Commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversaries : 2017-18

150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Abhednanada | 150th Birth Anniversary of Sister Nivedita


The 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Abhedananda

The following programmes were conducted during the year 2017-18:

Baranagar Math held a public meeting.

Four national seminars on Indian Culture and Philosophy were held at the following centres: Hyderabad, Institute of Culture (Kolkata), Pune and Rajkot.

Institute of Culture (Kolkata), hosted an exhibition on Indian Art.

Lucknow centre conducted a spiritual retreat and a special programme for youth.

RKMVERI (deemed-to-be-university) conducted a national seminar on Sanskrit. Ashtavadhanam, a programme in Sanskrit, was also held.

Vadodara centre held a spiritual retreat.


The 150th Birth Anniversary of Sister Nivedita

A number of Math and Mission centres, both in India and abroad, commemorated the occasion through different programmes.

Centres in India

Swami Vagishanandaji formally inaugurated the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission’s celebration of Sister Nivedita’s 150th Birth Anniversary in a function held at Swami Vivekananda’s Ancestral House and Cultural Centre. In the same function, sixteen volumes of Veda-grantha-mala (Bengali translation of the entire Vedas, to be published in fifty-seven volumes), brought out by the Institute of Culture, Gol Park, were also

Chennai Students’ Home hosted a district-level science exhibition and a four-day workshop on robotics for polytechnic

Delhi centre arranged staging of 11 puppet shows on Swami Vivekananda in UK and

Statues of Sister Nivedita were installed at Jamshedpur and Salem centres.

Vadodara centre screened a film on Sister Nivedita and staged a drama on her

Apart from the special celebrations mentioned above, the following programmes were conducted by different centres:

Programme No. of Programmes No. of Participants
Cultural Competitions for students 23 51,881
Cultural Events 23 7,224
Conventions/Seminars for youths 93 43,660
Devotees’ Conventions 22 11,908
Lectures 96 51,032

Publications: Baghbazar centre published a Bengali book, Bharat- chetanay Bhagini Nivedita.

Chennai Math published a Tamil biography of Sister Nivedita.

Vivekananda Centenary College of Rahara centre published the book, Sister Nivedita and her contributions to India.

Salem centre released a book on Sister Nivedita in Tamil.


Centres Abroad

Chicago (USA) centre held the following programmes:

A seminar on Sister Nivedita at Washington University, Louis, in association with St. Louis centre (USA).

A special programme comprising lectures and cultural programmes, in association with the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, Lemont.

Public meetings at the University of Chicago and at a public hall in Chicago.

Durban (South Africa) centre held three lectures at its Pietermaritzburg sub-centre, University of KwaZulu-Natal, and the Indian Consulate in Johannesburg.

On the initiative of Ramakrishna Mission and its admirers in London, a commemorative blue plaque was installed at the house of Sister Nivedita in Wimbledon,

Moscow (Russia) centre held a public meeting at the Embassy of India in Moscow.

Sydney (Australia) centre held a series of programmes comprising speeches and cultural events at Gold Coast, Brisbane and Toowoomba cities, all in Queensland,

Vedanta Society, New York, conducted an interfaith conference.

Singapore centre held a concert in which Sister Nivedita’s life story was depicted in the style of Tamil folk songs using traditional instruments.


 

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