Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Kankal, Haridwar, conducted an Intra-faith Meeting on 16 October 2023, on the occasion of the 125th Anniversary of the Ramakrishna Mission. Speakers from different Sampradayas represented in the meeting.
The Sannyasi Sampradaya was represented by Swami Avdheshananda Giriji Maharaj, Acharya Mahamandaleshwar, Juna Akhara, Haridwar; Swami Ravindra Puriji Maharaj, President, Akhada Parishad, Secretary, Mahanirvani Akhada, Haridwar.
The Nirmal Sampradaya was represented by Swami Gyandev Singhji Maharaj, Acharya Mahamandaleshwar, Nirmal Akhada.
The Udasi Sampradaya was represented by Swami Hari Chetananandaji Maharaj, Mahamandaleshwar, Udasi Akhada.
The Vaishnava Sampradaya was represented by Swami Hathyogiji Maharaj, Gauri Shankar Mandir Goshala, Chandighat, Haridwar.
The Soham Sampradaya was represented by Swami Dr. Premanandaji Maharaj, Mahamandaleshwar, Vedantacharya, National Minister — Bharat Sadhu Samaj, President — Amar Prem Ashram Charitable Trust, Haridwar.
Swami Shantatmanandaji Maharaj, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Institute of Values, Gurugram, spoke on Sri Ramakrishna Bhavadhara.
Swami Satyeshanandaji Maharaj, Assistant General Secretary, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, Howrah, spoke on the “Importance of 125 years of journey and Service by Ramakrishna Mission – A bird’s eye view.”
The meeting began with Vedic chanting. All the deliberations were conducted in Hindi.
Acharya Dr. Swami Hariharanandaji Maharaj, Gold medalist, PhD in Astrology and Ayurveda, Sree Garibdasi Sevashrama, Haridwar compered the program.
Concluding remarks were made by Swami Sarvalokanandaji Maharaj, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission New Delhi.
About 200 people participated in the meeting that included sadhus from other sects, devotees and well-wishers.
Following the meeting, a sadhu bhandara was organized, in which around 400 sadhus took the noon prasad. Around 1,000 household participants and guests also took the noon prasad.
On this occasion a 1.5 Tesla Siemens make MRI machine and a GE make Colour Doppler Ultrasound Machine were inaugurated.