a tribal area of Mani Chichvad Village of Kaprada Taluka and other places (No. of beneficiaries: 739).
At Village Salur, Kancheepuram district, the Chennai Math conducted the following activities on land allotted by the Tamil Nadu government for the development of the area : coaching classes with 60 children, Sunday school with 50 children and vocational training for village women with 14 ladies. Free medical camps were also conducted twice a month (No. of beneficiaries : 110). Medicines were given free. Financial and other help was given to 223 villagers. Amount spent :
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