Donation to children of Sri Ramakrishna Math in India
Showing support for people in need has always been our goal, hope and desire. In this light, as part of the QNET Pays Forward initiative, RYTHM Foundation donated Rs.5 lakhs to Sri Ramakrishna Math, Natarampalli in Vellore, India to complete construction of a dormitory for children.
The centre provides free education to children of the villagers of Natarampalli whose primary source of income is the winnow making industry. The kids work alongside their parents for a meagre wage of Rs. 1500 a month and the Sri Ramakrishna Math’s centre is their only hope for education.
However, only half of the construction work for the dormitory has been completed, due to lack of funds. As a result, the students are forced to use the open space area for dining. This often results in the evening breeze carrying sand and other unhygienic elements which contaminate the food. Hence, completion of this dormitory is vital as it will provide more than 60 students with proper dining and kitchen facilities.
Children’s dormitory under construction.
Founded in 1908, this centre has been operational for over 100 years serving as a free middle school and coaching centre for children in the area. It also offers a mobile medical unit to treat many patients in surrounding villages and occasional medical camps. The centre has been graced by the visit of prominent figures such as Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi himself.
With QNET’s support, the dormitory construction is expected to be completed soon, benefiting the students and the local community in and around Vellore. The QNET Pays Forward program was launched to help QNET serve the communities in which it does business, through the four pillars of our Foundation -Education, Community Development, promotion of Art & Culture and preservation of the Environment.
The boys studying at the Sri Ramakrishna Math Centre.