Employee Welfare Fund – An Appeal

Dear Devotees and Friends,

Advaita Ashrama is one of the main publication centres of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Belur Math. It also undertakes other activities like medical, educational, relief, etc. for the benefit of people in need. All these activities are conducted through its two establishments, one in Mayavati (in Uttarakhand), and the other in Kolkata.

To run these welfare undertakings as well as the day-to-day activities, the Ashrama has 59 employees (as in January 2020). Most of them are from poor rural or mountain background. Honest and hardworking, some of them have been working with us for as long as 3 decades, and some have even become devotees of our Mission. Each one of them supports a family comprised of wife, children and elderly members. Around 300 persons survive on the income of these employees of the Ashrama.

With the intention to raise the quality of life of these employees and their underprivileged families, we are creating a corpus fund meant exclusively for this purpose. We have a target of rupees 3 crores to be achieved in two phases. 

The first phase (after the collection of rupees 2 crores) will allow us to start providing these families with financial support for educational, medical or other urgent purposes. The second phase (after the collection of the remaining 1 crore) will enable us to sustain this project on a firm basis. We therefore appeal to our generous donors to come forward and help us, as they have done in the past, by donating munificently towards this noble cause.

You can donate online through our website: https://advaitaashrama.org/donate,

Employee Welfare Fund - Mayavati Employee Welfare Fund - Kolkata

Donations may also be made through A/C payee cheque or DD favouring “Advaita Ashrama” and sent to our Mayavati or Kolkata address.

All donations to Advaita Ashrama are exempt from Income Tax liability under section 80G (5) of Income Tax Act 1961.

May the choicest blessings of the Divine be on you and your family.

Yours in the service of humanity
Swami Shuddhidananda