The ideology of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission finds expression through their multifarious activities. These activities cover different areas of human need and social welfare such as education, health, rural development, self-employment, women’s welfare, inter-faith understanding, moral life, spiritual guidance, and relief to victims of calamities. All these activities are conducted as service, service to God in man. In the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, service is not restricted to a particular type of activity conducted at a particular time, but is a way of life. Even when the monks are not doing any service in the outside society, they do service within the monastic community. And there is no time limit or age limit for this. The monks continue to engage themselves in various service activities until they are incapacitated by illness or extreme old age.
Ramakrishna Mission, Shillong is serving the tribal population since its inception in 1937 in the following areas:
1. Charitable Dispensary : OPD in Allopathy, homeopathy and ayurveda, X Ray , pathology, USG, ECG, Dental, Eye etc. Medicines are given free of cost.
2. Mobile dispensary: Visiting 5 villages every day for 4 days a week, serving nearly 300 patients a day. Free medicines and consultation are given.
3. Students’ Home: Tribal boys hostel
4. Book stall
5. Vivekananda Cultural centre where Skill developmental activities mainly in Computer Training, Arts and classes on Indian Culture are conducted.
6. Brahmananda Library