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INTRODUCTION
Shri Ramakrishna Vivekananda Seva Samiti Trust was formed and came in to existence by the inspiration of the most reveres swami Ranganathanandaji Maharaj in Dharampur and functioning in Dharampur and Kaparada taluka in Valsad District - South Gujarat (India) since 19 years & extends its various activities in the surrounding areas. Maharaj has showered his blessings and gave initiation to 152 devotees of Dharampur and Kaparada taluka inspired us to work for the uplifment of triblal community and spread the message of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother and Swami Vivekananda.

Dharampur is the largest taluka place in Asia, including Kaparada taluka, surrounded by around 239 tribal villages. Shri Ramakrishna Vivekananda Seva Samiti Trust is dedicated to the upliftment of TRIBAL community. The motivation for service and sacrifice is love. The love that flows through Ramakrishna Math and Mission is Divine Love - the pure, imperishable love of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother and Swami Vivekananda for humanity. Dharampur and Kaprada are a part of the Valsad district. Dharampur is a taluka in the district of Valsad in the state of Gujarat. Like all other districts of south Gujarat, prior to the division of Dharampur into Dharampur and Kaprada talukas it used to be the largest taluka in the whole of Gujarat covering 1650 sq. kms. of land expanse. Towards the east this taluka has a region where the land bears much dissected and poorer appearance. Deeply furrowed streams and river zigzagging through the low hills are a common sight. The hills and slopes are covered with forest, once dense but a good deal depleted now due to indiscriminate felling. The region is shaped like a plateau has quite a few high hills with lofty peaks. This "Dungar" region is the home to Koknas and the Warlis - two schedule tribes inhabiting majority of the taluka and also to the kolghas or kolchas or kolis who also inhabit the region.

Climate

The climate of the area is humid to sub-humid. Summer starts in March, rather early, and continues till monsoon sets in during the second half of June. The highest temperature is around 105 degrees Fahrenheit in May and minimum in January down to 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The maximum and minimum temperatures between different years shows much variation and also across months in a year indicating the uncertainty in agriculture regarding production and productivity. The major rivers and rivulets in the taluka are auranga, man, tan, par, kolak, damanganga.

Communication

Communication in the dungar region is a problem despite roads and buses plying. Maintenance of roads is a problem on the steep slopes with the high amount of concentrated rainfall. Also many roads are submerged in overflowing water during the monsoon months cutting all communication to certain areas during the monsoons. The tribal people often do not have money to pay the bus fares and transporting produce up to 10-25 kilometers to Dharampur town to sell it and earn money is a big problem at times limiting the economic return from agriculture as a profession. Lack of roads in the area was a major reason of isolation and backwardness of these areas till mid seventies tribal "haat" is not just a market centre. It is the hub of tribal social life. Men, women and children visit it not just to buy or sell wares but to preserve and promote their social and economic ties. Young boys and girls meet here to choose their marriage partners. It is also the centre of exchange of views and ideas. It is difficult to find people in villages on the day of a haat nearby. The womenparticipate along with men in social, ritual and economic activities. They also contribute to family income by working as daily wage labourers or agricultural labourers.
AIMS OF TRUST
  • Spread and promote thoughts of Shri Ramakrishna and Principles of Vedanta.

  • Undertake publication of literature of education, importance of Indian cultural heritage and sell literature of Shri Ramakrishna, Maa Saradadevi, and Swami Vivekananda at reduced rates.

  • Establish and Educational Institution.

  • Organize activities for Socio economic development.

  • Extend suitable assistance to school, colleges, orphans, disables, handicaps, and blinds.

  • Organize events involving and promoting arts, science and sports.

  • Organize learning events including seminars, talks, interviews and interactions.
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