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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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The Governor of Karnataka visits Ramakrishna Math Mangaluru

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:

Medha’15 – Symposium for B Ed Trainees – A Report in Pictures

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.

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Shraddha’15 – Symposium for Post Graduate Students – A Report in pictures

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.

Stage set for Shraddha - 2015
Stage set for Shraddha – 2015
Brahmacharis invoking the blessings of the Divine
Brahmacharis invoking the blessings of the Divine

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Swami Jitakamanandaji welcoming Sri Vijay Sankeshwar
Swami Jitakamanandaji welcoming Sri Vijay Sankeshwar
Swami Jitakamanandaji presenting bouquet to Swami Suviranandaji
Swami Jitakamanandaji presenting bouquet to Swami Suviranandaji
Scholarship Distribution by Sri VijaY sankeshwar
Scholarship Distribution by Sri Vijay Sankeshwar on behalf of Ramakrishna Mission

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Swami Jitakamanandaji delivering the key note address
Swami Jitakamanandaji delivering the key note address

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Swami Jitakamanandaji's Key-Note Address
Swami Jitakamanandaji’s Key-Note Address
Sri Vijay Sankeshwar lighting the lamp
Sri Vijay Sankeshwar lighting the lamp
Swami Suviranandaji inaugurating the symposium
Swami Suviranandaji inaugurating the symposium
Swami Suviranandaji delivering the inaugural address
Swami Suviranandaji delivering the inaugural address

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Sri Vijay Sankeshwar shares his experience
Sri Vijay Sankeshwar shares his experience

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Swami Jitakamanandaji presenting memento to Sri Vijay Sankeshwar
Swami Jitakamanandaji presenting memento to Sri Vijay Sankeshwar
Swami Jitakamanandaji honouring Swami Suviranandaji
Swami Jitakamanandaji honouring Swami Suviranandaji
Swami Jitakamanandaji presenting memento to Sri B S N Murthy
Swami Jitakamanandaji presenting memento to Sri B S N Murthy
Swami Suviranandaji presented memento
Swami Suviranandaji presented memento

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Swami Sarvasthanandaji addressing the delegtes
Swami Sarvasthanandaji addressing the delegtes
Sri B S N Murthy driving home his point
Sri B S N Murthy driving home his point

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A section of the audience
A section of the audience
Sri B S N Murthy
Sri B S N Murthy
Smt., Sujatha anchoring the programme
Smt. Sujatha anchoring the programme

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Delegates enjoying refreshments
Delegates enjoying refreshments

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Prof. Raghotham Rao interacting with delegates
Prof. Raghotham Rao interacting with delegates

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Delegates engaged in activities
Delegates engaged in activities

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‘We’ for Victory
Delegate sharing his views
Delegate sharing his views

Music Lovers in for a treat

Section of the Audience
Section of the Audience
Smt. Sharada Bhat Kattige performs at Ramakrishna Math, Mangaluru
Smt. Sharada Bhat Kattige performs at Ramakrishna Math, Mangaluru
Swami Jitakamanandaji & Sri BK Srivastav, ED, Corporation Bank inaugurating the Programme
Swami Jitakamanandaji & Sri BK Srivastav, ED, Corporation Bank inaugurating the Programme
Sri Ramprasad K compering
Sri Ramprasad K compering
Pandit Bhuvanesh Komkali in rapture
Pandit Bhuvanesh Komkali in rapture

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Pandit Bhuvanesh Komkali - Raag Nand
Pandit Bhuvanesh Komkali – Raag Nand

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.

National Conference on Swami Vivekananda held at Mangalore

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.

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Antaryoga – A Spiritual Retreat : Report

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.

Vivekananda Coaching Center-2014 Free Study Material Distribution

     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.




Antaryoga – A Spiritual Retreat

Sri Ramakrishna

Antaryoga – A Spiritual Retreat (in Kannada) is being organised in Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore for the devotees on 8th June 2014,Sunday.

08.30-09.00am –  Registration

09.00-10.15am  –  Sri Ramakrishna Ashtottara Archan, Bhajan and Meditation by Swami Dharmavratanandaji

10.15-10.40am  –  Tea Break

10.45-11.45am  –  Speech by Swami Raghaveshanandaji Maharaj (President, Ramakrishna Math, Ooty)
                                         Topic – “Bhaktiyoga”

11.45-12.45pm  – Speech by Dr. Raghavendra Rao (Renowned orator and , Udupi )

Topic – “Bharata – Panchamaveda”

12.45-01.40pm  –                 Lunch

01.45-03.30pm – Harikatha by Kumari Anagha Prasa (Child Prodigy, Tumkur)

                                         Topic – “Bhakta Sudhama”

03.30-04.00pm –                  Tea

04.00-05.00pm – Speech by Swami Saukhyanandaji Maharaj (Ramakrishna Mission, Shivanahally, Bangalore Rural)

                                         Topic – “Trividha Taapa”

All are cordially invited.

Please register on or before 6th June 2014.

For more details please contact Ph: 0824 2414412

Samay Sangeet Yatra – Panchamada Inchara – Music Fest : A Report

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.

Dasavani – Panchamada Inchara – Music Fest : A Report

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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NATIONAL YOUTH DAY – 12th JAN 2014

CONCLUDING CEREMONY OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA’S 150TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY 

ON THE 12TH OF JAN 2014, NATIONAL YOUTH DAY WAS HELD AT RAMAKRISHNA MATH MANGALORE.

                            NATIONAL YOUTH DAY WAS INAUGURATED AT 9-30 AM BY HON. MINISTER SRI KRISHNA BYRE GOWDA FOLLOWED BY HIS INAUGURAL ADDRESS.

                                SWAMI JITAKAMANANDAJI GAVE KEY NOTE ADDRESS. PROF. K RAGHOTHAMA RAO, HNA, BANGALORE, INTERACTED WITH YOUTHS. SRI TEJASWI SURYA SPOKE ON  “SWAMI VIVEKANANDA & INDIA”

ON THE SAME OCCASION  A DVD (ON SWAMI VIVEKANANDA’S CHILDHOOD  “NARENDRA” ) WAS RELEASED BY DR. VINAY HEGDE, HON CHANCELLOR, NITTE UNIVERSITY. SRI J R LOBO HON. MLA, MANGALORE WAS THE CHIEF GUEST.

                                 STUDENTS WERE GIVEN TEA-SNACKS, LUNCH,  COMPLIMENTARY BOOKS & CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION. ALL TOGETHER ABOUT 800 STUDENTS PARTICIPATED  IN THE PROGRAMME.

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SOME PHOTO SNAPS OF NATIONAL YOUTH DAY

 

YOUTH GATHERING – 11th January 2014

CONCLUDING CEREMONY OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA’S 150TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY 

ON THE 11TH OF JAN 2014 A PROGRAMME FOR YOUTHS WAS HELD AT RAMAKRISHNA MATH MANGALORE  FOR DEGREE STUDENTS.

                             YOUTH GATHERING WAS INAUGURATED AT 9-30 AM BY HON, JUSTICE N SANTOSH HEGDE , EX JUDGE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA. HE ADDRESSED THE YOUTHS ABOUT ROLE OF YOUTHS CORRUPTION FREE INDIA.

                                SWAMI JITAKAMANANDAJI GAVE KEY NOTE ADDRESS.PROF. K RAGHOTTAMA RAO, HNA BANGALORE AND DR RAVISH TUNGA  INTERACTED WITH GATHERED STUDENTS.

                                 STUDENTS WERE GIVEN TEA-SNACKS, LUNCH,  COMPLIMENTARY BOOKS & CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION. ALL TOGETHER ABOUT 600 STUDENTS PARTICIPATED  IN THE PROGRAMME.

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Hon. Justice Santosh Hegde inaugurated the programme

Prof. Raghottama Rao’s session

150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations – Concluding Ceremony

Concluding Ceremony of 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Swami Vivekananda is being organised on 11, 12, 13 & 14th of January 2014.

11th – Youth Gathering

12th – National Youth Day

13th & 14th – Panchamada Inchara – Musical Tribute

All are welcome

2 Days Mega Music Festival

PosterPanchamada Inchara – Viveka Smriti  :  Music Fest at Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore on 13th & 14th January 2014, on the ocassion of 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Swami Vivekananda.

Vocal Concerts by Dr. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, Mumbai, Pandit  Indhudhar Nirodi, Mysore, Sri Ravikiran Manipal, Dattatreya Velankar, Bangalore

Santoor Recital by Dr. Dhananjay Daitankar,  Pune

Sitar- Sarangi Jugalbandhi by Ustad Rafique Khan, Mangalore and Ustad Faiyaz Khan, Bangalore

Tabla Accompaniment by Sri Sameer Putambekar, Pune, Sri Udayaraj Karpur, Bangalore, Sri Gurumoorthy Vaidya, Bangalore, Sri Shashikiran Manipal, Sri Ranga Pai, Manipal

Harmonium Accompaniment by Sriram Bhat, Mysore, Sri Guruprasad Hegde, Dharwad

Manjeera by Sri Nagaraj Shet, Udupi

And Many more. . .

All are cordially invited

Ramakrishna Math, Mangaladevi, Mangalore-575001. Ph: 0824-2414412

Swami Vivekananda Ratha Yatra in Mangalore : A Report

There were grand functions all over the district welcoming Swami Vivekananda Ratha.
People of Mangalore came in thousands to attend in the processions and programmes on 5-11-2013 Tuesday.
VIVEKA VIJAYA PATHA
8.30am : ‘Viveka Patha’ – Students’ Procession Started from Mangalore Muncipal Corporation, Main Office Building. Sri J R Lobo, MLA, Mangalore, and Sri Shanadi Ajit Hegde flagged off the even. More than 4,000 students participated in the Procession.
11.30am – 12.30pm : ‘Viveka Vijaya’ – Youth Orientation programme was organised. Prof M B Puranik, President, Sharada Group of Education Institutions, Mangalore. Swami Jitakamanandaji, Swami Tyageeshwaranandaji, Sri J R Lobo, Dr. Jeevaraj Sorake, MD, SCS Hospital, Mangalore addressed the Youth. Around 600 students participated in the programme and took lunch.

4.30pm : ‘Viveka Patha’ – Public Procession started from Nehru Ground. It was flagged of by Sri Janardana Pujari, Ex Finance Minister for State, Govt of India. Around 1000 people joined in the procession.
6.00pm – 7.30pm : ‘Viveka Vijaya’ – programme for the public was organised. Father John Fernandes inaugurated the function. Swami Jitakamanandaji, Swami Tyageeshwaranandaji, Maulana Abdul Ajij Dharmi, Sri Janardana Pujari, Sri J R Lobo, Capt Ganesh Karnik were the dignitaries on the dais.

Press Reports

VIVEKA SINCHANA – Play ‘N’ Learn : A Report

On the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda we had organised a special programme on 15 th and 16th of November 2011 for the SSLC (Class 10) students.

Sri Suresh Kulkarni, Renowned Educationist from Dharwad taught the complete 10th Biology Syllabus in just 3.5 hrs with lots of fun and also Values for life.

around 1100 students from more than 16 schools participated in this programme. Students were given tea & snacks, Lunch and complimentary books.