Annual Celebration 2018 at Jalpaiguri

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The weeklong Annual Celebration 2018 in Commemoration of Swami Vivekananda’s 125th Anniversary of Chicago Address and 150th Birth Anniversary Celebration of Sister Nivedita was conducted in Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Jalpaiguri from 16 to 22 April, 2018.


Fourteen monks attended the Annual celebration on different dates :

Most Revered Swami Suhitanandaji Maharaj, Swami Nikhileshwarananda, Swami Balabhadrananda, Swami Purnatmananda, Swami Vishwamayananda, Swami Vijneyananda, Swami Shivapradananda, Swami Animeshananda, Swami Divyavratananda, Swami Maheswarananada, Swami Shastrajnananda, Swami Chandrakantananda.

Guest speakers in the Annual Celebration:

Dr.Chirantan Chattopadhyay (V.C., UBKV, CoochBehar), Sri Sudeepta Ghosh (Regional P.F. Commissioner, Jalpaiguri), Sri Subhendu Mukherjee (Head Master, Coronation H.S., Raiganj) and Sri Anupam Chakrabarty (Principal, RPF Training Centre) and Scientists from KVK Ramshai.


Sri Sushanta Dutta, Kolkata; Sri Supriya Saha, Siliguri; Sri Ujjwal Deb, Alipurduar;

Performers were present:

Sri Rahul Choudhury as Traditional Dancer; Binapani Samiti, Kolkata for Drama and Jatra; Sri Nilkamal Sannyal and Party, Assam as Dance Drama; Sri Ma Putul Natya Samaj, Nadia for Puppet Show; Sri Pravash Sikder as Padabali Kirtania; Sri Brajo Gopal Das Kolkata as Baul Singer; Yoga demonstration.

Morning Conventions were conducted for registered delegates;

16 April: Teachers’ Convention

17 April: Youth Convention for Boys

18 April: Youth Convention for Girls

19 April: Farmers’ Convention

20 April: Professionals’ Convention

21 April: Devotees Conference

The subjects in the conventions were:

  • Swamiji’s Concept of Eduction
  • Student and Teacher relation and its influence
  • World’s best profession is Teaching
  • Teacher’s role and Responsibilities to Build New India
  • Ideal Student Life, Faith, Self-Confidence, Character-Building, Self Reliance and Self help in Students’ life
  • Youth Icon: Swami Vivekananda
  • Duties and Responsibilities of Women on the way to build the society as per Swamiji’s ideals
  • Not to imitate the West blindly, require faith in own heritage, Self Reliance and Courage
  • Agriculture and joint family system
  • Co-ordination between Ancient and Modern Agricultural Technology
  • Facilities and hurdles before farmers in the present Agricultural System
  • Practical hints on Agriculture
  • How to achieve Success in Professional Life
  • Character Building and to Overcome Temptations
  • Service and Professions according to Swami Vivekananda and Assistance and Duties towards developing peoples
  • Discourses on Life and Teachings of Holy Trio, Sister Nivedita, Direct Disciples of Sri Ramakrishna and on Ramakrishna Order were made in the Evening Sessions. The evening sessions were open for all.

On 22 April 2018 a Grand Procession was organised where in India’s Contribution to the World in different fields were highlighted through tableau and day long discourses and cultural programme were organised.

Most Revered Swami Suhitanandaji Maharaj, Vice President, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math kindly stayed at the Ashrama for five days and initiated devotees on three days. His kind stay in the Ashrama and His Benedictory Address showered gladness and happiness among spiritual seekers, devotees and admirers. The speeches in Bengali, Hindi and in English of the Monastics and Guest Speakers and the other programmes were highly applauded by the audience. About 18000 people benefited from this celebration.

It would also be worthwhile to mention here that the residents arranged to accommodate 200 residential delegates in their houses. Sri Sarada Sangha, Sri Ramakrishna Maa Sarada Pathachakra, Vivekananda Yuva Mahamandal , Office Bearers and Members of Uttaranchal Ramakrishna-Vivekananda  Bhava Prachar Parishad , Sabar Swamiji Sangha, JYCC Club  and other educational institutions  have participated in this programme. Volunteers from different Ashramas rendered services to make the programme successful.

A book stalls with huge number of books in multilingual languages attracted large number visitors and who acquired variety of books on Thakur –Maa-Swamiji and on Indian cultural and religion.

The Ashrama premises were decorated with various materials depicting pictorial life and teachings of the Holy Trio. The weather was very pleasant throughout. The houses on Mission road Ashrama para were illuminated with lamps and boundary walls were colourfully painted by the residents spontaneously.

Local admirers constructed five large Gates with pictures and quotations of Swamiji and Sister Nivedita. Similarly hoardings with pictures and quotations put up at different points of the city. Whole hearted an enthusiastic participation was witnessed among   the people of the entire city and also residents from various other areas of North Bengal and also of the other districts of West Bengal and  Assam. Different Government, Non-Government organisations, all walks of people extended their whole hearted support for the successful completion of the programme.


4 Responses to “Annual Celebration 2018 at Jalpaiguri”

May 6, 2018 Reply

I saw all the pictures and realised that I missed the opportunity to attend the programme from 16 – 22 April 2018 at the Annual Celebration “VIVEKOTSAV” of my home place Jalpaiguri. I am devotee of Belur Math and taken Diksha from Swami Gambhiranandaji Maharaj. Presently I stay in Bangalore and attending the function at Ramkrishna Mission Halasuru. I use to visit Jalpaiguri Ramkrishna Mission Ashram and attend the Sandha arati along with my relatives when ever I go home. But this time 16 to 22 April 2018 I would have been in Jalpaiguri. My devoted PRANAM to all Swami Maharaj, Monastic members of Ramkrishna Mission and my heartfelt regards to all.

subrata bhattacharyya, cell: 8670528351
April 28, 2018 Reply

The performances of Sri Rahul Choudhury, Kolkata, solo dance on Anciant Indian Culture, Sri Sushanta Dutta , singer , Sri Supriya saha,Siliguri Singer and Sri Ujjyal Deb , Singer, Alipurduar were undoubtedly praiseworthy.

Krishnendu Guha, 9832453589
April 27, 2018 Reply

চারি দিকে দেখো চাহি হৃদয় প্রসারি,
ক্ষুদ্র দুঃখ সব তুচ্ছ মানি
প্রেম ভরিয়া লহো শূন্য জীবনে ॥
আনন্দধারা বহিছে ভুবনে,
দিনরজনী কত অমৃতরস উথলি যায় অনন্ত গগনে………………………

Subrata Bhattacharyya
April 26, 2018 Reply

Very good pictures and presentation. very good report also. I had the opportunity to attend the programme . The ideas of Swami Vivekananda , Biography and teachings of Sri Ramakrishna, Ma Sarada and Sister Nivedita and Direct Disciples had been narrated very lucidly with clear perception and understandably.
The speeches of Monastics were really worthy. I dare not to mention particularly of one or two speeches. Each and every lecture in morning conventions and evening sessions in the discourses by the Monastics spread values and the essence of teachings of Holy Trio and Sister Nivedita . some unknown information had been unearthed from the speeches of Guest Speakers. We the spiritual speakers were very much privileged to hear the benediction of Most Revered Swami Suhitanandaji Maharaj, Vice President of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math. The speeches of Revered Swami Nikhileshwaranandaji, Maharaj, Revered Swami Purnatmanandaji Maharaj, Revered Swami Shivapradanandaji Maharaj, Revered Swami Valabhadranandaji Maharaj, Revered Swami Vishwamayanandaji Maharaj, Revered Swami Shastrajnanandaji Maharaj were truly very worthy and understandable. I firmly believe that the melody and voice of Revered Swami Animeshanandaji Maharaj and Revered Swami Divyavratanandaji Maharaj would remain in the minds of us for a long time. The ground decoration of the Ashrama premises were excellent.
The spontaneous activities of all the volunteers were noticed. Particularly, the members of Sri Sarada Sangha and Sri Ramakrishna-Ma Sarada Pathachakra whose members tirelessly prepared Tea, Snacks, Juice etc and gladly offered at a minimum price. My regards to them.
My devoted pranames to Holy Trio and to all the revered Monastic members of Ramakrishna order.

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