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.
Ramakrishna Mission, Mangalore conducted several competitions for Primary & Higher Primary students in the Ashrama on the 8th November.
Competitions were conducted in Drawing & Painting, Quiz, Singing and Essay writing. About 450 students from 14 different educational institutions actively participated in these competitions from 8.30 am to 11 pm. Competitions were held for Primary and Higher Primary divisions.
Prizes were distributed in the Ashrama on the 22nd November 2015. Smt. Vijayalakshmi Rao, Director, Srinivasa Group of Colleges, Smt. Sheela Jayaprakash, President Inner Wheel Club of Mangalore North & Sri Lokesh Ullal, President, Rotary Club – Ashok Nagar were guests.
“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:
His Excellency Sri Vajubhai Rudabai Vala, Honorable Governor of Karnataka visited Mangalore Ramakrishna Math on the 11th September. He was at the Ashrama to inaugurate Prajna – 2015 – Symposium for College Faculty organized in commemoration of the historic address of Swami Vivekananda at the world Parliament of Religions held at Chicago in 1893.
Swami Jitakamanandaji, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Math, Mangaluru, Swami Sarvasthanandaji, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot, Capt. Ganesh Karnik, MLC, Mangaluru, Sri Dilraj Alva and several other eminent men & devotees received him at the Ashrama amidst tight security.
Honorable Governor upon alighting from his vehicle visited the temple of Sri Ramakrishna and paid obeisance. He saw the heritage building of the Ashrama and was briefed about its history etc. by Swami Sarvasthanandaji.
He later offered floral tributes to the bust of Swami Vivekananda on his way to the Auditorium. Here are some snaps taken during the occasion:
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.
Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore organized Shraddha – a full day symposium for Post Graduate students in Ashrama Auditorium on the 9th September 2015. About 500 youths from different Institutions of Dakshina Kannada & Udupi Dist. participated in the full day programme. The programme was inaugurated by Swami Suviranandaji Maharaj, Asst. Secretary, Ramakrishna Math & Mission, Belur Math. Sri Vijay Sankeshwar, Chairman, VRL Logistics Ltd. was the chief guest.
Swami Sarvasthanandaji, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot, Sri B S N Murthy, Corporate Trainer, Hyderabad & 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.
Ramakrishna Mission also distributed scholarships to deserving students on this occasion.
The composition “Dooje Ke Sang Naahi Javu Ji”, a song where a disciple says he finds salvation by following his teacher, turned out to be apt to convey the mood of the audience hearing the presentation of Pandit Bhuvanesh Komkali.
Being the last song of his hour-long programme at the Ramakrishna Mission here on Saturday, this song took the audience back to the style of the legendary Kumar Gandharva, who is Pandit Bhuvanesh Komkali’s grandfather, who earned famed with his unique and soulful rendition.
With his rendition, Pandit Bhuvanesh Komkali took it to a new level that was in line with the rich tradition of his grandfather and father Mukul Shivaputra.
Pandit Bhuvanesh Komkali’s concert was one of the two programmes held as part of “Panchamada Inchara” held jointly by the Ramakrishna Mutt and the Chirantharan Charitable Trust.
Pandit Bhuvanesh Komkali began his concert with the composition “Dhoondha Baare Saiyan” set to vilambit teen tal in Raag Naand. This was followed by the traditional composition “Ajahun Na Aaye Shyam” set to teen taal. He also presented composition “Aja Perile Gori” set to teen taal in Raag Gauri Basanth.
It was in his rendition of two Nirguna Bhajans that brought the audience to a crescendo. The first was the Kabir bhajan “Ram Niranjana” that was followed by the Gorakhanath bhajan “Dooje Ke Sangha Naahi Javu Ji”. With their subtle style of presentation, Pandit Vyasamurti Katti on the harmonium and Pandit Sanjay Deshpade on the tabla gave good support to the singer.
In the first concert, Sharada Bhat Kattige presented “Birha Ki Raat” set to Vilambit ektaal in Raag Madhuvanti. This was followed by “Tum Bina Mora Jiya Nahi Lage” set to Drut teen taal. She ended her concert with “Jaya Janani …” set to Raag Poorvi.
Two days national level conference on “Celebration of 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda” began on Friday July 11 at Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Business Management here.
Swami Nikhileshwaranandaji, secretary of Ramakrishna Mission, Vadodara inaugurated the conference.
“We have got the permission to celebrate Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary for four years. So many institutions started celebrating it from 2010. But when I look here, it looks like, the celebration will continue for another year. There are 178 branches of Ramakrishna Matt and still many more branches are coming up. This is all because of Swami Vivekananda’s power,” said Swami Nikhileshwaranandaji in his inaugural speech .
“Swami Vivekananda was a true leader. He has done his work for the future generation and to understand his work, we will take more than 1500 years” he added.
Swami Nikhileshwaranandaji gave a solution to kill the laziness of everyone with humor.
“If you want success in your life, you should kill the laziness which is in you. To kill the laziness you need an AK 47 rifle. AK 47 is nothing but doing exercise in the morning,” he said.
He also spoke about how to gain success in life. He said, “If you want long term success, you should work for a long term. For this you need a long term personality development.”
“There are five types of long term personality development. One, good physical personality, second, intellectual personality development, third, mental development of personality, fourth, spiritual development and last one is moral development,” he added.
” If you want success in any field, you should have the power of concentration of mind. Many institutions provide excellent education, but they do not provide how the education on a person’s character, how to behave in the society. At present there are human monsters in the society. To find a good person, we have to use the microscope,” he said.
Guest of honour Venkatesh Baliga, editor of Kodial Kkabar, Mangalore and alumni of SDMCBM delivered the keynote address on real scope of success comes from spiritual happiness.
Chairman of the organizing committee Aruna P Kamath honoured Swami Nikhileshwaranandaji and received the blessings from the Swamiji. Convener Shaini Naveen welcomed the guests.
Swami Jitakamananda, secretary of Ramakrishna mission, Mangalore, Dr Padmanabha Marathe and others were present at the occasion.
The first spiritual retreat of this season was attended by around 400 devotees. Refreshed in spirit with the spiritual talks by monks, the devotees were also intellectually-emotionally enlightened-entertained with the talk on Mahabharata and Harikatha.
Academic Year – 2014 of Vivekananda Coaching Center at Ramakrishna Mission, Mangalore was inaugurated by Sri Mahabala Marla, Mayor, MCC on 1st June 2014.
Swami Jitakamanandaji, Presient, Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore, Sri Premananda Shetty, Opposition Leader, MCC and Prof Raghavendra Prabhu M., Retd Principal, Leadership and HRD college, Mangalore were present on the occasion.
Free Uniform, School Bag, Umbrella, Note Book etc were distributed to around 150 needy students.
12 PUC and 8 SSLC Coaching class alumni who had performed well in SSLC and PUC II were felicitated.
Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Coaching Class is an institution working for the upliftment of needy students. Daily tuition classes are taken for students from 5th to 10th Standard, who dwell in near by slums. Daily they are provided with nutritious food and milk. Also tooth brush, tooth paste, soap, oil etc are given to create awareness about health and hygiene. Regular health check up camps are also conducted for them.
Every week classes are taken to impart culture and character. Also many competitions are conducted to bring out the hidden talents in them.
On January 14th Makara Sankranti festival began with Udayalapa of Dattatreya Velankar, Bangalore, disciple of Pt. Vinayak Toravi. He recited morning ragas Bilaskhani Todi, Bibhas and Alaiyya Bilawal. He was accompanied on Harmonium by Balnad Sriram Bhat, Mysore and on Tabla by Tonse Ranga Pai, Manipal.
Pt. Dhananjay Daitankar’s, disciple of Pt. Shivakumar Sharma, Shata-tantri or Santoor concert followed in the Samay Sangeeta Yatra. His mastery over Santoor was well established in his performance of rag Parameshwari, a Carnatic rag which resembles rag Ahir Bhairav and rag Bageshree. He was ably accompanied on Tabla by Sameer Puntambekar, Pune.
Noonday performance was given by Pt. Indudhar Nirodi, encyclopedia of music and senior artist. He is now involved in the mega project of recording all Vishnunarayan Bhatkhande’s works. Nuances of music were explored and introduced to the audience and students of music by him. He explained how Rag Bilawal with a light touch of rag Yaman creates a new rag Yamani Bilawal. Then sang the bandish in vilambit Tilwada taal and ‘Piya bin Kaise’ in dhrit Teen taal. Then Bandish ‘Pariye Payan’ was rendered in rag Jonpuri and ‘Aj sunao’ in rag Devgandhar. Guruprasad Hegde Giligundi, Sirsi on Harmonium and Gurumurty Vaidya on Tabla joined him.
All the music lovers were served with festival lunch to savour along with the the music for the soul.
Afternoon concert was given by Ravikiran Manipal, disciple of Pt. Madhav Bhat and Pt. Narayan Pandit. He selected Gandhar vaadi ragas Bhimpalas and Multani for Samay Sangeet Yaatra for his music presentation. Guruprasad Hegde on Harmonium and Shashikiran Manipal on Harmonium joined their hands.
Sarangi-Sitar jugalbandi by Ustad Fayaz Khan and Ustad Rafiq Khan in the late afternoon was the star performance. They showed beautifully how jugalbandi expounds nuances and possibilities of a rag using different instruments. Being a singer Ustad Fayaz Khan also sang the Bandish ‘Kal nahi aye’. They were accompanied deftly in tabla by tabla maestro Gurumuty Vaidya.
Two day music fest met its summit in the performance of Dr. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande of Jaipur-Atrauli gharana. Eloquent rendition of Sandhiprakashak rag Shree was followed by rag Durga, Janasammohini. Kabir bhajan in Bharavi marked the grand end to the fest. Vyasamurty Katti on Harmonium and Gurumurty Vaidya on Tabla accompanied her.
On this occasion Narendra Nayak, Vice President, Sangeeta Bharati and Harmonium artist was honoured. Soulful music of the fest Panchamada Inchara-Viveka Smriti created a musical aura in the pious atmosphere of the Math. Swami Vivekananda himself was a great musician and musicologist, thus the Concluding Ceremony of 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Swami Vivekananda was made more meaningful.
On the occasion of concluding ceremony of 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Swami Vivekananda “Panchamada Inchara – Viveka Smriti” – A two day Music Fest was organised by Ramakrishna Matha, Mangalore and Chirantana Charitable Trust, Surtkal jointly.
Capt. Ganesh Karnik, MLC inaugurated the Music Fest on 13-1-2014 Monday evening. Swami Jitakamanandaji, President, Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore and Sri Abraham Kurian, DGM, Corporation Bank were present on the occasion.
USTAD FAYAZ KHAN,a well known Sarangi player and singer rendered his performance on the evening of the first day of the Fest. He confessed, “I don’t sing just Dasavani. I am a Hindustani Classical singer. Hence the songs will carry a tinge of classical touch. More over I don’t sing the compositions of the famous singers.” He started his bhajan singing with ‘Modalondipe Ninage Gananatha’. Without delving much into the intricacies of Alaap and giving just a cherishing flavour of classical music he sang his own compositions ‘Ellinda Bande, Mundetta Payana’ written by Kanakadasa with a touching effect on the audience. ‘Enta Saviyo Ninna Kolalu’, ‘Na Ninna Dhyanadoliralu’ and other compositions written by Purandaradasa also won the applause of the audience. Sri Gurumurthy Vaidya on Tabla, Sri Shivakumar Mahant on Harmonium, Sri Nagaraj Shet on Taala and Sri Satish Kamath on Tanpura accompanied the artist ably.
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