Cultural and Literary Competitions: Hatamuniguda, July 2022

Ramakrishna Mission Hatamuniguda conducted cultural and literary competitions in connection with Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav from 2 July to 24 July. The competitions were conducted in Essay Writing, Elocution, Yoga Sana, Painting and Poetry Writing among the students of different age groups. 535 students from 20 schools and 3 colleges participated in the competitions. All the participants were awarded a Certificate of Participation. The winners of various competitions were awarded prizes and certificates.

On 3 and 10 July a feature film Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero was screened which was attended by about 800 people each day.

On 24 July, a colourful programme was held in the Vivekananda Hall of the Ashrama. The programme started with a band march by the students. After the offering of flowers at the feet of Swamiji, the ceremonial lamp was lit amidst Vedic Chanting. The students presented the opening song aei desha aei mati in Odia. Two youth speakers spoke on Punya Bhumi Bharat and Unsung Heroes of The Indian Freedom Struggle. The special guest of the occasion Shri Dushmanta Kumar Mohanty, an eminent educationist of Odisha spoke on Unsung Heroes and the past glory of our Motherland. Swami Bodhamayananda, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad who was the Guest-in-Chief inspired the audience with the immortal words of Swami Vivekananda giving importance to the duties and responsibilities of the youths of India today. A few patriotic and devotional songs were presented. The students presented a drama on “The Fundamental Rights in Our Constitution” and a Yoga dance. The morning programme ended with National Anthem. All were given a copy of Saburi Vivekananda, the Odia translation of “Swami Vivekananda – the Friend of All.” In the evening a colourful cultural programme entitled “PARAMPARA : Passing The Tradition” was organized. It mainly depicted some incidences on freedom movement through dance and theatre. The musical ensemble also included a Santoor recital. The programme was attended by about 1000 people, mostly students.

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