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Art Institute of Chicago receives $500,000 pledge for exchange program with India

India’s government is pledging $500,000, plus more in travel expenses, to the Art Institute of Chicago as part of a new professional exchange program between India and the museum.

India’s Ministry of Finance announced Thursday the establishment of the Vivekananda Memorial Program for Museum Excellence, which honors Swami Vivekananda, who gave a landmark speech about religious freedom at the first World’s Parliament on Religion, held Sept. 11, 1893, in the building that became the Art Institute.

“It’s a big commitment, and we’re very pleased and proud to be the first American museum to receive a grant from the government of India,” Art Institute Director Douglas Druick said Thursday. “It’s very exciting, and it opens new possibilities for our engagement with India and Indian culture.”

Art Institute spokeswoman Erin Hogan said in addition to $500,000 in grant money, the Indian government will cover significant travel and lodging expenses over four years as Art Institute staffers present lectures, workshops and seminars in India, and Indian fellows visit the Art Institute.

“The program involves teams of people traveling repeatedly to India and the United States,” said Hogan, noting that the museum will create four to six fellowships each year for Indian museum leaders and will serve as a resource center on best international practices in such areas as conservation; collection storage, display and expansion; visitor facilities and services; and multimedia content production and staff training.

The Art Institute will host Indian cultural and political leaders, including Minister of Culture Shri Pranab Mukherjee, at a ceremony Saturday evening in which the new program will be announced, the site of the Swami’s speech will be rededicated with a prominent plaque and a new exhibition on loan from the Indian government, “The Last Harvest: The Paintings of Rabindranath Tagore,” will be celebrated.

The Indian government also announced a $1.5 million endowment at the University of Chicago to create the Indian Ministry of Culture Vivekananda Chair to promote “fields of study most relevant to (the Swami’s) teachings.” The university will host a ceremony Saturday afternoon.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-0127-arts-briefs-20120126,0,6854781.story

Youth Convention & Scholarship Distribution

In connection with Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary Mangalore Ramakrishna Math had organized a Two – day seminar for B Ed students and for Degree students in Ashrama premises on the 21st & 22nd September 2011.

On the 22nd, the seminar was inaugurated by Smt. Lekshmi Kumaran, DGM, MRPL, Mangalore. Smt. N C Seethamma, Project Director, ZP, Dakshina Kannada was the chief guest. About 500 Degree students from different colleges in Mangalore participated in the event. Dr. K S Sameera Simha, Chairman, Silicon City Education Avademy, Bangalore, Dr. Usha Vasthare, Founder, Yogakshema Rehabilitaion & Wellness Centre, Bangalore & Smt. Sudha Sharma, writer & Media Personality were the resource persons. All the participants were gifted with complimentary booklets.
Deserving students were awarded scholarships on behalf of our ashrama by the guests on the 22nd September. About 1.2 lacs worth of scholarship was awarded to about 90 deserving students pursuing higher education in different colleges.
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Seminar for B.Ed Students @ Math

In connection with Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary Mangalore Ramakrishna Math had organized a Two – day seminar for B Ed students and for Degree students in Ashrama premises on the 21st & 22nd September 2011.
On the 21st, the seminar was inaugurated by Sri P Jayaram Bhat, Managing Director, Karnataka Bank; Mangalore Dr. Mohan Alva, Chairman, Alva’s Education Foundation, Moodbidri was the chief guest. About 550 students from different B Ed colleges in and around Mangalore participated in the daylong seminar. Dr. K S Sameera Simha, Chairman, Silicon City Education Academy, Bangalore, Dr. Usha Vasthare, Founder, Yogakshema Rehabilitation & Wellness Centre, Bangalore & Smt. Sudha Sharma, writer & Media Personality were the resource persons. All the participants were gifted with complimentary booklets.
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Youth Convention & Scholarship Distribution @ Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore

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In connection with 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations, Mangalore Ramakrishna Math is organizing Seminar for B Ed students on the 21st September and Youth Convention for Degree students on the 22nd September. Scholarships will be distributed to deserving students on the 22nd September.

Resource persons of international repute will be interacting with the participants on the theme, “Education for Character & Nation Building” on both the days. Details of the programme are given below:

Entry to these programmes is through prior registration and all are requested to attend and be benefited by the proceedings of the seminar.

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Seminar for Headmasters

In connection with Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary Mangalore Ramakrishna Math had organized a seminar for Headmasters for Dakshina Kannada highschools in ashrama premises on the 27th August 2011.

On the 27th, the seminar was inaugurated by Sri Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri, Hon. Minister for Primary & Secondary Education, Govt. of Karnataka. Sri D H Shankaramurthy, Speaker, Karnataka Legislative Council and Sri Yogish Bhat, Deputy Speaker, Mangalore Legislative Assembly were the guests besides several other prominent members of Education Dept. About 400 headmasters from different schools of Dakshina Kannada Dist. participated in the event. All the toppers of the 10th std exams held recently were honored along with schools scoring cent percent result. Swami Nirbhayananda Saraswathi, President, Ramakrishna Vivekananda Ashrama, Gadag and Prof. Raghotham Rao K, Director, Manasa Foundation, Bangalore were the resource persons. All the participants were gifted with complimentary booklets.

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Seminar for Youths

In connection with Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Borth Anniversary Mangalore Ramakrishna Math had organized a seminar for Post Graduate Stiudents in Social Work in Math premises on the 26th and 27th August 2011.

On the 26th, the seminar was inaugurated by Sri Alok Mohan, Inspector General of Police (Western Range), Mangalore. Prof. T C Shivashankara Murthy, Vice Chancellor, Mangalore university was the chief guest. About 550 students from different colleges in and around Mangalore participated in the daylong seminar. Swami Nirbhayananda Saraswathi, President, Ramakrishna Vivekananda Ashrama, Gadag and Prof. Raghotham Rao K, Director, Manasa Foundation, Bangalore were the resource persons. All the participants were gifted with complimentary booklets.

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Seminars for Youths & Headmasters on 26th & 27th Aug

As a prelude to Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations being observed worldwide, Mangalore Ramakrishna Math has taken lot of initiatives to inculcate values and a sense of social responsibility leading to enlightened citizenship among the youths, students and teachers – the sections that have greatly mattered in bringing about a change for good, in the past, present and future. We believe India’s future walks through the doors of our schools every day.

We are organizing Seminars for students of post Graduate studies in Social Work on the 26th August and for Headmasters of Dakshina Kannada highschools on the 27th August. The details of the programme are given in the following pages. Entry to these seminars is through prior registration.

All interested youths and teachers are requested to attend the seminars and be benefitted.

The details of the programme is given:

Seminars for Youths Conducted

Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore conducted Seminars for Youths from 27th to 29th September. More than 600 youths participated on each day in the seminars. The seminar was organized for B Ed students on the first day, Students of Post Graduate Studies in Social Work and Management on the second day and for engineering students on the third day. Lokayukta of Karnataka, Justice N Santosh Hegde, Swami Sarvasthanandaji of Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot, Dr. H N Vishwanath of Mysore, Prof. Swapan Garain of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Sri Hiranmay Mahanta of IIM, Ahmedabad were the resource persons. The purpose of this seminar was to synergize talents and capabilities of our youths to script the great Indian story of inclusive growth – a total regeneration of our country in all the fields of life, encompassing all the sections of the society, as envisioned by Swami Vivekananda. The seminars were organized as a prelude to Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations.


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