The History.

Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Cultural Centre

In 1993 a major development which took place was the conversion of Quinton Memorial Hall to Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Cultural Centre; a sub-centre of Ramakrishna Mission, Shillong. The public hall was inaugurated by none other than Swami Vivekananda on 27th April 1901. From that day onwards the Hall served the people in different ways and continued to be run by different local committees.

Many eminent personalities including Swami Abhedananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Annie Besant, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Dr. B.C. Roy and many others graced the hall with their kind presence and illumined eloquence.

After a prolonged legal process, the Quinton Memorial Trust regained the possession of the property and decided to handover it to the Ramakrishna Mission. The Mission also cordially accepted the offer and proposed to prepare a scheme for the utilization of the property by establishing a Cultural Institute. The Belur Math authorities directed to utilize the property on the model of Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture at Golpark in Kolkata. It was renamed as the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Cultural Centre. The activities, here started by opening a Library, Reading Room and a Meditation Room.


Today, the centre serves in the field of education. Every year, nearly six thousand students of Meghalaya receive trainings in computer application and language proficiency courses. The training in Art and Craft, Cultural activity and Value Education (Sanskriti classes) are some of the interesting fields in which the institute is striving to achieve excellence.

The only centre in the whole North-Eastern region for Microsoft Certification, as acknowledged by the Microsoft Corporation, is the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Cultural Centre. In near future, some additional courses both in computer and in language may start to meet the changing needs of time.

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Ramakrishna Mission
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Ramakrishna Mission-Charitable Dispensary
Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Cultural Centre (Sub Centre)