Swami Vivekananda wanted each of us to be lions. In an attempt to manifest the lions within and to celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Icon of India, Swami Vivekananda , our Ashrama is organising a series of programmes, “Viveka Samsmarana” – from 16th to 21st September 2013 at Vivekananda Auditorium, Ramakrishna Matha, Mangaladevi, Mangalore.
Details of the programmes are given in the following pages. Entry to the programmes is through prior registration. For more details interested can contact the Ashrama.
Antaryoga – One day spiritual retreat was a great success. Talks by Revered Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj and Swami Yukteshanandaji was appreciated by all. Samskrita Geeta Ramayanam – Audio Visual presentation of Story of Ramayanam in Sanskrit songs and Kannada narration for two and half hours by 19 famous singers, accompanists, narrators etc – got huge applauds from the audience. Total 450 people attended the function and took break fast, lunch and tea-snacks.
We conducted the programme “Darshana – The Vision” on the 24th, 25th and 26th of September 2012 for Post Graduate Students, Degree Students and Degree Students(Girls) consecutively. All together about 1800 students participated in the programme.
Day 1– On the 24th the programme was inaugurated by Sri C T Ravi, Hon minister for Higher Education, Govt of Karnataka. Sri Ajai Kumar, Chairman & MD, Corporation Bank, Mangalore was the chief guest. Sri Monappa Bhandari, Member of Legislative Council, Karnataka also attended the programme. A documentary based on the Life and Works of Swami Vivekananda was shown.
Day 2 – On the 25th the programme was inaugurated by Sri Kota Srinivas Poojari, Hon Minster for Port & Inland Water Transportation, Govt of Karnataka. Capt Ganesh Karnik was the chief guest. There was a guided meditation and Bhajan session by Rev Swami Purnakamanandaji Maharaj. A special lecture by Sri Kajampadi Subrahmanya Bhat was arranged.
Day 3 – On the 26th Ms Shobha Karandlaje, Hon Minister for Energy, Govt of Karnataka inaugurated the programme. Dr Rameela Shekhar, Prof & Dean, PG Dept, Roshani Nilaya, Mangalore conducted the interactive session.
Swami Anupamanandaji, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Chandigarh addressed the gathering and Prof. Raghottama Rao, Manas Centre for Training & Academy , Bangalore conducted the interactive session based on ppt and short films on all the three days on different subjects.
All the participating delegates were given snacks, tea, lunch and complimentary booklets.