Category Archives: Seminars & Workshops

Launching Swacch Soch Abhiyan on 4th December

Under Swacch Soch Abhiyan, About 50 colleges in Dakshina Kannada & Udupi Districts will be selected  and through Seminars and other orientation programmes, efforts will be made to change the mind set of youths by inculcating in them Social Responsibility and training them to be agents of change and responsible citizens of the nation.

Swacch Soch will be launched at Ramakrishna Mission on 4th December at 9 am. Details of the programme are given below. We invite all the interested to attend the programme.

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Commemoration of 125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago Address

Mangalore Ramakrishna Math is organizing a special programme to commemorate 125 years of Swami Vivekananda’s historic address at the World Parliament of Religions at Chicago on 11 September as per the programme given below.

We invite all our friends, well-wishers and devotees to attend the programme and be benefited.

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Swacch Ambassador Oath Taking Ceremony

Since last 3 years, The Ramakrishna Mission, Mangaluru is spearheading a mass-movement “Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan” after a special appeal from the Government of India. In the first 2 phases of the Abhiyan, Ashrama conducted 40 cleanliness drives in and around Mangalore spreading awareness among the masses. Third phase saw the Ashrama successfully completing 500 cleanliness drives in various parts of Mangalore and nearby areas. Ashrama has planned 4 novel initiatives in the current fourth phase. Daily Abhiyan has volunteers from the Ashrama reaching out a minimum of 100 households/shopkeepers a day spreading awareness about hygiene and cleanliness. In Weekly Abhiyan on Sunday mornings, group of volunteers clean a particular area in the city and undertake some basic civil repair work benefiting the common mass. Ashram has also adopted about 100 villages in Mangaluru & Bantwala taluks where cleanliness drives are conducted once in a month.
Swacch Manas Programme is a tender offshoot of the Swacchata Abhiyan catering to about 10000 students. About 100 schools have been selected and training sessions are conducted once in a month in each school targeting 100 selected students in each school. Students are enlightened about the cleanliness, garbage segregation, hygiene and other aspects. Ashram is also designing a workbook to effectively reach out to the students with the message of awareness.

Ramakrishna Mission, Mangaluru has organized Swacch Ambassadors Oath Taking ceremony at Ashrama auditorium on Friday, the 9th February 2018 as per the programme given below.

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Youth Convention

Mangalore Ramakrishna Math is organizing Youth Connection on 13th January in connection with National Youth Day Celebration.  Sri Padmanabha B Acharya, Honorable Governor of Nagaland will be inaugurating the Programme at 9.30 am.  This will be followed by interactive sessions by resource persons.  Details of the programme are given below. Interested youth can participate.

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Swacch Manas Seminar

Ramakrishna Mission, Mangalore is organizing Swacch Manas Seminar on 4th November. About 600 Engineering students are expected to participate in the half day Programme.

Sri T R Suresh, Mangaluru City Police Commissioner will e inaugurating the Seminar. Swami Muktidanandaji, Trustee, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission will be the Chief Guest. Swami Sarvasthanandaji, Designate Minister-In-Charge, Ramakrishna Vedanata Centre, UK and Prof. Raghothama Rao K, Director, Manas Training Academy, Bangalore will resource persons.

Details of the Programme are given below:

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Medha ’17 – Seminar for Aspiring Teachers

Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore is organizing Medha ’17 – Seminar for Aspiring Teachers on Saturday, 9th September 2017. Entry to the Programme is through prior registration. Interested can contact Ashrama office for more details and registration. The details of the programme are given below:

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Shraddha ’17 – Seminar for Post Graduate Students

Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore is organizing Shraddha ’17 – Seminar for Post Graduate Students on Friday, 8th September 2017. Entry to the Programme is through prior registration. Interested can contact Ashrama office for more details and registration. The details of the programme are given below:

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Prajna ’17 – Orientation Programme for College Faculty

Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore is organizing Prajna ’17 – Orientation Programme for College Faculty on Thursday, 7th September 2017.  Entry to the Programme is through prior registration.  Interested can contact Ashrama office for more details and registration. The details of the programme are given below:

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Bhavasangama – Devotees’ Convention

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.

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Launching 3rd Phase of Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan

“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.

Yours in the service of the needy,

Swami Jitakamannada

Secretary

Medha 2016 – Seminar for Engineering Students

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. 

Details of the programme are given below:

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Shraddha-2016 – Seminar for Post Graduate Students

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.

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Seminar on Effective Life Management

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.

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Swacch Mangaluru 2nd Phase begins

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:

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Shraddha – Seminar on Values for Post-Graduate Students

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’.

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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.

Prajna, Medha, Shraddha – Value Education Programmes

We are organising Value Education Programmes on 9th, 10th and 11th September for College Lecturers, B.Ed. Students and Post-Graduate Students.

We cordially invite all.

Please find the invitation attached.

Admission is only through prior registration.

Prajna – Value Orientation Programme for College Lecturers on 9th September 2014

Medha – Workshop on Value Education for B.Ed. Students on 10th September 2014

Shraddha – Seminar on Values for Post-Graduate Students on 11th September 2014

Darshana – The Vision : A Report

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.

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  • A Three days’ Special Seminar for Post Graduate & Graduate Students
  • Distribution of Scholarship to Poor & Meritorious Students

A special programme, “Darshana – The Vision” for three days, from 24th to 26th September in our premises for students of Post Graduate studies and Degree students. All the interested are requested to participate in the programme and be benifitted.

Entry to programme is through prior registration.

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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.

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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.

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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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