Swami Vivekananda

Vivekananda Swasthya Seva Sangha (VSSS) implements an Integrated Approach for Rural development and healthcare through selfless service in several clusters of villages in rural West Bengal. Since its formal inception in 1984 the activities of the VSSS has steadily grown and the number of village centres multiplied through the network of rural service centres and sub-centres.


Welcome to Vivekananda Swasthya Seva Sangha


As regards serving rural and tribal people, VSSS runs seven rural health centres and several satellite sub-centres.

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The Sangha serves on an average more than 300 rural women and children annually through its 3 Adult Education centres and 5 Early Childhood Education

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Cultural & Value Programme

Following the ideal Service to man as service to God, as preached by Swami Vivekananda, our mission is to renders selfless services to village development.

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VSSS was basically an institution for rural health care services. It is the health services that we started off at the beginning.

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genesis - the beginning and a brief history

In 1982, a significant gathering took place where more than eight hundred youth representatives converged to explore the trends and teachings associated with Sri Ramakrishna. This gathering was part of the Eastern Region Youth Convention, which was held at the Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math.

During the five-day convention, various activities were conducted, including readings, discourses, and speeches that focused on the life and teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda. Among the participants was a doctor from North Calcutta who actively engaged in these discussions and events.

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Khanpur is the oldest and the largest centre of the Vivekananda Swasthya Seva Sangha. It is located in the District of Hooghly (West Bengal) bordering the district of Burdwan. Khanpur is a direct Branch Centre of the Sangha since the last 30 years.

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The village Somsar on the banks of river Damodar is located in the district of Bankura bordering Burdwan. The Sangha had begun its service at Somsar with the activities under its Curative Healthcare Service programmes.

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Lalgarh - situated at the farthest corner of the Sangha's field area deserves maximum attention because of its needs. Situated in West Midnapore district, it is a tribal centre with a poor basic health care facility which the Sangha is trying to develop, committed for the implementation of various health care programmes.

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This is a trio-complex comprising of 3 sets of villages - Gopalpur, Harangheri and Munshigheri in the district of North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) under Basirhat Sadar subdivision. Sikrakulingram - the birthplace of Swami Brahmananda is situated nearby.

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The Centre of Panitras in the district of Howrah has been formed as a rural centre of the Sangha. Owing to availability of a considerable number of volunteers all (100%) of the houses in the areas covered have been brought under the activity of Home Visit.

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The Sangha operates its Healthcare programmes in Bhangar in North 24 Parganas district. Home visit and other healthcare activities are conducted on regular basis at Bhangar by local volunteers who have received necessary training. In the first week of every month

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