An agreement has been signed on 16th May, 2013, amongst Government of West Bengal, GTA and Ramakrishna Mission regarding "Roy Villa" in Darjeeling, in presence of Swami Suhitanandaji, General Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission and Shri Bimal Gurung, Chief Executive, GTA.
Sister Nivedita used to live at 'Roy Villa' and breathed her last in 1911. Since then, it has been a 102-year old heritage landmark in Darjeeling.
It has been agreed that GTA would hand over the premises to the State Government for setting up of a Centre of Excellence in the name of "Ramakrishna Mission Nivedita Educational and Cultural Centre". The Centre would be run by the Ramakrishna Mission and skill development and capacity building trainings for employment will be imparted to the youth.
Government of West Bengal announced a grant of Rs. One Crore for renovation of "Roy Villa".
The north Bengal development minister, Mr Gautam Deb inaugurated the 'Ramakrishna Mission Nivedita Educational And Cultural Centre' at Roy Villa located on Lebong Road in Darjeeling on 10th July, 2013.
The decision was taken in a meeting at the North Bengal Development Department (NBDD) office in Siliguri 8th July, 2013. Swami Nityasatyananda, secretary of the centre was present at the meeting on behalf of the Ramakrishna Mission.