Ramakrishna Mission, Mangaluru organized Prajna – 2015, a full day symposium for College Faculty on 11th September 2015 in commemoration of historic address by Swami Vivekananda at the World Parliament of Religions at Chicago in 1893.
His Excellency, Sri Vajubhai Rudabai Vala, Honorable Governor of Karnataka inaugurated the Symposium. Sri N Vinay Hegde, Chancellor, Nitte University, Prof. K Byrappa, Hon. Vice Chancellor, Mangalore University were special invitees. Capt. Ganesh Karnik welcomed and introduced the guests. Swami Jitakamanandaji delivered the keynote address. Swami Sarvasthanandaji proposed the vote of thanks.
Honorable Governor stressed on the need to go back to the roots in his inaugural address. He also laid much emphasis on the inculcation of values in one’s own life as well as in education. A teacher teaches more by his example and a teacher with the heart of a mother helps the student to find and manifest his inner potential he said. He also urged the lecturers to study Swami Vivekananda more and more and strive towards making his dream of seeing India rejuvenated come true.
About 500 lecturers and professors from different universities and places attended the symposium. All the delegates were given lunch, snacks, tiffin, tea, customized pens, notepads, complimentary booklets and participation certificates.