On 3rd September 2023, Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Prayagraj celebrated the 125th Anniversary of Foundation Day of Ramakrishna Mission, at Vijnanananda Satsang Bhawan, Ramakrishna Math, Prayagraj.
Swami Akshayananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Prayagraj, presided over the observance ceremonies and events of the day.
Dr. Shail Pandey, Ex. Professor Hindi Dept., Allahabad University, Prayagraj; Dr. Suchitra Mitra, Ex. Professor Sanskrita Dept., Allahabad University, Prayagraj, and Dr. Ram Chandra Sharma, Project Director, Dist. Rural Development Authority, Pratapgarh, Prayagraj were Special Guests on the occasion.
The commemoration of the auspicious event was started with lighting of the ceremonial lamp and with the Vedic invocation by the monks Prayagraj centre. The ceremonial lamp was lit by Swami Akshayananda along with the Honourable Guests.
Welcome address and introductory speech was delivered by Swami Karunananda. Dr. Shail Pandey delivered a lecture on “Service to man is service to God”. Dr. Suchitra Mitra spoke on “Ideas and ideals of Ramakrishna Mission” and Dr. Ram Chandra Sharma gave a speech on “Ramakrishna Mission- Historical Journey”.
The program was concluded by the Presidential address by Swami Akshayananda. Vote of Thanks was given by Swami Samsiddhananda.
The entire program was coordinated and conducted by Ms. Shivani Kesarwani, member of the Study Circle. Opening and Closing songs were performed by Sri Ashish Sharma, Sri Balram Sharma and Sri Vivek Tiwari.
At the end of the programme refreshments were distributed among the attendees of the programme, which was more than 150 in numbers.