Divyayan is a project of Ramkrishna Mission Ashrama, Morabadi, Ranchi, which was set-up way back in 1969 for imparting training to village youths, particularly tribals, in various vocations like scientific agriculture, dairy, poultry, bee-keeping, horticulture, farm machinery, carpentry, welding, electrician, pump repairing etc.
In early sixties, when the adjoining districts of Ranchi were in the grip ofsevere drought, Ramkrishna Mission Ashrama, Ranchi organized distress-relief operations. In the course of carrying relief-work, it was strongly felt that unless the poor and illiterate farmers are trained in need-based agricultural technology supported by group action, such relief work will be only a temporary measure and they would again be victim of such adverse situations. A long term vision was, therefore, required to seek long term solutions. This became the genesis for establishment of Divyayan, meaning ‘The Divine Way’. Divyayan was started as a free residential institute for rural youth to get training (a) in agriculture by adopting new methods of scientific research; and (b) in allied subjects which could be adopted alongwith agriculture as vocations, This way a model of integrated rural development started taking shape and it was subsquently recognized as ‘Krishi Vigyan Kendra’, (in short ‘KVK’).
With the inception of Divyayan the farmers and rural youth were greatly benefited due to ‘hands on training’ provided to them in agriculture and allied vocations. The model developed by Divyayan was appreciated all over India and it emerged as ‘Krishi Vigyan Kendra’, a Pioneer Project of Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) in the year 1977. Later on Krishi Vigyan Kendra were established in each District all over India. The unique services having been provided by Divyayan, following the teachings of Swami Vivekanand, have verily made it a ‘Temple of Worship of God in Man’. As a mark of appreciation, it had been rewarded as the Best KVK of the country in 1997-98 (amongst nearly 540 KVKs spread over in all parts of the country) and as Best KVK in Zone IV in 2015-16. It has again received Best KVK Award for
the year 2016-17 among 650 KVKs of the country.
Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Divyayan
Divyayan is completing Fifty Golden years of its Sevanjali in 2019 and it is proposed to have various programmes to commemorate this occasion as landmark of service for upliftment of rural farmers and youth, particularly in the tribal dominated region of Jharkhand.
The celebrations, started with the release of a musical Nagpuri audio CD ‘Uthu-Jagu’ and a video CD on Divyayan’s activities and achievements ‘Utkarsh Gatha’ (Both produced by the Ashrama to mark the occasion on 7th August 2018) in the holy presence of Srimat Swami Suhitananda ji Maharaj, Vice President, Ramkrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission will cover the following programmes:
1. Publication of Golden Jubilee Souvenir
2. National Seminar on Swami Vivekanand’s Concept of Rural Dvelopment and Regeneration of India.
3. Bhagavat Katha.
4. Sadhu Bhandara
5. Monk’s Congregation.
6. Cultural Programmes Based on Traditional Culture of Jharkhand.
7. Ex-trainees’ Reunion
In this context we earnestly appeal to all generous people, devotees,well-wishers, admirers, Govt. & Non-Govt. organisations, Public Enterprises and Charitable Institutions to contribute liberally to help us organise the Golden Jubilee Celebrations in a befitting manner to commemorate the services rendered through Divyayan for the upliftment of the masses, downtroddens and villages & village folk.
Donation however small are welcome. Donations are eligble for tax exemption under section 80 ‘G’ of the Indian Tax Act 1961. May the blessings of the Holy Trio Sri Ramkrishna, Sri Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda be ever on you and your family is our prayer.
We are looking forward to a generous and encouraging reply from you at the earliest.
With best wishes,
Yours in the Service of God,
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