Ramakrishna Mission
Vivekananda Centenary College, Rahara
An Autonomous College (Status By UGC)
College with Potential for Excellence (CPE)

Accredited by NAAC with Grade A

Annual Free Eye Camp
The ideal of service followed in the Ramakrishna Movement is based on the principle, 'Siva-jnane-jiva-seva', to serve man as potentially divine. This ideology works behind all the tasks adopted by the institution and consequently comes into practice through the service of the needy in a spirit of worship.

For the last 18 years the college has been organising a free eye operation camp as a part of the National Service Scheme (NSS).The Free Eye Operation Camp involves a systematic process of preliminary eye examination and medication, surgery for operable cases, power correction and sheltering the patients in the college. On the first day of the camp, patients are admitted and placed in the college to begin the process of initial health checkups. Patients who are advised further investigation and surgical corrections are shifted to the Disha Eye Hospital, Barrackpore. From cataract removal to micro surgery with Intra ocular Lens Implantation, all sorts of medical procedures are accomplished by the experts to improve the vision of the patients. The intense help and cooperation rendered by The Disha Eye Hospital in this regard is worth mentioning. The patients, after the operation are returned to the college camp and sheltered for post surgery medical assistance and nursing.
Thus, the NSS Free Eye Operation camp proves to be a significant step towards eradicating blindness from the country and rendering healthy vision to a large section of people. Unfortunately, it is not, however easy to provide this facility to everyone. Hence, only old, impoverished, disabled or helpless people of the nearby areas are facilitated. The college students and staffs including the monastic members give their best effort to serve these people passionately. Since, all these works are done as a part of worship, and only the best things are offered to the lord, the members of the of the college try to accomplish this task in the best possible way.
Record of previous 5 camps organized by our college
Sl.no. From date To date No. of patients
01 24/12/2005 26/02/2006 53
02 23/12/2006 25/02/2007 52
03 22/12/2007 24/02/2008 50
04 27/12/2008 29/02/2009 53
05 21/12/2009 27/02/2010 50