In connection with Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary Mangalore Ramakrishna Math had organized a seminar for Headmasters for Dakshina Kannada highschools in ashrama premises on the 27th August 2011.
On the 27th, the seminar was inaugurated by Sri Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri, Hon. Minister for Primary & Secondary Education, Govt. of Karnataka. Sri D H Shankaramurthy, Speaker, Karnataka Legislative Council and Sri Yogish Bhat, Deputy Speaker, Mangalore Legislative Assembly were the guests besides several other prominent members of Education Dept. About 400 headmasters from different schools of Dakshina Kannada Dist. participated in the event. All the toppers of the 10th std exams held recently were honored along with schools scoring cent percent result. Swami Nirbhayananda Saraswathi, President, Ramakrishna Vivekananda Ashrama, Gadag and Prof. Raghotham Rao K, Director, Manasa Foundation, Bangalore were the resource persons. All the participants were gifted with complimentary booklets.
In connection with Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Borth Anniversary Mangalore Ramakrishna Math had organized a seminar for Post Graduate Stiudents in Social Work in Math premises on the 26th and 27th August 2011.
On the 26th, the seminar was inaugurated by Sri Alok Mohan, Inspector General of Police (Western Range), Mangalore. Prof. T C Shivashankara Murthy, Vice Chancellor, Mangalore university was the chief guest. About 550 students from different colleges in and around Mangalore participated in the daylong seminar. Swami Nirbhayananda Saraswathi, President, Ramakrishna Vivekananda Ashrama, Gadag and Prof. Raghotham Rao K, Director, Manasa Foundation, Bangalore were the resource persons. All the participants were gifted with complimentary booklets.
Some snaps taken:
As a prelude to Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations being observed worldwide, Mangalore Ramakrishna Math has taken lot of initiatives to inculcate values and a sense of social responsibility leading to enlightened citizenship among the youths, students and teachers – the sections that have greatly mattered in bringing about a change for good, in the past, present and future. We believe India’s future walks through the doors of our schools every day.
We are organizing Seminars for students of post Graduate studies in Social Work on the 26th August and for Headmasters of Dakshina Kannada highschools on the 27th August. The details of the programme are given in the following pages. Entry to these seminars is through prior registration.
All interested youths and teachers are requested to attend the seminars and be benefitted.
The details of the programme is given:
Vivek Express, mobile museum on the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda, launched by the Indian Railways in commemoration of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary, received a grand reception at Mangalore by the eminent citizens, General public and students.
The train reached Mangalore City Central Railway Station on the 5th August. In a grand function organized by a reception committee on that day more than thousand five hundred citizens and students welcomed the train and witnessed the inaugural function of the exhibition. Students with bandsets playing the patriotic tunes gave a befitting reception to the train.
Swami Jitakamanandaji, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore, Prof. T C Shivashankar Murthy, Vice Chancellor of Mangalore University, Sri S K Raina, DRM, Southern Railways, Palakkad Sub Division, Sri Alok Mohan, IGP (Western Range), Mangalore and Sri Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat, eminent educationist were the chief guests.
The exhibition was inaugurated by lighting the lamp, cutting the ribbon and gralanding the portrait of Swamiji at the venue. All the visitors were given a photo card of Swami Vivekananda and a small booklet containing his message.
Nearly 20,000 students and public thronged at the station to pay their tribute & have a view of Swami Vivekananda on all the three days from 5th to 7th August. A pictorial exhibition was also arranged in Kannada on the life & teachings of Vivekananda near the train and literature on and by Swami Vivekananda were exhibited at the venue. The event was given wide coverage in all the press and media.
Report of the event as covered by media –
Some snaps taken during the occasion:
Welcome Arch set up at the Railway Station in Mangalore
Patriotic tunes setting the mood
Vedic Chantting by Students of Ramakrishna Mission Balakashrama
Swmi Jitakamanandaji lighting the lamp
Hon. Vice Chancellor addressing the gathering
Guests inside “Vivek Express”
Inauguration of Pictorial exhibition by IG, Sri Alok Mohan
Students having a look at the exhibition
Book exhibition set up at the venue
Book exhibition set up at the venue
Book Exhibition in Railway Station
Students viewing the exhibition
Visitors having a view at the panels
Distribution of booklet and Swami Vivekananda photo card