Inauguration of renovated Arise Awake Park: On successful completion of 20 weeks of cleanliness drive in the 4th phase, special programme was organized at Karangalpady on 25h March 2018. Renovated “Arise Awake Park” was inaugurated by Sri J R Lobo, MLA, Mangaluru South in the presence of Swami Jitakamanandaji, Captain Ganesh Karnik, Prakash Salian, MCC Councilor, Prashanth Baliga of MRPL, Umanath Kotekar & others.
Speaking on the occasion, Sri J R Lobo said, “This park is a proof of the fact that clean mind is the first step towards clean environment. Ramakrishna Mission Swacchata Abhiyan has been successfully instilling in the minds of public awareness about cleanliness. I congratulate each and every one who has participated in this Abhiyan.
In his benedictory Address Swami Jitakamanandaji said, “We have a responsibility of keeping our city clean and garbage free. Hence each of us has to take a vow that we don’t litter everywhere. In addition, if we can transform garbage dumping yards & neglected spots in to parks like this, it will result in a cleaner & beautiful city.
Mayor of MCC Sri Bhaskar Moily lauded the efforts of Ramakrishna Mission in creating awareness on cleanliness among the public and assured greater cooperation and support for the abhiyan from MCC in the days ahead. Captain Ganesh Karnik delivered keynote address. Swami Ekagamyanandaji welcomed the gathering and Sri Prakash Salian thanked the gathering. Sri Raghuraj Kadri anchored the programme.
Cleanliness Drive: After the inauguration of the park, 21st week’s Shramadan was flagged off by Sri Bhaskar Moily, Mayor of MCC and Sri Rajaneesh Kapikad, Former deputy Mayor of MCC. Afterwards monks, and other dignitaries took up the brooms and cleaned the road sides. Vittaldas Prabhu, MUkesh Alva, Souraj Mangalore and Mohammad Shameem guided the volunteers in cleaning the four roads. Volunteers also cleaned the road leading from the park towards Subramanya Sadana and cleaned the adjoining compound walls. Students of Nitte Physiotherapy college under Dr Dhanesh Kumar cleaned the Jail road in Karnagalpady area. Residents of Pawan Apartments cleaned the premises & surroundings of Animal Husbandry office. Students of St. Aloysius college went from door to door distributing the handbills on awareness among the localites.
Clearance of construction debris: Heaps of construction debris lying by the side of the Animal husbandry office for the past few days was cleared by Sadeep Kodikal, Jagan Kodikal, Shivu Puttur and others. Japanese Masahiro & Masako Akoyi actively participated in the Abhiyan. Prabhakar Shetty, Ramesh Rao, Deviprasad Kadri, Shubhoday Alva, Ashok Subbaiah, Suresh Shetty, President of HMS, Srikanth Rao & more than 400 volunteers actively participated in the drive. Dilraj Alva coordinated the drive.
All the volunteers were served tiffin after the drive. MRPL is sponsoring the drive.
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.
Ramakrishna Math in association with Vibhinna, Mangalore is organizing Special Yakshagana Programme, “Yakshotsava” on 3rd December 2017 at Swami Vivekananda Auditorium. Programme starts at 9 am and concludes at 9 pm. Details of the programe are given below. We invite all the interested to attend the programme and enjoy the performance.
Ramakrishna Mission, Mangaluru is launching 4th phase of the Swacchata Abhiyan on 3rd November. Honorable Union Minister of State for Drinking Water & Sanitation, Sri Ramesh Kumar Jigajinagi will be inaugurating the programme at 9.00 am.
Please find the details of the Abhiyan as well as the programme in the invitation given below:
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:
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:
Mangalore Ramakrishna Math is observing 155th Birthday Celebration of Swami Vivekananda in the Ashrama on 19th January 2017 according to the programme given below. All are invited to attend the 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, Mangaluru is organizing Prajna-2016 – An Orientation Programme for College Faculty on the theme, “Education for Self Reliance” in the Ashrama auditorium on Friday, the 2nd September 2016. Sri Basavaraj Rayareddy, Honorable Minister for Higher Education, Govt. of Karnataka 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 2nd 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.
“My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem like lions” said Swami Vivekananda. At this critical junction when the youths are witnessing fast erosion of values around them and are in dire need of a person & philosophy to guide and motivate them, swami Vivekananda stands as a unique example having an appeal that cuts across barriers like class, race, religion etc. He is one of those rare figure whose legacy far outstripped the influence he wielded during his life time.
Hence Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore organized PRERANA – four days residential personality development camp for youths in ashram premises from 24th to 27th December 2015. In all, 75 youth delegates took part representing more than 12 districts of the state.
Along with PRERANA, delegates also witnessed 69th annual celebration of Ramakrishna Math Mangalore in Vivekananda auditorium.
Swami Atmavidanandaji Maharaj, Swami Anupamanandaji Maharaj, Swami Dharmavrathanandaji Maharaj, Swami Shanthivrathanandaji Maharaj, Dr. R Balasubramanyam, Sri Subramanya, Sri C V Gopinath, Sri Mohan Kumblaker & Capt. Ganesh Karnik were the resource persons who enlightened the delegates.
Sri Ranjan B U & Sri Palaksha monitored the camp.
Feedback from Youth Delegates:
‘I have learned time management and discipline from this program’– Raghavendra Bhat, Delegate, SVS College Bantwal , Dakshina Kannada.
‘Through PRERANA, I not only got information but also the Inspiration’- Durgaprasad Diwan, Delegate, Dhavala College, Moodbidri , Dakshina Kannada.
‘PRERANA gave me a comprehensive view on holistic personality development’- Mrutyunjay, Delegate, Bellary.
‘I was impressed by sanctity and spiritual ambiance of Mangalore Ramakrishna Ashram’-Nabirassol, Delegate, Raichur.
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.
Ramakrishna Mission, Mangalore has organized Residential youth camp for rural youth between age group 17-30 from 24th to 27th December.
The participating youths have to register their names beforehand by paying a nominal entry fee of Rs. 100/- and fill up the registration form before 15th December 2015. The medium will be Kannada. Participating delegates will be addressed by various resource persons on several issues pertaining to youths on topics like national regeneration, personality development, values etc. Registration forms can be had from Ashrama office.
For more details, interested can contact Ashrama office at 0824-2414412 from 9 am to 12 noon and from 3.30 pm to 6 pm.
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