‘Swacch Mangaluru for Swacch Bharath’ was launched in a grand function at Ramakrishna Math, Mangaluru on 1st February 2015 Sunday.
In a nutshell, its about 4000 youths participating in the 40 weeks cleanliness drive in 40 different wards of the Mangaluru city under the aegis of the Ramakrishna Mission. This will include cleaning the localities, creating an awareness among the localites and improving the basic amenities of the region.
On the 1st February about 75 sweepers and other employees of Mangaluru City Corporation were honoured as a token of respect for the service they are contributing in rendering the city clean.
Around 1000 youths, public and devotees participated in the function.
In his inaugural speech, SCS hospital Managing Director Dr Jeevaraj Sorake said:”though the country has got fertile land and pure water, we have not learnt to respect it. However, there is increase in the awareness about cleanliness across the nation. We should not throw wastes in City, which would help to minimise the malaria and dengue cases,” he said and promised of active participation in Swacch Mangaluru campaign. Swami Jitakamanandaji said that students should understand their responsibility and work on removing ‘developing nation’ tag. Cleanliness is not the work of the City Corporation only. but individual participation is very important. This awareness will be created by thinking. It helps to be a good citizen who can play a role in the development of the nation, he said.
Swami Atmarupanandaji said India is glorious country with rich spiritual, intellectual, cultural, scientific heritage. Swami Vivekananda had believed that India has special place in awakening of world. The country has everything it needs, but just has to learn civil cleanliness.
Speaking on ‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness – Eastern v/s Western Perspectives’ on second day of ‘Jagruth Bharath – Awakened India’ programme at Ramakrishna Math here on Saturday, Swami said that cleanliness is a compose of physical and spiritual thing. In India cleanliness come with culture and it is based on personal purity. Most of the Indians bath at least once in a day, they clean their homes, but not their streets.
However, the ‘mother earth’ concept of India is not poetical, but true. There is reason behind naming rivers after Goddesses, he said. In Western countries the concept of cleanliness was not with culture, but it has come in recent years to avoid transmission of diseases. They keep everything clean to avoid to diseasing germs, the seer said.
Indian Green Service Project Director Sri C Srinivasan Vellore, SVYM Mysore Founder Dr R Balasubramaniam, resource person Sri Vijay Nath Bhat shared their thoughts in the succeeding sessions. Mangaluru University NSS Officer Vinitha Rai was also present.
Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim said it is nice to see a nationwide movement about cleanliness. Lot of discussions are going on, awareness is being created about a very important subject which never got prominence in India. Speaking after inaugurating a session on ‘Shakth Manas – Sashakth Bharath’ for degree students on the first day of ‘Jagruth Bharath-Awakened India’, a four day programme at Swami Vivekananda Auditorium, Ramakrishna Math in Mangaluru on Friday, he said that India always tagged itself as ‘poor country’ though it is rich with youth power. From past five to six decades prominence was given to provide basic facilities and cleanliness was never considered seriously. “Now time has come for the young generation to inculcate the culture of cleanliness and it should be a part of life. Cleanliness of our mind and society are interdependent and both are important to keep our Country healthy,” he said.
A B Ibrahim opined that a lesson on cleanliness and hygiene should be mandatory on text-books. Students should be ambassadors of cleanliness and they should be the messengers to society, he said. Meanwhile, he released the t-shirts and caps for Swacch Mangaluru, a 40-week campaign which will be inaugurated on February 1.
Ramakrishna Math Adhyaksha Swami Jitakamanandaji called upon students to understand their responsibility in constructing the world. Jagruth Bharath is all about creating awareness about being model citizens of the country, which would refresh the mind, he said. He wanted active participation of students in Swacch Mangaluru Campaign.
Rev Swami Atmarupanandaji Maharaj (USA), Vijay Nath Bhat (Mysuru), Prof K Raghothama Rao (Bengaluru) and Tejasvi Surya (Bengaluru) presented their ideas in the succeeding sessions in which about 500 degree students took part.
Mangalore Ramakrishna Math had organized Shraddha – Seminar on Values for Post Graduate Students on the 11th September 2014.
The day’s programme commenced with the invocation of Vedic hymns.
Sri Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP, Mangalore and Dr N Vinay Hegde, Chancellor, Nitte University, Mangalore inaugurated the Seminar- Shraddha. Dr N Vinay Hegde said “Self confidence is the most needed thing in the life. You can achieve even impossible goal if you have confidence.” in his Inaugural address.
Swami Jitakamanandaji, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore in his Keynote address reminded the students that they have the responsibility of building their character.
Swami Sarvapriyanandaji interacted with the students on ‘Self-Management: Modern Positive Psychology and Ancient Wisdom’. Swami Mangalanathanandaji spoke on ‘Shraddha: Key to Success’ and Prof Raghothama Rao discussed the topic, ‘Communication Skills’.
Smt Sujatha P V compered the seminar.
Around 550 students participated in the seminar. Complementary books were distributed at the end of the programme along with customized pens, notepads, certificates etc. All the delegates were served lunch, snacks and tea.
The Workshop started with Vedic chanting, followed by the Keynote address of Swami Jitakamanandaji, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore on the 10th September 2014.
Chairman and Managing Director of KIOCL, Bangalore, Sri Malay Chatterjee inaugurated the programme. In the inaugural address he pointed out that the present education system lacks the spiritual touch of the knowledge of the Rishis. Hence Education needs Value inculcation to protect family system, society and our country.
Swami Muktidanandaji, Trustee Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission and Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysore distributed the scholarships to the needy on behalf of Mangalore Ashrama. He said, “Personality should be divinity centered, not self centered, and education should kindle the Medha in the pupil.”
Dr K Devraj, Director, SDM Management Studies and Research Institute, Mangalore also spoke on the occasion.
Swami Sarvapriyanandaji interacted with the students on ‘Self-Control and Concentration: Two powerful ideas from Swami Vivekananda’s Philosophy of Education’. Sri Suresh Kulkarni spoke on ‘Effective Teaching Skill’ and Prof Raghothama Rao discussed the topic, ‘Presentation Skills’.
Sri Santosh Alva compered during the programme.
Around 500 B.Ed. students took part in the whole day workshop. All the delegates were distributed snacks, lunch, customized notepads, pens, complimentary booklets and certificates.
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.
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.