Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Hatamuniguda celebrated the 125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago Addresses on 11 September 2018 with great pride and enthusiasm.
The celebrations started with the blowing of conch followed by Vedic invocations and offering of flowers at the feet of Swami Vivekananda’s Statue at 3.30 pm.
The Public meeting at the Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama School started with the lighting of lamp and offering of flowers to the Holy Trio portraits.
Dr Baburao Mahanti, Headmaster, GBM High School, Rayagada was the chief guest of the function. Swami Prabhuvarananda, Swami Pujananda and Sri Ranganath Banerjee, Principal of the School discoursed on the significance of the day and importance of the celebration, and also the teachers and two students addressed the gathering.
Swami Vivekananda’s lecture “Response to Welcome” at the World’s Parliament of Religions was read out in English.
Around 700 people comprising mostly the students, teachers and other distinguished persons attended the programme.