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.