During Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birthday Celebration, Meyyur Village, 50 km from Chennai, was adopted by Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai. Two small nearby hamlets – Gurupuram and Vembedu were also included to benefit by these services. These people in the hamlets are away from the mainstream of the society and are very poor with limited job opportunities and mostly illiterate.
To realize the dream of Swami Vivekananda to uplift the people in the villages, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai has been undertaking rural medical service for the past 32 years. As a part of this service, a team of doctors and volunteers visit remote villages to provide essential medical care three days in a week.