Ramakrishna Mission, Bangladesh branch of the Ramakrishna Mission, inspired by the teachings of sri ramakrishna (1836-1886).
Ramakrishna believed that all religions are true and that each person can approach God in his or her own way. He stressed that human beings are essentially divine and that it is better to make positive efforts for progress than to grieve over sin and moral lapses. swami vivekananda (1863-1902), a leading disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, established Ramakrishna Mission on 1 May 1897 at Belur Math, Howrah, India, to preach Ramakrishna’s philosophy.
The Ramakrishna Mission is not just a social service organisation. It is essentially a spiritual organisation with a social philosophy and social commitment. All its activities are carried on in the spirit of worship as, according to Ramakrishna, it is not just compassion that is important but rather service to human beings who are a manifestation of God.
The Ramakrishna Mission, Dhaka, which was set up in 1899, is one of 141 branches of the Ramakrishna Order. Like the other branches, it is devoted to the twin ideals of contemplative life and social service. There is a beautiful temple dedicated to Kali as well as a well-equipped library for all categories of readers, including research scholars.
The Ramakrishna Mission is open to people of all faiths. It observes Hindu religious festivals such as durga puja, kali puja, and saraswati Puja as well as important Muslim, Buddhist and Christian festivals. All Ramakrishna Mission centres arrange seminars and discussions on various topics of interest and invite scholars from different fields and belonging to different faiths for the purpose. A week-long festival is organised by the Dhaka centre on the life and teachings of Sri Ramakrishna on the occasion of his birth anniversary.