There are so many organizations, a number of monks and innumerable individuals in every nook and corner of the world who are working ceaselessly in the footsteps of Swami Vivekananda. Many of us are not aware of the volume of works carried out by such entities all around us every day. It was felt that there is a requirement of bringing them together on a common platform for many reasons. The most obvious one, of course, is to bring in light the activities which are hidden from the glare of publicity. This platform will also bring about an affinity and togetherness among the people who are engaged in welfare activities at the grassroots. In the process they will not only learn from each other but also get information about the projects run by different government and non-government bodies. Advice will be made available from experts about the proper way of directing such activities.

The creation of ‘Shrinvantu Welfare Society’ is to fulfil this requirement. A group of ex-students of different institutions of Ramakrishna Mission along with many volunteers inspired by the ideals of Swamiji and under the guidance of the monastic members of the Ramakrishna Mission have started this venture with the following objectives:

  • Publication of a quarterly journal, Uttisthata, both in Bengali and English version, to publicise the correct and authentic account of the activities of different organizations.
  • Promote similar type of organisations in the fur-flung districts of West Bengal
  • Conduct seminar and Workshops in different locations of the state with the help of local organisations.
  • Arrange for Training courses and different Skill Development programmes among the target group.
  • Liaise with Govt and Corporate bodies for funds under different schemes  and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ for the organisations who are engaged in welfare activities at the grassroots. 
  • Help the member organisations in co-ordinating their activities in Kolkata. In other words to act as their City Office.

In this venture we solicit the help and good wishes of all the citizens with an inclination towards philanthropy. But even before that, we seek the blessings of Sri Sri Ramakrishna Deva, the holy Mother Sri Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda that we may be worthy of the mission we have undertaken.