Swami Vivekananda’s Ancestral House and Cultural Centre, Kolkata, organised a Cultural Competition commemorating the 125th year of the Foundation of Ramakrishna Mission. The programmes were conducted in a mixed mode, online and offline. The categories included Vocal Music, Discussion, Drawing, Recitation, Essay Writing, Poem Writing, Hymn and Quiz Competition. In all 960 participants registered for the competitions.
The concluding event was organised for four days from 29th Sep to 2nd Oct, 2023 at the Swamiji’s Ancestral House.
A Seminar titled “Shri Ramakrishna Bhavandolan: Satta O Smriti” was organised on 29th September, in which 150 participants took part and the chair of guest speakers were honoured by Swami Shastrajnananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narendrapur; Swami Tattwasarananda, Principal, Probationers Training Centre, Belur Math; Swami Atmabodhananda, General Secretary, Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; and Shri Arunabha Sengupta, Editor, VIVEK JIVAN, Akhil Bharat Vivekananda Yuva Mahamandal.
The final rounds of competition were held with 355 selected participants on 30th Sep and 1st Oct and the event was dotted by a joyful Prize Distribution Ceremony on 2nd Oct, 2023 in which the Chief Guest was Revered Swami Shukadevananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math. Shri Asish Giri, Director, EZCC, Kolkata; Shri Soumen Basu, Former Asst. Director, All India Radio, Kolkata; Shri Manas Ghosh, Chairman, Swami Vivekananda Vidyamandir, Singur, Hooghly were present as Special Guests.