Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata
The Institute (External website that opens in a new window) was conceived in 1936 as one of the permanent memorials to Sri Ramakrishna (1836-1886) on the occasion of his first birth centenary. It was formally established on 29 January 1938 as a branch centre of the Ramakrishna Mission founded by Swami Vivekananda to propagate the message of Vedanta as propounded by Sri Ramakrishna whose basic teachings stressed:
- The equality of all religions
- The potential divinity of man and
- Service to man as a way of worshipping God - a new religion for mankind.
Dedicated to promote the ideal of the unity of mankind the Institute has endeavoured over the years to make people aware of the richness of the cultures of the World and also of the urgent need for inter-cultural appreciation, understanding and acceptance of each other's points of view - an approach which is conducive to international understanding at the global level and national integration at home. The key note of everything the Institute does is thus respect for others point of view and its assimilation and acceptance for one's own enrichment.
Source: National Portal Content Management Team Reviewed on: 15-03-2011