The 164th Birthday ofHoly Mother Sri Sri Sharadadevi, the Divine Consort of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna will be celebrated in our Ashrama on Tuesday, the 20th December 2016 as per the programme given below. We shall be glad to have the pleasure of your company on the occasion.
Mangalore Ramakrishna Math is organizing Bhavasangama – Bhakta Samagama – Devotees’ convention for 3 days from 4th to 6th November. Devotees from all over Karnataka are participating in the programme. The programme consists of lectures, bhajans, guided meditation session and cultural programmes. Details of the programme are given below:
Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore is organizing Bhavasangama – Devotees Convention from 4th to 6th November 2016.
We invite all the interested devotees to participate in the three days’ event. Accommodation will be provided for 3 days for devotees coming from outside for a nominal charge. All the sessions will be in Kannada. Details of the convention are given below. Interested devotees have to register their names at the Ashrama office beforehand.
Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore in association with Chirantana Charitable Trust, Surathkal has organized full-day music fest in Swami Vivekananda Auditorium on Sunday, the 16th October 2016. Programme commences at 6.30 am. Details of the programme are given below. We invite all the interested to take part in this programme.
“It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness”, says an age old adage. Ramakrishna Mission at Mangalore took up the task of cleaning the city of Mangalore instead of blaming and cursing the filth and squalor that makes us turn our heads down in shame. We thank all the enlightened citizens who lent us helping hands and were instrumental in bringing about a change for the better.
After successfully completing 40 weeks of Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan in 2 phases in 2015-16 with the support of awakened citizens, our Ashrama is resuming the Abhiyan by initiating the 3rd phase from 2nd October 2016. This will comprise of about 40 groups in different parts of Mangalore, each comprising more than 50 members, carrying on the cleanliness drive on one Sunday every month for 10 consecutive months.
Launching of the 3rd phase of the Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan and felicitation of 75 Poura Karmikas who have strived to keep out city clean all along will be held in our Ashrama on the 2nd October. This will be followed by a Seminar on Swacch Manas for Swacch Bharath to highlight the importance of a shift in the mental attitude to ensure of success of this Abhiyan. Details of the programme are given in the following pages.
We invite all the interested people who feel in their small action lies the future of our great nation to come forward and join this mighty cause.
Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore is organizing Medha – Seminar for Engineering Students on the 3rd September, Saturday in the Ashrama auditorium. Sri Ravi D Channannavar, SP, Mysore District will be inaugurating the full-day seminar. We invite the interested to register their names beforehand and attend the programme on the 3rd September.
Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore is organizing Shraddha – 2016 –Seminar for Post Graduate Students on 1st September 2016 on the theme, “Education for Self-Reliance”. Sri Ananth Kumar, Honorable Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of India will be inaugurating the programme. Details of the programme are given in the following pages.
We invite the interested to register their names before hand and attend the programme on the 1st September.
“Who is there to take up my duties?” asked the setting sun. The world remained dark and silent. With joined palms said the earthen lamp, “I will do what I can, my master!” writes Tagore.
Ramakrishna Mission, Mangaluru set out on its journey of 40 weeks’ cleanliness drive with a similar attitude, to do what it can after the request from Govt. of India to join hands in the Swacchata Abhiyan. We had our share of bouquets & brickbats as all such noble endeavors are bound to meet with. But we also had the unstinted support and cooperation of hundreds of our volunteers who were eager to join us and ‘be the change they wanted to see’. Chilly mornings or the blazing sun never for a moment deterred their determination to contribute their mite in this Abhiyan. But for their sacrifice our Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan could not have come this far.
Our main focus, even from the beginning, was not so much to sweep the city of Mangaluru clean but to create an awareness among the public about cleanliness. So, in spite of several apprehensions and discouragement from various quarters, the Ashrama took to this novel initiative and involved more and more students and youths on whom the future of nation rests. As we enter the 40th week of Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan which concludes the first phase of this drive, we would like to thank all our volunteers on this occasion.
Hence we invite one and all to come and join us in the Thanks Giving Ceremony in our Ashrama on the 14th February 2016. The details are given below:
Ramakrishna Mission had initiated 40 weeks’ Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan on special request from Govt. of India on 1st February 2015. Since then under the aegis of Ashram, thousands of volunteers, students, youths and general public have undertaken this cleanliness drive for the last 34 weeks in different parts of the city. This Abhiyan has won the accolades of one and all given its nature.
As we enter the 35th consecutive week on 17th January 2016, we invite one and all to join us at 7.30 am at Marnamikatta Circle for the Swacchata Abhiyan. Swami Balabhadranandaji, Assistant Secretary, Ramakrsihna Mission, Belur Math & Sri N Vinay Hegde, Chancellor, Nitte University will be jointly flagging off the drive.
The concluding programme of the 35th Drive will be held at Swami Vivekananda Auditorium at Ramakrishna Math, Mangaladevi, Mangaluru at 10.30 am on the 17th January. Sadhvi Uma Bharti ji, Hon. Minister for Water Resources, Govt. of India will be inaugurating the programme and addressing the audience. Swami Balabhadranandaji will also be addressing the audience followed by Sri Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP & Sri Kumar H, MD, MRPL, Mangaluru.
The Details of the programme are given below. All the interested are invited to attend the programmes.
Ramakrishna Mission, Mangaluru is organizing Special Seminar on “Effective Life Management” on the occasion of 153rd Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Swami Vivekananda on the 13th January 2016.
The programme commences at about 9 am with registration followed by inaugural session. Swami Shuddhidanandaji of Advaita Ashrama, Kolkata, Dr. Vivek Modi of Hyderabad & Prof. Raghothama Rao, Human Networking Academy, Bangalore are the resource persons.
The details of the programme are given below. We invite the interested youths to attend the programme. Entry to the programme is through Prior Registration.
Ramakrishna Math, Mangaluru was started on invitation from the local devotees in 1947. In 1951 it was shifted to the present premises after Hindu Seva Sangha handed over the land and the building of Balakashrama to Ramakrishna Mission to start a centre. Ramakrishna Mission has carved a niche of its own through multifarious activities catering to all sections of the society all through 68 years of its inception.
The Ramakrishna Math, Mangaluru is organizing 69th Annual celebrations from 24th to 27th December 2015 in Swami Vivekananda Auditorium. Details of the programme are given below:
We shall be glad to have the pleasure of your company and that of your friends on the occasion.
“Swacch Mangaluru for Swacch Bharath” is a novel initiative of Ramakrishna Mission, Mangaluru undertaken on special request from Government of India This initiative was flagged off on the 1st February 2015 in a special programme at Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore. In a nutshell its about 4000 youths dedicating their precious time on 40 weekends in 40 different wards of the Mangaluru city in cleaning and also in creating an awareness about cleanliness.
Cleaning the nation is not a day’s job. Neither can this be achieved by just few legislations by Govt. agencies. It demands participation from each and every responsible citizen. Ramakrishna Mission has always stood in the forefront in the service of the society. We seize this opportunity to serve the nation through leading from the front by taking up this cleanliness drive.
Our motive is not to sweep Mangalore clean, but to create an awareness among the people, particularly in the younger generation about its importance and their role in keeping their surroundings cleaner and greener.
On this occasion we would also like to thank Nitte Group of Institutions and MRPL for their continued support, cooperation and patronage for this initiative.
In the 1st phase, about 20 drives were successfully organized in different parts of Mangalore thanks to the dedicated efforts & support of the volunteers, devotees and well-wishers. Now that we enter the 2nd phase of the Abhiyan we would appreciate if more & more volunteers join our brigade to help us realize our tryst with destiny. We hope interested public will utilize this unique opportunity to pay back to society by contributing their mite in the national regeneration.
Ramakrishna Mission has organized Varna Rupa art camp on the 2nd & 3rd October where leading artists from Dakshina Kannada & Udupi Dists will unleash their talents on the theme, “Swacch Manas, Swacch Bharat, Shreshta Bharat” . On the 4th October the 2nd phase of Swacch Mangaluru Drive will begin with Swami Muktidanandaji, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysore inaugurating the 21st drive. This will be followed by a Seminar on the theme, “Cleanliness: Internal & External” at Ramakrishna Math at 9.30 am. The details of the prgramme are given in the invitation below:
Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore organized Medha – a full day symposium for B Ed Trainees in Ashrama Auditorium on the 10th September 2015. About 520 B Ed Trainees from different Institutions of Dakshina Kannada & Udupi Dist. participated in the full day programme. The programme was inaugurated by Dr. B M Hegde, Former Vice Chancellor, Manipal University. Sri Harekala Hajabba, Philanthropist and Social Activist was the Special Invitee.
Swami Sarvasthanandaji, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot, Sri Suresh Kulkarni, Educationist, Dharawad & Prof. K Raghothama Rao, Director, Human Networking Academy, Bangalore were the resource persons who interacted with the delegates. All the delegates were provided snacks, tea, lunch, complimentary books, customized pens , notebooks and participation certificates.
Sri Harekala Hajabba, philanthropist and social activist was honoured for his contribution in the field of education.
‘Swacch Mangaluru for Swacch Bharath’ was launched in a grand function at Ramakrishna Math, Mangaluru on 1st February 2015 Sunday.
In a nutshell, its about 4000 youths participating in the 40 weeks cleanliness drive in 40 different wards of the Mangaluru city under the aegis of the Ramakrishna Mission. This will include cleaning the localities, creating an awareness among the localites and improving the basic amenities of the region.
On the 1st February about 75 sweepers and other employees of Mangaluru City Corporation were honoured as a token of respect for the service they are contributing in rendering the city clean.
Around 1000 youths, public and devotees participated in the function.
Ramakrishna Mission Mangaluru had organised a Jatha on 1st February 2015 to create awareness in the public about Cleanliness. Capt Ganesh Karnik, MLC and Swami Atmarupanandaji, USA flagged off the rally at Town Hall, Mangaluru. Around 500 youths had participated in the event.
In his inaugural speech, SCS hospital Managing Director Dr Jeevaraj Sorake said:”though the country has got fertile land and pure water, we have not learnt to respect it. However, there is increase in the awareness about cleanliness across the nation. We should not throw wastes in City, which would help to minimise the malaria and dengue cases,” he said and promised of active participation in Swacch Mangaluru campaign. Swami Jitakamanandaji said that students should understand their responsibility and work on removing ‘developing nation’ tag. Cleanliness is not the work of the City Corporation only. but individual participation is very important. This awareness will be created by thinking. It helps to be a good citizen who can play a role in the development of the nation, he said.
Swami Atmarupanandaji said India is glorious country with rich spiritual, intellectual, cultural, scientific heritage. Swami Vivekananda had believed that India has special place in awakening of world. The country has everything it needs, but just has to learn civil cleanliness.
Speaking on ‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness – Eastern v/s Western Perspectives’ on second day of ‘Jagruth Bharath – Awakened India’ programme at Ramakrishna Math here on Saturday, Swami said that cleanliness is a compose of physical and spiritual thing. In India cleanliness come with culture and it is based on personal purity. Most of the Indians bath at least once in a day, they clean their homes, but not their streets.
However, the ‘mother earth’ concept of India is not poetical, but true. There is reason behind naming rivers after Goddesses, he said. In Western countries the concept of cleanliness was not with culture, but it has come in recent years to avoid transmission of diseases. They keep everything clean to avoid to diseasing germs, the seer said.
Indian Green Service Project Director Sri C Srinivasan Vellore, SVYM Mysore Founder Dr R Balasubramaniam, resource person Sri Vijay Nath Bhat shared their thoughts in the succeeding sessions. Mangaluru University NSS Officer Vinitha Rai was also present.
Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim said it is nice to see a nationwide movement about cleanliness. Lot of discussions are going on, awareness is being created about a very important subject which never got prominence in India. Speaking after inaugurating a session on ‘Shakth Manas – Sashakth Bharath’ for degree students on the first day of ‘Jagruth Bharath-Awakened India’, a four day programme at Swami Vivekananda Auditorium, Ramakrishna Math in Mangaluru on Friday, he said that India always tagged itself as ‘poor country’ though it is rich with youth power. From past five to six decades prominence was given to provide basic facilities and cleanliness was never considered seriously. “Now time has come for the young generation to inculcate the culture of cleanliness and it should be a part of life. Cleanliness of our mind and society are interdependent and both are important to keep our Country healthy,” he said.
A B Ibrahim opined that a lesson on cleanliness and hygiene should be mandatory on text-books. Students should be ambassadors of cleanliness and they should be the messengers to society, he said. Meanwhile, he released the t-shirts and caps for Swacch Mangaluru, a 40-week campaign which will be inaugurated on February 1.
Ramakrishna Math Adhyaksha Swami Jitakamanandaji called upon students to understand their responsibility in constructing the world. Jagruth Bharath is all about creating awareness about being model citizens of the country, which would refresh the mind, he said. He wanted active participation of students in Swacch Mangaluru Campaign.
Rev Swami Atmarupanandaji Maharaj (USA), Vijay Nath Bhat (Mysuru), Prof K Raghothama Rao (Bengaluru) and Tejasvi Surya (Bengaluru) presented their ideas in the succeeding sessions in which about 500 degree students took part.
Mangalore Ramakrishna Math had organized Shraddha – Seminar on Values for Post Graduate Students on the 11th September 2014.
The day’s programme commenced with the invocation of Vedic hymns.
Sri Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP, Mangalore and Dr N Vinay Hegde, Chancellor, Nitte University, Mangalore inaugurated the Seminar- Shraddha. Dr N Vinay Hegde said “Self confidence is the most needed thing in the life. You can achieve even impossible goal if you have confidence.” in his Inaugural address.
Swami Jitakamanandaji, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore in his Keynote address reminded the students that they have the responsibility of building their character.
Swami Sarvapriyanandaji interacted with the students on ‘Self-Management: Modern Positive Psychology and Ancient Wisdom’. Swami Mangalanathanandaji spoke on ‘Shraddha: Key to Success’ and Prof Raghothama Rao discussed the topic, ‘Communication Skills’.
Smt Sujatha P V compered the seminar.
Around 550 students participated in the seminar. Complementary books were distributed at the end of the programme along with customized pens, notepads, certificates etc. All the delegates were served lunch, snacks and tea.
The Workshop started with Vedic chanting, followed by the Keynote address of Swami Jitakamanandaji, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore on the 10th September 2014.
Chairman and Managing Director of KIOCL, Bangalore, Sri Malay Chatterjee inaugurated the programme. In the inaugural address he pointed out that the present education system lacks the spiritual touch of the knowledge of the Rishis. Hence Education needs Value inculcation to protect family system, society and our country.
Swami Muktidanandaji, Trustee Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission and Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysore distributed the scholarships to the needy on behalf of Mangalore Ashrama. He said, “Personality should be divinity centered, not self centered, and education should kindle the Medha in the pupil.”
Dr K Devraj, Director, SDM Management Studies and Research Institute, Mangalore also spoke on the occasion.
Swami Sarvapriyanandaji interacted with the students on ‘Self-Control and Concentration: Two powerful ideas from Swami Vivekananda’s Philosophy of Education’. Sri Suresh Kulkarni spoke on ‘Effective Teaching Skill’ and Prof Raghothama Rao discussed the topic, ‘Presentation Skills’.
Sri Santosh Alva compered during the programme.
Around 500 B.Ed. students took part in the whole day workshop. All the delegates were distributed snacks, lunch, customized notepads, pens, complimentary booklets and certificates.
As a part of 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Swami Vivekananda we had Organised District level Youth Conventions in coordination with local organisations in 16 districts. Details are as follows
We conducted the programme “Darshana – The Vision” on the 24th, 25th and 26th of September 2012 for Post Graduate Students, Degree Students and Degree Students(Girls) consecutively. All together about 1800 students participated in the programme.
Day 1– On the 24th the programme was inaugurated by Sri C T Ravi, Hon minister for Higher Education, Govt of Karnataka. Sri Ajai Kumar, Chairman & MD, Corporation Bank, Mangalore was the chief guest. Sri Monappa Bhandari, Member of Legislative Council, Karnataka also attended the programme. A documentary based on the Life and Works of Swami Vivekananda was shown.
Day 2 – On the 25th the programme was inaugurated by Sri Kota Srinivas Poojari, Hon Minster for Port & Inland Water Transportation, Govt of Karnataka. Capt Ganesh Karnik was the chief guest. There was a guided meditation and Bhajan session by Rev Swami Purnakamanandaji Maharaj. A special lecture by Sri Kajampadi Subrahmanya Bhat was arranged.
Day 3 – On the 26th Ms Shobha Karandlaje, Hon Minister for Energy, Govt of Karnataka inaugurated the programme. Dr Rameela Shekhar, Prof & Dean, PG Dept, Roshani Nilaya, Mangalore conducted the interactive session.
Swami Anupamanandaji, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Chandigarh addressed the gathering and Prof. Raghottama Rao, Manas Centre for Training & Academy , Bangalore conducted the interactive session based on ppt and short films on all the three days on different subjects.
All the participating delegates were given snacks, tea, lunch and complimentary booklets.