About Us

Building Brick by Brick

Encouraged and inspired by Late Swami Ranganathananda the XIII President of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission (who was then President, Delhi Math), a group of young ladies, some of them doctors, started free medical service to the poor in Kherwadi, Mumbai, from 1968 to 1975. In 1974, they obtained land on lease from MHADA and constructed the building in Pratiksha Nagar, Sion, Mumbai, which was inaugurated by Late Swami Vireshwarananda, the X President of the Math, in 1976.

Entry to the Samiti's building

Entry into 'Little Lamps' - The School

Ever since then the Trustees of the Samiti and its workers have been unceasingly working as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing free health care, educational, and vocational services for the urban poor.

Among the present Trustees, the Chairman Ms. Purnima Contractor, the Secretary Ms. Hema Shetty, the Treasurer Ms. Vidya Raghu, and other Trustees: Ms. Sujata Haldipur, Ms. Aloka Duttagupta, Ms. Bharati Srinivas and Ms.Rakhee Puri, are all initiated disciples of the Ramakrishna Math.

Balwadi - Play School in progress