Dakshin Calcutta Sevashrama, near Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan, situated in Sarat Bose Road, was established in 1924, with Chittaranjan Das as its President and Subhas Chandra Bose as its Secretary. The sevashrama was a home for the destitute boys. It started functioning in 1930s when Subhas Chandra Bose, as the Mayor of Calcutta Corporation, donated a large amount of land to it. In a letter, written from the Mandalay Jail in Burma, he writes: “I can quit working for the Congress, but quitting work for the Sevashrama is impossible. Where else will I get such an opportunity to serve the poor?” It was established on 11th March and is still functional.