Cultural Competitions : Vijayawada


As a part of Concluding the 125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago Addresses, by Ramakrishna Mission, Vijayawada is organizing ‘Jagruti’ Cultural Competitions for school and college students in the districts of West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam in Andhra Pradesh from June 2019 to April 2020.

School Competitions (written quiz & recitation) are being conducted based on the book ‘Swami Vivekananda – Jeevitam, Sandesam’ (Life & message of Swami Vivekananda). Swamiji’s first-day address (Response to Welcome) at Chicago World’s Parliament of Religions is included in this book.

32,391 students from 257 schools participated in the competition. All the participants were given the above books. 6,479 students were awarded prizes in the form of books – Sri Ramakrishna Prabha – A students’ special edition. Laminated photos of Swami Vivekananda with quotation were given to 40 schools who registered 200 or more students from their schools.

College Competitions (written quiz & recitation) are being conducted based on the book Sri Ramakrishna Prabha – A students’ special edition. Swamiji’s first-day address (Response to Welcome) at Chicago World’s Parliament of Religions is included in this book.

7,000 students from 15 colleges participated in the competition. All the participants were given the above books. 700 students were awarded prizes in the form of books – Swami Vivekananda – Naa Atmakatha (Vivekananda on Himself). Laminated photos of Swami Vivekananda with quotation were given to 4 Colleges who registered 200 or more students from their colleges.


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