Ramakrishna Mission Delhi
Ramakrishna Mission Delhi
(A Branch Centre of Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, Howrah, West Bengal)

​Library & Reading Room

SMS Waiting List
Library Membership
Library Rules
Holidays
History
SMS Waiting List

REMEMBER TO SEND SMS WITHIN 15 DAYS (360 HRS) OF YOUR PREVIOUS SMS.

List is put up on the 1st and 16th of the month, respectively.
  • Names selected for next list in bold.
  • If your name is selected (green & bold), please become a member within 3 working days of the list date.
  • (Please call (011) 45626785/ 41071817 ext.225 or email us at library@rkmdelhi.org to know your status.)
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Library Membership

Procedure for New Membership

SMS your name and gender to 87504 18586 for library membership

Ex: Shiv Kumar, Male
Ex: Pinky Sharma, Female
  • Your SMS will be entered into a Waiting List (different lists for men and women respectively).
  • Your SMS will be valid for 360 hours only (=15 days * 24 hours)
  • List of selected members on: 1st & 16th of the month.
  • If your name is not selected, resend a SMS before 360 hours (15 days) to stay on the list (Same name, same SIM). Your name gets an extension of 15 days from the time we receive your SMS. — Repeat this process till your name is selected.
  • No preferential treatment is given to age, social status, job-profile, political affiliation or personal connections. All such requests are permanently rejected.
  • You may check your position on the list by
      1. Calling library counter: (011) 45626785/ 41071817 ext. 225
      2. Email: library@rkmdelhi.org            
      3. On our site: http://j.mp/sms-list or shared Google Document: http://j.mp/sms-list2
Library Rules
Holidays

List of Holidays for 1st Apr 2022 to 31st March, 2023

LIST OF HOLIDAYS FROM 1ST APRIL 2022 TO 31ST MARCH, 2023

 

1.  

Guru Purnima

13-Jul

Wednesday

2.  

Independence Day

15-Aug

Monday

3.  

Sri Krishna Janmashtami

18-Aug

Thursday

4.  

Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday

02-Oct

Sunday

5.  

Durga Puja (Mahastami)

3-Oct

Monday

6.  

Dussehra

5-Oct

Wednesday

7.  

Diwali

24-Oct

Monday

8.  

Sri Sarada Devi Jayanti

15-Dec

Thursday

9.  

Christmas

25-Dec

Sunday

10.  

Kalpataru Day

01-Jan

Sunday

11.  

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti

14-Jan

Saturday

12.  

Republic Day

26-Jan

Thursday

13.  

Maha Shivaratri

18-Feb

Saturday

14.  

Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti

21-Feb

Tuesday

15.  

Holi (Sri Chaitanya Jayanti)

7-Mar

Tuesday

16.  

Ramnavami

30-Mar

Thursday

 

 

Weekly Holidays:

 

General Library:  Monday

 

History
Dispensary and Library Building-1950
The library and the reading room have been functioning from the very beginning of the institution. When the Mission was shifted to its own premises, the library and reading room were organized in the ground floor of the main building to which a wing was added in 1944.

The foundation stone of a new building (dispensary on the ground floor and first floor reading room/library) was laid by Sri Sankar Prasad, Chief Commissioner of Delhi, on May 1, 1949, the design again being done by Sri N.K.Kothari. This was opened by the then Hon’ble Health Minister Rajkumari Amrit Kaur on August 27, 1950. (This is the corner building on our campus, where still the homeopathy dispensary works out of. The Axis bank works out of part of the building.) With the eager reception received by the library from it’s users, the first floor library soon began to feel the shortage of space.

However, under the leadership of the then Secretary of Delhi Centre and later the 13th President of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Belur Math, Swami Ranganthanandaji, the present library with an area of 2772 sq. ft. on the ground floor and an auditorium with 1000 seats on the first floor were constructed. The foundation stone of the library and the lecture hall building was laid by Swami Nishreyasananda on the birthday of Sri Ramakrishna on March 6, 1954.
Pandit Nehru cutting the ribbon during inauguration of the library building and auditorium – 23rd Nov 1956
The library and the reading room have been functioning from the very beginning of the institution. When the Mission was shifted to its own premises, the library and reading room were organized in the ground floor of the main building to which a wing was added in 1944.

The foundation stone of a new building (dispensary on the ground floor and first floor reading room/library) was laid by Sri Sankar Prasad, Chief Commissioner of Delhi, on May 1, 1949, the design again being done by Sri N.K.Kothari. This was opened by the then Hon’ble Health Minister Rajkumari Amrit Kaur on August 27, 1950. (This is the corner building on our campus, where still the homeopathy dispensary works out of. The Axis bank works out of part of the building.) With the eager reception received by the library from it’s users, the first floor library soon began to feel the shortage of space.

However, under the leadership of the then Secretary of Delhi Centre and later the 13th President of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Belur Math, Swami Ranganthanandaji, the present library with an area of 2772 sq. ft. on the ground floor and an auditorium with 1000 seats on the first floor were constructed. The foundation stone of the library and the lecture hall building was laid by Swami Nishreyasananda on the birthday of Sri Ramakrishna on March 6, 1954.