The Ramakrishna Mission, Singapore, observed a solemn two-day function on the occasion of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Sister Nivedita on 8 and 9 August 2016. The first day was a programme of Bhajan Sandhya and the second day was a Spritual Retreat.
Swami Sarvagananda presented a musical homage to Sister Nivedita on 8 August at the PGP Hall in Sri Perumal Temple. He was accompanied by Sri Ritwik Ghosal on tabla and by Sri Raga on flute. On this occasion, the Guest of Honour was Her Excellency Smt. Paramita Tripathi, the Deputy High Commissioner of India to Singapore. In her brief speech, she traced the all-round influence of Sister Nivedita among scientists, artists, poets, and men of literature. Prof Dr Kamal Bose gave a befitting Vote of Thanks.
On 9 August the Spiritual Retreat for devotees started with Vedic Chanting and singing of Sri Ramakrishna Suprabhatam, followed by the chanting of Srimad Bhagavad Gita, singing of Bhajans, reading from the inspiring life of Sister Nivedita, Japa Yajna, spiritual discourses and Question-Answer session.