Shraddha – Seminar on Values for Post-Graduate Students


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.

Medha – Workshop on Value Education for B.Ed. Students


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.


Prajna – Value Orientation Programme for College Lecturers


Higher Education and Tourism Minister Deshpande inaugurated ‘Prajna’ a value orientation programme for lecturers on 9th September 2014 at Swami Vivekananda Auditorium, Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore

Minister for Higher Education and Tourism R V Deshpande expressed concern over deteriorating values and morals in the society and urged the teachers to take a lead in building student assets for the country to become super power in 2020.

Speaking at the inauguration of ‘Prajna’— value orientation programme for college lecturers, organised by the Ramakrishna Mutt here on Tuesday, he said that the country has made progress in the field of science and technology. Unfortunately, deteriorating values have resulted in increase in immoral activities and suicides in the society.

Thoughts, aspirations, expectations and vision of Swamy Vivekananda are relevant even to this day. Values must be taught for children from higher primary level. No religion teaches hatred for mankind. There is a need to enrich our past, culture and values. In the past, there was a bond between the teacher and student. Today, the relation between a teacher and a student has become commercial, which is a bad trend, he said. When competitions are severe and quality is order of the day, teachers have to prepare youth to compete in the world market through values. There is a need to build a vibrant, strong India with culture and integrity, the Minister added.

 In his key-note address, Ramakrishna Mutt and Mission (Mysore) Trustee Muktidanandaji said that teachers represent internal knowledge army of a country. They dispel darkness in the minds of the people. Education enables us to bring out perfection in mind, body and soul.  A teacher is a harbinger of knowledge revolution and infuses right knowledge to students. Teachers personality and aura will definitely influence the students. A teacher has to be a leader for character transformation, he said. The seer said that teachers are repository of all the culture of the society. Transmission of culture takes place through education.

Mangalore University Vice Chancellor Prof K Byrappa said that teachers write future of the country. The country had a glorious past with Nalanda and Takshashila universities imparting knowledge to the students from across the world through art of living. “In this globalised society, we prepare students with job oriented programmes. A teacher should incorporate five D’s with devotion in profession, dedication, discipline, direction and determination to become a role model to the students and society. In this era of technology, role of a teacher is challenging. The teachers should play a role of a facilitator to inspire and motivate students and incorporate values in them to become good citizens.”

Ramakrishna Mutt (Belur) seer Swami Sarvapriyanandaji delivered a talk on ‘Spritualising life and work,’ Aerospace engineer Dr S Vishwanath on ‘An effective student is a successful teacher’ and Prof K Raghothama Rao on ‘Personal excellence.’ Ramakrishna Mutt (Mangalore) President Jitakamanandaji was present.

Smt Sujatha P V compered the programme.

Around 450 college lecturers participated in the day long programme. All the delegates were served lunch, snacks and tea. They were given complimentary booklets, customized pens, notepads and certificates.

Programme in Photos:


Prajna, Medha, Shraddha – Value Education Programmes


We are organising Value Education Programmes on 9th, 10th and 11th September for College Lecturers, B.Ed. Students and Post-Graduate Students.

We cordially invite all.

Please find the invitation attached.

Admission is only through prior registration.

Prajna – Value Orientation Programme for College Lecturers on 9th September 2014

Medha – Workshop on Value Education for B.Ed. Students on 10th September 2014

Shraddha – Seminar on Values for Post-Graduate Students on 11th September 2014

Panchamadinchara – Hindustani Classical Music Concert



Abhinava Khyal being Presented by Sri Ravikiran Manipal  at 2 day Music Fest Panchamada Inchara Viveka Samsmriti at Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore on 14-1-2014 (click to see video below )

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.