Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysuru (Mysore) celebrated National Youth Day on 12 January 2018. A procession of school and college students was organized in which about 1500 students took part from 12 schools and one college. Swami Vivekananda’s decorated statue was led by Band parties from different schools in a procession of 3 kms. Students held placards with Swamiji’s message.
The procession started from Cheluvamba Park with arati to Swamiji and floral offerings by monks, devotees, teachers and student representatives of different schools, and ended in Sri Ramakrishna Vidyashala. All were served juice. A short public program highlighting the life and teachings of Swamiji, recitations, speeches, group song, Yoganritya by Kum. Kushi – International Yoga Exponent, were held. All participants were given prasad packets.
As a part of National Youth Day, a Blood Donation Camp was organized on 9 January 2018 in RIMSE in which 78 people donated blood.