Here is where I was born, and here is where my aunt breathed her last in 1993. When I went to see her it was for the first time I set feet there (considering that as an infant I could not possibly have stood on my feet), and after that I haven’t had the occasion to be there.
My birthplace, Ramkrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan – popularly known as Sishumangal – on erstwhile Lansdowne Road (now Sarat Bose Road) over the long 75 years that it’s operating is dedicated for community health services at reasonable charges.
Yesterday, a 7-storey second hospital complex adjacent to the present building has come into being. It will have modern treatment facilities including specialized sections for orthopaedics, ENT and medicine.
Its requirement was felt for a long time in order to cater to improved treatment and also to ease pressure on the frail infrastructure in the old building.
For the new complex the family of Late Adhish Chandra Sinha of Kandi, Murshidabad donated Rs.5.1 crore. On the occasion of its inauguration, the family was present including Adhish Chandra’s brother and the director of Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics at Salt Lake.
The Governor, Gopalkrishna Gandhi inaugurated the complex in the august presence of Swami Gahanananda, the president of RK Math and Mission and other monks.