RAMAKRISHNA SARADA MISSION (LANKA BRANCH) (InCorporation) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission (Lanka Branch).

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

5. General powers of the Corporation.

6. Rules of the Corporation.

7. Fund of the Corporation.

8. Audit and Accounts.

9. Seal of the Corporation.

10. Debts due by and payable to the Society.

11. Limitation of liability of members.

12. Application of moneys and property.

13. Corporation may hold property movable and immovable.

14. Property remaining on dissolution.

15. Savings of the Rights of the Republic and others.

16. Savings.

17. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

1 of 2012

AN ACT to incorporate Ramakrishna Sarada Mission (Lanka Branch)

[Date of Commencement: 17th January, 2012]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission (Lanka Branch) (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission (Lanka Branch).

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the "Ramakrishna Sarada Mission (Lanka Branch)” (hereinafter referred to as the ”Society”) or shall hereafter be admitted members of the Corporation hereby constituted, shall be a body corporate (hereinafter referred to as the "Corporation”) with perpetual succession, under the name and style of the "Ramakrishna Sarada Mission (Lanka Branch)” and by that name may sue and be sued, with full power and authority to have and use a common seal and to alter the same at its pleasure.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

The general objects for which the Corporation is constituted are hereby declared to be—

(a) to impart and promote the study of Hinduism and all its scriptures and the teaching of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa, Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda within the Hindu community;

(b) to promote the study of comparative theology in its widest form and assist in bringing about the harmony of all religions;

(c) to promote, encourage and assist the religious, educational, social and cultural advancement of Hindu women and children;

(d) to establish, maintain and manage religious and educational institutions orphanages, laboratories, hospitals, dispensaries and other charitable institutions for the Hindu community;

(e) to train the teachers who are in the Hindu religious institutions and carry on educational activities among the masses in all the branches of knowledge;

(f) to publish through print or electronic media and distribute books, journals, periodicals and magazines which the Corporation may consider desirable for the promotion and advancement of its objects;

(g) to conduct and sponsor conferences, lectures, seminars, workshops and group studies within or outside Sri Lanka for Hindu religious personnel for the purpose of achieving the objects of the Corporation; and

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