New RKMS school bldg inaugurated

AALO, Feb 9: A 74-room building of the RK Mission School (RKMS) here in West Siang district was inaugurated by Ramakrishna Math and Mission general secretary Swami Suvirananda Maharaj on Sunday.
Addressing the gathering, the general secretary termed his visit “a homecoming after 23 years,” and admired the developments that have taken place in the school after his departure as the head of the institution.
He commended the efforts of the people involved directly or indirectly in its expansion, and lauded the role of late Boken Ete for being instrumental in bringing the institution to Aalo.
He advised the RK Mission monks to “engrave late Ete’s name in the platinum celebration of the school and make him a part of the institution forever.”
He also released a souvenir titled Urapnam, and felicitated the members of the school management committee.
Maj Gen Jarken Gamlin, an alumnus of the school, said the school has produced many luminaries to serve the state and the nation in various capacities, and spoke about how the school helped him build a foundation to prepare him for the Rashtriya Indian Military College.
Ramakrishna Math and Mission trustee, Swami Aschuteshananda, said “the RK Mission Aalo is the torchbearer for establishment of RK Mission schools in Arunachal Pradesh, as it was the first RK Mission to be established in 1966, and led to further demands of missionary schools in the state.”
Ranchi RKM secretary Swami Bhaveshananda, Deoghar RKM secretary Swami Jitendrananda, and Aalo RKMS secretary Swami Yogiswarananda dwelt on the growth and development of the schools in their regions.
Alumnus Dr Kejom Padu and engineer Geli Noshi also shared their experiences in the school.
A two-minute silence was observed as a mark of respect to the departed souls and pioneers of the RKMS. (DIPRO)