Photo Tour of the Vidyapith.....
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|The main gate is an imposing structure
inscribed with the Sanskrit shloka: "Uttisthito Jagroto Prapyo Baraan Nibodhato"
- "Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached". The gate also has
the logo of Ramakrishna Mission at the center.
||Arguably the most impressive structure in the
Vidyapith campus, the Bhajan (Prayer) hall stands in all its grandeur
among scores of Arjuna trees, directly facing the main gate. In front of
the hall is inscribed the famous lines from a bengali poem written by Satyendranath
Dutta - "Shomshaner buke aamra ropon korechi panchaboti, tahar-i chaya-i
aamra milabo jagot-er shatokoti".
||The marble sculpture of Sri Ramakrishna
creates the illusion of being almost real. This famous statue of Sri Ramakrishna
was sculpted by renowned sculptor Sunil Pal. Photographs of Swami
Vivekananda and Maa Sarada Devi adorn the two smaller marble thrones beside
the main sculpture. Morning and evening bhajans are performed by students
and monks everyday before the idols.
|This awe- inspiring structure is that of Sarada
Mandir, the school building for classes VIII through X. It is rumoured
that the famous director Satyajit Ray was so impressed with the school
building that he wanted to make it the king's palace in his film "Hirak
Raja-r Desh-e". The building has four sides, the center courtyard being
the venue for everyday school assembly. The biology, chemistry and physics
laboratories of Sarada Mandir can boast of being one of the bests in the
|Vivek Mandir is the school building of
the junior section, starting from class four through class seven. The morning
and evening "study" hours are also conducted in the same classrooms which
gave the students an opportunity to "personalize" their desks. Ever remember
reading storybooks or playing carrom with chalk stubs behind the pile of
neatly stacked books on the desk!
||The center for Vidyapith's cultural activities is
the Sabhagriha or the auditorium. Who can forget the thrill of their
first stage appearance in front of a strong crowd of over thousand students
and teachers. The auditorium has also been witness to countless movies
which the students were forced to love and hate! The assembly hall has
a beautiful mural in front of it painted by the renowned artist from the
Bengal school of art - Ramananda Bandyopadhya.
||The hospital and the library were
an integral part of the student life, immortalizing the characters like
Robi-da and "Keshta-Aboni-Mohadev". The library contains an honour board
displaying the long list of Vidyapith alumni who have added to the glory
of our beloved alma mater.
The hostel buildings. The ones that are missing
are Ramakrishna Sadan and Brahmananda Sadan.
||A scene from the study hall in the senior
||All work and no play makes
Jack a dull boy. This is the statue of Shahid Khudiram Bose next to our
gymnasium. The sculptor, once again, is Sunil Pal.
All these photos were taken in December '97 by Prajina
Bhattacharya. Made available to us by Tridip Ray and Arghya Ghosh (class
of '86). Thank you all for your effort and sending us the photos to put
on our homepage.
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