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Ramakrishna Mission Pallimangal, is an integrated rural development wing of Ramakrishna Mission, Kamarpukur which is a branch centre of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, Howrah. It is a venture towards integrated rural development. It is learnt that once Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna told to ‘Naren’ (Swami Vivekananda) that, “you can see Him (God) when you close your eyes, can’t you see Him when you open your eyes?” And He preached him to serve the poor, the downtrodden as God. Swami Vivekananda, while traveling extensively from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, observed that mass population were living in painful and miserable conditions socially and economically. He himself felt the tremendous pain of the poor, the downtrodden and the destitute. His heart was out bursting until he could do something for them. He inspired the world with his historic message to serve God in the poor, the suffering, the ignorant and the sinner. Swami Vivekananda pronounced, “Who serves Jiva; serves God indeed.”Ramakrishna Mission has been doing many general and social welfare services including health, education, relief etc. since its inception 1897. In the Year 1978, after the devastated flood in West Bengal which demolished many villages. Many people lost their home, property, cultivation, cattle etc. and faced difficulties to maintain their daily life. The then President Maharaj of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Most Revered Srimat Swami Vireswaranandaji who was enlightened with the vision of Swami Vivekananda, took initiative to rebuild villages through a new rural development project called ‘Pallimangal’. ‘Pallimangal’ is the Bengali word, meaning rural welfare. Thus the pallimangal project was started in the year 1980 initially with some welfare programmmes for the villages in Arambagh sub-division of Hooghly District. Since then it has been working for the upliftment of the common masses especially poor & down trodden people with an emphasis on Women folk in the field of health, environment, education, economic, agriculture, social, & cultural development with the objectives of inculcating the spirit of self reliance, self determination & selflessness.”